I don't know what this dude BS buster is talking about.
True, he isn't an authorized dealer; but only Best Buy and Crutchfeild are. Everyone else is not!
Being an authorized dealer means they have to sell the product at the Manufactures suggest retail price, (which is usually double what Barney Charges).
There is about a 1% chance your electronics will have a problem, regardless if you buy it from Best Buy for 200% more; or from Ebay. 1%. It's not like Pioneer purposely sabotages items not going to Best Buy.
I have been buying from Barney for years. I have bought dozens and dozens of things from him. Only one time something didn't work; and he replaced it! It's not like only 'authorized dealers' have return policies.
Whatever the item is; Barney has it at the lowest price; even the lowest price on all of ebay.
His ebay store has over 45,000 products sold, and over a 99.5% positive feedback.
And having a 'authorized dealer warranty' isn't necessary better than having a store with a return policy.
Good luck mailing your product to Pioneer, paying for postage; and waiting 6-8 weeks for them to 'repair' it, and mail it back to you.
Let's compare subwoofers.
PIONEER TS-W3002D2 -Barney's Price $124.
PIONEER TS-W3002D2 -Crutchfeild's price $299.99
www .crutchfield. com/s_130W3002D2/Pioneer-TS-W3002D2.html?search=PIONEER_TS-W3002D2&skipvs=T
If you don't have common sense; go ahead and buy the same exact one for 250% more.