Originally Posted by VarmintCong
I didn't know Rotel's warranty doesn't transfer. I see Rotel receivers go for almost half of MSRP, but I'm not sure how much a RMB-1066 costs new (it's around $450-500 used).
I think once the V663 is out, it'll be easy to buy it for $399, so i see no need to pre-order it.
1066 is $699 MSRP
If you find used Rotel gear for 50% MSRP you are lucky.
They go for ridiculously high price, like 70-75% msrp.
One guy asked 299 at Audiogon for RB-1050 (2ch 70wpc)
which is $399 retail. He did manage to sell it for almost that
price at ebay. What kind of an idiot pays $299 + shipping
for a used receiver (no matter how mint it is, it is used) which
retails for $399, when the dealer sells it for 90% of retail and
it comes with a 5yr warranty.
I generally dont like buying expensive gear from ebay/audiogon.
I would rather pay MSRP and get the full warranty and peace of
mind than having to deal with ebay :-)
BTW I doubt if you will get 663 for $399 when it is out. They cant
sell 663 lower than 661 :-) 659 is still out there and is selling for
$399. BB was always selling 661 for full MSRP or for $515.
They dropped it to $449 just during christmas. Even now 661 is
$515 at BB. Also they never had it on display. Even during
christmas they just had a pile of the boxes but no display unit.
One has to order it online, pay tax and S&H. Just ridiculous.
Only Onkyo 605 was sold for under 400 from the beginning.
Anway... I hope AVS wont get pissed. Heck man who here doesnt
know that JR always gives a deal and who doesnt check the internet
or BB or CC when they want to buy audio/video gear.