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Hi everyone,

I got a call from Richer Sounds today a week after dropping in my Sony 570 bluray player for repair offering to replace it as it was losing it's wi-fi connection and stopping playback of catch up services at random times with a network error message so I'm looking at a replacement on Richer Sounds website before I go in store next week.

I paid £160 for the player and took out the extended warranty from Richers when I bought it and I'm glad I did as that's why they have offered to replace it as it's well out of the original manufacturers guarantee period, the only issue is that I can't see what the like for like replacement would be on Richers website. I don't want to drop down to an inferior player and have seen the S790 on there for £170 so I'm wondering if a bit of negotiation might be worthwhile and perhaps pay the difference to get this player? Or get something else?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated thank you.

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RE: My Sony BDP570 has been written off

Hi Oldboy hello or goodbye

If you are happy to go with another Sony then the S790 looks the best bet, I am sure that you will be able to do some deal as I have always found that the staff in Richer Sounds are open to negotiation on price.

If you are open to other makes then there is a great Pioneer player listed at £199.

Let us know how you get on.

 

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macdiddy wrote:

Hi Oldboy hello or goodbye

If you are happy to go with another Sony then the S790 looks the best bet, I am sure that you will be able to do some deal as I have always found that the staff in Richer Sounds are open to negotiation on price.

If you are open to other makes then there is a great Pioneer player listed at £199.

Let us know how you get on.

 

 

+1 for the 790, mine is pretty good no complaints so far & had it over a year now. Although I don't rate the picture quality any better than any other BD player i have had or auditioned, it does have the advantage it plays a lot of file formats which may be useful to you & has a lot of apps too.

 

 

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Can you get a refund and buy elsewhere?  The Oppo 103 is up for grabs at Frank Harvey.  Tell David who you are and you should get it for £450 and it's a really good high end player.

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Hi all.

There is also the Marantz UD5007 for £350 at Richer Sounds if Oldboy is feeling flush.

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gel wrote:

Can you get a refund and buy elsewhere?  The Oppo 103 is up for grabs at Frank Harvey.  Tell David who you are and you should get it for £450 and it's a really good high end player.

 

I'm not sure it's appropriate to reveal the specifics of trade discounts online, it puts FH at a commercial disadvantage. 

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gel wrote:

Can you get a refund and buy elsewhere?  The Oppo 103 is up for grabs at Frank Harvey.  Tell David who you are and you should get it for £450 and it's a really good high end player.

 

I'm not sure it's appropriate to reveal the specifics of trade discounts online, it puts FH at a commercial disadvantage. 

 

Yep, I wasn't sure whether to put it or not.  I would have private messaged it but that option is not available on here.  I decided Oldboy was an old friend, and hopefully David wouldn't mind.

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Yeah but now everyone knows. It's fine to say a discount will be offered but I would avoid specifying what discount you got. 

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Yeah but now everyone knows. It's fine to say a discount will be offered but I would avoid specifying what discount you got. 

 

It was actually a price match with someone else too.

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I don't see how spreading deals that you got from various people is a crime to be honest, at the end of the day they wouldn't do it if they couldn't afford To.  But I had previously taken your stance on it though, but deals from various people get mentioned on here all the time.  I got an even better deal at Sevenoaks which I told everyone about.  Not that I think anyone else could achieve that level of discount to be honest.   Smile.  That was a serious one off!

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gel wrote:

I don't see how spreading deals that you got from various people is a crime to be honest, at the end of the day they wouldn't do it if they couldn't afford To.  But I had previously taken your stance on it though, but deals from various people get mentioned on here all the time.  I got an even better deal at Sevenoaks which I told everyone about.  Not that I think anyone else could achieve that level of discount to be honest.   Smile.  That was a serious one off!

Agreed !

Gel wouldn't be Gel if he couldn't spread the Gospel of a good deal !

Keep on spreading the word of Gel, Gel !

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gel wrote:

I don't see how spreading deals that you got from various people is a crime to be honest, at the end of the day they wouldn't do it if they couldn't afford To.  But I had previously taken your stance on it though, but deals from various people get mentioned on here all the time.  I got an even better deal at Sevenoaks which I told everyone about.  Not that I think anyone else could achieve that level of discount to be honest.   Smile.  That was a serious one off!

Agreed !

Gel wouldn't be Gel if he couldn't spread the Gospel of a good deal !

Keep on spreading the word of Gel, Gel !

 

Cheers mate.   Smile

 

Everybody on AV Forums knows David does good deals on stuff like this, so I am not exactly spreading new news anyway.

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BenLaw wrote:

Yeah but now everyone knows. It's fine to say a discount will be offered but I would avoid specifying what discount you got. 

In fairness to gel, the forum does have a section called "hot deals" where members are encouraged to share details of great offers they've managed to find..?

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There's a (fairly obvious, I would have thought) distinction between widely publicising an advertised deal and revealing the personal discount which has been applied to an individual transaction. Anyway, David's been posting on the forum so if he sees this I'm sure he can comment one way or the other, it's not really my business. 

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