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post #61 of 539
Pretty sure EE is always charging shipping. If you add it to your cart and begin the check out process you'll see it. I've checked their site directly (not through Amazon) and there's $30 shipping too. I've attached a screenshot of what I see on Amazon.

But if you figure out a way to avoid the shipping, let me know!

post #62 of 539
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Originally Posted by benunc View Post

Pretty sure EE is always charging shipping. If you add it to your cart and begin the check out process you'll see it. I've checked their site directly (not through Amazon) and there's $30 shipping too. I've attached a screenshot of what I see on Amazon.

But if you figure out a way to avoid the shipping, let me know!


Interesting. Earlier when I put into cart when it said no shipping it didn't charge. Now it does. I don't know why I am keeping an eye on this. I really want the 3009. My local magnolia had a denon 4311 open box for $1100 and wouldn't budge.

butter and jelly please...
post #63 of 539
$805.73 right now from EE. the 3009 went up 48 cents over the weekend. ugh.
post #64 of 539
somebody just bought an 818. claps.
post #65 of 539
$797.70. only one more left.
post #66 of 539
The TX-NR818 keeps on going down almost every day. I wonder how low it will go. I remember seeing the previous generation TX-NR809 going for $700.00 at Newegg.com during the weekends and I wonder if this one will go that low.
post #67 of 539
Just pulled the trigger on the 818 at OneCall for $846.70. Free shipping and no tax. I was going between the 3009 and 818 but a $475-ish price difference made the decision to go with the 818 a no-brainer.
post #68 of 539
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Just pulled the trigger on the 818 at OneCall for $846.70. Free shipping and no tax. I was going between the 3009 and 818 but a $475-ish price difference made the decision to go with the 818 a no-brainer.

You missed out on EE's price below $800 with $31 shipping. I think I am fixing to pull the trigger on a 3009.

butter and jelly please...
post #69 of 539
I called OneCall yesterday and asked if they could do any better that the advertised $846 price for the 818. The salesman said unless Onkyo lowers their price, that's basically as low as they can go. He did later admit that it wil likely come down at some point though. I'm thinking the $850ish price is the new standard so I'm not too worried about it going up; I'm going to hold off and hope the price falls closer to $800 by Oct when I'd want it for the new home.
post #70 of 539
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You missed out on EE's price below $800 with $31 shipping. I think I am fixing to pull the trigger on a 3009.
butter and jelly please...

Why the 3009 instead of the 818? The extra 2 channels? If you can wait for the 3010 to become available (should be soon), I bet you can get the 3009 even cheaper.
post #71 of 539
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Originally Posted by pukemon View Post

You missed out on EE's price below $800 with $31 shipping. I think I am fixing to pull the trigger on a 3009.
butter and jelly please...

Why the 3009 instead of the 818? The extra 2 channels? If you can wait for the 3010 to become available (should be soon), I bet you can get the 3009 even cheaper.


Lol. I've been struggling over which to get the last week or so. Tired of debating, and part of my philosophy for stuff like this is get what you really want or you end up paying more in the long run. The 818 being about $500 cheaper made it harder than it needed to be. With an 818 I would want to upgrade and/or get amps. With the 3009 all my needs and wants are met, a little future proof if 4k resolution takes off and I don't need to get amps and can keep it simple. And the 3009 is getting real scarce. I need to get now before price possibly goes up. Been there done that. And I don't plan on running 9 channels BTW. Possibly some wides. And I may get a hsu research vtf 3 Mk 3 this week. If I do, that means I have two fine subs. biggrin.gif

I pulled the trigger on the 3009. Onkyo please don't let me down.


butter and jelly please...
post #72 of 539
I got hooked up (by surprise) by my local BB/Magnolia store on a 4311ci as they matched EE's best price. Although they have to have it brought in from another store as they were out of inventory - lets see if it actually shows up. tongue.gif
Edited by Gorilla83 - 7/23/12 at 9:34am
post #73 of 539
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Lol. I've been struggling over which to get the last week or so. Tired of debating, and part of my philosophy for stuff like this is get what you really want or you end up paying more in the long run. The 818 being about $500 cheaper made it harder than it needed to be. With an 818 I would want to upgrade and/or get amps. With the 3009 all my needs and wants are met, a little future proof if 4k resolution takes off and I don't need to get amps and can keep it simple. And the 3009 is getting real scarce. I need to get now before price possibly goes up. Been there done that. And I don't plan on running 9 channels BTW. Possibly some wides. And I may get a hsu research vtf 3 Mk 3 this week. If I do, that means I have two fine subs. biggrin.gif
I pulled the trigger on the 3009. Onkyo please don't let me down.
butter and jelly please...

That's a lesson I've learned/learning recently too. I'll be replacing my 2 yr old low-mid level Onkyo with the 818. And I'm on my 4th set of speakers in 5 yrs. Only purchase I haven't somewhat regretted is the one where I pretty much went all out - my Epik Empire sub. That said, I still can't justify the price differential from the 818 to the 3/5000 series. With the 818, I figure I can still run 9 speakers if I want to in the future by purchasing a 2 Ch amp for a couple hundred (no intentions of running 9 ch though); I don't care about wireless b/c my router sits next to my AVR; I can live without Sub EQ HT since I have my laptop running REW (and I only have 1 sub now anyways); my wife already thinks I'm crazy for wanting to spend $8-900 on the 818.

