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Onkyo TX-SR605 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver $260 USD @ ecost.com

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Onkyo TX-SR605 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver $260 USD @ ecost.com

I know that there is a new year 2008 606 model with 4 HDMI in (http://www.productwiki.com/onkyo-tx-sr606/) versus the 2 in on this 605 and some change in video processing chip, but this is a great deal. No shipping to Canada though so you need to have an Amerifriend or can idrive across the border to a mail pick-up location.

http://www.ecost.com/detail.aspx?edp=38 ... urce=K3736

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Definitely a hot deal, methinks! Does anyone have an idea what the total end price would be to have this shipped to a mail pick-up location and taking it across the border?
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game_fanatic wrote:
Apr 21st, 2008 4:36 pm
Definitely a hot deal, methinks! Does anyone have an idea what the total end price would be to have this shipped to a mail pick-up location and taking it across the border?
Cost of shipping depends where you live. I put in zip 14305 for Niagara Falls, NY and it was $29.34 ground. At the border you pay PST and GST, no duties. Plus factor in your gas and time.
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worth the 73 dollar over night? How much in Canada is it being sold?
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Watson wrote:
Apr 21st, 2008 4:39 pm
Cost of shipping depends where you live. I put in zip 14305 for Niagara Falls, NY and it was $29.34 ground. At the border you pay PST and GST, no duties. Plus factor in your gas and time.
Excellent my dear Watson, thank you! :lol:
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Be careful - go to AVSforum and you'll see quite a few threads about Onkyos x05 series reliability.

I purchased the SR-805 from 6ave with a 5% coupon code and it crapped out on me in 9 days after receipt (LCD/IR panel went kaput). Other people reported bigger issues - smoking/popping capacitors/PSUs, extreme heat issues, etc. These were on units from the SR-505 right up to the SR-875/905.

I cannot recommend this line, simply because we're up north - Onkyo technically does not transfer warranties to Canada, so it's a huge pain for us if it fails (I live about 5 km from an Authorized Onkyo Canada repair shop). I actually returned the SR-805 and had them ship me the new Yamaha V663 instead - $160 cheaper, and has been running perfectly!
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From the site:

7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver (TX-SR605)
HDMI V1.3 repeater (2in/1out, 1080p compatible), Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD decoding, XM Ready with XMHD Surround, 90 Watts/Channel at 8 ohms (FTC) (Manufacturer Recertified)

Notice the part I bolded.
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Gr8full wrote:
Apr 21st, 2008 4:58 pm
From the site:
(Manufacturer Recertified)
So chances are, you could get ninja6o4's old unit... :D
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jcoltage wrote:
Apr 21st, 2008 4:46 pm
worth the 73 dollar over night? How much in Canada is it being sold?
i havent seen any recertified units being sold in Canada, but BNIB usually sells for ~$500
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ninja6o4 wrote:
Apr 21st, 2008 4:53 pm
Onkyo technically does not transfer warranties to Canada, so it's a huge pain for us if it fails (I live about 5 km from an Authorized Onkyo Canada repair shop). I actually returned the SR-805 and had them ship me the new Yamaha V663 instead - $160 cheaper, and has been running perfectly!
Actually Onkyo Canada is perhaps the worst handler of US units among the various manufacturers. Most just won't warranty the unit (you have to go back to the US or pay for a repair).

But Onkyo Canada takes it one step further apparently. They will not touch a unit with a US serial number even if you want to pay them to repair it! They just refuse.
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I was myself tempted to buy something from eCost, they being one of the few Internet stores which deals with Canadians with very good prices too.
However they have a bad reputation especially with refurbished stuff as you can read at resellerratings.com
Anyway if someone buys this Onkyo from eCost please share your story here.
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even if this was free, and I had to do nothing but place the order with ecost, I wouldn't do it.

Short story: the worst online experience of my life.
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