I live in Northern Va.
Hey. I wanted to share that I bought the Panny 65VT50 today at Best Buy. I emailed 6 local store general managers, asking if they would price match the BUYTVTODAY.com sites price of $2599.00. http://buytvtoday.com/Panasonic/PanasonicConsumer.aspx
1 responded after a week telling me to speak with an associate in Magnolia. I went to that local store and spoke with the guy the manager directed me to speak with. He said that they COULD NOT match the price, but will do it for $3000. I tried to explain the online pricing match that is being discussed across the web (WSJ and other sites). The manager would not do it. So, I left. I then called another local best buy and spoke with a guy who is working in the online/phone sales in the store. I asked him the same question, directing him to the site. He looked it up while I was on the phone he spoke with the manager on duty
. He then told me that he recieved approval and would honor it. I just needed to come in to the store. I took his name and then told him I will be there tomorrow (which is now today).
I went down to the store today and asked for the guy. He was there and remembered our discussion. He looked it up on the site again to verify as a part of the process to verify. He then reminded me that the set does not come with 3D glasses and suggested I also get at least a pair of 3D glasses which he could match to Amazon.com. Excellent customer service bonus for that! Than a different manager came over and approved the entire purchase, no issues or problems. Admittedly, I tried to get them to back out the tax since the site offers with NO TAX, but they were not going for it and I backed off since it is still a mega deal.
So, I ended up with:
65VT50 - $2599
2 pair 3D panny glasses - $62 each
24 month 0% financing
2% bonus "stuff" (not really sure what it is in Reward Zone, but seems to be $$ vouchers based on money spent)
Upgraded to "Premier Silver" status, which gives me some free stuff, including extended return policy (in case I want to return the TV, for example)
Free home delivery (I opted to take it with me)
I have 30 days to buy thier extended warranty...I am going to research that first. If anyone has any comments on thier extended warranty, please post some info.
Out the door with tax for less than $2900.
Thanks for the posts about this deal!
If in the NOVA area, call the Leesburg store and ask for Kevin C. in phone sales. Nice young man. Friendly, helpful, etc... I told him I would post his name and there may be more calls and purchases. He does not work commission but was thrilled to help and since he is somewhat new, the sales help him. He said he would help whoever calls and wants to buy the TV.
I am NOT going to use the BB calibration service based on all I have read. Any suggestions on NOVA for REAL pros for calibration with whom you have had experience and can provide a reference would be greatly appreciated!!
Thanks again to all who posted and hope this helps.