It's ok let's say if you are going to get dvd and navagation or a high end amps. Because install isn't going to be that bad on amps maybe 40 dollars. I did it once and got my headunit. the pioneer premier 940mp that is 900.00 msrp and got two of them. They obviously changed there policy on buying two of the identical item. But install was about 45 bucks so i just ate that. Total was 450.00+45(install)+tax(the tax is on 900.00)90bucks=600.00. So save 300.00 on a high end headunit. I was going to spend 600.00 on a headunit original but got a much better one. But your right it's not worth it if you get 200 dollar headunit. But i think it would be alright if you got a sub and speaker amp combo. 2k in amps for about 1400.00 or DVD+NAV(4000msrp=out the door for 2500). Buying it through and authorized dealer. So it's not as good as it sounds but can save you some coin. It's more of a 30%-40% on high end audio sale, which isn't that bad.