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post #1111 of 3272
I am astonished that the wholesale price is $2800 delivered to their warehouse but if it is I am amazed that they would have a strong reluctance to go below 3900. Obviously BB gives their managers some lattitude but given their profit problems they must be encouragng them to maximize profits. Perhaps those here that know wholesale costs also know if their managers are compensated on gross sales or profits. When I had my business I was willing to take a very short margin to avoid losing a sale. " A piece of the pie is better than none at all"
post #1112 of 3272
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Originally Posted by oticon View Post

I am astonished that the wholesale price is $2800 delivered to their warehouse but if it is I am amazed that they would have a strong reluctance to go below 3900. Obviously BB gives their managers some lattitude but given their profit problems they must be encouragng them to maximize profits. Perhaps those here that know wholesale costs also know if their managers are compensated on gross sales or profits. When I had my business I was willing to take a very short margin to avoid losing a sale. " A piece of the pie is better than none at all"

You're talking about BB here...I'm not convinced they have the brightest and best in positions of authority/decision making. Also seems like a lot of their sales are lost at the entry level sales positions...before price talk ever gets escalated to a manager. I really don't see how they can compete given sales tax, b&m expenses, employee head count, etc. It amazes me they haven't gone the way of Comp USA.
post #1113 of 3272
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Originally Posted by STR3T View Post


You're talking about BB here...I'm not convinced they have the brightest and best in positions of authority/decision making. Also seems like a lot of their sales are lost at the entry level sales positions...before price talk ever gets escalated to a manager. I really don't see how they can compete given sales tax, b&m expenses, employee head count, etc. It amazes me they haven't gone the way of Comp USA.

That plus sharp requires them to maintain a minimum sell price. Lest we forget sharp is paying best buy for floor space. Lots of layers to that 2800 cost.

How many here can raise a hand to having seen bb let business walk even over a small.pm. I have and its why their days walking this earth are numbered
post #1114 of 3272
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Originally Posted by oticon View Post

I am astonished that the wholesale price is $2800 delivered to their warehouse but if it is I am amazed that they would have a strong reluctance to go below 3900. Obviously BB gives their managers some lattitude but given their profit problems they must be encouragng them to maximize profits. Perhaps those here that know wholesale costs also know if their managers are compensated on gross sales or profits. When I had my business I was willing to take a very short margin to avoid losing a sale. " A piece of the pie is better than none at all"

Its a law of averages for bb. For every onr consumer that is savvy to get a reduced price there are 10 that will buy at full price. You have to remember the products on the shelf have associated cost for placement and those with the highest revenue yield are right up front. Sorta of like shopping for groceries when your hungry.

My friend was a manager at Cookin (part of tweeter and a really bad name) he showed me the pricing list one time for boston acoustics. The mark up was obscene and they sold a ton. He would rarely give a discount and when he did the 5% off you got made you feel like he just gave you one of his kids livers. The attachment stuff like walkmen, cameras and all that crap pay the bills and keep the lights on. The rest are big profit centers for brick and mortars

Moral to the story. BB can cry poor but the money is there but average joe will never get a deal
post #1115 of 3272
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How many here can raise a hand to having seen bb let business walk even over a small.pm. I have and its why their days walking this earth are numbered

I was willing to spend $4k on the 80" when I went to BB. As I said, the manager of Magnolia chose to handle the situation poorly, so instead of seeing $4K in revenue, $1,200 over cost (not sure the profit, but the margin at that price is 30%, not bad), they saw nothing. Good choice.
post #1116 of 3272
Hello Folks,

I am chomping at the bit for this TV, and if I am able to get my local BB or HH to sell for under 4k, I may be able to convince the finance chairwoman to agree to the purchase.

My problem is I have had 2 expensive TVs fail repeatedly.

Usually the extended warranty is not worth the cost, but on a $4,000 purchase, is it worth while?

