Originally Posted by Pacbellguy
BB is having a sale on all of their widescreens in store. Web site isn't reflecting the sales price.
Between the sale and my 12% off Rewards coupon.. I'll be saving a nice amount.
First of all, thanks for the heads up on this coupon, Pacbellguy, because you gave me the ammunition necessary to go into BB & start the negotiation process & ultimately pull the trigger on the Mitsubishi WD-65833 today.
Here is the thing though, for anyone attempting to use a price match & then the 10% or 12% coupon, the footnoted fine print on the coupon states
"(1) Markdowns taken from regular prices.
I went in to the store looking for a competitive match to the current advertised price at COSTCO, plus the 12% & I was met with considerable resistance at first. I had to work through 1 BB standard floor guy & another Magnolia sales guy before they put me with the senior Magnolia sales guy. It took a few trips back & forth to the computer & 2 discussions on his headset, but he finally combined the price match & the 12% discount which also dropped the service from $450 to $400 for the 4 year warranty. I know that I could get the Mack warranty for less, but the salesman used the warranty purchase as partial justification for the deal that I got.
My advice is to be persistent & get to someone with the authority to manipulate the system and make a decision. As it turns out, the guy I dealt with was familiar with the AVS forum & a self-proclaimed videophile himself, so I would definitely say that it helped. He asked questions about my current set-up & looked for opportunities where he could sell me more equipment, as a good salesperson should. He was no kid & was more knowledgeable than most salesman I have come across in a BB. Nothing against the young blue shirts, but many of them tend to spew information before asking any probing questions to see what your needs are. I am no pro by any stretch of the imagination, but thanks to information gathered on this forum & some research of my own, I know enough about each TV in this size range to at least seem educated.
They do not have any on the floor yet, and I'm not sure when or if they will, but they are in stock in the warehouse & available for store pick-up or home delivery. I analyzed the TV for about an hour at Tweeter right next to another set that I was interested in (Sony 60A3000 - beautiful also & a tight decision, but the Mitsu had a larger, brighter picture; slightly slimmer, more attractive cabinet to my tastes in gloss black), and went right to BB to make the deal.
Anyone living near KOP, PA can PM me if they want the sales guy's name in the Magnolia store so they can get the same deal on this amazing set.