Originally Posted by Alucardio
How about those retail prices? I'm asking because I live outside the US but I'm going to Miami this october so i'm definitly picking one of these babies up. The question is where can i find it? and at what price, because i've seen it on amazon or newegg for a really nice price, but i'm wondering if i can find those prices on the street?
Well I am sure your aware the online prices will surely be lower than retail stores. Not sure of what will be available in the Miami area, but I have seen the 32" on "sale" at Tweeter for $999. That is the lowest advertised price for a retail store I have seen. Now if you find a "smaller" electronics store, whose salespeople work on commission you have a good chance of seeing if they can match some online stores prices. Find an online store, who is an authorized retailer for Panasonic products, and haggle price with retail store. This is not 100% guaranteed to work, but in my experience your chances are greater.
CC or BB will undoubtedly say NO to stores like Amazon and the like. If you can provide documentation of seller being authorized, they may bite. Ask to speak with a manager and make a strong case for your online store of choice(I like JR's, they are authorized seller for all their products). If they still will not match price, kindly leave......and say something like, "Oh thats too bad, thanks for checking into it for me, I'll have to purchase this set somewhere else then." They may change there mind
Note: The haggle technique will probably not work at big retailers like CC or BB, Sears, etc, although it doesn't hurt to try. Your chances are better with a "smaller" electronics store, preferably one where the salespeople work on commission.