Congrats on the purchase. If you bought it from EE, keep checking prices over next couple weeks b/c they have a 14-day price match guarantee.
post #74 of 539
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Lol. I've been struggling over which to get the last week or so. Tired of debating, and part of my philosophy for stuff like this is get what you really want or you end up paying more in the long run. The 818 being about $500 cheaper made it harder than it needed to be. With an 818 I would want to upgrade and/or get amps. With the 3009 all my needs and wants are met, a little future proof if 4k resolution takes off and I don't need to get amps and can keep it simple. And the 3009 is getting real scarce. I need to get now before price possibly goes up. Been there done that. And I don't plan on running 9 channels BTW. Possibly some wides. And I may get a hsu research vtf 3 Mk 3 this week. If I do, that means I have two fine subs. biggrin.gif
I pulled the trigger on the 3009. Onkyo please don't let me down.
butter and jelly please...

That's a lesson I've learned/learning recently too. I'll be replacing my 2 yr old low-mid level Onkyo with the 818. And I'm on my 4th set of speakers in 5 yrs. Only purchase I haven't somewhat regretted is the one where I pretty much went all out - my Epik Empire sub. That said, I still can't justify the price differential from the 818 to the 3/5000 series. With the 818, I figure I can still run 9 speakers if I want to in the future by purchasing a 2 Ch amp for a couple hundred (no intentions of running 9 ch though); I don't care about wireless b/c my router sits next to my AVR; I can live without Sub EQ HT since I have my laptop running REW (and I only have 1 sub now anyways); my wife already thinks I'm crazy for wanting to spend $8-900 on the 818.

Congrats on the purchase. If you bought it from EE, keep checking prices over next couple weeks b/c they have a 14-day price match guarantee.

Nope. One call. I missed EE's better price holding out. Would've saved about $30 if I jumped Friday like I intended. I still bought from authorized reseller and through amazon so if everything is good the first couple of weeks, it is a keeper. Otherwise, if I have to return I'll just hold out for what I want in next years models.
butter and jelly please...
post #75 of 539
Guys I just returned a TX NR515 and now im thinking about the 818 should I be worried at all considering the problems the 515 has ?
post #76 of 539
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Guys I just returned a TX NR515 and now im thinking about the 818 should I be worried at all considering the problems the 515 has ?

I haven't followed the 515 and wasn't aware it's had problems. Haven't heard of common issues with 818 but you might want to visit/ask in the 818 thread if you haven't already.
post #77 of 539
I am trying to hold off for a Denon 4311. I dont need the receiver until like another month or two.
post #78 of 539
Now EE has it for about $827 shipped via Amazon. Looking more promising every day. How low can it possibly go?
post #79 of 539
$841 direct from amazon. a buddy pulled the trigger at that price. it was worth a few extra dollars for the ease of dealing with Amazon. tried to talk him into 3.99 one day shipping...:-)
post #80 of 539
$770 for amazon warehouse deal.

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post #81 of 539
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$841 direct from amazon. a buddy pulled the trigger at that price. it was worth a few extra dollars for the ease of dealing with Amazon. tried to talk him into 3.99 one day shipping...:-)

Now 822 direct from amazon. Free 2 day with prime is tempting. biggrin.gif Still waiting for a sub 800 purchase from amazon and I will purchase this in addition to the Denon to compare them. biggrin.gif
post #82 of 539
Now it's about $846 from Amazon. It's amazing how the price keeps going up and down with several different vendors. I guess when you're ready to buy you have to time it right on any given day...
post #83 of 539
Glad I've been checking this thread. Got the receiver for $946 shipped a couple of weeks ago from J&R, and their priced dropped to $839 shipped. Called them up, and they are giving me a refund on the difference. Awesome!
post #84 of 539
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Now 822 direct from amazon. Free 2 day with prime is tempting. biggrin.gif Still waiting for a sub 800 purchase from amazon and I will purchase this in addition to the Denon to compare them. biggrin.gif

Been there, done that...(if you are talking about the Denon 4311) The Denon was the winner by a vote of 3 to zero when we compared them. HOWEVER, I do have dual subs so I am sure that was a huge determining factor in the overall sound quality. We talked about redoing some stuff with using only one sub but ran out of time,,,
post #85 of 539
Wait, does this unit do 9 or 11 channel DSX or DTS NEO X via the pre-outs?

What about the ability to send channel digital PCM to the zones?

What about airplay?

Those are other bene's of the Denon 4311- in ADDITION to SubEQ- but if this Onkyo can pull em that's something to be very interested in.

James
post #86 of 539
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Been there, done that...(if you are talking about the Denon 4311) The Denon was the winner by a vote of 3 to zero when we compared them. HOWEVER, I do have dual subs so I am sure that was a huge determining factor in the overall sound quality. We talked about redoing some stuff with using only one sub but ran out of time,,,

Good to know, thanks for the feedback. I also have dual JTR captivators so the sub EQ was/is an enormous plus for me. biggrin.gif
post #87 of 539
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Good to know, thanks for the feedback. I also have dual JTR captivators so the sub EQ was/is an enormous plus for me. biggrin.gif
no way you will like the onkyo over the denon...
post #88 of 539
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Good to know, thanks for the feedback. I also have dual JTR captivators so the sub EQ was/is an enormous plus for me. biggrin.gif
no way you will like the onkyo over the denon...

I do. Onkyo 3009 made me feel like I got new speakers too.

butter and jelly please...
post #89 of 539
$775 plus $30 shipping through EE at amazon. And $822 direct through amazon.

I almost pulled the trigger with EE but going to hold out and see how low this goes over next couple months.

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post #90 of 539
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Originally Posted by benunc View Post

$775 plus $30 shipping through EE at amazon. And $822 direct through amazon.

I almost pulled the trigger with EE but going to hold out and see how low this goes over next couple months.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2

The price might go up by then. New models will show soon.

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