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post #1801 of 2673 Old 01-17-2013, 08:09 AM
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Printed out the Pauls TV with Save300 coupon, took it our local Best Buy along with a copy of the Panasonic authorized retailer list, and they price matched the 55VT50 at 1699 with no questions asked. Comment from the salesman was "that's exactly what our in-store price is today..."

Hope this helps.

Thanks for the tip! I'll give this a shot after work today. Weird they mentioned the price was 1699...I remember yesterday it being 1800 and some change. You mind tell me what store # you went to?
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eastcoasttvs.com, my local BB agreed to PM but price was 2584 then, its 2554 now and falling, I wud wait for it to be below 2500 and then PM.
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I am about to exchange my Sony HX850 for a 55VT50. The Bestbuy by my house has it for $1850 or so. Clearly not the best price but not bad for those who don't want to buy it online. Also any bigbox stores have it cheaper than $1800 so I can make BB price match? I believe BB doesn't price match online retailers...

The price in-store for the 55VT50 should be $1699.98(which has been our price all month). If the tag lists a higher price, ask them to look it up. Also, is this a Magnolia Design Center, or Magnolia Home Theater? Easy way to tell, the Design Center locations have a McIntosh system on display right where you walk into the department. If it is a Design Center and their price is different(which it shouldn't be), just let them know the MHT locations are priced at $1599.98 and they should PM without issue.

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The price in-store for the 55VT50 should be $1699.98(which has been our price all month). If the tag lists a higher price, ask them to look it up. Also, is this a Magnolia Design Center, or Magnolia Home Theater? Easy way to tell, the Design Center locations have a McIntosh system on display right where you walk into the department. If it is a Design Center and their price is different(which it shouldn't be), just let them know the MHT locations are priced at $1599.98 and they should PM without issue.

Nice to have your insight here on the forum. And I did read your signature line...well said!

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No BB in my area have the Panny glasses. I asked the BB worker if i could get the price match via online order. I got a blank (duuur) stare. Anyone have luck with other stores getting the price match?
I did try on these glasses, they dont seem to work too well with perscrip glasses(i have a low profile set).

Can anyone recommend a larger compatible set of 3d glasses?
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i still don't get how you guys got BB to PM adorama for the 65VT50. Best they would do today is 2600, which is an improvement since they dropped that from the 2900 sale price but not to the 2399 that was listed on the flyer. I may just go with the 1199 55" buydig/ebay deal and get 2 for the same price lol.
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I bought tv at 2899 and went in a week later and customer service got me the Andorama price. They are easier to work with over the sales people.
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East Coast TV's has the 65VT50 for $2534 and if you can pay with a certified check, money order, or wire transfer you can save another 2%, for a $2483 price. East Coast gets high marks at resellerratings.com.
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Found a 65" VT50 for about $2,600. Any advice on buying or seeing what the price point and new features will be for the 2013 model VT60?

Wont know pricing of the vt60 until feb but the improvements over the vt50 are marginal. Unless the ZT60 comes in below $4k it might be best to get the VT50 at $2600 IMO.

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East Coast TV's has the 65VT50 for $2534 and if you can pay with a certified check, money order, or wire transfer you can save another 2%, for a $2483 price. East Coast gets high marks at resellerratings.com.

IMHO:

1. Its not a panny authorized retailer, atleast not according to the panny website
2. Wire transfer...seriously? Why cant they take CCs??
3. Why not PM Eastcoastvs with BB, my local BB agreed doing so with no issue. I loose the tax but I get 60 days return, Free ISF calibration (worth 269$), 60 days to do another PM, easy return, full warranty!

I am still debating doing the PM coz eastcoasttvs' price is falling everyday
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Well earlier today I tried to price match East Coast at BB and was denied because they are not authorized. mad.gif I still ended up getting the tv and spent way more than i wanted to but i don't upgrade but once every ten years. By the way the nearest 65in to minnesota is in Chicago, it's being shipped to the store for me to pick up. I'm really hoping Adorama or Pauls or BB themselves lowers the price in the near future so i can recoup some coin. I really didn't want to have something this big shipped to me in case of returns etc. so I ended up just paying more, I admit I'm having a hard time knowing i could get it for at least 500 hundred less than i paid.

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Can anyone send me the link to the Adorama flyer? I haven't seen that and would like to try a price match locally. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Check back at post # 1708 for a link to the Adorama ad

And to those who cant get BB to price match if you have the option go to another BB and try.
I got turned down ar the first two I went to and by some rude salesman at that
The third one was the charm and the salesman and the manager were great and I will be going back to that one for any large purchases in the future.
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hmm so which best buy will be lucky number 3 then, these will be at least 15-20 miles away at this point...more risk if it fails.
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Check back at post # 1708 for a link to the Adorama ad

And to those who cant get BB to price match if you have the option go to another BB and try.
I got turned down ar the first two I went to and by some rude salesman at that
The third one was the charm and the salesman and the manager were great and I will be going back to that one for any large purchases in the future.
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This is how I got shot down at both the BB i went to...

1. The ad and adorama's website price dont match
2. Its OOS, we cant match anything that OOS.

Pls share if u were able to tackle these queries or did ur manager just didnt care to lookup the adorama website?
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I am hoping to buy the 65VT50 for $2,500 at BB because I have rewards certificates to use. However, I keep checking every day and it is still at $2,899. Amazon is out of stock now. Adorama is also showing out of stock. My concern is that BB will sell out before the price hits $2,500. Is there any way to track BB's inventory quantities? If I knew how many were left it may sway my goal to wait for it to hit $2,500.
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This is how I got shot down at both the BB i went to...

