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I got my 60" vt60 for $1400 brand new from Paul's tv. In store price couple of weeks ago was $1900 and they allowed me to use the $500 coupon. Didn't need a new tv but just couldn't pass up that deal.
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I got my 60" vt60 for $1400 brand new from Paul's tv. In store price couple of weeks ago was $1900 and they allowed me to use the $500 coupon. Didn't need a new tv but just couldn't pass up that deal.

Wow! That's an incredible price.

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Wow! That's an incredible price.

I thought so. Now my Tcp58vt25 is for sale. lol
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I hope Paul's gets the coupon back. I got cold feet last night on the 65" VT60, but I'm ready to order it now.

Waiting too!!! For the 60" myself but either way I hope we see another sale soon!
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Waiting too!!! For the 60" myself but either way I hope we see another sale soon!

$2,050 shipped as of yesterday from Cleveland Plasma. Maybe cheaper if you're closer.
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60 VT60 is out of stock at Pauls they are suppose to get more mid-late November because I waiting for my replacement set
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I received my 55VT60 yesterday from Pauls, got it for $1599. Very happy thus far, especially that I didn't find any problems with it upon inspection and demo'd a movie on it and it looks superb thus far. Can't wait for it to get a few more hours on it so I can calibrate it! smile.gif

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Pauls has lowered their price by $100 on the TC-P65VT60 to $2299

Use Coupon Code: FALL27
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Pauls has lowered their price by $100 on the TC-P65VT60 to $2299

Use Coupon Code: FALL27

Sweet :-). just emailed my salesman at Paul's TV to ask for my $100 credit due to their 30day price drop policy I was told about...Ordered my 65VT just last week, scheduled delivery Tuesday morning.... :-)
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Pauls has lowered their price by $100 on the TC-P65VT60 to $2299

Use Coupon Code: FALL27
Thank you. Got amazon to refund $100 as well.
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Thank you. Got amazon to refund $100 as well.

I tried and failed, they said the promo code had to be published on Paul's website.

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I tried and failed, they said the promo code had to be published on Paul's website.
Try again. I just did the online chat. They didn't even ask any questions. It just took about 20 mins of waiting while he worked on it.
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I'm trying to put together a somewhat complicated deal for the 65" VT60.

1. I buy it from abt.com for $2699.00.
1a. I get 10% cashback from ShopDiscover for $269.90
1b. I get 5% cashback on $1500 from Discover's Cashback Bonus Program for online purchases for $75.

2. I price match abt.com with paulstv.com, which is selling the TV for $2299.99 with the coupon, equaling a $399.01 difference.

Final price: $1955.09

Any flaws in my plan? I could really use a devil's advocate. The only possible flaw I could see is Discover might adjust the cashback based on the price-matched price, in which case it would be $229.99 back instead of $269.90.
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I'm trying to put together a somewhat complicated deal for the 65" VT60.

1. I buy it from abt.com for $2699.00.
1a. I get 10% cashback from ShopDiscover for $269.90
1b. I get 5% cashback on $1500 from Discover's Cashback Bonus Program for online purchases for $75.

2. I price match abt.com with paulstv.com, which is selling the TV for $2299.99 with the coupon, equaling a $399.01 difference.

Final price: $1955.09

Any flaws in my plan? I could really use a devil's advocate. The only possible flaw I could see is Discover might adjust the cashback based on the price-matched price, in which case it would be $229.99 back instead of $269.90.

I think it is reasonable. I am planning on going into Best buy between now and xmas and getting it for 2000.00. That is with sales, discounts, rewards etc. Its 2300 now without much haggling or no haggling at all in most cases, so a good timed sale, end of technology, 4K's rolling out, discounts for sets over 60" and holidays is primed according to media...Lets see what happens...good luck. smile.gif
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I think it is reasonable. I am planning on going into Best buy between now and xmas and getting it for 2000.00. That is with sales, discounts, rewards etc. Its 2300 now without much haggling or no haggling at all in most cases, so a good timed sale, end of technology, 4K's rolling out, discounts for sets over 60" and holidays is primed according to media...Lets see what happens...good luck. smile.gif

I'd be careful about waiting too long. There aren't going to be heavy discounts for VT/ZT. They will sell out before retailers need to drop prices. Notice how pricing has been pulled up slightly since the announcement? These are a "get em' while you can" item.

