If you want cheap, with lots of features, th JVC 05 range looks very good for the money, and blaupunkt. Spend more than £200 or so, then go Alpine. But the JVC range looks good for what they are asking..
Ebay is cheap, but remember your buying used electrical items. I bought an average alpine HU, either this years model or last, the thing has been hammered badly...I bought lots, and to be honest, buy new it will last longer and you have someone to go back too
Strange. I have to admit I'm biased somewhat because I buy mostly from powersellers where the units haven't had much time to be abused by customers. I have bought many units from private sellers as well and they haven't been too bruised up, in fact, I've been surprised that people could keep their car stereos in such good condition.
Considering the price deduction, I haven't found any reason to buy electronics brand-new unless they can't be found on ebay.
I do agree completely, however, that you will have someone to go back to. They aren't too difficult to repair, though...
Yea, Im about to buy the JVC KD-LH810 since it has all the features I need and it looks hella nice!
oh right, I find that the more expensive the headunit or whatever, the better it is looked after. True you can find some bargains, but there is a big risk invovled too. The difference in price between powersellers and new isn't big enough for the risk i think...