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post #541 of 566
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Originally Posted by xmagoo190 View Post

Just picked up a 60" Elite from Mangolia with 1088 S/N for $1685 OTD. Great condition with remote and all accessories, only thing missing was the box. I've never purchased open stock or demo items before, but this seemed too good to pass up. I was seriously considering a 60" VT60 for $300 more. I assume I made the right choice. smile.gif

Damn! That's an excellent deal.
post #542 of 566
Looking for an elite 60...in NJ, anyone out there want to sell a low mileage one or notify me of a local deal on one haha.
post #543 of 566

I may take a look at a 60 inch at my local Best Buy, must be the floor model, they are asking $1750, will see if I can get them to take off another 10% like they did on my Pioneer Elite receiver. Is this TV really that good? I was about to buy a 65 inch Samsung 7100

post #544 of 566
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Originally Posted by PolishDude View Post

I may take a look at a 60 inch at my local Best Buy, must be the floor model, they are asking $1750, will see if I can get them to take off another 10% like they did on my Pioneer Elite receiver. Is this TV really that good? I was about to buy a 65 inch Samsung 7100

How did you find it, did you stumble across it or call BB's until you found one?
post #545 of 566

wreed,

 

I was actually looking for a receiver and just stumbled upon it. I am going to take a look at it during lunch today.

post #546 of 566
Let me know if you pass on it, hopefully you are near me lol. I am on the east coast NYC area.

I'm in the market for a new tv, would you still buy this over a Panasonic Plasma? Specifically the VT60
post #547 of 566
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Originally Posted by wreed View Post

Let me know if you pass on it, hopefully you are near me lol. I am on the east coast NYC area.

I'm in the market for a new tv, would you still buy this over a Panasonic Plasma? Specifically the VT60

 

lol nope I am not near you, I am located in Florida. The TV is in the back of my jeep right now :)

 

$1880 out the door but I got 2 brand new in box glasses and a brand new in box harmony remote.

post #548 of 566
Congrats! I am trying to locate one.... /sad
post #549 of 566
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Originally Posted by wreed View Post

Congrats! I am trying to locate one.... /sad

 

have you searched the open box online? I didnt even know you could until a couple days ago and thats how I came across it? It actually had a sold sticker on it when I went to look at it but but I went to my car and ordered it online and than went into the store and picked it up haha.

post #550 of 566
Do I have to do that by specific store? Or can I search all stores in one spot?
post #551 of 566
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Originally Posted by wreed View Post

Do I have to do that by specific store? Or can I search all stores in one spot?

You can do a radius search of your zip

post #552 of 566
Thanks located one, just trying to find out what "fair" means....did you find out how to tell how many hours are on yours?
post #553 of 566
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Originally Posted by PolishDude View Post

I may take a look at a 60 inch at my local Best Buy, must be the floor model, they are asking $1750, will see if I can get them to take off another 10% like they did on my Pioneer Elite receiver. Is this TV really that good? I was about to buy a 65 inch Samsung 7100

It will smoke that Samsung 7100 any day of the week.
post #554 of 566
I have a 60" on hold for $1999....no stand, no manual, no remote....

I am going to see it sunday and decide if I will purchase...want to check the hours. Is there a certain threshold I should not cross when it comes to total hours? Oh and I will check the build date.
post #555 of 566
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post
 
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Originally Posted by tgm1024 View Post

That over 338 days on if 24/7.
For 4 hours a day viewing, that amounts to 2030 days (or over 5 1/2 years!)

You sure you're ok with that?

Still has the full warranty. He could also purchase one of the many extended warranty options out there. Personally, I wouldn't buy it without additional coverage. Still a great price though.

 

People often look at getting a warranty as the get-out-of-jail-free card for buying a used TV.  It is not.

 

Let's look at my 4 hours a day viewing example:

 

  • With a new set, and a 4 year whopping good warranty, at the end of it you have 4 year old set.
  • With that particular set, and that same warranty, at the end of it you have a 9 1/2 year old set!!!!!!!

 

Also, keep in mind, that it's difficult to get a warranty these days that allows endless repairs, or even repairs beyond the value.

 

At the end of your warranty you might just end up with a TV that croaks soon.  Most people would find that unacceptable.  That "good price" isn't magic for that particular TV....you're trading away a awful lot for it.

post #556 of 566
For anyone looking to purchase a used Elite from someone else, be careful the manufacturers warranty doesn't transfer.

Dear Customer

The 1 year manufacturer's warranty only applies to the original purchaser. If you are purchasing an Elite from someone else, the warranty does not transfer with the TV.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Have a great day!

Debbie K.
ELITE ADVANTAGE Adviser
Customer Assistance Center
Ph: 855-354-8301
Fax: 309-589-4632
post #557 of 566
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Originally Posted by colonel7 View Post

For anyone looking to purchase a used Elite from someone else, be careful the manufacturers warranty doesn't transfer.

Dear Customer

The 1 year manufacturer's warranty only applies to the original purchaser. If you are purchasing an Elite from someone else, the warranty does not transfer with the TV.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Have a great day!

Debbie K.
ELITE ADVANTAGE Adviser
Customer Assistance Center
Ph: 855-354-8301
Fax: 309-589-4632

However, if the original owner purchased an extended warranty from Elite, the extended warranty is transferable.
So the second owner will be without warranty only till the extended Elite warranty kicks in.
post #558 of 566
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Originally Posted by tgm1024 View Post

People often look at getting a warranty as the get-out-of-jail-free card for buying a used TV.  It is not.

Let's look at my 4 hours a day viewing example:
  • With a new set, and a 4 year whopping good warranty, at the end of it you have 4 year old set.
  • With that particular set, and that same warranty, at the end of it you have a 9 1/2 year old set!!!!!!!

