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post #301 of 539
Yup, missed it by a hair. They said it was only available for a few hours today. I guess it's back to waiting.
post #302 of 539
Quote:
Originally Posted by raaj View Post

^^^^ Thanks Maniac2k for posting the J&R deal.

One more bump for the J&R deal. I placed my order for the 818 after seeing the tip here. Mention that you've seen $749 shipped on Google Shopping, but their website was showing the full retail price, and that you'd want to get the deal advertised on Google Shopping. Initially I was offered a price of $799 shipped, and I said I hoped I'd be offered the $749 deal. A quick check with the manager, and my rep came back and took the ordering info. Here is the google shortcut to the listing page on Google Shopping showing the prices on the 818 starting from $749 from J&R. http://goo.gl/94AAe

Once again.. not quite the $599 deal, but J&R still lists the 818 at $749 shipped (+tax in NY or NJ??) on the Google Shopping link I shared in the post quoted above. Call them up and ask for that price. $749 is better than $799 anyday, or if you have the patience, you can wait for the inevitable blowout sales once newer models are announced. I had an immediate need (and an upgrade itch to scratch smile.gif ) so I took the J&R deal even though the 818 dipped to the $5xx range last year.
post #303 of 539
I took the JR deal as well and my 818 arrives today. They originally estimated next Tuesday for delivery, but now I get to play with it all weekend. Not bad for free shipping.

When I spoke with the guy, he made the comment that they had to get that off of there (meaning the $749 price on Google shopping). It did disappear for a day or two, but now it looks like it's back. I was kind of pissed that B&H had it for $600 just two days later, but that's the nature of the game I guess.
post #304 of 539
779.00 on Amazon again
post #305 of 539
Looks like $779 + $30 shipping.

It is also available for $820 with Prime shipping, if you have that.

I don't know if either seller are authorized though.

http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-NR818-7-2-Channel-Network-Receiver/dp/B007JOO4XE
post #306 of 539
None of the companies selling at that price are authorized per the list on Onkyo's site

http://www.onkyousa.com/locations_intdealer.cfm

EDIT:
However, notice that Amazon is listed as an online retailer. Wonder if ordering off Amazon would be considering buying from Amazon? Probably not but worth looking into. I'm personally waiting for the price to drop closer to $700 or lower.
post #307 of 539
Good question, I'd love to get an official Onkyo ruling on that.

For fun I hunted down the Firemall customer service contact info and asked them about their status... but I would trust Onkyo's site over whatever they say.

Someone post the next great deal already, I can't wait forever! smile.gif
post #308 of 539
Just call an authorized seller and get a price match.
post #309 of 539
If anyone can recommend an authorized seller that will do that, please post. When I have tried that in the past, I've always been told to go fish.
post #310 of 539
J&R.
post #311 of 539
Just happened to check Tiger Direct (authorized seller) and they have it for $799 shipped. Even though Google shopping has their price at $1199 still.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2527210&CatId=4586

Still not where I want it but a change from the consistent $1199.99 everywhere else.
post #312 of 539
I have been stalking this AVR as well, and was wondering what everyone's opinion was on the NR809? Is MultEQ XT32 worth the extra $?
post #313 of 539
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Originally Posted by poledous View Post

I have been stalking this AVR as well, and was wondering what everyone's opinion was on the NR809? Is MultEQ XT32 worth the extra $?

from what I read online there is a pretty noticeable difference, and the 818 is the lowest price point AV that it comes on.

hopefully it will drop back down to >700 so I can snag one of these.


To all the people who just purchased one, did you have to update to the new firmware yourself or did it come pre-loaded with the 24fps issue fixed?
post #314 of 539
If you have patience, you should see prices drop to the $600 - $700 range in late March or early April just before the new line of Onkyo receivers (replacing the 717 & 818) hit the market in May. However, as you know, from time to time, a large house like BH will run a silent one day special like it did a couple weeks ago for $599 (what a steal!). Unfortunately, that deal had a very limited lifespan of one day, so.....it's important that such a deal ever arises again it be promptly posted so all our forum buds can be alerted.
post #315 of 539
not the same system, but similar on woot today. http://www.woot.com/offers/onkyo-5-1ch-3d-ready-home-theater-system-2

$499
In the box:

Onkyo HT-S6500 5.1-Channel 3D-Ready Network Home Theater System:

Onkyo HT-R758 5.1-Channel Receiver
(2) Front Speakers
(2) Surround Speakers
Center Speaker
Subwoofer
Remote Control
FM Antenna
AM Loop Antenna
Setup Microphone
24-Gauge Color Coded Speaker Wire:
Front (white and black) – 11 ft (ea)
Center (green) – 10 ft
Surrounds (blue and gray) – 26 ft (ea)
post #316 of 539
Quote:
Originally Posted by HD Hockey Guy View Post

not the same system, but similar on woot today. http://www.woot.com/offers/onkyo-5-1ch-3d-ready-home-theater-system-2

$499
In the box:

Onkyo HT-S6500 5.1-Channel 3D-Ready Network Home Theater System:

