Onkyo CS-245DAB CD Hi-Fi Mini System - White - £99.95 delivered [available in 1-2 months]. @ Amazon
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Onkyo CS-245DAB CD Hi-Fi Mini System - White - £99.95 delivered [available in 1-2 months]. @ Amazon

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Found 28th Dec 2012
I'd reserved this system over the phone with my local Richer Sounds, however I had a phone call on Wednesday telling me it hadn't been delivered to the store as they were expecting. In the meantime, we found out it was the DAB free version (hotukdeals.com/dea…017?page=16#comments).

I received an answerphone message from Richer Sounds today telling me it'd been delivered to store, but they mentioned nothing about it being DAB free.

Anyway, I'm not sure whether to take a punt on this deal, or settle for the DAB-less model at Richer Sounds.

There is, of course, a good chance amazon have done the same thing as Richer Sounds with this, and dropped a clanger.

I thought I'd post it anyway, just in case it's accurate, and for those who don't mind the waiting time.

As for hots and colds, I'm not at all bothered, so vote as you like :o)

a review can be found here :-

another review
- TALON1973
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Thanks for the heads-up. I'll be returning my RS one if this *IS* the DAB one but - as you say - has Amazon dropped the same clanger??
Just looking at the second sellers comments, I doubt this has dab. Never know though, maybe call Amazon?
_dyson_

Just looking at the second sellers comments, I doubt this has dab. Never … Just looking at the second sellers comments, I doubt this has dab. Never know though, maybe call Amazon?



He only posted after the RS deal, so I guess he bought his from RS just like the recent ebay listings had. I've taken the punt at this, if its non dab Amazon can have it back pronto!
Edited by: "simplyjimbo" 28th Dec 2012
simplyjimbo

He only posted after the RS deal, so I guess he bought his from RS just … He only posted after the RS deal, so I guess he bought his from RS just like the recent ebay listings had. I've taken the punt at this, if its non dab Amazon can have it back pronto!



Yep I've gone for one as well if no DAB it can go back.
dispatched within 1 to 2 months...

i should think it'll have DAB with so much time to wait!
Delivery time, 1 to 2 months. Not a bad price if you don't mind waiting.
hey dyson the whole point is you dont say you wait to find out ok
will the money be taken into the "holding account" at purchase ? as i dont have funds to cover this atm but if they wait on payments i can take a punt
Edited by: "TALON1973" 28th Dec 2012
gumper

hey dyson the whole point is you dont say you wait to find out ok



What?
TALON1973

will teh money be taken into the "holding account" at purchase ? as i … will teh money be taken into the "holding account" at purchase ? as i dont have funds top cover this atm but if they wait on payments i can take a punt



Amazon dont usually take funds until they are ready to ship.
Good to see people appreciating the deal and not minding the possible wait for a change.
How's this for you? Whether to trust Rajiv or not, I don't know, but it's as good as it gets I'm afraid!

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b134/GibsonSt19/Snapbucket/OnkyoChat_zpsf0d876ce.jpg
Huzz

Good to see people appreciating the deal and not minding the possible … Good to see people appreciating the deal and not minding the possible wait for a change.



It's usually a lot quicker than 1-2 months I think Amazon just put that to cover themselves.
Looks promising... Can always return if not.
GibsonSt19

How's this for you? Whether to trust Rajiv or not, I don't know, but … How's this for you? Whether to trust Rajiv or not, I don't know, but it's as good as it gets I'm afraid!



I see you blanked out your name - it's not 'Whistleblower' by any chance is it? (_;)
SHOWMAN36

It's usually a lot quicker than 1-2 months I think Amazon just put that … It's usually a lot quicker than 1-2 months I think Amazon just put that to cover themselves.



as long as its after jan 10th i'll be happy . got a pretty big window .a amazon :-Dispatch Estimate Monday 14 Jan 2013 - Saturday 9 Feb 2013
SHOWMAN36

It's usually a lot quicker than 1-2 months I think Amazon just put that … It's usually a lot quicker than 1-2 months I think Amazon just put that to cover themselves.



Yeah I've found that as well from Amazon in the past had something arrive within a week when listed at 1 to 2 months just depends when the stock is delivered from the supplier.
Edited by: "Huzz" 28th Dec 2012
Just ordered one. We heard the FM only one in RS and for something so small, the sound was excellent. I don't mind waiting if it is a DAB one.
anyoen know how long an order will stay "live" in your account at the price you ordered if payment is refused ?
Huzz

Good to see people appreciating the deal and not minding the possible … Good to see people appreciating the deal and not minding the possible wait for a change.



just wait there will be some idiot that will come on and say 'OOS' silly **** get on my tits
Ordered, great post thanks guys, have one heat
SHOWMAN36

I see you blanked out your name - it's not 'Whistleblower' by any chance … I see you blanked out your name - it's not 'Whistleblower' by any chance is it? (_;)



It's not. Is that a reference to something funny? I'm a bit slow, so don't expect too much from me!
Great Price.......Will Be Quicker Than 1-2 months THANKS
Great find thank you for posting
Amazon do tend to auto price match Richer Sounds, so hopefully this will be the DAB version. If not amazon returns are second to none.

