I cannot believe the difference in this forum and the LCD Forum.
I have long been a reader and contributor in the Plasma Forum and have used the sponsors a few times for purchases over the years and they have all gone smooth.
A friend wanted to buy an LCD Panel and I knew nothing about them. But she had her heart set on an LCD. A big part of that was to buy a very green TV (and they are greener, especially the LED ones). I wasn't about to argue with anyone wanting to be greener.
So I told her you should really ask in the AVSForum.com under LCD panels and ask for a sponsor to PM you on prices. She didn't feel comfortable doing that so I did it for her.
Not one LCD sponsor replied. Not one person replied on the choice of TV either. Although one Plasma Sponsor did recommend the 5010. But she didn't want a plasma.
So she was on her own. And got burned pretty badly.
She ended up wrongly picking a scam vender. She did her homework on checking out the reviews of the vender but you can hardly trust those these days. The best is word of mouth on forums these days.
The scam site basically convinced her go with the next model up that was a few $100.00 more. It supposedly had a farouda DCDi scaler built in. Well it turned out that model doesn't exist and it was fake. She was so excited that she did the upgrade.
Luckily her credit card company caught it and called her first and she declined it when she saw she was over charged on shipping and had more time to research the upgrade. She thought she was in the clear until today they attempted to charge her card again and it went through without a call from credit card company. I think she had other activity on the card when she first placed the order and it got flagged for call. But this second attempt didn't get flagged.
So now she's stuck with this crooked vender.
I'm just so disappointed in the LCD Forum where I got no help at all for her.
Kudo's to the Plasma forum and its sponsors.
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