Thanks
post #1117 of 3272
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Originally Posted by dot19408 View Post

Hello Folks,

I am chomping at the bit for this TV, and if I am able to get my local BB or HH to sell for under 4k, I may be able to convince the finance chairwoman to agree to the purchase.

My problem is I have had 2 expensive TVs fail repeatedly.

Usually the extended warranty is not worth the cost, but on a $4,000 purchase, is it worth while?

Thanks

You get 15 months coverage. I would then suggest buying an extended warranty through costco or for a little more directly from sharp. Dont bother with over priced warranties from bb or hh
post #1118 of 3272
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Originally Posted by dot19408 View Post

Hello Folks,

I am chomping at the bit for this TV, and if I am able to get my local BB or HH to sell for under 4k, I may be able to convince the finance chairwoman to agree to the purchase.

My problem is I have had 2 expensive TVs fail repeatedly.

Usually the extended warranty is not worth the cost, but on a $4,000 purchase, is it worth while?

Thanks

the Sharp extended warranty is a good deal & it's fairly cheap on this model . on my 60" 88UM last year it was $385 & on this 80" it's over $100 less than that for 3 years . look back in the thread for the exact figure.
Sharp will replace the unit if it's no longer made with a current model years down the road .
post #1119 of 3272
Fast, do you have a link to that Aquos ext warranty? I can't find it anymore...
post #1120 of 3272
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Originally Posted by STR3T View Post

Fast, do you have a link to that Aquos ext warranty? I can't find it anymore...

here Ya go !



https://sharp.yourserviceplan.com/pr...ayer/Home.aspx


click on the Sharp Service Plans Offers & the FAQ is also good info
If IIRC it's transferable as well .
you will need to call them to get a quote on a Display that you have NOT bought yet ,

Best thing is that you can add the Extended warranty at any time the display is under the 15 month warranty (you get a 3 months add on by registering your display with Sharp @ time of purchase )
post #1121 of 3272
I've had Sharps for the last 4 years now & they do a good job on service from what I gather on the different threads of the models I have .
I've Yet to have a Sharp break on me
So keep that in mind as I don't have any claims myself

I've owned 4 of them 2 - 42"s, 1 - 48" & my 60" 88UM, the 48" is in the bedroom for the wife
Just waiting on the *80" prices to drop & I'll buy this model
post #1122 of 3272
60" for $999
70" for $1899
80" for $4499 (best prices for each at BB that I've seen)


Not many people will pay $2600 (plus tax) for 10". Until they have this set for $3999 or lower, I don't think many are going to bite. Yet even at an unrealistic $3999 price, most would still choose online to forgo paying sales tax.

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post #1123 of 3272
serith, not sure I get your logic. And so far from what I can see, a lot of people have taken a bite and its tasty
post #1124 of 3272
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Originally Posted by dot19408 View Post

Hello Folks,

I am chomping at the bit for this TV, and if I am able to get my local BB or HH to sell for under 4k, I may be able to convince the finance chairwoman to agree to the purchase.

My problem is I have had 2 expensive TVs fail repeatedly.

Usually the extended warranty is not worth the cost, but on a $4,000 purchase, is it worth while?

Thanks

The Costco/Squaretrade extended service contract is a no brainer for anyone who has a $4,000 tv habit. You can get 3 years beyond the manufacturers 1 year warranty for NO MORE THAN a paltry $105.00 Plus sales tax for your state. This would be the cost, if there are Costco stores in your state, but you are not a member of Costco. If there are no Costco stores in your state, you would save the sales tax. If you are a Costco member, you would save the $5.00 upcharge, but would have to pay the sales tax. Finally, if you bought your tv at Costco, you would have to pay $100 plus sales tax, but you would get 5 years of warranty (year 1 manufacturer, year 2 Costco concierge service, years 3 through 5 on Squaretrade.)

Also, you have up to 60 days from the date of tv purchase to buy the Costco/ Squaretrade service agreement.

