Hi, new to this forum.
I'm pretty certain the 995 is right for me, but my dilemna centers around where to buy.
Amazon is $224 (3rd party, Electonics Express)
Roy is $270
Bel direct (MSRP) is $300
I called Bel and was told that below a certain sale price for the 995 (I believe he said $269), the dealer is NOT authorized and therefore the 1 year mfg warranty is null and void. I still need to call Electronics Express to see what their policy is, but I have a sense it's nothing compared to the mfg warranty.
So my question is: Do I try and save myself $50-75 by going through an UNauthorized dealer, thereby potentially nullifying my warranty, or should I just suck it up and buy through Roy or Bel?
If you think about it, the $50 extra to buy though Roy is like buying an extended warranty at Sears for a washing machine...you might need it, but probably not. This assumes, of course, that I get the product I paid for, w/ the latest firmware.
Compounding the issue for me is that I have a $110 gift cert. at Amazon as a result of cashing in a boat load of change at one of those supermarket change machines. So my net cost, if I went thru Amazon/3rd party, would be $114 not incl. s/h. Pretty good deal for a 995, even assuming limited/no warranty support.
What do you all think? Thanks.
P.S. On a separate note, Bel needs to get a grip on its channel. I can't imagine how many people have bought its products through unauthorized dealers just to get screwed on the warranty. This is just poor business practice. Good thing I did my research first, at least I know the risks.