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post Jan 13 2005, 01:42 AM
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post Jan 13 2005, 10:15 AM
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think about it.. whats the ONE thing that you use all the time you are driving??? hrm-- I'll help you out, it's your stereo! I'd rather have a great-sounding stereo before putting in a modified engine or a candy paintjob.. guess that's just me... because I can't afford those really expensive things right now, but a nice stereo is something you can build, cheap part, by cheap part...


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post Jan 13 2005, 11:54 AM
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I agree, my system is always bumping, but I just don't see the need for a seperate forum catagory at this time. I will leave it open for a month or so and then make my decision.


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post Jan 13 2005, 01:11 PM
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are you just afraid that people will not even bother viewing the car audio section because there aren't enough people posting? That's the only thing I can think of, is that a thread could go un-read... other than that I don't see any actual HARM in leaving it...

I just figured that you'd wanna separate the really important stuff from the stuff like car audio... (even though that is pretty much the most important thing to me) smile.gif


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post Jan 15 2005, 10:18 PM
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hrm I guess I would get bored of listening to the same sound all day... the sound of my exhaust... plus on the highway it gets really monotonous, so you especially wanna drown that out with some quality stereo stuff...
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post Jan 16 2005, 03:49 PM
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hrm I guess I would get bored of listening to the same sound all day... the sound of my exhaust... plus on the highway it gets really monotonous, so you especially wanna drown that out with some quality stereo stuff...



That's why I love having the best of both worlds- My camaro for performance and Expedition for my multimedia smile.gif That's the way I make my living- in the aftermarket automotive electronics business. A car audio forum wouldn't be a BAD idea. There are people who are into quality sound systems just like there are people into performance.
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post Jan 16 2005, 10:32 PM
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Would you like to offer board discounts, i've been wanted a single din LCD/DVD/Nav System for awhile now 8)


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post Jan 16 2005, 10:57 PM
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give that idea up... I believe the screen gets destroyed by our shifter... I guess if you could open it and make sure its far enough back... say drive? dunno but I know a lot of cars have that problem


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post Jan 17 2005, 09:31 AM
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There are no clearance issues, i have seen screens installed into the stock locations without any problems, manual or auto.

I've also seen them installed where the center vents are, and that looked bad ass as well.


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post Jan 17 2005, 10:11 AM
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give that idea up... I believe the screen gets destroyed by our shifter... I guess if you could open it and make sure its far enough back... say drive? dunno but I know a lot of cars have that problem



I don't have a problem with my Pioneer in-dash screen in my 5 spd camaro. If the shifter WAS in the way, swapping places with the climate controls and radio in the 3rd gens isn't that big of an issue. Just a simple fiberglass project.
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post Jan 17 2005, 10:20 AM
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How did I get signed in as a 35 year old guest in the above post? Anyway, if any of you need any stereo, alarm, custom fiberglass pieces, etc., just let me know.
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post Jan 17 2005, 01:02 PM
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How did I get signed in as a 35 year old guest in the above post? Anyway, if any of you need any stereo, alarm, custom fiberglass pieces, etc., just let me know.

That was a permissions problem, when matt created the Car Audio forum, it was set to allow guests to post, I've changed that and put your name on your post to avoid confusion.

So by your post, it sounds like you do have the hook up for us :bow:


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post Jan 17 2005, 01:56 PM
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I can definitely give a good break on the labor. For product, I can swing a slight discount, depends on what it is.
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post Jan 17 2005, 03:52 PM
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heritage do you work at a local car audio shop?


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post Jan 17 2005, 10:40 PM
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I am lead installer/asst mgr. at Ultimate Electronics right next door to Toys-R-US on Parmer & I-35.
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post Jan 17 2005, 11:13 PM
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I am lead installer/asst mgr. at Ultimate Electronics right next door to Toys-R-US on Parmer & I-35.


and my new best friend!

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post Jan 18 2005, 09:53 AM
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that's cool...

one thing I've always wondered... is how come audio shops sell their stuff for 3-4 times cost? Seems outrageous to me....

I haven't been to your store, but alpha audio, and custom sounds sell the Memphis 1500D for about $1,200..... I can get it new on ebay for close to $250.... I know that the guy on ebay didn't steal it, since he sells about a dozen a day... so he's clearly just buying them in bulk (same as audio stores) and selling them for a slight profit, say 15% or so...

Maybe your store is different, but I can say for sure that EVERY car audio store I've ever been to is... well... Greedy as hell...

$1200-$235=$965(that's profit right there)

they usually (all) sell them at close to 380% of cost...

if they were to sell it at what a normal store would price stuff... say 20%-25% above cost... this amp would sell for $282!!!


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post Jan 18 2005, 01:13 PM
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All Audio and Visual gear is typically sold at high margin, thats just the way it is, no matter what store you go to.

I agree, if you can get this stuff at cost, you can save a bundle


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post Jan 18 2005, 06:12 PM
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I wonder if there is some agreement between the stores so that no single store just starts a Price War... That would be insane if all-the-sudden the prices just dropped to like 20% above cost...

Me and a couple of my friends are honestly thinking about starting our own shop... We are all excellent installers and knowledgable about car audio components... the only thing we lack is someone skilled with Fiberglass... but if we are mainly just reselling the stuff, that won't be such a big deal at first.. later on when we start installing stuff for people that would be a big plus.

Hell we could sell everything for TWICE our costs, and make a damn fortune... anyone got a building they wanna rent?
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post Jan 19 2005, 10:27 AM
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Ikesound.com and etronics... I've bought stuff through etronics, and heard extremely good things about ikesound... from close friends and all over thirdgen.org

they are both great with warranties and stuff.


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