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BeachAudio.com - HR20 in stock for $248.99 !!!


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#41 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 02:50 PM

Robert at Value Electronics - are you folks going to meet the HR20 price of $248 that we're now seeing at Beach Audio?? (Shipping is extra - I understand.)

Unfortunately, for $50, it's worth cancelling one order at VE and placing it at Beach Electronics. It's downright dumb to pour money down the drain when you're buying a commodity...

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#42 OFFLINE   TheRatPatrol

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 03:09 PM

So if you buy the receiver from Beach Audio, will you have to buy the dish too or will D* give you dish for free?

And why AT9, why not AT5 for 5 LNB's? And what does AT stand for, if anything? :D

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 04:19 PM

Robert at Value Electronics - are you folks going to meet the HR20 price of $248 that we're now seeing at Beach Audio?? (Shipping is extra - I understand.)

Unfortunately, for $50, it's worth cancelling one order at VE and placing it at Beach Electronics. It's downright dumb to pour money down the drain when you're buying a commodity...


I live in NY, 20 minutes from Roberts store. I bought a R-15 from robert a few months ago and picked it up in the store. Great Guy and his whole staff were very professional. I will buy All my Directv products from robert, EXCEPT this time...

Since I am in NY I have to pay 8.75 Sales tax on top of the $299 price. It brings my price to about $325.00 so the Beach Audio HR20-700 is about $75 cheaper for me. And I cant pick it up at roberts store, it has to be shipped from the warehouse, so it should take the same time shipping for both places

Sorry Robert but If the price stays at $299 I have to go with Beach Audio. I would love to do business with you again but $75 LESS for a receiver I am LEASING, Its a NO BRAINER.

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 05:59 PM

Sorry Robert but If the price stays at $299 I have to go with Beach Audio. I would love to do business with you again but $75 LESS for a receiver I am LEASING, Its a NO BRAINER.

I wonder how long it will take some of the independent dealers to stop drinking the kool-aid a realize that this D* leasing model is very bad for them.

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 01:39 AM

I wonder how long it will take some of the independent dealers to stop drinking the kool-aid a realize that this D* leasing model is very bad for them.

Actually the lease plan is very good for authorized dealers for the following two reasons.

1. We are off the hook for the charge-back buy-down money.

2. Authorized dealers can compete by exclusively offering the ownership of the equipment we offer. Only by buying directly from an authorized dealer does the customer have the option to activate the HD DVR as his owned unit.

-Robert

#46 OFFLINE   DVRaholic

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 05:32 AM

Price now $20 more... up to $268.99 at Beach Audio.......

Robert you never answered gct's question.

Robert at Value Electronics - are you folks going to meet the HR20 price of $248 that we're now seeing at Beach Audio?? (Shipping is extra - I understand.)

Unfortunately, for $50, it's worth cancelling one order at VE and placing it at Beach Electronics. It's downright dumb to pour money down the drain when you're buying a commodity...



#47 OFFLINE   Herdfan

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 07:16 AM

1. We are off the hook for the charge-back buy-down money.

2. Authorized dealers can compete by exclusively offering the ownership of the equipment we offer. Only by buying directly from an authorized dealer does the customer have the option to activate the HD DVR as his owned unit.


1. You never should have been on the hook for the majority of chargebacks in the first place. My local dealer, now E* only, used to get installs from D*, but then D* would charge him back if they didn't stay on for a year and it was an install D* sent him. Its not like he was going out and selling bogus systems to make the commission.

2. On the Leased vs. Owned. You have repeatedly stated the equipment you sell is owned. Isn't it supposed to be at a much higher price to be considered owned? For example, the HR10 was $399 to lease, but if you wanted to own it, D* would charge you $799 (or something like that.)

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 12:05 PM

Robert, I ordered the hr20 from you the other day, is the unit considered leased or owned? Thanks

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 01:16 PM

Robert, I ordered the hr20 from you the other day, is the unit considered leased or owned? Thanks


When you activate the HR20 you have the choice to tell the CSR you want it to be set up on your account as an owned or leased unit.

If you select owned you will not be eligible for the free dish upgrade or free lifetime advanced replacement coverage.

The lease adds nothing to your monthly bill so leasing is truly to your benefit, but you do have the choice.

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 02:03 PM

When you activate the HR20 you have the choice to tell the CSR you want it to be set up on your account as an owned or leased unit.

If you select owned you will not be eligible for the free dish upgrade or free lifetime advanced replacement coverage.

The lease adds nothing to your monthly bill so leasing is truly to your benefit, but you do have the choice.

-Robert


Thanks for the reply Rob.:) I have the protection plan which covers everything, so i will make it as owned. I see no advantage to leasing the unit at this point.

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 02:07 PM

Is it me or did the Beach Audio unit just go up $20?

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 02:11 PM

Is it me or did the Beach Audio unit just go up $20?


Yes, they raised the price $20.

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 03:14 PM

Yes, they raised the price $20.


Yup, Just ordered 1 today. should have done it yesterday.
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Posted 05 September 2006 - 07:17 AM

So, has anyone actually talked to anyone at Beach Audio to confirm when they are shipping? My guess is that the phone line will be flooded starting at 9:00 AM PT. Please post here if you call them and they confirm when they are shipping.

Thanks!

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 07:41 AM

Order status changed from received to processing this am. Haven't called, but curious if anyone has and has further info regarding shipment dates.

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 08:53 AM

I hope they are shipping this week as I'd love to save some money by not having to pay full price at Best Buy. However, if they aren't shipping until 9/13....I'll just buy at Best Buy. There's no way I'd give Value Electronics one penny from my wallet...I'd rather pay an extra $100.

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 09:14 AM

Still 224 left as of this morning.

I hope they are shipping this week as I'd love to save some money by not having to pay full price at Best Buy. However, if they aren't shipping until 9/13....I'll just buy at Best Buy.


The HR20 better do my laundry and make my lunch if I were to pay over $100 extra to get it a few days early. You people need to learn patience, geez :rolleyes:

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 09:28 AM

Fall season is rapidly approaching......if I can get it before the season starts, yeah...it's worth the extra $100 to me.

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 10:33 AM

Spoke with beach audio, they stated they were shipping today. We'll see, but cautiously very excited.

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 11:09 AM

They stated they are shipping today. I quickly jumped on the Best Buy BS email, and ordered one for 399. After I submitted payment, got an email stating HR20 was on backorder. Called BB to cancel, was then told that order should ship out on Tuesday. (TODAY). Today, I check my status on BB website, and now says delivery expected for 9/13 to 9/14. That is NOT good. I am expected to pay an extra $175 and get it AFTER every one else...No thank you. I promptly returned the HR 20 that I "bought" at BB. I hope Beach Audio comes through on shipping today, but if they don't, and I get it next week, I still saved $175! What a friggin scam that email was!!! I feel used by D* & BB.




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