I figured someone in this educated group might know the answer to this question... Yesterday, I went to purchase a receiver from the Sony Store at Stanford Shopping Center. The only unit they had was "open box". They said that they would give me a discount since it was opened but I was required to pay for a 3 year extended warranty for $40. If I declined the warranty, they would not give me the discount and the unit would cost more without the extended warranty than with it. Is this legal? Was the sales person trying to pad their commission or the stores numbers? I know that commissions/margins on extended warranties are quite high.