I'm not familiar with the set you're talking about, but I assume it's a CRT since you are posting in the CRT area?
If it's an open-box CRT, I'd say test it out. If it's a display model, avoid. The display models have probably been sitting on the shelf in torch mode for months and months severely damaging and reducing the life-span of the set.
The Best Buy near me is extremely helpful. They let me bring in my PS2 to hook up to several different sets via component, they moved a display HD-DVD player to a CRT set for me, and I was able to haggle down the price of my open-box Toshiba by $75.
If your Best Buy is anything like mine, just ask them for what you want. I'm sure they'd do it.
Sony XBR960n - nice to rods, mean to cones.