This agreement is FULLY TRANSFERABLE at NO ADDITIONAL COST (see section 14, of the 2 page service agreement linked below) This would be of interest to all those who are planning to sell their paltry 80" set when the 90" sets are available!

The Costco website where you can buy this agreement is here:

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...=1&topnav=&s=1


The 2 page service agreement is here:

http://content.costco.com/Images/Con...pdf/575685.PDF

The availability of and cost to non members is per my conversation and the checking done by a manager at my local Costco. If you can not buy for the additional 5% upcharge, please let me know, and I will correct this and other errors.
post #1125 of 3272
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Originally Posted by serith View Post

60" for $999
70" for $1899
80" for $4499 (best prices for each at BB that I've seen)


Not many people will pay $2600 (plus tax) for 10". Until they have this set for $3999 or lower, I don't think many are going to bite. Yet even at an unrealistic $3999 price, most would still choose online to forgo paying sales tax.

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this is a very different display than what the 70" is .

seems that the 70" is having issues & this 80" is not
the price difference you note is Apples to Oranges as they are not comparable due to the difference in the displays
they may share similar part numbers , but there are some here who have had the 70 " model & sold it for the 80" those persons stated they were very happy over the difference ...
That could also be why there is such a price difference,
( the 70") might be slashed in price to sell as it's inferior to the 80"
The 70 " model came out way before the 80" .....
post #1126 of 3272
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seems that the 70" is having issues & this 80" is not

Which is exactly why I bit the bullet on the 80 and didn't even bother with the 70 even with the cost disparity.
post #1127 of 3272
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Originally Posted by bri1270 View Post


Which is exactly why I bit the bullet on the 80 and didn't even bother with the 70 even with the cost disparity.

Had a 70 and even calibrated the pq simply wasnt as good as the 80
post #1128 of 3272
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

here Ya go !
https://sharp.yourserviceplan.com/pr...ayer/Home.aspx

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Originally Posted by hdtv4xmas View Post

The Costco/Squaretrade extended servoce contract is a no brainer for anyone who has a $4,000 tv habit. You can get 3 years beyond the manufacturers 1 year warranty for NO MORE THAN a paltry $105.00 Plus sales tax for your state....
Also, you have up to 60 days form the date of tv purchase to buy the Costco/ Squaretrade service agreement.

The Costco website where you can buy this agreement is here:

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...=1&topnav=&s=1....

The availability of and cost to non memebers is per my conversation and the checking done by a manager at my local Costco. If you can not buy for the additional 5% upcharge, please let me know, and I will correct this and other errors.

Now this is a helluva deal if it truly is available to 1. non-members and 2. items not even purchased at/thru Costco. Can anybody confirm this man's recommendation? $100 for 4 yrs? C'mon...confirm it already!!

At this link it states Members Only: http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...=1&topnav=&s=1
"Costco's SquareTrade pricing is exclusive to Costco Members. You must purchase a SquareTrade Service Plan from a Costco Warehouse or from www.costco.com. Costco members may also purchase a SquareTrade Service plan to cover a new TV purchased outside of Costco from an authorized retailer in the US. Service Plan must be bought within 60 days of purchasing the TV."

But when you go into buy one from the link above, it gives an option for Non-members to purchase.

And this link indicates you can cover a set bought outisde of Costco: http://www.costco.com/Service/Featur...uctNo=11669842

"SquareTrade can also be bought to protect TVs bought outside of Costco, where 3 year added protection begins at end of manufacturer's warranty.
post #1129 of 3272
confirmed
post #1130 of 3272
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Originally Posted by Suzook View Post

confirmed

More details, please Suzook! So you bought a warranty thru Costco. You bought you're set at BB (auth'd reseller for Sharp).

