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[Amazon.com] Kef LS50 speakers (all colours) $899.99 (read post for full details))

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[Amazon.com] Kef LS50 speakers (all colours) $899.99 (read post for full details))

I was deciding if I should post this. Great deal with a chance to get more discount. It seems like Amazon mixes in brand new and "like new" speakers. I received mine yesterday and the box looked a bit off. Original Kef box but with lots of tape and multiple shipping labels. I open it up and a return label fell out. Guess they didn't pick it out when the package got returned.

Condition of the speakers is basically new. The sticker on top covering the logo still there with the original bungs and rubber feet. The speaker itself was a bit dusty but not a single scratch on it.

I decided to chat with Amazon CS to tell them it's not brand new. CS said to return it. I asked them if they would give me a discount since realistically an Amazon warehouse stock. I was first offered 10% but I asked for more since there was one Amazon warehouse stock for $720 (in acceptable condition but I didn't mention that). Final offer was 15% discount so I got it for $765 + tax which I think is an amazing deal for a new LS50.
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jaydubz wrote: I was deciding if I should post this. Great deal with one caveat. It seems like Amazon mixes in brand new and "like new" speakers. I received mine yesterday and the box looked a bit off. Original Kef box but with lots of tape and multiple shipping labels. I open it up and a return label fell out. Guess they didn't pick it out when the package got returned.

Condition of the speakers is basically new. The sticker on top covering the logo still there with the original bungs and rubber feet. The speaker itself was a bit dusty but not a single scratch on it.

I decided to chat with Amazon CS to tell them it's not brand new. CS said to return it. I asked them if they would give me a discount since realistically an Amazon warehouse stock. I was first offered 10% but I asked for more since there was one Amazon warehouse stock for $720 (in acceptable condition but I didn't mention that). Final offer was 15% discount so I got it for $765 + tax which I think is an amazing deal for a new LS50.
Please delete your post.

First of all it's not a deal, if you have to order new and by chance hope you receive a used unitand then negotiate with CS after that.

Second of all, people are going to take advantage of this, as you know RFD is filled with lurkers, trolls, and low lives that get off on these kinds of scams.
-ZdpZ... ;)
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zdpz wrote: Please delete your post.

First of all it's not a deal, if you have to order new and by chance hope you receive a used unitand then negotiate with CS after that.

Second of all, people are going to take advantage of this, as you know RFD is filled with lurkers, trolls, and low lives that get off on these kinds of scams.
Visions had it for the same price back in Nov 2019. This is a good chance for people who missed out back then. Secondly, it is Amazon that is being scummy here selling returned products and passing it off as brand new. If you order and get a brand new stock, this is still a good deal. This is in no way a scam.
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Slightly off topic but what amp would you guys personally pair with these speakers? Currently I have mine hooked up to a marantz sr7012(deal from last year) and they sound good but I want to see if they can sound even better (yes I know the sr7012 is a home receiver but the deal was effin good!).
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Cameltoejoe wrote: Slightly off topic but what amp would you guys personally pair with these speakers? Currently I have mine hooked up to a marantz sr7012(deal from last year) and they sound good but I want to see if they can sound even better (yes I know the sr7012 is a home receiver but the deal was effin good!).
I had the smsl ad18, but it didn't sound that good. Ended up upgrading to the nuprime ida6 and it sounds a lot better. If you are using them for more than desktop speakers I'd recommend something with more power as these speakers are hard to drive.
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jaydubz wrote: Visions had it for the same price back in Nov 2019. This is a good chance for people who missed out back then. Secondly, it is Amazon that is being scummy here selling returned products and passing it off as brand new. If you order and get a brand new stock, this is still a good deal. This is in no way a scam.
Visions still has it for this price and could easily get it lowered if you just ask them.
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Cameltoejoe wrote: Slightly off topic but what amp would you guys personally pair with these speakers? Currently I have mine hooked up to a marantz sr7012(deal from last year) and they sound good but I want to see if they can sound even better (yes I know the sr7012 is a home receiver but the deal was effin good!).
If you have the budget for a several thousand dollar receiver, I would look at Kef's better speakers first.
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Know your stuff before going to visions. I've had them try to convince me all kef products are designed and made in the UK.. Trying to upsell me from what I originally went to the store to buy (a different brand) .
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Sometimes you get amazing deals if you look hard And often enough on amazon. I picked up a pair of LSX from amazon warehouse deals for $850 in “acceptable condition”. Box looked a little worse for wear but the speakers And accessories inside were mint. If there is a problem with stuff amazon usually does right by you.
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I bought these at visions in Dec...$850...they are going to be replaced by a new model soon so even $850 is not "hot"
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Cameltoejoe wrote: Slightly off topic but what amp would you guys personally pair with these speakers? Currently I have mine hooked up to a marantz sr7012(deal from last year) and they sound good but I want to see if they can sound even better (yes I know the sr7012 is a home receiver but the deal was effin good!).
Depends on your budget and if you're using them near field or as bookshelves. Yamaha and Onkyo make some good stereo amps still, the schiit vidar is also great but a little pricey.
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Op just reported his experience; I don't think he should voted down for sharing that.
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Good deal on these. If you do not already have amplification worthy of driving them, the LS50w is the better option.
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Fjr2005 wrote: I bought these at visions in Dec...$850...they are going to be replaced by a new model soon so even $850 is not "hot"
Any information on the new model? Google search didn't show up anything.

I'm in the midst of buying these and need to weigh my decision.

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