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post #331 of 620
Hi all,

I just picked up a clearance model from Best Buy for $810 (it was the display model so an additional 10% of the $899). It included all the accessories still in the wrapping.

I am a little concerned because it was a display model, but I figured the price was too good to pass up on.

Does anyone have a bad experience with display models or should I just be happy with a pretty decent price?

Thanks,
Chris
post #332 of 620
Thread Starter 
Don't worry, be happy! Outstanding purchase . . . You have a 3 year warranty! But get it up and running hard fast . . . If there is a problem, you can return it. But a display model is not a return for a problem . . . i think you got a steal of a deal. Enjoy!
post #333 of 620
What a great deal!biggrin.gif My 4310 was a "display/floor model" and I bought it for less than the original blow out price 1.5 years ago and other than the known issues (which Denon promptly addressed and corrected), zero issues and I STILL get a smile from ear to ear everytime it is turned on. cool.gif
post #334 of 620
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Originally Posted by smbsocal View Post

EE has the 4311CI for even less now. Add the AVR-4311CI for $2099 to the cart and get $905 off with coupon code BENSBARGAINS + $30 shipping for a total of $1224 shipped. I just put my order in. smile.gif

Another option that is a good deal... I see a number ppl getting this.. Not sure what advantages the 4311 has over 818 besides true dual EQ for Subs. The issues noted are the interface isn't as good and setting it up can be a pain.


http://www.electronics-expo.com/
$1,223.26+36 shipping..
denon 4311ci
1259.26 delivered..

http://www.hometheater.com/content/denon-avr-4310ci-av-receiver (earlier version)
http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/receivers/denon-avr-4311ci-fl
post #335 of 620
Thanks for the replies guys. I have 30 days to put it through it paces and I plan on redoing my equipment rack this Saturday to test everything out.

Thanks again,
Chris
post #336 of 620
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Originally Posted by chrisfromalbany View Post

Another option that is a good deal... I see a number ppl getting this.. Not sure what advantages the 4311 has over 818 besides true dual EQ for Subs. The issues noted are the interface isn't as good and setting it up can be a pain.
http://www.electronics-expo.com/
$1,223.26+36 shipping..
denon 4311ci
1259.26 delivered..
http://www.hometheater.com/content/denon-avr-4310ci-av-receiver (earlier version)
http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/receivers/denon-avr-4311ci-fl
one of the advantages is that it is not an onkyo! :-)
post #337 of 620
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Originally Posted by CrisK View Post

Hi all,
I just picked up a clearance model from Best Buy for $810 (it was the display model so an additional 10% of the $899). It included all the accessories still in the wrapping.
I am a little concerned because it was a display model, but I figured the price was too good to pass up on.
Does anyone have a bad experience with display models or should I just be happy with a pretty decent price?
Thanks,
Chris

SCORE!!!

WOW, and I thought I scored THE deal at $999 out the door, $810 is insane! Register with Denon, feel confident with the 3 year factory warranty, sit back and enjoy one of the best AVR's available.

Jason
post #338 of 620
Is registration necessary for the full 3 year warranty?
post #339 of 620
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Is registration necessary for the full 3 year warranty?

Probably not unless you have a problem . . . Then you would have to verify purchase, etc. plus, you want to register it for AirPlay and firmware updates and such online. You can opt out of Denon spam when you register . . . I registered my first unit I had a problem with . . . And it made all of the difference when I called.
post #340 of 620
Get it while you can. EE has one in stock. Had 2 in stock a few minutes ago but now the other one is coming to me. Yes!
post #341 of 620
So one of my local BB/Magnolia stores has an open box on clearance - the tag says $1299.
My first discussion a week ago (with a salesman) resulted in a "best" price of $1200.

Then a week goes by and I talk to a store manager - he says the best he can do is his cost $995.00
Hmm, tempting but.....
post #342 of 620
But what? That's over 50% off MSRP? What more do you expect?
post #343 of 620
Not expecting more, nor I am complaining just sharing (while I do some sole searching) smile.gif
post #344 of 620
I think BB can do extended warranty that goes out to 5 years. I really don't know though. Maybe you could check into that to help sweeten the deal. Though the 3 year warranty is nice anyways. Plus I think you would just take it in to BB if purchased there and they would send it off to be fixed or give you a newer similar model. But I am not sure. But I am pretty sure this is one area where purchasing from BB makes sense. IDK.
post #345 of 620
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Originally Posted by mphfrom77 View Post

I think BB can do extended warranty that goes out to 5 years. I really don't know though. Maybe you could check into that to help sweeten the deal. Though the 3 year warranty is nice anyways. Plus I think you would just take it in to BB if purchased there and they would send it off to be fixed or give you a newer similar model. But I am not sure. But I am pretty sure this is one area where purchasing from BB makes sense. IDK.

