I conferred with the CFO last night and decided that whatever price the 707 would come out with, it would be over our budget, so might as well jump on the 6ave coupon so that we can enjoy it now, rather than wait for Black Friday or reductions when the next model comes out.
I decided that I would just order from 6ave rather than price matching. For me, I would rather have the unit shipped later and then use the interim to buy more HDMI cables and get the rear speaker wire installed. So, I went to 6ave and entered the coupon code. No dice. Called them up. "It's expired." Even though Tech Bargains has said that the expiration was today, 6ave has decided otherwise. So, the guy talked to his supervisor and after 5 mins came back with this deal: Purchase the $29.99 extended warranty and we will honor our coupon.
I bet you are thinking the same thing I am thinking...
I know it's their prerogative and all, but that was just way uncool.
So, I called up J&R, and the CSR checked the 6ave site and told me that he couldn't find the deal. I told him it was a coupon and couldn't find it on their site either, but saw it on SlickDeals and TechBargains and read here that a bunch of people price matched it through them. I did mention to him that it was supposed to expire today. This time I waited 10 mins on hold while he talked with his manager. He came back and honored the coupon, and told me that they wouldn't do it after today (odd, since I already told him the coupon expires today... anyway).
So, I just squeaked in with this deal. If you have not yet taken advantage of this deal, I would do it NOW. Call J&R, or better yet, call OneCall... Samsunging
said he got his this morning from them, so they may still honor it today. Give it a shot. Plus, they have a higher Reseller Rating than J&R and 6ave and more reviews to boot. (Wish I had checked RR before ordering, but I was getting a little frantic.)
So, now I have to get my cables and wires sooner than expected... Monoprice, I have an order for you.