Originally Posted by ooglek
I'm happy to buy online, or in person, so if you know of a good place to get me a Zenith DTT901 with my Coupon, post it!
I've called the local Radio Shacks, Sears, K-Marts and Best Buys. The Insignia is in stock at Best Buy, and I found 1 K-Mart far away with 1 in stock (not willing to try and fight Beltway traffic to get there before someone else).
Has anyone else found the DTT901 in stock locally and at $50? At this point I should probably give up the best deal and spend the extra $10 just to get it, but I wanted to ask first. My coupons don't expire until July, so I'm ok on time. Thanks!
Anyone found the DTT901 locally at $50... Yep, no problem - I've bought several at K-mart @$49.
A: Not to wait till the last few days before your coupons expire. (Murphy's Law- Start looking 2-3 weeks before coupon expires to increase chance of hitting the store after it gets it's re-stock.)
B: Hit the store after they get their re-stock.
At K-mart (and other vendors) they get shipments every few days... at my local K-mart for example they get a case , twice a week. What you need to do is to call (with UPC in hand), Or better yet visit your store local in person and find out what day they get their re-stocks, how many they are expecting.
That's about the only thing you can do.
(On most stores the delivery trucks will make a circuit- Monday and Wednesday, Or Tuesday- Friday)
Keep in mind that alot of times people in the department may not "know" what the heck they carry... that's why it's important to ask them to do a lookup with a handheld LRT, or computer at the cash register.
Keep in mind also that when calling- that when asking if they carry converter boxes you have to be VERY SPECIFIC that on what MODEL you are desiring, and ask them to VERIFY STOCK, (* preferably asking them to physically put their hand on one)... If you don't the standard answer (that I've been getting) is A: We don't carry xyz, OR B: We're out of them, OR C: Yea we got converter boxes.... when they don't, or it's another model altogether.
(EG; To allot of employees all converter boxes are the SAME...)
* Note: If they are low on units- and physically have their hands on one you may be able to sweet talk them into holding one back for you.
Additionally note that at some stores- they don't have units on "the-shelf", there may not be a store tag (LOL) - they will be in the STOCK-ROOM, or maybe in a display case.
* Yesterday at a K-Mart I had previously called and they said they didn't have any DTVPal Plus units- they had them in a locked display case- buried where they were out of sight... no tag, no nothing.... When I asked the lady- She said she didn't have any.... I then responded that I had called and talked with John and they had (8) in stock... It was only then she "remembered" that they were buried in a display case... (I've been getting the same story on the Zenith- point is the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing so you have to be persistent when calling /visting your local store(s).
Note that on that store I had called just a day before- and another person told me they did NOT carry the DTVPal Plus... It was only by visiting my "local" store (which was out of stock) and getting the guy to do a lookup to see if any other stores in the system had units, and asking him "who" I should talk to when calling the store who had just said they were out of stock was I able to find some units!
PS: At my local BestBuy when I had to go swap out a defective APEX DT502 just yesterday- I noticed they had the APEX's @$49, when they are normally @59 - So they may have a similar sale on the *Insignia units...
(*FYI: The Insignia and the Zenith DTT901 are the SAME unit, both manufactured by LG, Electronics)
One last thing- as someone with "several" APEX DT502's, Zinewell ZAT-970A /950A's, Zenith DTT901's, and DTVPal Plus units I really like the DTVPal Plus for it's EPG (GUIDE)... Picked up (3) at K-Mart @$59
(Remote is nice as well)
While I like the Zenith DTT901 @$49- For $10 extra the DTVPal Plus is money well spent.UPC / K-Mart item number:
Zenith DTT901 @$49= 7-1919217340-8
DTVPal Plus.. @$59= 7-5396001084-7