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I was in a shop today and they said I can't buy anything from pioneer online and have a warranty. Is this true?? I need to know b/c I want the 47tx but will buy the Denon 3808 locally otherwise.


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Only if the online dealer is an authorize Pioneer Elite dealer. You might want to try the 45TX, it has a lot of the same features as the 47. I chose the 45 over the 3803 and I am very happy with it, it was a tuff decision though. Either way I don't think you could go wrong, good luck.
 

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you are always so helpful , Juan, thanks. Do you know where I can find a list of authorized dealers? Also, could you name any that you are aware of? I'd really like the 47tx..


Oh, and you're right, it's the 3803 I'm talking about!


Later and thanks everyone,


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hey, I just went to etronics.com and they have a good price on the 47tx and their statement says:


"Etronics offers only nationally recognized name brand unopened factory fresh products to our customers. Our product managers and marketing specialists work constantly to evaluate and obtain only the best offerings from leading manufacturers. Our goal is to bring you products that represent the best in value, technology, quality, functionality and innovation. We make sure that all the products we sell are backed by comprehensive manufacturer warranties and technical support*. You can rest assured that no matter what you buy from Etronics, you've made a good choice.


*Please Note: We do not adhere to the Yamaha, Denon or Acoustic Research Internet and MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) policies, and are not authorized by them to sell their products via the internet. Yamaha, Denon and Acoustic Research products are not included in the statement made in the previous paragraph. However, we continue offering our customers Yamaha, Denon and Acoustic Research products at heavily discounted prices."




This sounds like they are claiming to be authorized dealers of Pioneer and not Yamaha, Denon or Acoustic Research. Am I reading anything wrong? Can anyone verify they are authorized Pioneer dealers?



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well, though it doesn't sound like it from etronics wording I think you are right Juan. I keep seeing references to pioneer not authorizing the elite line online and the places your link lists only sell lower line pioneer and no elite stuff.


thanks again for your help. anyone know of an online joint selling the elite series authorized?


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I have come across a couple of places that will sell it on-line and if the receiver fails they will have you send it to them (at there cost) for service. I was going to do this when I wanted a 47TX but was worried about how long it would take if the recevier ever needed service.


I don't remember the websites names but will look them up for you if you would like to order from them, just let me know.
 

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would you please? I am willing to risk it somewhat for the savings I am seeing, though I'll do my best to check out the sites and their reputations I guess.


basically etronics says ~1700 while all my locals are 2400 or, the cheapest, 2200$! that's a big difference for me.
 

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Ok, I am going to PM you these sites because I think it is againts forum policy to post them.
 

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There is an online Authorized dealer of Pioneer products. In fact I purchased my 47TX from them. If you're interested, PM me.


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thanks again for your help. anyone know of an online joint selling the elite series authorized?
I would like to confirm that Pioneer does NOT authorize online sales on their Elite line. Any site that claims this is lying. Pioneer’s lower end (non Elite) products ARE authorized for online purchase.
 

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If you look at OneCall's website (they are Pioneer authorized) you will notice all of their Elite listings say "Local Sales Only" or something to that effect. As stated by the previous response, it seems Elite products are not authorized for mail order purchases. It is a reasonable assumption that any retailer who actively promotes sales of Elite models for online purchase are selling grey market models with no factory warranties.
 

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Well....there is an on line dealer who claims to have both Pioneer and Pioneer Elite authorization. They even provide a number for you to call for verification. In addition, they have a very nice color catalog in which Pioneer Elite advertises.



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Many manufacturers make exceptions if the reseller is advertising the equipment at the approved Manufacturer's Advertised Price (MAP). This is sometimes a bit under MSRP or "List." But if they go under those prices, then they usually have their authorization revoked.


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how about CRAZY EDDIE'S
 

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I am looking for a 49txi. The prices online are about $800 to $1000 less than the authorized ones. Big dif.

Any other leads, or know who will price match?
 

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I mentioned this search engine on jbl speakers.I just found info on VSX-45TX.Here's the link

www.nextag.com

You'll find more receivers toward bottom of page click on compare prices,be sure when over there to put in your zip code,then click.


I went to etronics also.....At the bottom of FEATURES paragragh ......"Covered by Pioneer Elite's 2 year warranty." This info was for Pioneer Elite VSX-45TX Receiver.
 

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I met to mention when you get over to nextag on the search line put in

pioneer elite


Sometimes you can put in say Pioneer Elite VSX-45TX Receiver,click and get nothing.

Put in just....pioneer elite....in small letters & get a Whole pge full of stuff!!


Search Engines gotta lov em'LOL.


I Just went back over to nextag in the search window i put in

Pioneer Elite VSX 47 TX

6 sellers found


I'm right now flipping bettwen avs & Let's see i went over to etronics from nextag...looking at the VSX 47 TX model it says at the bottom of Features paragraph

"The Elite two-year warranty applies."


It,the VSX 47 TX is an impressive looking receiver!
 
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