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Thread: Innovatek - In Dash Dvd Players Quality Critique!

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    Innovatek - In Dash Dvd Players Quality Critique!

    U get what u pay for

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonnieg3 View Post
    P.S The Mp3playerstore sells the same items on their home website as they do on eBay. EXCEPT... shipping is only 9.95$ at their home store (see picture below!) as opposed to their typical 40-50$ ebay shipping rate and you get a FREE MINI INNOVATEK MP3 PLAYER and a T.V in car antenna with any purchase over 50.00$! which they do not allow on ebay (see pic below!).

    Their home store prices with the lower shipping rate can ACTUALLY BE CHEAPER then paying them through the higher eBay auction rates, so CHECK THROUGHLY and don't get scammed!!!.
    Sir, can you post the website? sometimes on ebay its overpriced due to bids and also you're right, high shipping costs.

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    INNOVATEK = POOR QUALITY
    MP3PLAYERSTORE.COM = POOR SERVICE

    I purchased a IN-365DTM from mp3playerstore.com on eBay. It took over a week to get shipment (can't complain about that though). The first unit was defective. It would not accept any disk at all. I contacted mp3playerstore via email as indicated in the auction. After MANY emails un-answered, I tried to call. You WILL end up on hold for a minimum of 20 + minutes before speaking to someone that will tell you to email the return department.
    I shipped defective unit back at my expense of $20. The seller (mp3playerstore.com) does not cover return shipping of defective units. It took just over 3 weeks to get a replacement unit. This was not without having to place a call and wait another 30+ minutes to find out why the return department did not email the status after several requests.

    The second unit ended up as defective as well. I emailed the return department and (as usual) received no response after 10 days. So, back to the phone again..... another 20+ minutes on hold. After telling mp3playerstore that, due to the poor service and poor quality (100% defect rate AFAIC), I would rather see a refund. They said a refund was not available as it only applies for 30 days after purchase (the day the auction ended). Heck, that was expired between the shipping of the first DOA and the second DOA. After quite a bit of arguing my case and several long periods on hold, I was told that they would call me back the following day.
    They finally did approve a refund of the bid price only. They will NOT refund the $40 dollar shipping or the $20 each time I had to ship it back to them.

    So, I end up out just a little under $80 (providing that they do refund the $160 auction winning bid).

    Stay clear of these decks, unless you feel lucky.

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    http://www.resellerratings.com

    Search for MP3PLAYERSTORE.COM

    There's enough negative press there to shy me away from this place.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by lonnieg3 View Post
    I know they are not the best quality but for a couple hundred or so dollars, if it works well, u can't lose.
    That was my original thought.

    Bottom line, you get what you pay for.

    If you have not ordered the Innovatek yet, I would consider another brand of the low cost suppliers on ebay. I may try the Power Acoustic next myself. Or, maybe just spend the extra bucks to get the JVC - the quality may be worth it.

    I can only speak from my experience - 2 defective units, 2 return shipping charges ($40 total) - and I had to argue my case to receive a refund (still waiting!) after 2 defective units. And, they wanted to charge me the restock fee!!!


    EDIT: added "(still waiting!)" to refund. I have only been approved to get refund of auction price only. I have yet to receive it. Even then - still out $80 total.

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    Im going to try my luck on the Lanzar SD4MU 4inch DVD......Scary.
    http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_8657.html#

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilGTI View Post
    Im going to try my luck on the Lanzar SD4MU 4inch DVD......Scary.
    The scary thing is that it shares too many similarities with the Innovatek.

    It has the identical remote, same volume, select, and other overall button layout.
    All the wiring is identical to what I had.

    It looks like it is from the same factory.


    Good luck if you do go with it.

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    What was wrong with your 2nd unit they sent? And yea....already ordered it. Uh oh....

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    The second one would rarely accept any commands from the remote. Since many features are only available from remote (presets, TV tuning, etc.), it made it difficult to do anything besides putting in a disk.
    Also, the faceplate would not release from unit. I do like to remove the faceplate when in a shopping mall or such - no sense in leaving "eye candy" for a thief.

    Good luck!

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