Originally Posted by griffit5
I'm wanting to buy an 875 tomorrow I think. I'm not sure whether I should get it from 6AVE or J&R. Does anybody have experiences with both? I'm also wondering who might have the newer inventory, as I want to get one with the newest firmware.
Here comes the first post of a long time follower of AVS.
Great forum, equally great thread, I'd like to take this oppurtunity and thank everyone who has contributed.
I picked mine up from manhattan store of J&R on the 7th of December, it took me half a dozen phone calls and two seperate weekend trips to store until the unit was in stock, not a very big problem as I was staying in battery park city. I could not order online&wait because I was going to carry the unit abroad with me and I wanted to make sure I did not have a bum unit.
The salesman named Aurelio helped me a lot, took the unit out of the package and tested it after I bought it and made sure it was working, which is no small thing considering the size and weight of the unit, not to mention the speakers he had disconnect from another receiver. I have also seen with my own eyes he took the time and helped another customer very patiently for 20 minutes on the phone. More importantly he knew what he was talking about.
The price was not anything like the 6th Ave sale price, but it was on par if not better with every other place I checked. My experience with them has been extremely satisfactory.
The only small setback I had was picking up the silver one instead of the black one wife had opted for, and that was due to stock inavailability. They had the black one in B&H but J&R customer service was the deciding factor for me.
Firmware was 1.04.