Good Point - Thanks!
post #346 of 620
The longest BB/Mag warranty offering on this model is 4 years and it runs consecutive with the factory warranty, so really you would be paying for an extra year of warranty and not 4 years.

Jason
post #347 of 620
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

The longest BB/Mag warranty offering on this model is 4 years and it runs consecutive with the factory warranty, so really you would be paying for an extra year of warranty and not 4 years.
Jason

BB/Mag (Bestbuy//Magnolia stores) just may not be around to service you, what I'm saying don't place any long term bets with Bestbuy. I've been doing some reading, and the wallstreet boys say the outlook for bestbuy is a risk.
post #348 of 620
I cant even find the 4311 on bb website weird.. There is only 1 magnolia around me like 45 minutes away but doubt they will have one that cheap.

And am i missing something or has the price went up another 1k ?
post #349 of 620
^^^You will have to contact the sellers for special pricing.
post #350 of 620
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Originally Posted by mphfrom77 View Post

I think BB can do extended warranty that goes out to 5 years. I really don't know though. Maybe you could check into that to help sweeten the deal. Though the 3 year warranty is nice anyways. Plus I think you would just take it in to BB if purchased there and they would send it off to be fixed or give you a newer similar model. But I am not sure. But I am pretty sure this is one area where purchasing from BB makes sense. IDK.

If you pay with VISA, you get a warranty for four years with no extra cost. That is what I did, bought with VISA. (See http://usa.visa.com/personal/visa-signature/benefits/warranty-manager.jsp#anchor_6a and http://www.credit.com/blog/2011/12/how-extended-warranties-work-on-credit-cards/). The 4311 comes with a manufacturers three year warranty, and purchased on a VISA card, you get a full fourth year. Something to think about.
post #351 of 620
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Originally Posted by Rhetor View Post

If you pay with VISA, you get a warranty for four years with no extra cost. That is what I did, bought with VISA. (See http://usa.visa.com/personal/visa-signature/benefits/warranty-manager.jsp#anchor_6a and http://www.credit.com/blog/2011/12/how-extended-warranties-work-on-credit-cards/). The 4311 comes with a manufacturers three year warranty, and purchased on a VISA card, you get a full fourth year. Something to think about.
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What are the advantages of Visa Performance Guarantee?
Visa Performance Guarantee is valuable protection you can purchase beyond the benefit provided to you by Visa. It is available to extend your warranty coverage on eligible items for up to five (5) years from the date of product purchase. This provides you with an easy, reasonably priced way to cover parts and labor costs necessary to repair your product in case of failure.
It isn't for nothing or even a standard Visa. It (much like an extended store bought warranty) costs extra.rolleyes.gif
post #352 of 620
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It isn't for nothing or even a standard Visa. It (much like an extended store bought warranty) costs extra.rolleyes.gif
It actually depends on which specific card one has. Some cards do extend the warranty for an additional year at no charge, but not all do. Each person should check their credit card agreement to see if theirs offers that benefit.
post #353 of 620
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Originally Posted by gsr View Post

It actually depends on which specific card one has. Some cards do extend the warranty for an additional year at no charge, but not all do. Each person should check their credit card agreement to see if theirs offers that benefit.
Thing is, what card one has isn't what was being discussed nor replied about, but rather, specifically, VISA...but yes, American Express for example does not charge for warranty extension just for using their card to buy an item.
post #354 of 620
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Originally Posted by joehonest View Post

BB/Mag (Bestbuy//Magnolia stores) just may not be around to service you, what I'm saying don't place any long term bets with Bestbuy. I've been doing some reading, and the wallstreet boys say the outlook for bestbuy is a risk.

I was obviously not suggesting the BB warranty in this case and can we please leave the BB negativity in the two other threads that have already been started. There is no need for this crap to be spread in any/every post that mentions BB just because someone is PO'd due to a 90 day return ban, if they fail then they fail, the slander is not required.

Beyond that BB is obligated on extended warranties to issue pro-rated refunds should they no longer honor their warranties.

Jason
post #355 of 620
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Originally Posted by Holiday121 View Post

I cant even find the 4311 on bb website weird.. There is only 1 magnolia around me like 45 minutes away but doubt they will have one that cheap.
And am i missing something or has the price went up another 1k ?

