Originally Posted by pcmike
Why not just keep the V4100 and get it for $1249 over at BestBuy like I did? I can provide my receipt if you think you can get them to price match it.
Hey PC MIke,
The reason is b/c I needed to purchase from Amazon.com. I get rewards at work when I work on special projects, and the awards let you choose gift cards from various retailers. The only good one is Amazon, so I always picked that and had been saving them up. Also, I sold my 32 inch Panny to a family member and allowed them to pay me mostly in Amazon credit they had, since I already had a bunch saved up.
So I had $1,400 in Amazon.com credit, meaning basically I needed to purchase my set from Amazon.com. The V4100 there is $1,499.99 (if purchased from Amazon, other third parties sell for a little cheaper, but either have shady return policies or I don't trust enough.). Meanwhile, I purchased the A650 for less than $50 more than that.
The W4100 is $1,899.99 (still MSRP from Amazon). So it was basically the Sammy A650 for around $1550, the V4100 for $1500 or the W for $1900. My only other option would have been to go without a TV for a month (after I return my V this week to CC) or use BB and do another 30 day "trial". However, I really didn't want to go through the purchase to return thing again, when I did it on the V I told myself 1 and done with that and then get myself a TV.
So anyway, just checked my order status on the 650 and it says "We are preparing these items for shipment and this portion of your order cannot be canceled or changed." So I guess that's it for me.
I'll miss the TV Guide feature, the sound on the Sony, Bravia Engine 2 SD prcessing, and the Matte screen. BUt who knows, maybe my set will have the purple haze, excessive clouding or some other defect, in which case I will return to Amazon and definitely get a Sony.