uBid has the receiver (Denon 3805) I want for a good price ($689). Has anyone bought from Ubid? Any opinions? Has anyone bought a refurbed Denon? Any opinions about those?
Quite a good savings.
I bought my Marantz 8400 from UBID and had a good experience. It is new with the 3 year warranty. The only problem I see is that the dummies don't double box the heavy expensive equipment they ship. The stupid UPS guy left my $1000 receiver on the porch with the marantz logo clearly on the side!!!!!!! Double boxing would protect the identitiy of it's contents not to mention more physical protection from being dropped. That is the only gripe I have. Also, the shipping charges are A LOT high, maybe to offset the low prices. They charged $39 to ship from chicago (them) to Milwaukee, which is 100 miles away! Otherwise, no problems. Arrived fast in good condition.
Guy there are a lot of us on this board who jumped on about 5 Marantz units that they dumped through UBid. The only complains came from the people who missed the deals and the ones who overpayed in the bidding. Otherwise only one person noted that their unit was slightly damaged and then he reported that they sent him another one. So it was all good here.
i just got my denon 3805 from ubid i paid 651.00 plus 39.95 shipping and i am on the east coast so 75.00 is high. no problem at all. it was stamped on box has a cosmetic scratch but i has no scratch anywhere so figure that out. i think they are just dumping excess inventory. i would buy again. only think ubid never sent me an email that i won one. so i almost bought another one.
Anyone knows what happens on Ubid when the lot goes unsold? Do they lower the price. Sorry if this is off topic but I can't seem to find the answer on the uBid site but people here say they have had experience with uBid.
Guy if you watch over a longer period of time (say 2-4 months) you will see either a price drop or else some items that are listed as a no-bid going on a regular bid auction that generally goes for lower price.
UBid seems to monitor the general prices on the internet and tries to stay below them.
i waited they had them for 699.00 ubut it now and only two were sold. so about 5 days later they were back with 1.00 no reserve bidding. that can be good and bad. if you have people who just have to win and keep bidding it could go even higher than the 689.00 that is the chance you take. i waited and saved about 48.00 that was like gettin the shipping for free. if you wait for the no reserve open bidding set a price and do not go over it. set the auto bid so you do not have to watch it and then pray they send you an email that you one.
I just bought a Denon 885 from Ubid. It was a very good experience, it was delivered on time...no problems with the unit. The only thing wrong was the remote had gotten cracked, but not in a place that hurt anything.
I have no problem giving a recommendation for Ubid.
Ubid sent us a ViewSonic w/dead pixels.....totally unhelpful when asked to give a 1 day grace period for their 14 day return policy (we were gone for 5 days). Never again!