Originally Posted by avidslacker
Thanks FullonShred for your insight. Man, I just cannot feel comfortable with this Philips product, no matter how many times I play with it. There's always something that makes me a bit angry that I have to fork over 300 bucks for it (annoying display bar, picture quality less sharp than actual tv, etc.)
I saw a few people earlier that got it for 115-150 bucks. Just out of curiosity, where did you guys get such a good deal for it? 300 bucks is just too steep for such an error-prone product, but I would consider keeping it for less than 180. Any insight? Thanks!
Thanks for the props, Avid. I will do a re-print of how I got my great deal. Not available at this time unfortunately.
How I got my deal(repost):
So I go into WalMart after my workout tonight. On a whim I wander back to electronics to look over the DVDR's, specifically the Polaroid 80gb model, thinking I might take one home to see if I can deal with the mono sound. For the price, what the heck. No Polaroid 80gb model to be found, not even a Sku for it. I happen to look down in the undershelf stock and spot the Philips 160GB model, about 7 of them all stacked up, but they are not individually marked. The shelf tag under them reads Philips DVD Recorder $144.88. I am thinking NO FREAKING WAY MAN! But hey, what do I have to lose, right? I put one in my cart with my groceries and head to the front. Cashier rings up my junk, the DVDR rings at $298.00. I politely tell the lady,"Pardon me, but the shelf tag says $144.88, I really would not want this at $298.00. She says"Let me call electronics" which she does. They verify the shelf tag at $144.88, tell her it is wrong but it's their mistake so go ahead and sell me the one I have at that price!! Well, she has to call a Top Manager to OK that big a deal, and it takes her a while to get over to us. Top manager OKs it, but now the register has sat idle too long and won't continue, so we have to unbag my 4 bags of groceries and ring everything up again - the lady is having problems so she has to double ring a few things,subtract a few things etc.etc. . Then the main lady has to come OK it all again. Then the register wanted to balk at my credit card (it's a good card, I have excellent credit ) but it finally spits out a receipt for $159 and some change. At this point (30 minutes or so) I am not even thinking, I am just ready to get outta there and out from under the baleful glares of those in line behind me (I warned them we might be awhile! ), so I sign the slip and head home. I get home and check the receipt - she has doubled charged me for some cherries, but it hits me that the total bill shoulda been bigger, so I look line by line and somehow, somewhere in all this scanning/deleting/re-scanning a "Vendor Coupon" for $40.54 has been entered!!! I refigure my whole bill and after the overcharge for the cherries I figure out I have a grand total of about $115 dollars in this DVDR, including tax!!! Totally, completely whacked! Now I HAVE to keep the darn thing whether I like the sound or not! Anyway, that was my trip to WalMart.