Originally Posted by Johnla
Unfortunately even with the 10% off, after they add almost a additional $90 for tax on a Illinois sale, it still comes out to very close to double what the deal was on the 885 with tax also. The deal on the 885's from shoponkyo.com, was truly a killer low price deal, the one right now even w/10% off on the 886 is not quite as killer. Even with the addition of some new features to it, I just don't see the 886 being worth close to double what I paid them for the 885 a little over a month ago.
I am fortunate that I am not charged sales tax so that makes my decision that much easier. Of course the deal for the 886 is not the killer deal that the 885 was. But the 885 at the time of the sale was not a current model and was priced as such.
How often do you find a deal like the 885, not very often thats for sure
. I can get more for the 885 than I paid for it and still sell it for a very fair price. You have to figure that into the equation as well IMO. With the 10% off, points earned with shoponkyo and selling the 885 (mint
) it is no where near double the cost
. It is more like a 25% premium for upgrading to the 886.
I was waiting for the 10% deal from shoponkyo to even consider buying the 886. It also comes down to what you are comfortable paying for a specific component. For me it is worth the extra cost to upgrade to the 886 for Dynamic Volume/EQ and the ability to calibrate individual video inputs. At the current cost I also feel that the 886 is such a desirable component that it will hold its value if I decide to upgrade in the future (887?
Bottom line is if you are happy with your current prepro no matter what it is then spending $250.00 or $2500.00 to upgrade may not be worth it to many. But being that I suffer from terminal upgradtis I just could not resist the 886