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post #331 of 526
I get great protection from my CC, and ordering from US Appliances saves me about $240 in sales tax that I would have to pay to Amazon. If they were "Un-reputable" would Amazon be using them as one of their price match sites?

I'm scared by the too inexpensive to be good fear.
post #332 of 526
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Originally Posted by GregSeek View Post

The 65" VT30 is back in stock at US Appliance http://www.us-appliance.com/tcp65vt30.html the price is still $2397.

The one I price matched from Amazon was delivered today. Had to call Pilot to make sure a 2nd person was scheduled for delivery as I've still recovering from a sprained wrist. Delivery went great. 2nd guy showed up a little late but they unpacked and set it up and verified that it worked. Looks awesome! Have to wait till tonight to play with it.

Showing $4000.00
post #333 of 526
You have to go all the way through to checkout, after you've put in credit card data and all of that. The final screen where you click to buy shows the discounted price.
post #334 of 526
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Originally Posted by theesir View Post

You have to go all the way through to checkout, after you've put in credit card data and all of that. The final screen where you click to buy shows the discounted price.

+1

I've done this many times, without purchasing the tv, to verify current price...



dr
post #335 of 526
Amazon just took my order for $2,487.00 for the 65" VT30. They matched the US Appliance price and added $90 shipping.

Amazon has always satisfied me or made good when they had to. The guy I talked to tonight was so sweet I want to introduce him to my daughter or adopt him as my heir.

But I digress....

Should I get an aftermarket warranty for this crazy thing? Last time I bought a TV, a Sony XBR400 CRT in 2001, I did not get an extended warranty. Of course it started to behave flakey and continues to down the present day.
post #336 of 526
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Originally Posted by Bourdelais View Post

Amazon just took my order for $2,487.00 for the 65" VT30. They matched the US Appliance price and added $90 shipping.

Amazon has always satisfied me or made good when they had to. The guy I talked to tonight was so sweet I want to introduce him to my daughter or adopt him as my heir.

But I digress....

Should I get an aftermarket warranty for this crazy thing? Last time I bought a TV, a Sony XBR400 CRT in 2001, I did not get an extended warranty. Of course it started to behave flakey and continues to down the present day.

If you need that peace(piece?) of mind, I believe Costco via Squaretrade has a pretty sweet deal on an extended warranty for any new tvs. Might want to look through the threads or Google it. Cheers, and congrats.
post #337 of 526
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Originally Posted by Bourdelais View Post

Amazon just took my order for $2,487.00 for the 65" VT30. They matched the US Appliance price and added $90 shipping.

Amazon has always satisfied me or made good when they had to. The guy I talked to tonight was so sweet I want to introduce him to my daughter or adopt him as my heir.

But I digress....

Should I get an aftermarket warranty for this crazy thing? Last time I bought a TV, a Sony XBR400 CRT in 2001, I did not get an extended warranty. Of course it started to behave flakey and continues to down the present day.

My 65vt30 showed up yesterday, "white glove" excluded as expected. Wife had to help the guy haul it into the house. At least he waited for her to check for damage. Called Amazon and they removed the $50 shipping fee, total cost after both confirmed price adjustments, $2397. Made me very happy.

As for the warranty, I always buy with my Amex card, instant second year warranty through them for free!
post #338 of 526
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Originally Posted by michaelahess View Post

As for the warranty, I always buy with my Amex card, instant second year warranty through them for free!

Yes, that's been my habit as well. I've never tried to have such an extended warranty honored by AE, but it's probably a process that they hold your hand through.
post #339 of 526
Man, reading this thread gives me hope that I will eventually be able to get a 65VT50 for around $2500!!!
post #340 of 526
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Originally Posted by mnc View Post

Man, reading this thread gives me hope that I will eventually be able to get a 65VT50 for around $2500!!!

Possibly even cheaper. The initial list price on the 65VT50 is around $4000 compared to the 65VT30 which was around $4400 if I recall. I would say there is greater price drop potential as they will probably lower the VT50 list price later in the year. Come Nov-Jan low $2000 range is not out of the question at all.
post #341 of 526
I went on the US Appliance website and it's showing the $3,999 price, but I can't proceed to adding into the cart because it's out of stock.

I have a feeling Amazon won't honor the $2,500 price unless someone can chime in and convince me otherwise.
post #342 of 526
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Originally Posted by comebackid View Post

I went on the US Appliance website and it's showing the $3,999 price, but I can't proceed to adding into the cart because it's out of stock.

