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#220232 - 13/08/2001 15:39 FYI (Bargin on Recievers)
kazama
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Registered: 11/11/2000
Posts: 202
Loc: Boston, MA
I was asked to cross-post this from the Emeg BBS. I went to BestBuy in Danvers, MA this weekend and they had Rio Recievers on Clearance for $149. I am not sure if this is a national clearance of stock but it seemed like a good price to me.

Greg


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#220233 - 13/08/2001 15:49 Re: FYI (Bargin on Recievers) [Re: kazama]
mardibloke
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Registered: 14/08/2000
Posts: 468
Loc: Penarth, UK
Had a quick look at bestbuy.com but could not find them. Were they Dell branded or actually Rio models ? Certainly the Dell ones were available for a limited time for $149 but looked like supplies dried up. To be honest at $149 they are worth it, once over $250 I am not so sure they are good value.

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#220234 - 13/08/2001 19:14 Re: FYI (Bargin on Recievers) [Re: kazama]
Breakdown
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Registered: 13/08/2001
Posts: 1
I'll confirm that. I picked one up at Best Buy two weeks ago at $149 in Minnesota along with just about everyone I could inform about this great deal.


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#220235 - 14/08/2001 10:12 Re: FYI (Bargin on Recievers) [Re: kazama]
wsryu
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Registered: 12/08/2001
Posts: 4
I was just at Danvers and picked up the unit on display for $120. I believe the Rio Receiver is now only available in B&M stores and not online.

If anyone comes across deals on Rio Receivers, please post in this forum. I would like to pick up a couple of more units.

Thanks,

-willryu


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#220236 - 15/08/2001 21:40 Re: FYI (Bargin on Recievers) [Re: wsryu]
ReverendPoppy
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Registered: 03/05/2001
Posts: 29
I'll second that. Dell spoiled me. I bought 2 for $149 each. I need a 3rd and I'm having a hard time justifying $250.


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#220237 - 18/08/2001 16:51 Re: FYI (Bargin on Recievers) [Re: kazama]
tysonkam
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Registered: 18/08/2001
Posts: 2
Loc: Milewaukee, WI
I just bought one for $149 at Best Buy in Milwaukee, quite a deal off of the entry price; however, I am worried that the product is discontinued and won't have any updates.

Any insights???

Thanks


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#220238 - 19/08/2001 16:22 Re: FYI (Bargin on Recievers) [Re: tysonkam]
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5328
Loc: Cambridge UK
It's not discontinued and a software update is due in a couple of months.

Rob



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#220239 - 23/08/2001 02:19 Re: FYI (Bargin on Recievers) [Re: rob]
dac
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Registered: 28/08/2000
Posts: 7
RIO receiver is now available online from bestbuy.com. I just ordered one for $149 which includes free ground shipping.


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#220240 - 23/08/2001 03:48 Re: FYI (Bargin on Recievers) [Re: dac]
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5328
Loc: Cambridge UK
Bargain



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#220241 - 25/08/2001 17:17 Re: FYI (Bargin on Recievers) [Re: rob]
mardibloke
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Registered: 14/08/2000
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Loc: Penarth, UK
Bargin only if they would ship to UK IMHO

Try as I might I cannot convince them to ship outside USA.

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#220242 - 26/08/2001 03:03 Re: FYI (Bargin on Recievers) [Re: mardibloke]
phaigh
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Registered: 04/11/1999
Posts: 649
Loc: Reading, UK
Hmm,

Me too - they must be getting bored with these requests!

Paul.

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#220243 - 26/08/2001 04:17 Re: FYI (Bargin on Recievers) [Re: phaigh]
mardibloke
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Registered: 14/08/2000
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Loc: Penarth, UK
Greetings from BestBuy.com. Thank you for your question about:

*Whether We Ship To Other Countries

Unfortunately, we are unable to ship items outside the United States at this
time. We have received many requests similar to yours and will hopefully be
extending our shipping range in the future. Please keep checking back for
updates.


We look forward to your next visit to www.BestBuy.com.

