Just seen this on ebay do you reckon it is a good deal?

emcc_3

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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Arcam-Alpha-8-complete-hi-fi-system-Excellent-/330482765257?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4cf24ecdc9 It is a complete arcam 8 hifi system including a power amp for £495
 

JoelSim

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It's extremely expensive. You could pick up all of these items separately for under £250.
 

emcc_3

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i'll take your word for it wasn't seriously considering bidding but just curious as I know it has a good reputation,
 

JoelSim

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It will sound good, but never buy anything on eBay until you've watched a few items to see how much they typically go for.
 

daveh75

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JoelSim:It's extremely expensive. You could pick up all of these items separately for under £250.That's a little optimistic... I recently sold an Alpha 7 integrated and Alpha7 CDP and got £265 for them...
 

bretty

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the seller's throwing in that good-looking rack, if you collect it. That's got to be 70 quids worth , easy. I'd be tempted to contact the seller and make an offer. If it was me, i'd go in at £350 as a jumping off point, an £400 being my top offer.
 

JoelSim

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daveh75:JoelSim:It's extremely expensive. You could pick up all of these items separately for under £250.That's a little optimistic... I recently sold an Alpha 7 integrated and Alpha7 CDP and got £265 for them...

I think you have done very well to get that Dave.
 
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Agreed, I was just about to post £400 tops - assume £130 each which the tuner isn't really worth (given the number of perfectly good tuners you can get for less than £20 on Ebay, not least the Denon TU-260 Mk II).
 

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http://completed.shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?rt=nc&LH_Complete=1&_nkw=arcam%20alpha%208&_fln=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m283&_rdc=1

Ok, £300 ish.
 

roger06

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It's a shame the BIN doesn't have a Best Offer... I think the price looks OK - I sold an Alpha 7 amp for £100. (Didn't really like it though - sounded very bland...)
 

laserman16

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Curious that the guy says its a reluctant sale of his gear, yet his first two pages of feedback are all this type of related gear.

Then again not a problem if the item is ok and a purchaser is happy with the price paid.
 

emcc_3

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it may be an option if i dont like the sound of the marantz pm6003 im thinking of buying but think I keep an eye on other products as suggested by joelsim
 
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get yourself down to the manchester hifi show and Marantz are doing 20% off everything.
 

emcc_3

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will watch auction and see what price it gets to before i decide. The thing with the marantz is it will be new so no issues with potential breakdown.
 

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