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Old 07-17-2012, 07:00 PM   #1
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website/store to buy mobile electronics???

are there any website/store other than CRUTCHFIELD.COM that offers low price for mobile electronics with good reviews and customer service?

i saw CARAUDIOGIANTS.COM and they got low price but when i searched for reviews, it wasnt that good, especially their shipping issues.

i'm planning on getting all JL AUDIO for my subs/amps .. in crutchfield, it would cost me $1370 while at CARAUDIOGIANTS its $900
x1 JL Audio XD400/4 for the speakers
x1 JL Audio JX1000/1D for the subs
x2 JL Audio 10W3v3-4 subs

any suggestions to any website/store ???

(and yes i want all JL AUDIO .. i have done my research on that and compared to other brands.. so. NO stupid comments trying to sugest what brand i'm going to use)
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:05 PM   #2
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Love the JL Line!!!!! Good Luck Bro.
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:23 PM   #3
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SonicElectronix - decent prices, ok customer service. Expect to eat a restocking fee and shipping if you change your mind.

Al&Eds - Good prices (price match). I haven't dealt with their customer service.

Pacific Stereo - Popular, but I've never dealt with them.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:16 PM   #4
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SonicElectronix - $1,139.80

Al&Eds - IN-STORE ONLY for JL AUDIO

Pacific Stereo - $1300
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:25 PM   #5
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SonicElectronix - $1,139.80

Al&Eds - IN-STORE ONLY for JL AUDIO

Pacific Stereo - $1300
I bought my HD900/5 and 10w6v2-D4 from Al Eds just a few months ago. Great prices.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:26 PM   #6
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Hey Storm. If you haven't figured it out yet, I work Crutchfield. I can't guarantee you that we will always be the absolute lowest in price, and I'm not saying there aren't some other good sites to buy from. But, I can guarantee you that we are 100% authorized for everything that we sell. This means you have a full manufacturer's warranty and every item is sealed in the box. We also give you a 60-day satisfaction guarantee on everything. No restocking fees and only $7 return shipping. Plus, free technical support on items purchased from us, although this site has some guys that are VERY helpful with tech issues as well!

If I can ever help with anything that we have, just give me a yell!
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:06 PM   #7
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While Crutchfield is wonderful and they are authorized dealers, their prices can be up there. If purchasing from an unauthorized dealer, not only check reviews, but check out the warranty they match. Often times their warranty will match the manufacturers because they buy from an authorized dealer and sells the items at a discounted price. However, because they bought from an authorized dealer, in bulk, they'll have you return the item to them and they'll process the warranty exchange through the authorized dealer they purchased from. Usually the process is seamless to the customer. All they know is they get taken care of. I can't stress it enough...read the reviews and any warranty information.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:55 PM   #8
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thanx crutchfieldbrooke .. im gonna send u a PM ..

@ecko04 : that's very true.. that's why im asking you guy for suggestions and i'm doing all my research before buying.

i'm alao gonna try local authorized JL AUDIO sellers on how much they can give me for my set
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:46 AM   #9
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I've purchased from Sonix Electronics, Mobile Sound Works, Subwoofers Etc
...all technically "unauthorized" but all sell authentic products and have the warranty to back it all up. I have yet to be disappointed with them. Crutchfield does have a leg up with their return policy though.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:37 AM   #10
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MOBILE SOUND WORKS have my set or $1070 ... great price .. great reviews .. BBB accredited with A+ grade.. 1-yr MSW warranty..

hmmm i might go with MSW

(whats the manufacturer's warranty? 1 yr? )
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Crutchfield probably has the best customer service and tech support around (i dont mind paying a little extra for that). I wish companies like verizon and xm were even half as good.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:46 PM   #12
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Crutchfield probably has the best customer service and tech support around (i dont mind paying a little extra for that). I wish companies like verizon and xm were even half as good.
Thank you Powerfreak! Those are certainly things we strive for.
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I agree that dealing with Crutchfield is top notch. Their prices are not always bad either, especially if you factor in some of the freebees they offer. The stores I listed were simply the alternatives that the OP requested.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:37 PM   #14
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no doubt crutchfield is one of the top notch and an authorized JL AUDIO dealer. but to find another dealer who is also reputable and BBB accredited and -$500 less is something to think about
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:00 PM   #15
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Thanks for the kind words guys and it was nice talking to you earlier Storm. You'll never get any pressure from me about only buying at Crutchfield, but I'm always happy to help if you need it. I totally agree with you that $500 is something to think about. Best of luck with your system. You will love the gear that you picked out! JL is def one of my favs!!
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I choose crutchfield any time I order car audio
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:23 AM   #17
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maybe Crutchfield has changed, but last time i returned something, they gave me store credit instead of a full refund. lame. they will never get another penny from me at any price.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:41 AM   #18
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I have always had great experiences with SonicElectronix.
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I have bought from Crutchfield for a LONG time. The last time I bought an MTX sub amp for my Camaro, after about 3 months it died. Just died. Called up Crutchfield (the amp had a 1 year warranty and I bought a 2 year extended warranty) and they said I had to go to MTX for the warranty. MTX wouldn't warranty it because it wasn't installed by an authorized dealer. Checked again on Crutchfields website and no mention of having to have it installed by an authorized dealer, so back on the phone with Crutchfield. It took A LOT of convincing for them to take it back. Did an exchange on a JVC (has a two year factory warranty) and all has been well.

I did go back and buy a JL 400x4 to replace the stock amp from them, but wasn't real happy with how much time and effort it took to get the MTX replaced.
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I bought my HD900/5 and 10w6v2-D4 from Al Eds just a few months ago. Great prices.
+1. Al-Ed's is authorized on everything they sell.

I've also used Crutchfield and they do have fantastic customer service.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:55 PM   #22
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hey dennis.. thats a great price u gave me.. i tried to call u but no one answered.. im gonna try again later..
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hey dennis.. thats a great price u gave me.. i tried to call u but no one answered.. im gonna try again later..
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we were prob on both lines with others

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hey dennis.. thats a great price u gave me.. i tried to call u but no one answered.. im gonna try again later..
No bias with this response; Double D Mods got my attention with very competitive pricing and excellent feedback

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I can highly recommend Dennis, he went out of his way to make my purchase and installation perfect.

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