Over a week ago a purchased a Panasonic AppRadio 2 for a surprisingly low price of 259.99, it was a great deal and quite the upgrade for my 2008 Dodge Avenger, unfortunately I should have read the full details of the offer because the 259.99 price for the AppRadio 2 did not include the 79.99 for the Axxess – 12V Accessory Interface Device for Select Vehicles – Black, Double Din Dash Kit 14.99 , 17.99 Metra Antenna Adaptor 40-EU10, 130.00 Install fee, and 5.00 Materials fee.
First of all, WTF is a materials fee?
The full price of the radio + parts and installation = 506.97
Items not included in the price of the Radio
- Axxess – 12V Accessory Interface XSVI-6522-N – 79.99
- Metra Antenna Adaptor 40-EU10 = 17.99
- Double Din Dash Kit – 14.99
- Install fee = 130.00
- ARLiberator App – $35.00 (not required)
- Materials fee = 5.00
Where to find the same items but at a cheaper price
There was no way in hell I was going to pay an additional 246.98 for overpriced parts and labor from Best Buy so I choose to install the radio myself saving 130.00 and search the internet for better priced parts. My research helped me save over 200.00. I found the Axxess – 12V Accessory Interface XSVI-6522-N on ebay for 45.99 and the Metra Antenna Adaptor 40-EU10 at Advanced Auto Parts for 11.99
The Dash kit was fairly cheap so I simply purchased that item from Best Buy. I hope you find this post useful when deciding to buy the AppRadio 2.