i'm sure many of you have seen the Crutchfield deal on the 9833 for $299
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-iUBLAIz...0cda9833&wm=cl

well, i called a buddy at the local Alpine dealer with some questions about the deck, told him what the deal is, and he offered me the 9833 for the same price as Crutchfield. being that they're last year's model, it might be worth a try if you're in the market for a nice new deck.