Also, keep in mind, that it's difficult to get a warranty these days that allows endless repairs, or even repairs beyond the value.

At the end of your warranty you might just end up with a TV that croaks soon.  Most people would find that unacceptable.  That "good price" isn't magic for that particular TV....you're trading away a awful lot for it.

I would have to respectfully disagree with that...for a few of reasons

1. Life expectancy of the TV...at 100K hours( life expectancy) at 5 hours a day of use you are looking at a few decades of useful operation

2. Price that you paid is probably about a third of what someone paid 2 years ago....so if you paid say $1600-1700 and they paid $4500 for the same TV that makes a HUGE difference

3. There will most certainly be something else out there better than this in less than 5 years...so will you really be looking at keeping this TV for a decade?

4. The way most electronics operate...the highest incidence of needed repair is in the first year...so the fact that it has made it this far( assuming everything is all good currently), its very likely even the used one will perform far longer than you care to keep it

5. As far as repairs beyond the value( of what you actually paid)....I think many will take that chance to save $2500-3000. The truth of the matter is if it fails more than twice Sharp will probably replace it in the first year
If it fails under the extended warranty...depending on parts availability..it may be fixed or they just issue you credit for the amount you originally paid for the TV
Not a bad deal to save that amount of money and making the assumption that LED TV's ( even the least expensive ones) are pretty reliable with failure typically coming in the first year, if ever


Warren
post #559 of 566
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Originally Posted by turnne1 View Post
 
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Originally Posted by tgm1024 View Post

People often look at getting a warranty as the get-out-of-jail-free card for buying a used TV.  It is not.

Let's look at my 4 hours a day viewing example:
  • With a new set, and a 4 year whopping good warranty, at the end of it you have 4 year old set.
  • With that particular set, and that same warranty, at the end of it you have a 9 1/2 year old set!!!!!!!

Also, keep in mind, that it's difficult to get a warranty these days that allows endless repairs, or even repairs beyond the value.

At the end of your warranty you might just end up with a TV that croaks soon.  Most people would find that unacceptable.  That "good price" isn't magic for that particular TV....you're trading away a awful lot for it.

I would have to respectfully disagree with that...for a few of reasons

1. Life expectancy of the TV...at 100K hours( life expectancy) at 5 hours a day of use you are looking at a few decades of useful operation

 

I'll have to respectfully stop you right there for clarification.  Are you truly expecting a flat panel (I don't care the technology) to last a few decades (30+ years)?


Edited by tgm1024 - 12/9/13 at 7:29am
post #560 of 566
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Originally Posted by tgm1024 View Post

I'll have to respectfully stop you right there for clarification.  Are you truly expecting a flat panel (I don't care the technology) to last a few decades (30+ years)?

actually...what is more realistic is how long would you even want to keep it before its obsolete?

hence my reason for saying it really doesn't matter if the Tv has 2 years of use on it and disagreeing with your "get out of jail free" comments...if you paid 40-50%( or more) less for it in the first place

in 5-7 years...the way technology is evolving..it will be a dinosaur anyway

do you truly not think there will be something far better than this TV( for less $$) in 5 -7 years?

so....lets say it lasted 15 years and died vs 17 years of a new unit ...and you saved $2500 on the initial purchase of the TV

The way technology is evolving you should be able to buy a better TV in every way( in 5-7 years) for less than the $2500 you saved....wink.gif

if the 100K hour Tv ratings that manufacturers give their units if off by lets say 50%
50,000 hours is a LONG life that I dont think many will take advantage of...ESPECIALLY at the high end of TV buying where I think people buy more often anyway when technology changes


Warren
Edited by turnne1 - 12/10/13 at 7:39am
post #561 of 566

Would people recommend this TV or a VT60? Still on the fence haha

post #562 of 566
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=321337375633

I was looking at this, for a friend. Does that TV look like a 70?, or is just me, that thinks it looks like a 60 ?

Thanks
post #563 of 566
Go check it out, If he does not have a box there is no way to ship, even if he has it, any common carrier will not insure a used TV, so pickup is the only option.
post #564 of 566
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Originally Posted by gtbdevs View Post

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=321337375633

I was looking at this, for a friend. Does that TV look like a 70?, or is just me, that thinks it looks like a 60 ?

Thanks

 

Doesn't even look like a 60 to me.

 

Look at the width of the remote.  Divide that into the diagonal of the TV.  You now have a multiple you can use to quickly calculate.  You might discover that the remote needs to be 3 1/2" wide if the TV is a certain size. 

post #565 of 566
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Originally Posted by tgm1024 View Post

Doesn't even look like a 60 to me.

Look at the width of the remote.  Divide that into the diagonal of the TV.  You now have a multiple you can use to quickly calculate.  You might discover that the remote needs to be 3 1/2" wide if the TV is a certain size. 

I know, I asked the seller and he says that it is a 70 , I have the 70, and when I snap a pic of it, it looks way bigger. Maybe its a wierd camera angle or something?
post #566 of 566
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Originally Posted by gtbdevs View Post
 
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Originally Posted by tgm1024 View Post

Doesn't even look like a 60 to me.

Look at the width of the remote.  Divide that into the diagonal of the TV.  You now have a multiple you can use to quickly calculate.  You might discover that the remote needs to be 3 1/2" wide if the TV is a certain size. 

I know, I asked the seller and he says that it is a 70 , I have the 70, and when I snap a pic of it, it looks way bigger. Maybe its a wierd camera angle or something?

 

It does seem like a wide angle shot or something similar.  The perspective is extreme.....The front of the table is much bigger than the back.

 

So perhaps that's why.

 

Dunno.  I would not trust buying this without looking at it in person anyway.  (sorry I cannot help more).
 

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