I have a feeling Amazon won't honor the $2,500 price unless someone can chime in and convince me otherwise.

They will not honor unless its truly available to purchase from one of their price match sites (i.e. in stock)
post #343 of 526
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Originally Posted by theesir View Post

They will not honor unless its truly available to purchase from one of their price match sites (i.e. in stock)

Thanks.

I have seen some places for $2,500, but they are not guaranteed by Amazon.

Although buysquad at $2,481 with 140 5 star ratings compared to only two 2 star ratings might be a viable option.
post #344 of 526
i had logged into panasonic.com and used my home email which happened to be a @comcast.net domain, and it pulled up a comcast corporate discount that dropped the 55vt30 to ~ $1774
post #345 of 526
I just bought my 65VT30 on Amazon with price match from US Appliance and got charged $2397...Steal
post #346 of 526
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Originally Posted by NJPapi1977 View Post

I just bought my 65VT30 on Amazon with price match from US Appliance and got charged $2397...Steal

You got them to match the price while US Appliaces did not have the TV in stock? Where did they even see the price to match it?
post #347 of 526
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Originally Posted by theesir View Post

You got them to match the price while US Appliaces did not have the TV in stock? Where did they even see the price to match it?

The girl on the phone contacted US Appliance by phone and when she got back on she said they have it for this price but it is not in stock

She said she would give me the price if i placed the order with her right there and then

So she had me buy it for the Amazon price but as soon as I got the e-mail confirmation she would edit the price and i was only charged the low price and did not have to get a refund from them.

WIN
post #348 of 526
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Originally Posted by NJPapi1977 View Post

The girl on the phone contacted US Appliance by phone and when she got back on she said they have it for this price but it is not in stock

She said she would give me the price if i placed the order with her right there and then

So she had me buy it for the Amazon price but as soon as I got the e-mail confirmation she would edit the price and i was only charged the low price and did not have to get a refund from them.

WIN

Good for you!
post #349 of 526
I'm not sure if this is helpful, but the 65VT30 is currently $2799.98 on BB.

-JR
post #350 of 526
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Originally Posted by jenga28 View Post

Not sure if anyone is an EPP member for Panasonic but their price just lowered today to 2499.96.

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Originally Posted by tribby2001 View Post

Thanks! Placed an order.

Free shipping.
Free Skype camera ($130)
but they hit me with taxes.

Still over $100 less than B...B...PCS < CANCELLED ORDER!

Yippee! Received today. Delivered without any problems.
Build date is October 2011.
post #351 of 526
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Originally Posted by GregSeek View Post

US Appliance has the TC-P65VT30 back in stock as of 11:30 AM Mountain time. If you follow through the order process to the end the price drops to their sale price of $2,397.00. tcp65vt30.html @ us-appliance.com (3 posts needed for URL)

I was able to call Amazon and get them to price match it for me. The whole process took about 40 minutes though I'm not sure if I'm being charged shipping yet.

Update: Just logged into Amazon and it's not showing any shipping charges under the invoice even though the CSR said they'd have to charge shipping.

Really appreciate the heads-up on this one. I just did the same thing with Amazon, Panasonic P65VT30 for $2,397 after price matching it with US-Appliance. Free shipping

I was surprised to get it at this price still but after telling the extremely cool guy I spoke to that I saw this price-matched deal on a forum with US-Appliance, he checked it himself and saw that the TV was in-stock and going for $2,397 despite what it says on the US-A's site at the moment (I think it was $4,000 on the main page, didn't go through checkout myself to see the real price).

I'll let you know how it goes...
post #352 of 526
Thank you all for sharing the VT30 price matching info! The $2,397 offer is outstanding, so I decided to give it a try. On my first try, Amazon was willing to price match $2,397 + $149 white glove shipping for a total of $2,546. Not as good as $2,397 but a whole lot better than the listed price of $3,004.17
post #353 of 526
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Originally Posted by hatchback View Post

Thank you all for sharing the VT30 price matching info! The $2,397 offer is outstanding, so I decided to give it a try. On my first try, Amazon was willing to price match $2,397 + $149 white glove shipping for a total of $2,546. Not as good as $2,397 but a whole lot better than the listed price of $3,004.17

Thats weird, the Amazon person did not charge me the shipping white glove service from US applicance

It was just $2377 which is the list price..Best of all is that I did not have to buy it for the Amazon price and then wait for a refund. They adjusted the price after I placed the order before charging me

