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post #451 of 3881 Old 11-22-2012, 10:15 AM
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Sorry, I think I got lucky. I was prepared to go the Amazon route (lightning deal at 8:29 PM EST tonight), even though I knew my chances were thin of getting one.
I received an alert on my iPhone stating that BF deals were now available. I immediately went to WALMART on my phone app and went to the item, only to be disapointed that it was listed OUT OF STOCK.
I decided to check online using my PC, and had the same issue. Just as I was going to leave my PC to go cook our turkey, I checked online one last time and it was available at the sale price.
I got lucky. I did get the confirmation email for my order, but I won't be comfortable until I get the shipping confirmation email. Maybe it was a temporary thing, or an error?

There is no way I would have gone to Walmart tonight, so I would have paid full price on Amazon tomorrow. Happy shopping.
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Go to WALMART.COM right now!! Just bought mine for $688 + MA sales tax. Let us know how you make out.
Hmmm, I thought this was a "in-store" ONLY deal ???
And it starts at 10pm tonight!
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I just read in the discussion forum at Amazon that it seems Walmart is making it available online 5 minutes per hour. Keep refreshing.
See thread here.
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Well slap me sideways, Amazon came through and made it a Lightning Deal. Gotta love that place.

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I will be taking mine back to Wal-mart this week. Can't stand the 15-18 seconds for the picture to come on. Bought a LG 7200.
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OMG, football is sweet on this set! biggrin.gif
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Is it just me or did the Amazon Lightning Deal for 8:30est disappear from the list of upcoming deals?

Edit -- nevermind, it was gone for some reason but then I just checked again and it's there. Tryptophan must be slowing down my brain functions rolleyes.gif
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Well I sent my daughter to Walmart at 6:00 since I'm at work all day. They were doing a ticket deal and passed out the tickets for the available TV's and she is 14 of 15 available so it looks like I got one. She has to stand in line to keep her place so she still has two and a half hours to stand there. I would feel sorry for her but she lives for stuff like that.
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On the Amazon watching the count down for the lightning deal smile.gif

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I will be taking mine back to Wal-mart this week. Can't stand the 15-18 seconds for the picture to come on. Bought a LG 7200.

No one really cares...
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I see what you'r saying. The difference in the VHT and the M series is the lack of HDMI in the M series?
If I had to nitpick, I wish I can use the TV speakers if I'm just watching a quick tv show because in order for me to watch my uverse, the sound bar HAS to be on since everything is connected to the HDMI inputs in the soundbar. could i achieve using the soundbar as i please regardless of blueray/xbox/uverse by using the optical cable? i guess a nice feature is having only 1 HDMI going to the TV input....

No i dont think so, im pretty sure the one optical cable from tv to the soundbar would do the same thing. all sound will go through the soundbar.

HDMI input is nice for sound, but like I read you will hear a difference in audio on 7.1 systems as optical cables do not support 7.1 systems.

I rather buy at the store to reduce issues of returning the unit if i do not like it. But for a simple setup 2.1 - the M series will suit me just fine. I don't understand why Vizio doesn't offer the VHT anymore.
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Yikes Amazon went quickly...#340 on the waitlist after clicking the very first instant it was available
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What a joke for Amazon.
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must have sold out in 1/10th of a second. eff this guess i'll keep watching my 6 year old dlp
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Yikes Amazon went quickly...#340 on the waitlist after clicking the very first instant it was available

I am #1 on the waitlist. What exactly does that mean? Any chance of actually getting one or should I move on to plan B and go ahead and purchase the 65" I have held for me at Walmart? They literally were sold out in a fraction of a second. I would venture a guess that only automated purchases were successful at getting one.
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I am #1 on the waitlist. What exactly does that mean? Any chance of actually getting one or should I move on to plan B and go ahead and purchase the 65" I have held for me at Walmart? They literally were sold out in a fraction of a second. I would venture a guess that only automated purchases were successful at getting one.

Really doubt anyone who got one is not going to complete the sale, but their connection could drop out and you are in the first slot, so at least there is a slim to none chance. Good Luck.
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I am #1 on the waitlist. What exactly does that mean? Any chance of actually getting one or should I move on to plan B and go ahead and purchase the 65" I have held for me at Walmart? They literally were sold out in a fraction of a second. I would venture a guess that only automated purchases were successful at getting one.

When someone adds the Lightning Deal to their cart on Amazon, they must checkout within 15 minutes or else their "ticket" expires and it transfers over to the first people on the Waitlist
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The 70 is available for sale now at Vizio and Amazon, still 1995.00.

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It just popped up that I could add it to my cart and I purchased it! Got the confirmation and everything. It'll be shipped by the 28th! WAHOOOO!!!!!
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I just read in the discussion forum at Amazon that it seems Walmart is making it available online 5 minutes per hour. Keep refreshing.
See thread here.

That is really what Amazon should do, random black Friday pricing. The really great deals on Amazon are mostly won by professional snipers, near the Amazon server with super fast connections. The average shopper really has a very low chance and it is really a waste of time.
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Well I am on the wait list lets see how this goes...
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I'm on the wait list too. Where does it show which number you are in the wait list?
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I'm on the wait list too. Where does it show which number you are in the wait list?

Not sure been trying to figure that out as well!
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So, let's see. If one must check out in 15 minutes or lose the deal, it seems that anyone left on the waitlist after 15 minutes (like me) can forget it. Does that make sense?
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All I see is that I'm on the wait list. It does not show what number. Where do you go to see that?
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It just popped up that I could add it to my cart and I purchased it! Got the confirmation and everything. It'll be shipped by the 28th! WAHOOOO!!!!!

Congrats! Patience often pays off- way to stick it out.

This TV is worth regular price of $1k. $688 is a steal. I got the low price too so pretty damned happy right now. It's an excellent set.
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Sold out for me. mad.gif
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LG shills out in full force

I noticed that too. Curious way to spend your time but... takes all kinds I guess! I checked out the LG 55LM7600. Very nice set. Still quite happy to have the Vizio instead. Football has been a real joy to watch today- this set is great for sports! Shame the damn Jets couldn't be arsed to show up for this last one.

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The picture is so much better on the LG the Vizio has to go back. Even if I got it for $688 I wouldn't keep it. And that 18 seconds to turn on compaired to the 3 seconds on the Lg is driving me nuts. Viewing angle is way bad on the Vizio also. Picture washes out when you get anything but directly in front of it. I have played with settings on both tv's for a week to get the pictures as good as possible.7.gif

I don't think anyone is expecting a picture on par with even the mid level name brand plasma or LCD, but for $688 many will overlook it shortcomings. For the price it would make a nice second TV for the kids or rec room.
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LG shills out in full force

That's the same clown that pretended to have a yellow vette, I would wager he doesn't own either the vette or the Vizio. Just trying to make someone as miserable as he is. rolleyes.gif

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