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    Default Purchasing Store Speakers (Second Hand)

    Just wondering if anyone would purchase second hand display speakers that have been used in a shop? I have the opportunity of purchasing some speakers and a home theater amp for around $700 off retail, should I be worried about anything???

    I cant see how these products could be damaged in any way. Feedback would be appreciated.

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    No worries. If it's a good deal, go for it.
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    Just like purchasing any other floor model. One question after you hear them. What about the warranty.
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    see if the shop will guarantee them for say at least 30 days.. just in case.. 30 day's isn't to much to ask..

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    Yeah they said they were only 2 months old but I am assuming that they would offer a good warranty, maybe upto one year. They did sound ok.

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    give us a little more to chew on.. now i'm curious what speakers and amp brand they are.. tell us...
    thanks

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    Check for pushed in tweeters and dust caps.
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    The speakers are Klipsch RF82 and the amp is Harmon Kardon AVR 245. The retails for these products is $2000 AU and $1200 AU respectively. I got offered to buy them for $2587. So I am thinking well there could not be much wrong with them......

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    I love a good deal! Like everyone said, as long as the warranty is still active and everything is in good shape jump on the deal.
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    As others have said, the warranty is the most important. Nothing wrong with display speakers if they are in good shape.
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    The only things I would be worried about is if customers smooshed in parts or blasted them with whatever under-powered receiver they might be hooked up to. Give them a good listen and inspection.
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