Ordered, thanks OP.
Me:Hello,
I have just been looking at your product: Onkyo CS245 Ipod dock/CD/with DAB (see link:)
amazon.co.uk/gp/…-21
Please could you confirm that this IS the DAB+ version/features DAB. The reason i need it double-checking is that a rival retailer (Richer Sounds) recently featured the same product (at the same price) but then realized that the version they were selling didn't in fact feature DAB (which was obviously very disappointing to those who assumed it had it). I am thinking of cancelling my order with them due to this error but do not want to place an order with Amazon until I am absolutely sure that Amazon has not made the same mistake (i.e. get the product description wrong).
Could you please check/look into this for me please?
Kind regards,
Marcus

Anirban:Thank you for contacting Amazon. My name is Anirban. May I know your name, please?

Me:It's Marcus, Anirban

Anirban:Thank you!

Would you mind if I put you on hold for two or three minutes while I research this for you?
M
e:Of course. That's fine.

Anirban:Thanks so much for waiting.

Me:No problem.

Anirban:I've checked and see that this item is the DAB+ version.
This has been mentioned in the Product Description section of the item details page.
Me:Yes I know what the product description SAYS but I just need confirmation that the product description is accurate and not an error. Is there any way of you finding out from the warehouse (for example) whether this does, in fact, feature DAB+?

Anirban:Yes, to confirm this you've the option to contact the seller.
I'm providing the contact details now.
Me:The seller option I want (by far the cheapest btw) is Amazon!

Anirban:Unfortunately the item is not in stock with us now. That is why you can contact one of the seller to confirm this information. If you'd prefer, you can place an order with us after that for delivery later.
If you'd like more information on this item, you'll need to contact the Seller directly. Please use the following instructions and link below:
amazon.co.uk/gp/…sr=
1. On the page that appears, click "Contact the Seller" at the bottom right hand side
2. You'll be asked to log-in (if you’re a new customer, you’ll need to set up an account with Amazon.co.uk)
3. Next, fill out the contact form. It'll be sent to the Seller and they'll reply to you by e-mail.
Me:Yes I know and I'm prepared to wait but I don't want to cancel my existing order (with Richer Sounds) and place an order with Amazon unless I can be sure that it is as the product description describes. If I have your assurance that the product WILL feature DAB+ then I will go ahead and order one.

Anirban:I can understand your concern. In this case, you can contact one of the sellers who has this item in stock and the seller will provide the information via email.

Me:How can I be sure that the version they are selling (at almost twice the price) will the version that Amazon are selling (as it's not in stock yet)? I don't doubt that the others sellers DO sell stock featuring DAB+ too because at their prices - more than twice as much - you would expect it.

Anirban:The sellers are having this item in stock and they will have this item with the same features as displayed on our website.
For example the seller matthew_mccabe has it in stock and you can contact them to confirm this information.

Me:OK Ariban, I'll take your word for it and go ahead and order. Fingers crossed it'll be the one I want.

Anirban:Thank you for your understanding. I hope that you receive the correct item soon. Is there anything else I can help you with?
Me:No thanks Anirban. Thanks for your help. Have a good day.
Anirban:You're welcome. You too.

Anyway, whatever the outcome I've cancelled RS: I started to get a bad feeling about it...

Oh, and 'Gibson' - many thanks for posting!
yes i wonder if this has dab,i was one of them buyer from richard sounds who thought i was getting the dab version then to be told its not,i had the option to cancel,but i got cheeky and asked as this is not the dab version i would want it for less than the 99 they had listed,they came back to me and said they take 20 off so i ended up getting it for 79.99 instead of the 99.99,so i took them up on the offer now this has come along maybe i should have left it,it only arrived today.
lol sounds like your typical indian call center response to me :P
I've ordered one, you've got to be in it to win it!

Thanks for the heads up, now fingers crossed.
That seller matthew_mccabe states FM only.
brookheather

That seller matthew_mccabe states FM only.


the one he's selling has FM only, doesnt mean the rest are
just ordered mine fab !!!
thanks ordered
brookheather

That seller matthew_mccabe states FM only.



He's listed on this page as there is no page on Amazon UK for the FM version, he really should not be listing it on that page as it is different spec and against Amazon rules
Gone for it, on a whim. Thanks ;o)
If everyone orders, Amazon will squeeze the suppliers balls to hurry delivery - money talks kids.
ought

Gone for it, on a whim. Thanks ;o)



ditto!
Such a bargain I wish I needed/wanted one.
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