[quote=fizzter][quote=Libertarian]For those in the market for a 5687, you should know Amazon doesn't always have the best prices. Here are some alternatives:
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yeah.. i just noticed that amazon officially is selling it again. they have it relisted.
MAN did the price go up. It's listed there at 2,199.99 now. The lowest I saw it (on amazon) was about 1,599.99. (maybe lower). That's nearly a 40% increase! Outrageous!
I'd love to find an alternative seller, but...
these results that come up in pricegrabber scare the crap outta me. I'm always afraid to buy from these little places I don't know.. especially when I'm giving confidential information, and dropping thousands of dollars.
Anyone have specific places they can recommend?
That's not the Amazon price. They're currently showing a price (the one you mentioned) as delivered by Crutchfield. Amazon typically resells or sells through for several different merchants at any given time, but will usually list their own if they have it. The low prices they had for some time were actual sales fulfilled BY Amazon. They apparently ran out of stock around the Superbowl and have not listed the 5687 as a "fulfilled by Amazon" sale since, though they have listed prices on the set through other merchants since then. The varying prices they have listed are through other resellers - you can see which one if you look at the Availability line under the price.
If you guys keep checking back, I'd expect Amazon to eventually start selling the 5687 again (probably once they've caught up shipping orders or have access to stock again) and probably at prices around where they were. If you can't wait...well, I guess take your pick of online stores or go haggle at a brick & mortar.
As an example, the 5687 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...666993-0925565
shows up as sold by Crutchfield (at least for me, at least right now).
The 55-A2000 http://www.amazon.com/Sony-KDS-55A20...&s=audio-video
shows up as sold by Amazon (at least for me, at least right now).
No reason I picked the A2000 other than I could find it quickly and it was currently a "ships from and sold by Amazon" product. Hope that helps clear things up