Sincerely,

BestBuy.com
Customer Care

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#220244 - 26/08/2001 09:42 Re: FYI (Bargin on Recievers) [Re: mardibloke]
phaigh
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Registered: 04/11/1999
Posts: 649
Loc: Reading, UK
It's not like it's difficult is it? I mean most european countries are less distance from the UK than one side of america to the other.

Sheesh.

Paul.

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#220245 - 26/08/2001 13:20 Re: FYI (Bargin on Recievers) [Re: phaigh]
ajpaterson
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Registered: 07/05/2001
Posts: 4
You might want to contact www.borderfree.com. It's a Canadian import service that acts as a purchasing agent for US online shopping, even stores that don't ship outside the USA. They give you a guaranteed price including shipping and duties (if any) to any address in Canada in Canadian dollars. I've used them several times with good success. I even bought my Dell receiver that way when Dell Canada was not offering it.

They announced recently that they would soon be expanding the service to the UK to allow UK shoppers to buy American. I can't remember if they had an eta, but you could contact them for more info.

-Anthony


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#220246 - 26/08/2001 13:26 Re: FYI (Bargin on Recievers) [Re: phaigh]
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5328
Loc: Cambridge UK
Actually it's very difficult - there are huge overheads in shipping problems, taxation and fraud. The only practical solution for a large operation is to open a local distribution centre.

Rob



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#220247 - 26/08/2001 13:56 Re: FYI (Bargin on Recievers) [Re: ajpaterson]
phaigh
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Registered: 04/11/1999
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Loc: Reading, UK
Cool, thanks for the details - I'll check them out.

Paul.

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#220248 - 26/08/2001 13:58 Re: FYI (Bargin on Recievers) [Re: rob]
phaigh
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Registered: 04/11/1999
Posts: 649
Loc: Reading, UK
Agreed. That was a flippant comment.

I think that the internet just makes the boundaries between countries a lot smaller.

And well, if Rio can't (won't) sell it over here, why should anyone else bother?

Paul.

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#220249 - 26/08/2001 14:28 Re: FYI (Bargin on Recievers) [Re: phaigh]
phaigh
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Loc: Reading, UK
"Dear Paul Haigh,

Thank you for your interest in Borderfree.

At the present time we are only facilitating cross-border transactions from the U.S. to Canada. The next progression of our service is to be facilitating transactions from the U.S. to the U.K.

We are estimating launching this new service early next year.

Thank you for using Borderfree."

Paul.

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#220250 - 27/08/2001 02:49 Re: FYI (Bargin on Recievers) [Re: phaigh]
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5328
Loc: Cambridge UK
Rio do want to sell it here - they're showing it at IFA in Germany at the moment. European sales have been a bit preoccupied recently due to a restructuring and move of location, but the official line (according to the european sales manager) is that the Receiver is - or will be - available in Europe.

I don't know when.

Rob



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#220251 - 27/08/2001 03:05 Re: FYI (Bargin on Recievers) [Re: rob]
phaigh
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Registered: 04/11/1999
Posts: 649
Loc: Reading, UK
Well, I'm very happy to hear that!!!

Perhaps I'll get a good christmas present after all.

Thanks for the information.

Paul.

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#220252 - 28/08/2001 07:33 Re: FYI (Bargin on Recievers) [Re: rob]
mardibloke
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Registered: 14/08/2000
Posts: 468
Loc: Penarth, UK
I wonder what the price point will be in europe though.

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#220253 - 03/09/2001 06:35 Re: FYI (Bargin on Recievers) [Re: mardibloke]
debauch
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Registered: 22/03/2000
Posts: 217
Loc: West Midlands, England
In reply to:

I wonder what the price point will be in europe though.



Sadly, the UK public like to be ripped off (it's the only way I can explain why we put up with high prices), so it'll probably retail for the same price figure in GBP as it does in USD in the states (i.e. if it retails for USD149 in the US, it'll retail for GBP149 here). Then there'll be a higher shipping charge and that's before they even manage to add the VAT on.

Ho hum.

Nicholas (who's still looking for a job if anybody knows of anybody wanting a VMS systems manager on contract ;-)

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