Originally Posted by lamonsasa
I told them that PC richard had it for 799 2 weeks ago and that last year's model sold for 699 around thanksgiving and she said okay the lowest ill go is 775,
do u think the price of the 818 will go down to 699 in a sale on newegg or something like the 809 sold for last year?
Thanks.. I just got an emailed quote from EE for 793. That should help me get the price down.
As far as the price here, I bought the onkyo 809 for $649 in December. That may have been the low point. I actually sold my Integra processor to buy it as an even exchange. Not sure if I came out on top with that since the 809 didn't work out for me and the Integra was pretty much perfect without the bells and whistles.
I am almost certain the prices will continue to fall because all consumer electronics depreciate with time. However, If I had to guess I would think that the 818 will NOT fall quite as fast or to the levels of the 809 simply because nothing else in it's price range has XT32. You have to go up 500 bucks to find your nearest competitor. At least for now. I guess it depends how happy you are with your current system.
Personally, I have to replace my 809 which I sent back after 3 failed units and need to make a move since my theater is out of commission. I thought I was done with onkyo but again nothing comes close for this price. It's between the 3009 or denon 4311 or the 818. I can save 500 bucks and pick up 2 surrounds instead to complete my 7.2 system.