Good news everyone!
As an update to my earlier woes, I decided I wasn't happy with the result of not getting the $149 shipping charge removed and decided to click the "not happy" link from the email follow up they sent me after my two phone calls and expressed my dissatisfaction that many others were able to get the shipping fee waived as well.
I made it a point that I was an amazon prime member, had previously spent thousands there across multiple accounts and explained that I was not offered a cheaper free shipping that did not include the "White glove" equivalent service and it wasn't fair that the equivalent shipping from US Appliance was tacked on when there was no choice of shipping methods. I said the product page for the TV on Amazon states free shipping for prime members (which it does) and that I thought the free white glove shipping was a bonus of being a prime member and that honestly, if the shipping is equivalent to $150 then the prices of TVs should be dropped $150 and the shipping method should be optional between basic, free freight and the "free" $150 white glove method.
One of the terms and conditions for the Low Price Guarantee reads: Costs for comparable shipping and handling will be included in the price comparison. I understand your concern and I agree with your statement on this matter. I'm sorry for the inconvenience you have gone through.
For this reason, I've requested a refund of $149.00 to your credit card.
You'll see the refund on your statement in the next 2-3 business days.
Needless to say I'm very happy. I already see both refund requests attached to the order, a savings of $402.98 I believe.