Right before bed last night I saw a deal on amps that was unbelievable. There were seven fairly new Emotiva XPA-1's
(1kw class-AB monoblocks) for sale on AVS for 400/ea + 100/ea shipping, located in NY, with 3.5yrs of the warranty remaining. They normally sell for 1025/ea shipped. Being that shipping would be so high, it would be cheaper for me to rent a high MPG car and drive the ~1300 miles to NY to get them.
(for those not familiar with "monoblocks", they're over priced, single channel amps, that exude quality and elitism. Like Rolls Royce
I went to bed and talked with the Mrs. about it. Knowing that the deal is awesome and I could easily resell the amps for 6-700/ea, I went to contact the seller this morning letting him know I have cash in hand and could come pick them up...but they were already sold!?
The buyer is in Iowa, and has been buying/selling Emotiva amps quite a bit for the past year, so I'm sure he's planning on doing the same thing I was. Either that or he's going to keep 'em and sell off some of his other amps. Either way, I doubt he'll back out of the deal, so I'll never see those amps.
Oh well. My wife is nearly 38wks prego and my son has a chemo treatment on Tuesday, so maybe traveling halfway across the country isn't such a good idea...Although I could have gone there and back by myself in 36hrs and been well rested.