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After weeks of researching AVR's, I'm pretty sure I'm going with the Denon 789/1909 AVR. I would buy this from Amazon.com which is an authorized Denon retailer. However, I noticed that on Ebay, I could get a 889/2309 for roughly the same price I'd be paying for the 789 on Amazon. Also, Dakmart has a refurbished 2309 for $50 less than the 789 is on Amazon.


Is there any reason why I shouldn't order from Ebay or Dakmart?
 

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You should look into Denon's warranty policies, they may only honor authorized dealers. If so, and if you don't buy from an authorized dealer, you are taking your chances.


Ebay consists of both good and bad merchants, so it's not possible to say whether it's a good idea or not. Read the feedback from the dealer in question.


I know nothing about Dakmart, but check to see if they are an authorized dealer.
 

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They actually are an authorized refurb dealer according to Denon's site. So if that's the case, I should be okay going with them? Does anybody have any experience with Dakmart?
 

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I have bought from Dakmart with no problems. Buy from an unauthorized seller on ebay and you might get a "Grey" market unit. Plus no warranty.


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So buying refurbished from Dakmart gets you the same manufacturer warranty you'd get with a new unit since they are authorized? I think I just fear the word "refurbished".
 

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Originally Posted by NoNeedF0RaName /forum/post/15534013


So buying refurbished from Dakmart gets you the same manufacturer warranty you'd get with a new unit since they are authorized? I think I just fear the word "refurbished".

You will get a 90 day warranty from Denon on refurbs. Why do you fear 'refurbs?
 

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I don't know...I guess because I've never bought a refurb before. I've always bought brand new when it comes to electronics and an AVR is, to me, a pretty big buy. However, if I can save money, I'd like to go that route.
 

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Originally Posted by NoNeedF0RaName /forum/post/15534087


I don't know...I guess because I've never bought a refurb before. I've always bought brand new when it comes to electronics and an AVR is, to me, a pretty big buy. However, if I can save money, I'd like to go that route.

Think of it this way...most returns are buyer remorse, lack of knowledge of how to use the equipment, and a small amount of defects. A "Factory" refurb

is done by the manufacturer and they check the unit 100%. If it needs repair it is done. They don't want it coming back again. In fact there is a smaller amount of returns on reufrbs than on brand new equipment.


Now here is the kicker...the warranty.


On Denon you get a 2yr warranty but on their refurbs only 90 days.


So what it comes down to is peace of mind. I bought a refurbed Denon 2930ci DVD player for $449 a year ago with no problems. I saved $400.



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Hmmmm....you make some good points. Plus, Dakmart says they give a 1 year warranty of their own so that can't be a bad thing, right? I think I'm feeling better about this. I may just pull the trigger on the refurb 2309.
 

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Great! Hope it works out!
 

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In days gone by, I bought my old Denon 2802 from eBay.


And when I replaced it with my Onkyo 805, that's where it went back to.


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Email Dakmart first to see if they actually have any in stock. I did that for the 2809's, and they didn't have any.
 
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