Originally Posted by addictaudio
I was the one that made that claim
One of the vendors that I contacted told me that they just got a return of a 4311 from a consumer that was able to get in on the $799 deal from Vanns which they are now selling as an open box item. This is what I was told
I imagine that even if it was a clerical error, that they still had to legally honor the pricing for those that they had already taken the order and processed payment.
What they aren't allowed to do is charge more than they agreed. They also can't keep the money without delivery of the agreed upon product. They can cancel an order anytime they want as long as they refund the money.
I believe you were told what you were told, but, it seems like there wouldn't be enough turnaround time for a return.
So, someone jumps on a $799 AVR that typically is sold for $1,300+. They return the item. It's not broken because it was re-sold as open box. The person could easily sell it on ebay or audiogon for $1,000.
I find it hard to believe.