Love it
post #354 of 526
i cant even find a 55vt30 anymore...
post #355 of 526
I have posted a similar post in the VT30 thread so sorry about the cross-posting, but I wanted to post here to share my experience with US Appliances:
I just wanted to share my great (so far) experience with US Appliance. Ordered my 65VT30 last week and it arrived via Pilot today. 2 great guys carried the TV into the house and actually seemed to be having fun unpacking it and helping me to put it on the stand. One even joked that I'm gonna get grief from the wife about how big the TV is
The folks I dealt with at US Appliances were great; very responsive and even worked directly with Pilot on working out a little scheduling snafu.
The TV is a January 2012 build and the screen seems fine, no flaws. I guess this is the benefit of them only getting a few, going out of stock and then getting a few more.
My break-in slides are running now and assuming all continues to go well I have nothing but great things to say about US Appliances!
BTW- If you're wondering why not price match at Amazon- Sales tax. I live in New York and Amazon charges sales tax in NY, but US Appliance did not.
post #356 of 526
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Originally Posted by theesir View Post

I have posted a similar post in the VT30 thread so sorry about the cross-posting, but I wanted to post here to share my experience with US Appliances:
I just wanted to share my great (so far) experience with US Appliance. Ordered my 65VT30 last week and it arrived via Pilot today. 2 great guys carried the TV into the house and actually seemed to be having fun unpacking it and helping me to put it on the stand. One even joked that I'm gonna get grief from the wife about how big the TV is
The folks I dealt with at US Appliances were great; very responsive and even worked directly with Pilot on working out a little scheduling snafu.
The TV is a January 2012 build and the screen seems fine, no flaws. I guess this is the benefit of them only getting a few, going out of stock and then getting a few more.
My break-in slides are running now and assuming all continues to go well I have nothing but great things to say about US Appliances!
BTW- If you're wondering why not price match at Amazon- Sales tax. I live in New York and Amazon charges sales tax in NY, but US Appliance did not.


my recent VT30 (paid $2497 delivered) is also from US Appliance. I also echo the experience . I had two minor dents in the back. Worried, I called US-A and they took note of it. The dents did bother me a little but they were not visible and were not serious enough to make a fuss. I also did not want the hassle of exchange thinking the wait would be long since 65VT30s are harder to come by these days at US-A, I ran D nice 100 hr slide prep and settings and the TV has been rock solid thus far. No problems with US-A.
post #357 of 526
So where is the best deal currently on the 65VT30? I see that US-A is out of stock and Amazon has it for 2799. I was hoping to get it for 2500 or so.

I'm on my second LED and I'm having clouding issues with it so I'm being offered an exchange for another set so I'm sure this time I'm going Plasma.

**Might just go with the ST for $1899 unless I can find a good deal on the VT or GT in a few days...Bye bye Sharp LED, ugh clouding

***The best price I can get matched for the VT is $2799...might just go ahead and do it!
post #358 of 526
You guys that have this TV (65VT30) think it is a better set than the 64D7000? If price is not a sticking point?
post #359 of 526
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Originally Posted by brazybear View Post

Really appreciate the heads-up on this one. I just did the same thing with Amazon, Panasonic P65VT30 for $2,397 after price matching it with US-Appliance. Free shipping

I was surprised to get it at this price still but after telling the extremely cool guy I spoke to that I saw this price-matched deal on a forum with US-Appliance, he checked it himself and saw that the TV was in-stock and going for $2,397 despite what it says on the US-A's site at the moment (I think it was $4,000 on the main page, didn't go through checkout myself to see the real price).

I'll let you know how it goes...

My order is now on "shipped" status. The delivery company is Home Direct. There's a lot of bad reviews out there for this company, a few good ones. Still haven't received a call to schedule a delivery and the tracking info isn't pulling up anything right now but this is expected since it only recently changed to "shipped" status.

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Originally Posted by 192darkhorse View Post

You guys that have this TV (65VT30) think it is a better set than the 64D7000? If price is not a sticking point?

They had these displayed next to each other in a Best Buy I went to recently. I thought the picture on the P65VT30 was better. The colors on the Samsung were a bit brighter but the P65VT30 was so much sharper and just better in quality overall IMO.
post #360 of 526
Just placed my order for THE 65VT30! Woohoo!! So long LED and Clouding, hello Black Levels. My net cost was $2639 when you calculate the savings in not having to buy 3D glasses. I think I will be much happier with this set. I should have just bought this from the start. Go with your heart.
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