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I spoke with reps at Visa and Squaretrade. Perhaps Amex is different. Neither of the others count open box as "new".
That is pretty terrible news. I am going to have to cancel my order - not worth it to not have it under warranty.
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How prone are these TVs to problems? I was offered a 2 year warranty for $450 and a 5 year for $700 from BB. Should I get it or are there better warranty options elsewhere?
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How prone are these TVs to problems? I was offered a 2 year warranty for $450 and a 5 year for $700 from BB. Should I get it or are there better warranty options elsewhere?
http://www.squaretrade.com/tv-warranty

Do you have a Costco membership? If so, I think it's even a bit cheaper through them.

Although with BB you can tell just them to come pick it up and replace it, I don't think Square Trade does that.
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http://www.squaretrade.com/tv-warranty

Do you have a Costco membership? If so, I think it's even a bit cheaper through them.
You can buy the warranty through Costco even if you don't have a membership. It's just a few more dollars.
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It looks like I can get a squaredeal warranty 4 years for 300 bucks, much better then BB's 5 for 700.
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It looks like I can get a squaredeal warranty 4 years for 300 bucks, much better then BB's 5 for 700.
Don't jump on that too quickly. Costco members can get an equivalent Squaretrade warranty from Costco for $89.99 for an extra 3 years. Reportedly non-members can get it for about an extra $5.
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Don't jump on that too quickly. Costco members can get an equivalent Squaretrade warranty from Costco for $89.99 for an extra 3 years. Reportedly non-members can get it for about an extra $5.
Wow, I will definitely look into that. Thanks for the help fellas!
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You can buy the warranty through Costco even if you don't have a membership. It's just a few more dollars.
Right, I wasn't very clear about that.
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BB/MagHiFi warranties seem excessively expensive to me, like beyond any reasonable amount. I realize they make a bundle of money on them, but still...
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That is pretty terrible news. I am going to have to cancel my order - not worth it to not have it under warranty.
What is everyone's opinion on this? Is it a bad call to not get the warranty? Paul's offered me one for 200 for the 60 for 5 years through Bankers Warranty Group. Should I get it through them or just cancel the order?
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BB/MagHiFi warranties seem excessively expensive to me, like beyond any reasonable amount. I realize they make a bundle of money on them, but still...
Just read the fine print on warranties. Best buy is expensive but covers a lot too. Dead pixels and burn in. Some warranty companies deduct repairs from amount payed for the tv so after a repair and tv craps out you don't get full price payed for the tv.
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How prone are these TVs to problems? I was offered a 2 year warranty for $450 and a 5 year for $700 from BB. Should I get it or are there better warranty options elsewhere?
Jesus, $700 could go nicely towards a new OLED in a few years if your tv breaks.
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Buydig and Beachcamera (same company, both authorized resellers) have the 64f8500 open box for $1999. Only risk is that they will not accept returns. Secondarily, due to being an open box, you will not get any extended warranty benefit from your credit card nor be able to buy a 3rd party extended warranty (i.e. your warranty will be good for one year only).
why is that?
I bought an open box from an authorized retailer...Conn's...and it came with the Samsung factory warranty that started from the day I bought it. Already verified this through Samsung
My Visa doubled my factory warranty...and I bought a Square trade 4 year extended on it

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I could never spend 2 grand on an open box with no return policy without being able to see it first in person. Some things are just too great of a risk to chance, even if I was made of money.
yes...open box with no return policy and not being able to see it would be an issue

Though I am surprised they will ship an open box item


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I spoke with reps at Visa and Squaretrade. Perhaps Amex is different. Neither of the others count open box as "new".
that was not the case with me

Samsung, Visa and Square trade all warrantied my open box model

in fact I actually filed a claim on a Toshiba TV ...thought Visa..a while back and they paid it no problems

The only stipulation was that the item have factory warranty...and not be refurbished


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BB/MagHiFi warranties seem excessively expensive to me, like beyond any reasonable amount. I realize they make a bundle of money on them, but still...
they do have the best coverage
but I agree...for what they charge I would roll the dice
Their prices have risen pretty drastically over the last few years

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Just read the fine print on warranties. Best buy is expensive but covers a lot too. Dead pixels and burn in. Some warranty companies deduct repairs from amount payed for the tv so after a repair and tv craps out you don't get full price payed for the tv.
true...they are also the most expensive out there
Square trade will pay no more than the amount you have invested in the TV

However...the odds of you needing that type of repair is pretty rare
AND....if its three years from now prices would have likely gone down and picture quality gone up


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that was not the case with me

Samsung, Visa and Square trade all warrantied my open box model

in fact I actually filed a claim on a Toshiba TV ...thought Visa..a while back and they paid it no problems

The only stipulation was that the item have factory warranty...and not be refurbished


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Well the reps told me that "Open Box" essentially means "Used", which is explicitly excluded. I encourage everyone wanting either 1) CC extended coverage or 2) 3rd party warranties to directly call the provider of the extended warranties. They will be able to answer your questions instead of just trusting a random person on the internet.

At the end of the day, I was not comfortable buying OpenBox-New from PaulsTV, nor OpenBox-Closeout from Buydig/beachcamera while also expecting more than the 1yr Samsung warranty coverage. Others may be willing to do so, which is fine.
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I'm wondering if we'll see any sales on the F8500 coming up near the end of August, beginning of September. I've read that this is a common time for manufacturers to offer sales to coincide with the start of the NFL season, and looking at price history of the PN64F8500 on camelcamelcamel, this went on sale for $2,899 ($300 off) in this time frame last year (lowest price to date).

Don't want to wait too long and risk the F8500 selling out, but at $3,100 a pop it isn't like they are exactly flying off the shelves at Amazon for example (appears they've sold 1 this week, earlier this week said 18 were available now says 17). If they'll go on sale for another 10% or more off in the next month then I'm really debating whether to just buy it now or wait a little while longer (assuming it won't sell out though). I'd be content with the $2,900 price (which equates to 10% off today's price and matches a previous best buy sale price), which with 10% back in rewards would put me close to $2,600 (plus tax).

Of course Best Buy offers 45 day return policy for elite plus (which I'd be after buying), so if Amazon does drop the price anytime during the 45 day window (which would be 9/8), I could go in and get Best Buy to price match and refund me the difference. At least that way I wouldn't have to worry about it selling out in the mean time. Hard to know just how short the supply of 64" is right now and whether they'll really sell out for good before Samsung shuts down production in November.
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. They will be able to answer your questions instead of just trusting a random person on the internet.
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Could not agree with you more
Each person should do their own due diligence

My situation has been that my credit card company had covered a TV that was bought open box in the past as I stated in an earlier post

The verbiage in the Square trade agreement does not have an exclusion for open items
It does exclude used...but considering that factory warranty starts from day one of your purchase I can see where used and open box are defined differently

Moreover..Square trade has paid claims on both an HP computer and Yamaha receiver that were both bought open box

I have probably bought 15 TV's in the last few years and all but a couple of them were open box
Never any issues from Visa or Square trade stating they would not cover the ones that I chose to extend coverage on

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