How do you "know" that your set is "covered" for repairs? Did you get something in writing to that effect...ie, nothing says you had to be a member and/or buy the set thru Costco? Or better, it specifically says that you are covered as a non-member and having bought the set elsewhere?
post #1131 of 3272
Just ordered the 80" and Sanus VMDD26B (based on Billdag's recommendation). Looking forward to getting it and using it for UFC next weekend.
post #1132 of 3272
I ordered the lc80le632u! Got it for $3500 Ontario taxes in (13%)
post #1133 of 3272
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Originally Posted by GlenFry View Post

I ordered the lc80le632u! Got it for $3500 Ontario taxes in (13%)

What does that translate to in USD?

Thanks,

Nick
post #1134 of 3272
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Originally Posted by Nick Satullo View Post

What does that translate to in USD?

Thanks,

Nick

Looks like it's roughly the same.

http://investing.money.msn.com/inves...ymbol=%2fCADUS
post #1135 of 3272
Right now the exchange rate is about even. On a side note the employee pricing in Canada seems to be just under $3,100.
post #1136 of 3272
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On a side note the employee pricing in Canada seems to be just under $3,100

Wow, that's sweet!
post #1137 of 3272
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Originally Posted by serith View Post

60" for $999
70" for $1899
80" for $4499 (best prices for each at BB that I've seen)


Not many people will pay $2600 (plus tax) for 10". Until they have this set for $3999 or lower, I don't think many are going to bite. Yet even at an unrealistic $3999 price, most would still choose online to forgo paying sales tax.

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First, $3999 (tax + shipping included) is not unrealistic... That is what I paid back in November. Some people have found it at $3699 and even as low as $3500 apparently...

Second, the extra $2000 is DEFINATELY worth it... the 70" is a toy compared to this beast... Not to mention, the 80" is an entirely different panel, so the picture quality is superior.

I was at the movie theater to see Safe House yesterday, and the theater no longer has that same impact as it did before. Also, I noticed there is significant film grain in movies that I hadn't really picked up on before. When adjusting settings on the 80", I thought that this graininess shouldn't be there, but there is in fact less on the 80" compared to the theater, likely due to DNR.
post #1138 of 3272
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Originally Posted by snowbro View Post

First, $3999 (tax + shipping included) is not unrealistic... That is what I paid back in November. Some people have found it at $3699 and even as low as $3500 apparently...

Second, the extra $2000 is DEFINATELY worth it... the 70" is a toy compared to this beast... Not to mention, the 80" is an entirely different panel, so the picture quality is superior.

I was at the movie theater to see Safe House yesterday, and the theater no longer has that same impact as it did before. Also, I noticed there is significant film grain in movies that I hadn't really picked up on before. When adjusting settings on the 80", I thought that this graininess shouldn't be there, but there is in fact less on the 80" compared to the theater, likely due to DNR.

Seeing a movie at the cinema is magnified many times more than the 80" panel, which is not to diminish the quality of the TV but it's comparing apples and oranges. I've noticed that digital projection (mostly 2K and sometimes now 4K though shot in 1080) is much clearer than standard film projection).
post #1139 of 3272
yeah...not sure how going from 80" to 200" is not a big jump anymore. although we dominate at home w/ our lcd set we certainly don't at the cinema.
post #1140 of 3272
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Originally Posted by snowbro View Post

I was at the movie theater to see Safe House yesterday, and the theater no longer has that same impact as it did before. Also, I noticed there is significant film grain in movies that I hadn't really picked up on before. When adjusting settings on the 80", I thought that this graininess shouldn't be there, but there is in fact less on the 80" compared to the theater, likely due to DNR.

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Originally Posted by steve ans View Post

Seeing a movie at the cinema is magnified many times more than the 80" panel, which is not to diminish the quality of the TV but it's comparing apples and oranges. I've noticed that digital projection (mostly 2K and sometimes now 4K though shot in 1080) is much clearer than standard film projection).

I seen "Safe House " as well in the theater & it WAS a Digital projection in a digital room & the film is extremely grainy . It was shocking that it was as grainy as it was & I can only guess that the film was that way on porpoise
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