Great price, Enjoy.
I walked into BB today just looking to exchange my vsx-70 avr for another one due to some problems and I really wanted a class D3 amp but it was just not in the budget but I asked if they had any SC-71 or 72 in stock and how much. There were no 72 in stock and said he could get one in 3 days and the price was 1300.00, to much for me and did not want to wait. He then looked up the 71 and had a few in stock on sale for 900.00, regular price is 1000.00. I asked the manager what he could due for me on the price and after thinking about it for a while and hitting a bunch of keys he gave it to me for 710.00, Just a bit more than I paid for the vsx-70.
I couldn't believe someone at BB was willing to give me a good deal, Even less than amazon and it will have a warranty that you cant get at most places on Elite models. I am sure it helped that I just bought a new home entertainment system and some other crap the wife wanted about a month ago.
I guess it never hurts to ask.
It will go nice with my BDP-62FD