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http://buybestdisplays.com/Panasonic...cConsumer.aspx

 

Panasonic TC-P65VT50 65" Class Smart TV VIERA VT Series Full HD 3D Plasma
Price: $2,899.99

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http://buybestdisplays.com/Panasonic...cConsumer.aspx

Panasonic TC-P65VT50 65" Class Smart TV VIERA VT Series Full HD 3D Plasma
Price: $2,899.99

Run from these guys! They were formally buy best plasma
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Run from these guys! They were formally buy best plasma

thanks for the warning
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Mac Mall had the 55VT50 on pre-order for the last month or so for ~$1,800 and change, by far the best deal I'd seen for it. I just looked again and it doesn't come up in a search. Not sure when they took it down or why, or if maybe it just can't be brought up in a search for some reason...but it might have something to do with the whole "best deal by far" thing haha. Surprising that if it were a mistake that it would have taken so long for them to recognize and fix it, and curious to think about if they would honor all the pre-orders they took for it.
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Mac Mall had the 55VT50 on pre-order for the last month or so for ~$1,800 and change, by far the best deal I'd seen for it. I just looked again and it doesn't come up in a search. Not sure when they took it down or why, or if maybe it just can't be brought up in a search for some reason...but it might have something to do with the whole "best deal by far" thing haha. Surprising that if it were a mistake that it would have taken so long for them to recognize and fix it, and curious to think about if they would honor all the pre-orders they took for it.

I think Macmall got hit by Panasonic. I got this from hdj forum -

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I'll take a guess that Mac mall is a web retailer Who is selling vt50 cheap online.. We have a company that tracks down the distributor who sold them the goods. Fines. And threat to disco products come. Hopefully that'll stop the price abusers. But these type of companies don't sell much inventory to really effect things. They bring in single digits on products each time. Not much.

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On Amazon now -

Panasonic VIERA TC-P55VT50 55-Inch 1080p Full HD 3D Plasma TV -
$2,499.95
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On Amazon now -

Panasonic VIERA TC-P55VT50 55-Inch 1080p Full HD 3D Plasma TV -
$2,499.95

Good find.
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-VIER.../dp/B00752VKTG

Looks like Amazon removed the link for the 65" version, I had it on my wish list but it is gone now.

It was messed up anyway, it kept pointing to the 55" specs.

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someone in another post mentioned that price will drop after they have them in stock.
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Best Buy is selling the 55" VT50 for 2199.98 right now.

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Best Buy is selling the 55" VT50 for 2199.98 right now.

I see $2499 ? - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Panasoni...vt50&cp=1&lp=4
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Prices for Magnolia items often differ online and in-store.

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Prices for Magnolia items often differ online and in-store.

As do both in-store prices and willingness to discount from store to store. And some stores will price match and other stores can arbitrarily decline to price match even if you meet all the criteria (confirmed price,in stock at another B&M store nearby). You'd think being a chain there would be some standardization but basically every store is its own little kingdom and how competitive they are varies wildly from area to area. The only thing that usually is similar is the people working there not knowing as much as the average person who reads this site.
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You can now add the 65VT50 to cart on Amazon with delivery date of May 9th, but it still shows MSRP.

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Best Buy is selling the 55" VT50 for 2199.98 right now.

so only certain locations are selling it at this price?...NYC?
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You can now add the 65VT50 to cart on Amazon with delivery date of May 9th, but it still shows MSRP.

so exciting
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so only certain locations are selling it at this price?...NYC?

I'm not sure what other locations are selling it for, as I'm not in New York, but I'd imagine it should be the same. You could call your preferred Magnolia and ask them what current pricing is, the SKU is 5025076. I would check for you but I'm off until tomorrow night.

I was a bit surprised that the TV has not even hit stores yet and it's already being discounted from MSRP. Usually VT plasmas at BB stay at MSRP for a while. It may be an early pricing error.

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Do you think the 65VT50 will be $2800 at Best Buy by the end of the year?

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Do you think the 65VT50 will be $2800 at Best Buy by the end of the year?

Maybe by March 2013.
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I'm not sure what other locations are selling it for, as I'm not in New York, but I'd imagine it should be the same. You could call your preferred Magnolia and ask them what current pricing is, the SKU is 5025076. I would check for you but I'm off until tomorrow night.

I was a bit surprised that the TV has not even hit stores yet and it's already being discounted from MSRP. Usually VT plasmas at BB stay at MSRP for a while. It may be an early pricing error.

I called my local BB and they are indeed offering it for $2199...the rep said that the online price is higher...I'm also surprised as well about the discount at launch

but when you add in sales tax (which other authorized dealers don't have) then the savings isn't quite as big
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$3145 and free camera from Panasonic EPP
Says it ships in 1 to 3 days.
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Jumped on it from the EPP site - paid my taxes though. Got an email that says it's backordered 1-3 days so we will see...

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What is the EPP price for 55vt50? Just the TV.

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$2,249.99

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Cool.. Thanks for the info.

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Whomever is so lucky enough to have received their 65VT50, would be so kind and measure the box dimensions. Need to know what van size I would need to haul this baby back to my nest.

And at the same time, would any of you happen to know if the weight (Gross Weight [lbs (kg)] 127.9 lbs. (58 kg)) includes the base or not? Need to know if current Sanus walmount can handle the weight.

Appreciate the help.

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Whomever is so lucky enough to have received their 65VT50, would be so kind and measure the box dimensions. Need to know what van size I would need to haul this baby back to my nest.

And at the same time, would any of you happen to know if the weight (Gross Weight [lbs (kg)] 127.9 lbs. (58 kg)) includes the base or not? Need to know if current Sanus walmount can handle the weight.

Appreciate the help.

THanks

The tv is 97lbs without base.
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Whomever is so lucky enough to have received their 65VT50, would be so kind and measure the box dimensions. Need to know what van size I would need to haul this baby back to my nest.

And at the same time, would any of you happen to know if the weight (Gross Weight [lbs (kg)] 127.9 lbs. (58 kg)) includes the base or not? Need to know if current Sanus walmount can handle the weight.

Appreciate the help.

THanks

These come from Panasonic, not direct measurements. I find that they are usually pretty accurate though. Hope they help!

65VT50:
14.45"(D) X 67.44"(W) X 44.57(H) 141.1 Lbs.

55VT50:
11.18"(D) X 59.69"(W) X 34.65"(H) 97 Lbs.

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so only certain locations are selling it at this price?...NYC?


Magnolia store pricing for TV's is the same at all stores. The price can, at times, be lower in-store than it is online. This is usually due to manufacturer pricing policies. The current in-store price is $2199.98 for the 55VT50.

Though I am an employee of Magnolia Home Theater, the views and opinions I express on this forum are those of my own and not my employer.
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Speakerphile,

What is the in store price for the 65VT50?

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ohh I see 1 in stock on amazon at $3595.00

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-VIER...6330104&sr=1-2
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