Originally Posted by cajieboy
Yeah, that sounds like a good deal on the 60" display providing the condition of the TV. But those deals don't grow on trees, and you may look a long time (if ever) before you see another deal like that one.
Yes, floor models are different from "used" TV's that are purchased from normal consumers. The average "Used" TV is turned on maybe once a day for a few hours after work. A Floor Model is turned on every single day, all day and continously into the evening when the store closes.
"Used" TV's have their settings adjusted & tweaked, thus putting the display panel in a less stressful operation. Floor Model TV's generally are run in torch mode with the brightness & contrast controls cranked-up. Not especially a good way to treat your TV. Also given the fact that thousands of people that have drifted in & out of that store over the months the TV was on the sales floor, fooling around with the remote and settings and god knows what else.
Yep, you're right, there is definitely a difference between a consumer owned "Used" TV and a store "Floor Model".
Almost forgot. The cherished Panasonic Warranty. Panasonic has one of the lowest failure rates (approx 3%) in the industry, so there's a 97% probability rate that the display will not fail during the warranty period. Collecting on any issues you may experience is another matter altogether, and good luck with that. Besides, The Panasonic Warranty transfers over to the new owner even when you buy "used".
a lot of assumption there on the what life a display TV has had vs a used TV from a consumer
If someone has kids in the house, a smoker ,or pets...that makes a significant difference in a "USED" TV...IMO
It has already been pointed out you are not accurate about the Panasonic warranty transferring.
Read the paperwork included with your TV
Sears...where I bought my display 60" ST60, does not have their TVs on overnight
You should drive by your local store after hours and see for yourself
Based on the manufacturers rating of 100K hours of service...I think the TV is only 3.5% into its lifespan
Even if Panasonic grossly misstated their panels lifespan..lets say its 25K hours
lets say I watch the TV 8 hours a day every day
That number is not even close considering the TV is still packed and is not even in use
but for grins lets say I watch it 8 hours a day 365 days a year. That is 8.5 years of service based on the panel only last 25% of the time that Panasonic rated it for
The Tv will be a dinosaur in 5 years based on how fast TV technology moves
But for $424 plus tax and $60 for a 4 year square trade warranty...I am good with that
The other part I am curious about
where did you get those failure numbers for the Panasonic TV's?
Hopefully not the same place you got the warranty information
The other part you have forgotten...if that is the accurate word
If you are the original buyer of the display Tv and the factory warranty starts from day one of your ownership you can also buy an extended warranty...from the retailer or a 3rd party
Can you do that with a "used" TV?