I was thinking about getting a 5005 at a local wholesale club store, but they were out of them.
Then, Radio Shack put the 5006 on sale. With the rebate they also offered, it brought the price down to $149…ten dollars less than the wholesale club’s price for the 5005.
My experience with the 5006 (a likely USED and absolutely defective unit) was bad, as mentioned in another post, and it got returned.
Lo’ and behold, today the wholesale club store had a half dozen 5005’s…for ten dollars less than before.
They’re now matching Radio Shack’s final price.
Now, I know the 5005 has only a mono tuner, whereas the 5006 has a stereo tuner. Since most if not all my recordings would be off an external device anyway, not from the Lite On tuner, this would likely be allright. Also, the 5005 is $149 without ANY hassle involving a rebate.
What do you guys think?
Except for the mono tuner, is the 5005 pretty much the same machine as the 5006? Should I go for it, or try the 5006 again from a different Radio Shack?