Originally Posted by cooknl
They just aint worth the effort
Well I disagree. I had no issues. Unless people here have purchasing experience with these places, have been scammed by them, took delivery of something different than described, received a used product that was advertised as new, charged you for delivery services that weren't fulfilled then I think people are in the wrong place to tell people to just avoid them.
I'm really baffled how myself and another member have stated multiple times that we didn't have the awful experience that some people here are trying to throw out there. Our posts keep getting ignored or told we were just lucky which is insulting. Seems as though the negative posts have more buying power here than members who post good customer experiences. Virtually every place authorized or not tells slight untruths about either the product or the warranty. Either they don't know what they are talking about or they are making it up as they go along.
That's been my experience with Best Buy and many other so-called authorized resellers.
I wasn't thrilled that Cleveland Plasma (a place that seems to have a good rep around here) couldn't even guareantee me white glove delivery even if I offered to pay extra for it. To me that's not good service. They told me it's a 50/50 chance the TV would just be dropped off at my doorstep only.
Frys Electronics (another reputable and authorized dealer) has very lazy employees and they all but force the extended warranty down the customer's throat. If you say you don't want to pay for it they will find a way to throw it in so they can get commissioned for it.
Paul's TV seemed to be the most professional of the stores I've dealt with but they didn't have anymore 64" 8500's left and the price of their 60" would've been more than what I paid for my 8500 with WGD. So even if Paul's TV had the 64" in stock what the heck would I be actually getting buying it there rather than Nice Electronics other than a more professional salesperson? I would've paid more money and for what?
Every place reputable or not is going to throw some kind of curveball sales tactic whether it be pushing extended warranties, charging deliveries at high costs, having uneducated salespeople on the floor that aren't telling the truth about the manufacturers warranty or the product itself and even worse forgetting that the customer even exists after they've got your money.
I'm only saying is unless people have purchasing experience with these online resellers don't make them out to be scammers when these so-called "authorized" retailers aren't much better. There's always going to a headache in purchasing high-ticket items whether it be home entertainment electronics, cars, homes etc. All these headaches can easily be avoided if we all just pay full price from the start. It's certainly worth getting through a few hurdles to get a price I can afford if the end result will be the same.