Well that's what I mean. I was saying the savings vs. new if small, always buy new.... If DRAMATICALLY cheaper then used is ok. But if it's in any way close in price, buy new on sale\n\nEspecially receivers, I don't have any confidence that a receiver is going to last forever. Speakers, should last longer than I want them. Power AMPS seem to have a nicer life. But something about AVRs, they almost always have problems. I really don't know what the answer is as far as buying top of the line or buying middle of the road and just assume it's a 3 year purchase... We'll see I just bought a Denon 4700 for one set up and a Marantz 6013 for another in the past year new on sale and I'm damn sure hoping they last.. I'm feeling less and less confident about my 3 year warranty after reading this thread!!!\n\n\nYou got a nice receiver! Congrats! I have the Yamaha 3060. Purchased it new. It's performed flawless for the past 3 years. I love it. Keeping my fingers crossed it lasts for years to come. \n\nJust make sue your Denon gets plenty of ventilation, I hear they can get toasty. These complex AVRs are a gamble anyway. Lots of things stuffed into one box.