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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I am the happy owner of a 65VT60, which I purchased around July for $3K (final price, including sales taxes, delivery and a 3-year extended warranty). After Panasonic's recent announcement, and considering the fact that we probably won't see any display that comes close to the VT60's quality at a reasonable price for the next 3-5 years (if not longer), I'm now contemplating purchasing a second 65VT60. The first unit is being used in a dedicated, dark room, and the second one would replace a 2007 50" 720p Panasonic that served us well for casual movie watching in the living room and will now probably be handed out to a family member. I can get the 65VT60 for $2200 plus tax at a local Brandsmart (having bought all my TV's there in the past helped with the deal), but I'm unsure about pulling the trigger... yet. With Black Friday around the corner, so many new sets about to flood the market, 4K, etc, etc, I'm wondering if waiting another month or so would be a good idea. Then again, I honestly do not see this set being sold below $2K, and $200 or so won't make a huge difference at the end of the day for something that will (hopefully) be enjoyed for years. But I wanted to double-check here, regardless: what's the consensus at the moment, price-wise? Is $2200 for 65VT60 the best current deal, overall?
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and considering the fact that we probably won't see any display that comes close to the VT60's quality at a reasonable price for the next 3-5 years (if not longer)
It's definitely supposition, and not fact, that we won't see "any display" that "comes close" to the VT60's quality at a "reasonable price" in the next 3-5 years. I bet within 5 years we'll see displays that surpass the VT60's quality at around the $2500 price point. Just think about how far we've come in the last five years. Five years ago you'd be paying close to $7K for a 1080p 65" plasma. I bought my Panasonic TH-58PZ700U in late 2007 for $3800 and that was a "steal" at the time. If history is any guide OLED prices should plummet similarly. And a display that comes close to the VT60 and that's affordable? I'd wager that'll be here even sooner...possibly even next year. Don't forget, Samsung and LG are still in the plasma game -- if Samsung sticks it out with plasma, I bet they'll be at VT60 quality in two years tops. And I'd sure hope that OLED would be affordable within 5 years, if not at current-day plasma prices!

To answer your question, $2200 is the best current price I've seen for the 65VT60.
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I am the happy owner of a 65VT60, which I purchased around July for $3K (final price, including sales taxes, delivery and a 3-year extended warranty). After Panasonic's recent announcement, and considering the fact that we probably won't see any display that comes close to the VT60's quality at a reasonable price for the next 3-5 years (if not longer), I'm now contemplating purchasing a second 65VT60. The first unit is being used in a dedicated, dark room, and the second one would replace a 2007 50" 720p Panasonic that served us well for casual movie watching in the living room and will now probably be handed out to a family member. I can get the 65VT60 for $2200 plus tax at a local Brandsmart (having bought all my TV's there in the past helped with the deal), but I'm unsure about pulling the trigger... yet. With Black Friday around the corner, so many new sets about to flood the market, 4K, etc, etc, I'm wondering if waiting another month or so would be a good idea. Then again, I honestly do not see this set being sold below $2K, and $200 or so won't make a huge difference at the end of the day for something that will (hopefully) be enjoyed for years. But I wanted to double-check here, regardless: what's the consensus at the moment, price-wise? Is $2200 for 65VT60 the best current deal, overall?
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It's definitely supposition, and not fact, that we won't see "any display" that "comes close" to the VT60's quality at a "reasonable price" in the next 3-5 years. I bet within 5 years we'll see displays that surpass the VT60's quality at around the $2500 price point. Just think about how far we've come in the last five years. And a display that comes close to the VT60 and that's affordable? I'd wager that'll be here even sooner...possibly even next year. Don't forget, Samsung and LG are still in the plasma game -- if Samsung sticks it out with plasma, I bet they'll be at VT60 quality in two years tops.

To answer your question, $2200 is the best current price I've seen for the 65VT60.

A lot of people would argue that the Samsung F8500 is already at the level of the VT60 after calibration. Also, I think that OLED will be a viable option far before 3-5 years. I think we will start seeing reasonably priced OLEDs either in 2014 or 2015.

