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Old 11-08-2018, 09:30 AM
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Steinair holds a big chunk of the market for good reason. They're competitive in price and their service is outstanding. I consider myself a true skinflint (Irish for cheap) and had no qualms doing business with Stein.
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:51 AM
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I would definitely recommend Stein! I just recently updated my GTN and somehow messed up things talking to each other. One call and Chris had me fully ops capable again. Candidly, they were super competitive with the G3x touch suite I installed. To me... Amazing capability and SA in all flying conditions. Just truly outstanding service and for a non "real" builder like me it has kept me in the game.
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:43 PM
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:05 PM
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SteinAir.... +1

ACS = Little to no after sales support. They may be great for the majority of what they do but avionics knowledge and support is lacking.
Stark = Some history here in the archives. Good luck if you have any issues.
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:40 PM
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I purchased my Garmin avionics from Aerotronics (advertised on the left of this page). Received great service and a very good price, with expert advice and after sale service.

Stein also has a very good reputation. So you may want to ask for a quote from both.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:21 PM
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Do stein or aerotronics match ACS on discounts for military or A&Pís? Iíve been using ACS for years and ordered hundreds of thousands from them, but would switch ina heartbeat for someone who would provide customer service for the rare time I need it. Instead with ACS I get treated like I caused the manufacturers defect and there is zero communication. It gets old real fast. That and every wiring harness that they HAVE to provide with certain items is always wired wrong.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:50 PM
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Do stein or aerotronics match ACS on discounts for military or A&P’s? I’ve been using ACS for years and ordered hundreds of thousands from them, but would switch ina heartbeat for someone who would provide customer service for the rare time I need it. Instead with ACS I get treated like I caused the manufacturers defect and there is zero communication. It gets old real fast. That and every wiring harness that they HAVE to provide with certain items is always wired wrong.
You can't have your cake and eat it too, if you want good service and after sales support you're gonna have to pay a little more (ACS is the wallyworld of aviation supplies).
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:51 PM
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Canít go wrong with SteinAir. They are price competitive and support after the sale is outstanding!
... But, they do have those shirts that they wear at their Oshkosh boot that say (approximately) "We're not happy until you're broke" ... that's serious chutzpah!
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:33 PM
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Thanks for the advice, everyone! Still shopping around. Looking forward to some "real" avionics, instead of the handheld bandaid fixes I've been using for years.

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Old 11-09-2018, 05:36 PM
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Thanks for the advice, everyone! Still shopping around. Looking forward to some "real" avionics, instead of the handheld bandaid fixes I've been using for years.

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