Yeah, I'm a little wary of grey market. No warranty, yes? Last thing I need is a $1600 paper weight or costly out of pocket repair bills.
Hhgregg can get me a floor model PN60F8500 for $1800 including tax and shipping, but it has to be shipped from somewhere else so I can't see it beforehand. Best Buy can get me one for $1800 plus tax (6%), including shipping, but I've actually seen it in store. From what I can tell it looks free of IR, don't see any dead/stuck pixels offhand (but not sure if they'll let me check it with color slides). Was told it's been in store for about a month but they don't know where it was before that.
I don't have a vehicle capable of carrying this thing, so once I get it delivered, that's pretty much it. Assuming it's IR-free, is there anything absolutely horrible about buying a floor model plasma?