Ok, here is the latest and greatest.
As a result of talking with some of you (ken Stokes, Mfusik, Bachleor Bighitter and others), I have decided on the Hitachi 65swx20b and the Sony200 STB. Just got off the phone from CC (Monday night) and they told me they could do the 65swx20b $2798 (hmmm wonder what the 65xwx20b would be now). Also, they said they would do $799 on the Sony200. I told them I was (at that very moment) putting out a call to you all for the latest expect to get prices. They said absolutly to do it and to get back and they would try to match it.... Now, why do they just not give their lowest price in the first place... you gotta love American Competition.
Here is what I would really appreciate as I need to buy it Tuesday or Wednesday.:
1. If you bought a Hitachi 65swx20b, what was the price, place (especially if CC) and date you were able to get it. Please provide these pieces of info so I can use it as leverage.
2. What if any Extended warrentee did you get? Were they negotiable? Did you have to buy the stores or are there 3rd parties that provide the warrentee? Once again, the name of the place and warrentee would be very helpful.
3. I dont want to muddy the works, but is looks as if the prices are falling, so if anyone got a 65xwx20b, what was the price (especially if CC). I will assume the delievery amd warentee info will be the same.
5. Finally, what ws the price of the Sony200 STB, the place (especially CC) and the date?
If at all possible, provide the infor and mark it (ie., got 65swx20b for 2799 at CC in West Palm Beach in September 2002. or sears or whatever. It is just easy to show them what people are getting (and I would block out your names). Wish we had a form where people could fill out on this forum... might not be a bad idea as a seperate thread.
Folks, I just want you all to know that I have learned so much in just one week using this forum. It is probably one of the best run, and manned by some of the most professional, knowledgable and nicest people I have ever had the priviledge of communication with and for this, I give you my most heartful thanks. Robert Wagner 11/04/02