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I can get a TX-SR508 refurb for $210. On Amazon, a new one is $248. However, the refurbs often go on sale for $160. Thoughts??
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Originally Posted by Eugenester View Post
I can get a TX-SR508 refurb for $210. On Amazon, a new one is $248. However, the refurbs often go on sale for $160. Thoughts??
I bought the TX-SR508 new for 185 bucks at PC Richards, so for this particular scenario, I would hold off.

What website are you looking at? If it is accessories4less, I would actually recommend buying refurbished if money is tight. They come with a 1 year factory warranty, usually come with more updated firmware, and I have heard mostly good things from that etailer.
Edited by youra6 - 5/8/11 at 7:04pm
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I bought the TX-SR508 new for 185 bucks at PC Richards, so for this particular scenario, I would hold off.

What website are you looking at? If it is accessories4less, I would actually recommend buying refurbished if money is tight. They come with a 1 year factory warranty, usually come with more updated firmware, and I have heard mostly good things from that etailer.
The Onkyo store has the SR508 refurb for 209.99, with $10 off for first time customers. Every once in a while they have promo codes for 15-20% off. I have been referred to accessories4less, but currently they are sold out .
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The Onkyo store has the SR508 refurb for 209.99, with $10 off for first time customers. Every once in a while they have promo codes for 15-20% off. I have been referred to accessories4less, but currently they are sold out .
Would it be a 1 year or a 2 year warranty then?
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Would it be a 1 year or a 2 year warranty then?
From Onkyo it would be 1 year.

Edit: Also, how are you liking the receiver?
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Quote:
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From Onkyo it would be 1 year.

Edit: Also, how are you liking the receiver?
I would pass then. You really aren't saving much by going with the Onkyo Store. The 508 is now considered a old model now anyways, so you should start seeing heavy reductions in price soon.
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I would pass then. You really aren't saving much by going with the Onkyo Store. The 508 is now considered a old model now anyways, so you should start seeing heavy reductions in price soon.
But if I were to wait for another promotion, would that be ok?
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Originally Posted by Eugenester View Post
But if I were to wait for another promotion, would that be ok?
While it is never fun to wait, I would suggest holding off until a better deal arrives. Have you looked at other receivers?
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While it is never fun to wait, I would suggest holding off until a better deal arrives. Have you looked at other receivers?
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1331678 Close to losing sleep rofl
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If there isn't a huge price difference then new is of course better, no reason to be shy of refurbs however...specially with amps and receivers, stuff without any real moving parts that is
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