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post #1381 of 1605
Best Buy has the LC-80LE844U today for $3,899.98

Bought today for $4,133.98 with sales tax. Will be delivered Thursday.
Includes:
- TV
- 2 pair AN-3DG30 glasses
- delivery
- unpacking,
- mounting of base
- installation on my home theater stand
- connection and checkout to my home theater system AVR
- removal of my existing 258 lb Pioneer RPTV that has a defective green gun
post #1382 of 1605
in Bellingham,WA Costco last Saturday and saw 80LE844U $3899, the Costco one comes with with 2 year warranty and 90 days return policy .......online retail will ask for $3700+$100+ delivery insurance, seems like Costco has a good deal

Hope in Canada can find this price to:mad:o
post #1383 of 1605
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Originally Posted by ecgz88 View Post

in Bellingham,WA Costco last Saturday and saw 80LE844U $3899, the Costco one comes with with 2 year warranty and 90 days return policy .......online retail will ask for $3700+$100+ delivery insurance, seems like Costco has a good deal

Hope in Canada can find this price to:mad:o

yes, Costco is good for small items, but this one is the monster
how one can get it from Costco to home?
Looks like F-350 might be needed and 2 helpers. It has to be vertical for transportation, so no you can't put it on your car roof rolleyes.gif , can you?

Also, I can't check for TV at Costco store, they don't allow it
Only at home.
What to do if TV will have some defect? than you have to pack it and deliver it back
yes, 90 days with no questions return is comforting, but again this is monster

How do you work on those logistics?
post #1384 of 1605
One solution is to go and rent the smallest uhaul trailer for $20 or so and strap it to the wall standing up.
post #1385 of 1605

Buy Squad $3435.00 for a 44U.

post #1386 of 1605
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Originally Posted by King Titus View Post

Buy Squad $3435.00 for a 44U.

http://www.resellerratings.com/store/Buysquad_com
http://shopping.yahoo.com/merchantrating/?mid=15564

Many people report being charged extra for "shipping insurance" and receiving used/refurbished TVs.

From their website:
What is Shipping Insurance?
Shipping insurance protects your product against the possibility of loss, theft, or damage; and it is recommended on all orders. Standard delivery service does not include shipping insurance. Due the construction of certain television models, shipping insurance will be required in order to ensure your product arrives safely and undamaged

Free shipping is Standard Freight Shipping. Shipping transit time is generally 7-14 Business Days. This service includes delivery to the main entrance or garage (but does not include stairs). This service does not include unpacking, plugging in, installation or packing materials removal. No tracking information available.
post #1387 of 1605
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Originally Posted by rjruby View Post

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Originally Posted by King Titus View Post

Buy Squad $3435.00 for a 44U.


http://www.resellerratings.com/store/Buysquad_com
http://shopping.yahoo.com/merchantrating/?mid=15564

Many people report being charged extra for "shipping insurance" and receiving used/refurbished TVs.

From their website:
What is Shipping Insurance?
Shipping insurance protects your product against the possibility of loss, theft, or damage; and it is recommended on all orders. Standard delivery service does not include shipping insurance. Due the construction of certain television models, shipping insurance will be required in order to ensure your product arrives safely and undamaged

Free shipping is Standard Freight Shipping. Shipping transit time is generally 7-14 Business Days. This service includes delivery to the main entrance or garage (but does not include stairs). This service does not include unpacking, plugging in, installation or packing materials removal. No tracking information available.

I bought my TV there and had a great experience. Yes I paid the insurance but it was advertised.
post #1388 of 1605
Tomorrow is the VIP sale at Future Shop in Canada. A sales associate told me that he can give me the best price of the year for an 844 during the sale. Anyone know what that should be? It is currently listed as $5499. This is Canada so there is no way it will be below $4,000 or even $4,500.

On a side note, I am really disappointed the 857 isn't out here yet. I wanted to compare it to the 844. So far, from what I have read, back lighting is better on the 844 but the 857 looks much better. Am I missing something?
post #1389 of 1605
http://www.buysquad.com/product.aspx?pf_id=LC80LE844U

I'm showing the current price as $3,391.99.

This seems like a drastic difference compared to other dealers. Also there appears to be some reports of "bait and switch" tactics where customers actually receive refurbished units. Has anyone here bought from them?

