Originally Posted by laeriq
Yesterday I won two of these for $400 on fleabay and will be picking them up in a couple of weeks. I've read through most of this thread so I think I've got a handle on what I'm in for. Both amps are V2 and the seller said he has replaced caps on one of them but that both do have a slight hum. In no order my questions are-
4- Looks like a Squaretrade would be around $70... worth it? Does ST make you ship the subs? Seems pretty foolish if they did.
Anyway very excited and scared to go down this road... at worst if they're a disaster by the time the Turbo's are more available I might have some upgrade money. Thanks!
I'd recommend you buy a SquareTrade warranty - I did so when I bought my open box MFW back in Feb 2010 for $499. The sub died about a year later (humming), and they refunded me the money when I filed my claim. I did call to explain the situation (AV123 closed, only MCCA had the upgrade kit at that time), and sent them appropriate webpage links and filled out the affidavit. Since the item was over 20# (I think that's their "ship it in" limit), they refunded my original purchase price and told me to just keep the dead sub.
I then used that money towards the Turbo kit right away as Kevin was shipping Kits at that time...so only cost me another ~$300 out of my pocket. Absolutely no
regrets about that upgrade - beats the snot out of the stock MFW
ST was absolutely great to deal with, and have only filed one other claim in all the warranties I've bought from them over the years - they delivered as promised.
Go ST or go home!
BTW, there's usually coupons out there to get a good discount on the warranties. I have a code handy for 35% off, if you want - just PM me...expires 1/6/12.