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post #241 of 539
Newegg has open box 818s for $611.
post #242 of 539
I manged to cancel my order with B&H. It was still pending verification and I wanted to be sure I had it before this coming weekend. I ordered from Newegg, will receive it this week and saved some money.
post #243 of 539
Expired - Showing as out of stock now.

Open Box Onkyo TX-NR818 now at $509.99 with free ship.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882120206R
Edited by dredwing - 12/16/12 at 4:46pm
post #244 of 539
If you don't want open box Amazon still has it for $679 in stock now...
post #245 of 539
Ordered mine from newegg yesterday. Would have been charged sales tax if I would have got it from amazon due to them having a warehouse in KS.
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Over frown.gif
post #248 of 539
This is upsetting. I can't find it for under $900 anywhere now. All the retailers that discounted below $700 have reset the price to $1199.00. I was ready to pull the trigger but it seems I was one day too late. mad.gif

If I can find it for under $700 I'm in.
post #249 of 539
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Originally Posted by dapala View Post

This is upsetting. I can't find it for under $900 anywhere now. All the retailers that discounted below $700 have reset the price to $1199.00. I was ready to pull the trigger but it seems I was one day too late. mad.gif
If I can find it for under $700 I'm in.

Have patience my friend. The price drop again is inevitable. For some reason they like to play games with this receiver, heh.
post #250 of 539
Just placed my order for the 818. Shows in stock @ 779.99 with free shipping. According to the Onkyo website, Tiger Direct is an authorized dealer.

Going to try this receiver as a replacement for an aging Sony STR-DA5000ES that doesn't have any HDMI. My new Sharp Aquos is having audio sync issues, and I figured that if I went all HDMI, that should solve the problem.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2527210&CatId=4586
post #251 of 539
I placed my order through Tiger direct add well, but only 24 hours later and it popped back up to $1199. I wonder what drives these wild price fluctuations. Abt still has a $749 price after adding to cart, but you'll have to wait for the units to come in off of back order.
post #252 of 539
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Originally Posted by azdavidr View Post

I placed my order through Tiger direct add well, but only 24 hours later and it popped back up to $1199. I wonder what drives these wild price fluctuations. Abt still has a $749 price after adding to cart, but you'll have to wait for the units to come in off of back order.

You're right...they raised the price....I checked my order on Tiger Direct, and it shows as shipped with a UPS tracking number. I'll keep my fingers crossed....
post #253 of 539
abt is up to $1200 now. I really want to buy this receiver but knowing its been discounted to under $700, I can't bear overspending for this device.
post #254 of 539
I am in the process of building a house and I was debating whether to get this or not as I am purchasing all of my HT equipment beforehand. I am going to be building a customized entertainment center and wanted all of my speakers so I could build shelves and compartments for speakers and amps and all of the goodies.
I didnt want to spend that much on a reciever but luckily, I got talked into getting the 818 when it was on sale for $679. I have not even hooked it up yet but am still go glad I purchased this reciever. I probably wont get to hear it until arouund Halloween of next year. Oh well, still glad I bought it when I did.
post #255 of 539
I bought an open box 818 mid Dec for just under $650, but the front was completely smashed. Waited two weeks and bought a new 818 for $645. Happily that receiver is in perfect shape. Give it another week or two and I'm sure you'll see sub $700 again....
post #256 of 539
So my Yamaha from Costco has to go back tomorrow. I'll need a beefier avr for the Def Tech speakers I'm getting. Until this receiver drops in price, I'm gonna be without a home theater:(.
post #257 of 539
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Originally Posted by propman07 View Post

You're right...they raised the price....I checked my order on Tiger Direct, and it shows as shipped with a UPS tracking number. I'll keep my fingers crossed....

Big brown truck delivered my 818 today. I've been able to unpack it, and fire it up. So far, so good. There was a notice in the box to update the firmware, so I just finished doing that. I used the USB method (downloaded files from web, then copied them to USB thumbdrive), and it took around 20 minutes.
post #258 of 539
I'm playing the waiting game too, and kicking myself for not jumping on one of several sellers at $679 at Xmas time. I can't believe the bungee cord pricing. Is it Onkyo or a conspiracy amongst dealers to play this game?
post #259 of 539
I remember seeing it on sale like at 8 am a few weeks back and I was trying to make my mind to pull the cord and after 12 it went back up to $1200 frown.gif
post #260 of 539
With a simple Google search , it shows JandR having them at $749 but of course when you click on it to take you to their site, its back to the $1199 price....argh!!
post #261 of 539
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Originally Posted by palover View Post

I'm playing the waiting game too, and kicking myself for not jumping on one of several sellers at $679 at Xmas time. I can't believe the bungee cord pricing. Is it Onkyo or a conspiracy amongst dealers to play this game?

Thats how they move it in bulk in a short time, yea its a game that you need to learn to save big.. win or loose..
post #262 of 539
So when is the price likely to come back down? A July 4th sale? Next Christmas?

Best deal I see currently is an open box buy on eBay from OneCall for $820. I don't think I'm ready to pay that much. That $679 price is still too fresh.
post #263 of 539
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Originally Posted by palover View Post

So when is the price likely to come back down? A July 4th sale? Next Christmas?

Best deal I see currently is an open box buy on eBay from OneCall for $820. I don't think I'm ready to pay that much. That $679 price is still too fresh.

No way to know when prices will change. I wouldn't be surprised to see Newegg drop it back to the $700 range sometime in the next month or so though (if so Amazon and others will likely follow suit). I definitely would not buy a used one for $820 from OneCall; they've been selling them new around $840 for months if you call in.
post #264 of 539
I hoping these drop in prices in the spring when new models come out. I also hope they fix the 24 fps issue.
post #265 of 539
Based on what I can see the 818 was announced Feb 13, 2012 so that would lead one to believe the replacement would be announced right after the Superbowl. And then land in stores in the month or so after. It wouldn't be much of a stretch to say prices will probably stay where they are for a week or two, have a slight reduction for SB but no great bargain. After the announcement they should drop back down to clearance prices (sub-700) just before the new units hit the shelves. The ideal situation for stores is to sell as high as they can until just before they are going to get new stock and then clearance the old ones out.
post #266 of 539
I'm thinking of getting a TX-NR1010 open box for $1200. Onkyo has all the features I want. The 616 is not enough receiver and the 717 is overpriced. Its way more then I wanted to spend, but that avr could last for years.

The 818 for $800 would be perfect. But Its at $1100 now. I want value.
post #267 of 539
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The 818 for $800 would be perfect.
OneCall has an open box buy at $820. If an 818 would be perfect for you, seems like the 1010's extra value would be wasted. I can't even justify an extra $140 for an open box unit, so I'm gonna continue to wait until the price drops again.
post #268 of 539
to bad the 818 has a serious bug
post #269 of 539
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Originally Posted by domingos38 View Post

to bad the 818 has a serious bug
Not an issue for me, but thanks for the informative post. I can tell you're a real valuable member here.
post #270 of 539
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Originally Posted by palover View Post

OneCall has an open box buy at $820. If an 818 would be perfect for you, seems like the 1010's extra value would be wasted. I can't even justify an extra $140 for an open box unit, so I'm gonna continue to wait until the price drops again.

I agree completely. I wish I could wait for the 818 to drop in price since I feel the open box unit is overpriced. However, I am without an avr and it's driving me crazy (well, its an annoyance). Right now I'm feeling I should go with the best value since I can't get the 818 for the nice price.
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