Onkyo HT-R758 5.1-Channel Receiver
(2) Front Speakers
(2) Surround Speakers
Center Speaker
Subwoofer
Remote Control
FM Antenna
AM Loop Antenna
Setup Microphone
24-Gauge Color Coded Speaker Wire:
Front (white and black) – 11 ft (ea)
Center (green) – 10 ft
Surrounds (blue and gray) – 26 ft (ea)

If by similar, you mean they are both AVR's, then OK. The S6500 appears to be the HTIB version of the TX-NR414 ($229 at Amazon). I doubt anyone looking for an 818 would consider it.
post #317 of 539
Accessories4Less has this at $798.02 shipped to Texas. Factory refurb, all included accessories with a 1 year warranty. I've been eyeing this badboy for a while and have read (almost) the entire NR818 owner's thread. Should I wait for the price to come down on the new units, or snatch this up? Thoughts?
post #318 of 539
Amazon has warehouse deals "Like New" for 719.00. I had to bite for this price. I know it will go lower but I bought a full 5.1 system ...and I need a good AVR to drive it. This receiver is best bang for buck out there... I am sure it will drop to 500ish...but can't wait.
post #319 of 539
Currently showing $681.19 with Prime shipping. Did you end up purchasing a SquareTrade warranty to go with yours? And also, did it have all the stuff that comes with a new one? (remote, microphone, power cord)
post #320 of 539
Quote:
Originally Posted by molachai View Post

Currently showing $681.19 with Prime shipping. Did you end up purchasing a SquareTrade warranty to go with yours? And also, did it have all the stuff that comes with a new one? (remote, microphone, power cord)

The 681.19 is Good Condition, then you have very good, then like new. I think there is a 20 dollar difference for each grade level.

I just went for the "like new".

I didn't get square trade but debated. I called my credit card "Amex" and they give me an extended warranty and 90 days return / break from the credit card.
post #321 of 539
FWIW, I bought "Like New" from Amazon Warehouse Deals late last year for just a bit over $600 (during that post-Black Friday price war). For all practical purposes, it WAS new.
post #322 of 539
J&R -- Can call Oscar for deal $799.00

This is better than my Warehouse deal like new ...after tax was $761.00 -- basically its $38 dollars for a year warranty... I will take it.




We’ll do the price at $799.00 with free shipping and no tax.

To reach me directly, call 1(800)806-1115 extension 1016 Monday through Thursday 7:30am to 4:30pm and Saturday, 8:00am to 5:00pm Eastern Time.

I am looking forward to speaking with you!

Sincerely,
Oscar
Sales Rep # 67
J&R Toll Free Sales Representative
1-800-806-1115 ext 1016
post #323 of 539
Google shopping is showing the price $749.00 shipped, called JR and they will not honor the price:(. Back to waiting.
post #324 of 539
Try calling again.... There have been several instances of people being denied and then approved after calling again... I bought mine from J&R and they honored the google price...
post #325 of 539
Did you contact Oscar? I told him I posted this and he would be getting some calls...he said that is fine. So try Oscar...his direct line is on the email I posted. Hit 1..then 1016 and talk to Oscar.
post #326 of 539
No I didn't speak to Oscar because I didn't get home from work unil right around 5. I did end up calling back around 6:40 and spoke with Robert, and he honored the Google Shopping price of $749 shipped. I'm so excited to replace my Yamaha RX-V663 which was also purchased from JR.
post #327 of 539
Quote:
Originally Posted by darktalonz View Post

No I didn't speak to Oscar because I didn't get home from work unil right around 5. I did end up calling back around 6:40 and spoke with Robert, and he honored the Google Shopping price of $749 shipped. I'm so excited to replace my Yamaha RX-V663 which was also purchased from JR.

I am happy it worked out for you smile.gif
post #328 of 539
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newbie01 View Post

J&R -- Can call Oscar for deal $799.00

This is better than my Warehouse deal like new ...after tax was $761.00 -- basically its $38 dollars for a year warranty... I will take it.




We’ll do the price at $799.00 with free shipping and no tax.

To reach me directly, call 1(800)806-1115 extension 1016 Monday through Thursday 7:30am to 4:30pm and Saturday, 8:00am to 5:00pm Eastern Time.

I am looking forward to speaking with you!

Sincerely,
Oscar
Sales Rep # 67
J&R Toll Free Sales Representative
1-800-806-1115 ext 1016

I'm still waiting for that $599 deal to come back. Not holding my breath but will pull the trigger immediately.
post #329 of 539
Quote:
Originally Posted by jugger View Post

I'm still waiting for that $599 deal to come back. Not holding my breath but will pull the trigger immediately.

Same here. I've wondered how B&H would ever advertise secret deals like this. I mean, the $599 deal only came up when someone called in and asked about the price on that particular day and at that particular hour. The price was only good for about 1-2 hours. Without B&H ever notifying anyone (or even the website) of the price changes, how would we ever know? short of calling them every day and every hour to get a price check....
post #330 of 539
If anyone got them to honor the 749 price in last couple days...can you please PM me with order number. I am trying to get the same deal and Oscar is willing to do it..he just wants to confirm someone else got that price.

Thanks tons and tons! $50 dollars may not seem like a ton...but at this point...my budget hurt on the 5.1 project...HURTS.

I know this receiver will get to 550 in 3 months just cant wait.
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