Originally Posted by Pioneer_Elte
Just call your Costco and give them the item # (you can find it somewhere in the first few pages).
They can then tell you which Costco still has it in stock.
Thanks again for this tip. I am not a member of costco and tried having my local BB to match it but they were stunned by the price difference and said they cannot match a $1000 dollar drop. (he's a nice guy who has done enough favors to me in the past and I didn't want to push him on this.) Then realized that many friends of mine have the membership and so tried to track it down.
Apparently their warehouse in Northern Virginia (Getty something) has about 14 in stock! So for those in that area, try that store and my apologies for not remembering the correct city.
I also found out that there was one in south Jersey (Oceans Township) that had two. Went there last eve and was disappointed when I couldn't find it. Felt even worse when an extremel helpful worker told me that their records might not have been updated and that he might have only an open box but couldn't find that one too. He spent about 30 minutes to hunt it down and got the Manager's permission to move those big stuff from the top of the racks and finally found a new one!
So, just going by this thread - and thanks to Pioneer Elte's tip - i got one without knowing much about this receiver and remembering my local BB Magnolia's recommendation to grab it as soon as I can.
Still not unpacked it but suspect that it will not fit in my cabinet and my lady begs me not to place it on top of the cabinet. Not sure what I am going to do..
Thanks again to everyone who posted on this thread, especially the OP who found this out.
btw to those in NY/NJ wanting to one: one more store in Long Island (believe location is Commack) has two in stock. In case you are heading there, call and ensure that they have it in stock and are not just going by their records before driving all the way. Just not worth the disappointment after the long drive.