Unless Panasonic changes how much they are charging retailers to buy the TV from them, you will never see this TV go below $2000, and $2200 is an amazing price if you can get it for that.
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I'm a day away from getting my Discover card, and yet again the cold feet creep up on me. I keep thinking stuff like "Do I really need to be spending this kind of money right now?" and "Will I be able to see enough of a PQ difference over my G25 to warrant the price?".

Not knowing what Samsung will do is one of the big things holding me back. What if I get the VT60 this year, then Samsung announces an amazing plasma next year? What if they shock us all and demonstrate a plasma that achieves black levels like that prototype Kuro back in 2008? What if they go the way of LG and release nothing but low end plasmas?

I'm not a very decisive person FYI.
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Thanks Justin for the code for PaulsTV. 

I was able to price match at Amazon, plus you also 

get a free sound bar with the deal.

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I was able to price match at Amazon, plus you also 
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Hi Isunn, is this still going on? Who is giving out a sound bar with 65VT60? And what model sound bar?
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Amazon.  I first put 65VT60 and Panasonic SCHTB370 2.1-Channel Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer 

in my cart. Amazon will subtract the cost of the soundbar. Then I started a chat (they'll transfer you to 

the Large Items department). After a short while, they asked you to place your order and then they 

adjusted the final cost down to $2299.99.

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So the 65VT60 is now $2299. Any chance it could go any lower during black friday?
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Amazon.  I first put 65VT60 and Panasonic SCHTB370 2.1-Channel Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer 
in my cart. Amazon will subtract the cost of the soundbar. Then I started a chat (they'll transfer you to 
the Large Items department). After a short while, they asked you to place your order and then they 
adjusted the final cost down to $2299.99.


How did you get them to price match? Do you show them a link or a screen shot etc.?
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How did you get them to price match? Do you show them a link or a screen shot etc.?

I can't get Amazon to PM Paul's with the promotion code. I have tried 3 times without luck. Any help on how to get them to price match with the coupon code would be appreciated.
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When I started the chat with Amazon, they asked for a link to the website.

I provided the link and told them to login and use the code that Justin 

provided:  FALL27

Everything went smoothly from that point on.

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SQtrade Warranty from Costco 99$ for 3 years plus the 1 year manufacturer warranty =4 years total

From Squaretrade directly is 200$ for 4 years plus 1 year manufacturer warranty=5 years total

Obviously the best deal is Costco as far as price but that extra year could be key or I may not use it at all as something could happen the 6th year which wouldn't be covered either way anyway.

Opinions on better choice?
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SQtrade Warranty from Costco 99$ for 3 years plus the 1 year manufacturer warranty =4 years total

From Squaretrade directly is 200$ for 4 years plus 1 year manufacturer warranty=5 years total

Obviously the best deal is Costco as far as price but that extra year could be key or I may not use it at all as something could happen the 6th year which wouldn't be covered either way anyway.

Opinions on better choice?

I got mine from Paul's TV, 5yrs total for 299 and if not used I get 150 back as Paul's store credit:-) not too bad I thought....
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How did you get them to price match? Do you show them a link or a screen shot etc.?

I can't get Amazon to PM Paul's with the promotion code. I have tried 3 times without luck. Any help on how to get them to price match with the coupon code would be appreciated.

 

I would call them...takes longer but I've never had an issue with PM over the phone (and make sure to give them the code before they put you on hold to check the price as this appears to be done by someone else besides the operator you're speaking with for the match).  Chat is hit or miss for me...YMMV.

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SQtrade Warranty from Costco 99$ for 3 years plus the 1 year manufacturer warranty =4 years total

From Squaretrade directly is 200$ for 4 years plus 1 year manufacturer warranty=5 years total

Obviously the best deal is Costco as far as price but that extra year could be key or I may not use it at all as something could happen the 6th year which wouldn't be covered either way anyway.

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There was a failure rate curve posted here, the source of which I don't recall. It showed either in year 5 or 6 that component failure rates begin to increase. This might make the 5 years worthwhile if you intend to heavily use the set. I am stuck with 4 years total (waited too long to snag the Square Trade warranty) from manuf. + Mack.
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