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General Lee
04-07-2009, 04:35 PM
anyone got a good site to buy audio on line

Jack Butler
04-07-2009, 05:11 PM
http://www.crutchfieldcanada.com/

_daynzy
04-10-2009, 01:03 PM
www.onlinecarstereo.com

General Lee
04-10-2009, 03:35 PM
www.onlinecarstereo.com

been looking at that one no one in town can compare to it

starterwiz
04-10-2009, 05:33 PM
been looking at that one no one in town can compare to it

I dunno 'bout that. Take the Pioneer Premier 410UB at $165 USD. That's $202CAD, and they go for $199 locally.
Jl Audio VR-650CSI speakers are $209 USD vs $259 CAD locally/ Some of the cheap crap seems like a good deal, but it's mostly cheap crap anyways.
Also beware that the warranties are not the same. No Canadian suppliers will warranty a US device, so you'd need to send it back over if you have any issues.
Actually I looked again, and the US manufacturers won't warranty it either, so it's a scam.

General Lee
04-10-2009, 07:42 PM
just trying to get the best bang for my buck

starterwiz
04-10-2009, 11:18 PM
If you know what you're buying, sometimes there are good deals on Flea-Bay. Lots of crap out there tho, which is seldom what it claims. Only in car audio can you get 800 watts out of a device with a 15 amp fuse lol.(P=VxI)

I had a customer this week that decided to buy a DVD/Nav online, rather than locally for 1300. He got a great deal on a Kenwood for $800 US. Then he had to buy an extra Blue tooth box and an i-Pod box 'cause the DVD didn't have it. All the boxes that his Kenwood came with drove the install price from 100 up to over 300. And if anything breaks, he'll be paying for removal and shipping and re-installation.
The good news is that If nothing breaks, he only spent about $100 more than he could have spent with me in the first place...for a lesser product...sigh.

Barry Morris
04-11-2009, 09:36 AM
I'm always nice and helpful to those who buy junk elsewhere.

They'll be back.

starterwiz
04-11-2009, 02:45 PM
Just had another one. Bought a little MTX amp on-line for $109 USD. It puts out 300 watts RMS into 2 Ohms(if it don't shut off from getting too hot) and 150 watts into 4 Ohms.
Too bad he's got a 4 Ohm sub...paid $1/watt. I try to stay at $0.50/watt. Someone in town that sells MTX probly told him that it would be a good choice.

General Lee
04-11-2009, 10:10 PM
might just go with this i ll see if my buddy in mich can order it for me that way shipping is free

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Fusion-Car-Audio-10-Subs-Amplifier-Amp-Kit-Sub-Box_W0QQitemZ350180272127QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCar_Su bwoofers_Enclosures?hash=item350180272127&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1234|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A13 18|301%3A0|293%3A1|294%3A50

starterwiz
04-12-2009, 01:49 AM
Wow.
How do they do that?
Could it be that they have nothing? Like no warehouse, service dept, somone to give you good advice, somone that stocks a replacement in case you get stupid with it, insurance in case your truck burns, someone on the payroll that will be there when you need them? Somone that will install it properly, that cares that you get what you paid for? He sells Boss! He sure doesn't care!
You do get what you pay for! My advice on here is free. Buy it across the ditch. Get half of the output out of it that you've paid for. You might save $, but you won't get what you pay for. Everybody thinks they're an expert, but there's no replacing experience with desire.

If you're lucky, you'll get a B-stock item that's not too far off factory spec, but was rejected at the factory for one reason or another, and sold to a liquidator. More often than not, you'll get a woofer that just doesn't cut it. And when you're not satisfied, you'll be outa luck. Buy locally, and not only will you be supporting the local economy, but you'll be able to upgrade at no loss, if you aren't satisfied.

starterwiz
04-12-2009, 10:54 AM
The fine print:
If you are returning your item for a refund, a 25% restocking fee will apply. All returns will be professionally tested before refunds are given
Defective items returned for a refund will incur a 10% restocking fee. All returns will be professionally tested before refunds are given. No refunds will be given on items that have been opened or used; you can only exchange the item at that point.
Everything that was originally sent to you needs to be returned or fees will be applied for missing items (adapters, original box, harnesses, ect).
Buyer is responsible for all return shipping costs to VMInnovations. VMInnovations will pay to ship the replacement item to you.


$13 USD service charge to give you a warranty replacement, plus shipping. Hmmm. You'd be better off buying a used one if you can find it. It is an excellant woofer 'tho for the money. Nothing will touch it for twice the price. You'll notice that there aren't any used ones for sale. People that own them, like them, and keep them.

General Lee
04-12-2009, 11:06 AM
i think i ll just stop by car trek or muntz and see what they have there is no way in hell i ll buy from the F store

gewgaw
04-16-2009, 01:23 AM
id recommend Car Trek