Thanks for the PM, I appreciate it. wink.gif

You'll have to call around as it is no longer listed on the website.

The MSRP is $2099.99 so the current deals are around 50% off, but this unit has been out since 2010 so it has been discontinued. Some vendors are still holding onto the MSRP as far as advertised price but many will come way down from that if you call and ask for their best price.

Jason
post #356 of 620
I actually might just take the ride out to that best buy to look at some of there stuff. I need a AVR and center channel still to go with my 2 Martin Logan Motion 12s and 4 Martin Logan Motion 10s and to push 2 Martin Logan Dynamo 500 subwoofers..



Back to the basement to fiinish up some painting in the theater room..
post #357 of 620
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Originally Posted by Holiday121 View Post

I actually might just take the ride out to that best buy to look at some of there stuff. I need a AVR and center channel still to go with my 2 Martin Logan Motion 12s and 4 Martin Logan Motion 10s and to push 2 Martin Logan Dynamo 500 subwoofers..
Back to the basement to fiinish up some painting in the theater room..
Just be sure not to stray from the Motion series for the center. That is if you wish to retain the top shelf sound. But personally, I do not use a center with my ML's cool.gif It truly is not needed.
post #358 of 620
Calling is typically not a good route to go with Best Buy (and no, I'm not knocking Best Buy but rather simply stating a well established fact). My suggestion would be to go to your nearest Best Buy with a Magnolia and get someone in Magnolia to look up the 4311 in their internal inventory system (that's the only way it can be seen at this point). Once in this system, they can tell you every Best Buy in their district that has it, how many they have, and the price. The price can vary GREATLY from one Best Buy to the next, even if they are only a few miles apart. Hopefully, there will still be some left in your district. My district had five left in one store and that was it for the district. I bought all five as a package deal so my district is now empty. As was stated earlier, Best Buy's cost per unit is around $1K. They will, at some point, sell it for less than they paid (as some have found here already) but the risk is waiting too long and then missing out. You do have 30 days (60 days if you're a Premier Silver member) to get a price adjustment if the price AT THE STORE where you purchased it drops below your purchase price (they don't have to have any in stock for the price to drop but you must keep going back and checking). There are great deals to be found at Best Best from time to time but they require diligence and perseverance. As mentioned earlier in this thread, approximately a year and a half ago, I managed to snag a 5308ci for just under $1200 which was an awesome deal (it's definitely an awesome unit too).

Good luck.
post #359 of 620
Yes I know what you mean by not calling... I have had 2 bad experiences with calling.. I actually spoke to people who physically put a item at the front and 15 minutes later I had someone calling me telling me they sold it yesterday. But I do alot of business at bb and going to head up there now... Got to pick me up some more blu rays for 4.99 :P


Ill ask about the denon 4311 and see if they can give me a price
post #360 of 620
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Originally Posted by xxxxxx View Post

Calling is typically not a good route to go with Best Buy (and no, I'm not knocking Best Buy but rather simply stating a well established fact). My suggestion would be to go to your nearest Best Buy with a Magnolia and get someone in Magnolia to look up the 4311 in their internal inventory system (that's the only way it can be seen at this point). Once in this system, they can tell you every Best Buy in their district that has it, how many they have, and the price. The price can vary GREATLY from one Best Buy to the next, even if they are only a few miles apart. Hopefully, there will still be some left in your district. My district had five left in one store and that was it for the district. I bought all five as a package deal so my district is now empty. As was stated earlier, Best Buy's cost per unit is around $1K. They will, at some point, sell it for less than they paid (as some have found here already) but the risk is waiting too long and then missing out. You do have 30 days (60 days if you're a Premier Silver member) to get a price adjustment if the price AT THE STORE where you purchased it drops below your purchase price (they don't have to have any in stock for the price to drop but you must keep going back and checking). There are great deals to be found at Best Best from time to time but they require diligence and perseverance. As mentioned earlier in this thread, approximately a year and a half ago, I managed to snag a 5308ci for just under $1200 which was an awesome deal (it's definitely an awesome unit too).
Good luck.


Its almost impossible to catch a great give away deal at best buy, the employees get first crack and use thier discounts and than put it on ebay.. Only open box units with major defects are still for sale, 4311 for 800 are gone in a minute or hidden from walk in customers, till a employees friend shows up. The one trick the best buy employees use is theres no remote, mic and manual for demos, they say its not in the store, I bet its in the trunk of their car!! Those kids may not known much about the hardware, but they do know its street value...
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