1. The ad and adorama's website price dont match
2. Its OOS, we cant match anything that OOS.

Pls share if u were able to tackle these queries or did ur manager just didnt care to lookup the adorama website?

I sent the general manager an email with a picture of the ad, so he wouldn't have to check the website. Make sure your email is less than 5mb or bestbuy will send the email back as undeliverable

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I sent an email to whomever is listed at the store and simply asked if they would price match buytvtoday and never heard back one way or the other.
Do you have to go into the store to get a price match or will they do it over the phone?

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Wire transfer...seriously? Why cant they take CCs??
Didn't you read my post? It clearly said that payment via bank check, money order, or wire transfer would get you another 2% off. Don't you know that credit card companies take up to 3% off the top? Businesses consider credit card payment to be a necessary evil.

As for East Coast not being an authorized dealer, when it comes to a Panasonic purchase I don't really care.
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No BB in my area have the Panny glasses. I asked the BB worker if i could get the price match via online order. I got a blank (duuur) stare. Anyone have luck with other stores getting the price match?
I did try on these glasses, they dont seem to work too well with perscrip glasses(i have a low profile set).

Can anyone recommend a larger compatible set of 3d glasses?

Same thing around me. All of the stores that had 5-10+ pairs in stock all of a sudden are Ll OOS. Also, BB website shows this as not available for shipping. Is this item being discontinued?

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You guys should check out ABT (Chicagoland area and online). They are right at the price point that everyone appears to be chasing. You will need to talk to a sales person to get the best deal.
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Same thing around me. All of the stores that had 5-10+ pairs in stock all of a sudden are Ll OOS. Also, BB website shows this as not available for shipping. Is this item being discontinued?

One of the BB employees did say, these are the old ones. I really never pay attention to most of them, just kids working there without a clue.

For me it started like this. I asked where are your Panny 3d glasses for mt vt50. Walks me over to the display rack. "here these are what you want" Sharp 3d glasses. rolleyes.gif Since the store just opened and i have been up for 22 hours, i figured i would give him a shot. I asked if i i can try those on, soon to drop the Panny price match bomb on him. Opened a tv stand drawer, hands me the Panny's rolleyes.gif Now i tried these on with my glasses on, I didnt really like the feel. I do have low profile glasses. Maybe it is fate? i am looking into other options for 3d glasses since wife and I both wear glasses. Rest of the 3d viewers buy your own, lol


Good luck trying to get these for that sale price.
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Didn't you read my post? It clearly said that payment via bank check, money order, or wire transfer would get you another 2% off. Don't you know that credit card companies take up to 3% off the top? Businesses consider credit card payment to be a necessary evil.

As for East Coast not being an authorized dealer, when it comes to a Panasonic purchase I don't really care.

Check, money order, and wire transfers are also the currency limitations of online crooks. All three are near impossible to revoke intime if you have a reason to.
Legistically there is 0 reason not to include debit cards in the promotion if "avoiding fees" is the reason....debit card fees are really low compared to normal credit cards. For most businesses debit will come out lower cost than accepting checks.
(Except debit charges can actually be contested with some bank cards)

EastCoast also refuses to accept any returns unless you chose to refuse delivery.

You have 0 recourse if things go badly after delivery and if an issue does come up the possibility exists Panasonic will dump the warranty coverage for not buying from a authorized dealer as they leave themselves that opening in their ToS.

The real question is are you willing to make the gamble that nothing will go wrong over a measily 2% promotion when you have so much more leverage and recourse without it?

Oh and those resller ratings... They've been caught faking them. (Copy / Pasted reviews with only minor changes)
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I sent an email to whomever is listed at the store and simply asked if they would price match buytvtoday and never heard back one way or the other.
Do you have to go into the store to get a price match or will they do it over the phone?

I sent the same email asking for price match to 6 different locations. Two managers replied yes. Printed out email and headed to the closer store. Showed them the email and they ordered it for me. Being delivered tomorrow. Not sure if it is a coincidence, but both locations are in areas where you would not expect people to buy $2K+ TVs (one doesn't even have a Magnolia section in store or a VT50 on display), so maybe they are more motivated to deal in certain areas.

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I have the 65VT50 and use the dimensional optics 3D glasses and they are great and better than the panasonics glasses for $49.99 plus you get a case with them plus everything else.
There website is http://www.dimensionaloptics.com/
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Update. so I called the Best Buy that I bought the tv from and asked if they would price match East Coast tv. The girl looked up the website entered in the PAYCHECK code and got the managers approval and matched the price for 2483.02 or whatever it comes to. I did have to pay tax but it's still 400 bucks back, so at this point I'm feeling pretty good.

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I sent an email to whomever is listed at the store and simply asked if they would price match buytvtoday and never heard back one way or the other.
Do you have to go into the store to get a price match or will they do it over the phone?

My "buytvtoday" PM was completely over the phone with a local Best Buy (Dallas area).

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My local BB matched the Adorama flyer today. 1st try without a problem. Gave them the Adorama flyer and slick deals printout since the flyer does not have a date. They verified Adorama is a panny vendor. Free shipping and qualifies for free calibration after 100 hours!
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FYI. Paul's TV has the 65VT50 for $2,499 w/ code SAVE500.
Courtesy Slickdeals: http://slickdeals.net/f/5806400-Paul-s-TV-65-Panasonic-VIERA-TC-P65VT50-1080p-3D-Plasma-HDTV-2499
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FYI. Paul's TV has the 65VT50 for $2,499 w/ code SAVE500.
Courtesy Slickdeals: http://slickdeals.net/f/5806400-Paul-s-TV-65-Panasonic-VIERA-TC-P65VT50-1080p-3D-Plasma-HDTV-2499

And the 55VT50 is $1,599
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