Summary: I purchased my SC-68 from my local brick and mortar store, which are audiophile professionals. Although the purchase wasn't from Amazon, the decision to buy Pioneer over the Denon 4520ci was due to the reviews on Amazon; thank you!
Don't expect a warranty from Pioneer when you buy online
Kimberly Lazarski "Kimberly", Amazon
23 September 2012
Summary: Just a word of caution: the Elite receivers are excellent and I have owned them for years and will be upgrading to another Elite in the future. However, Pioneer no longer authorizes any online dealers - and even units sold from authorized dealers via online venues do not come with a warranty.
Summary: Anxiously waited the day I ordered my SC-68, everything in time...today I receive and a little shipping misunderstanding, TheAUDIO VIDEO SALES GUYS called me in 5 secs after I sent them one email, andI received two emails back to back in seconds? AMAZING.