Thanks!
post #1390 of 1605
The "deal" at Futureshop today is $800 off the list price of $5,499 for the 844, so $4,699. The 632 is $3,499, $1000 off.

I went for the 844. My basement isn't quite ready for it yet so I delayed delivery until May 22.
post #1391 of 1605
post #1392 of 1605
Purchased my 844U yesterday at HHGREGG for 3700. They price match Best Buy price of 3900 and gave me 200 off as they did not have 3D glasses.

Where can I find these Sharp #D glases for lowest price?
post #1393 of 1605
LC-80LE844U at Best Buy (Open Box for $2999) in Plymouth Meeting, PA for those interested.
post #1394 of 1605
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Originally Posted by Bill Geiger View Post

LC-80LE844U at Best Buy (Open Box for $2999) in Plymouth Meeting, PA for those interested.

I called them and they ended up selling it for $2,699! Damn. It was a model on display for 6 months. I don't know how I'd feel about a tv being played 12 hours a day for 6 months, but that's a hell of a deal.
post #1395 of 1605
Oh that sucks. It looked in good shape. Was surprised it was the 844 too!
post #1396 of 1605
post #1397 of 1605
Thinking of ordering the 844 (ship to Canada) from Abes of Maine. Any experience with them?
post #1398 of 1605
FWIW:

Short version:

I Just purchased the 844 from a Sharp authorized reseller called Walts (www.walts.com) for 3899.00 w/ one free pair of AN3DG30 glasses and free curbside shipping.

Update: I have received the TV, and all seems well with it.

Long version:

Wife and I have been in the market for a new primary TV for about a year. I have struggled to make a decision on brand/size/model, so it has taken a while to get to the point of buying one. Actually wife basically said buy one now or she was going to be pretty, uhm, upset about the situation.

So after we looked around at the various TVs, she decided the 80" TV was what we wanted and who was I to say she was wrong. Of course I then got stuck on the differences between the 844, 632 and the 2013's 650. Neither of us are interested in 3D, and the PQ between the 844 and 632 seem pretty close to each other. The 650 is still a bit of an unknown. It's edge lit, which should in theory should result in a worse picture. But who knows, maybe the tech has advanced? The 650's computer specs are definitely better. But is that a big deal?
So I went around and around for about the last month with these questions. As the 2013 Sharp's have started to hit the shelves, it seems screen uniformity or lack there of is an issue. So that started make me lean toward the 844 or 632. After talking to the wife about it, she made the decision that if I could get the 844 for a price I was happy with, then that is the TV we would get.

Of course I wanted to buy whichever TV from an authorized reseller. Needless to say the best pricing on these TVs are from vendors that appear to not be authorized resellers (abesofmaine, buysquad, etc), at least according Sharp. Authorized resellers Best Buy and Fry's have recently advertised the 844 for around $3700.
Both Fry's and Best Buy are local to me, so I would have to pay sales tax on a TV I purchased from either of them, and that put the real price at around 4000. The other problem was that neither of my local branches of these two chains had any 844's left in stock.
Watls online site has a "price match" inquiry feature. So I used Fry's 3699 current ad price for a price match inquiry. Walts responded with an email stating the best price they could do was 3899 with free shipping. That is cheaper than the real price I would be able to get at Fry's even if they had the tv, and from searching the net, is the best price I could find from a confirmed authorized reseller. The email gave me a sales rep to call to purchase. So I decided to call and see if I could talk my way into a price match with Fry's. Since I kind of already committed, in my head at least, to buying the TV from Walts unless the sales rep pissed me off or something, I knew I did not have any real negotiating power. While talking with the sales rep, he would not move off the 3899 price. But I did get him to throw in one 3D eyeglasses. Whoohoo! Master negotiator ... LOL!

The tv should ship some time tomorrow, and be delivered I would guess in a day or two, as we live in a neighboring State. Hopefully I made the correct decision....

Update: I ordered the TV on 4/28 and it was delivered to my home on 5/03. I did have to send a couple of emails to the Walt's sales rep before he forwarded me the tracking information. But he was responsive to each of my emails. I did not wait for the freight/trucking company to call me, and initiated contact. I am happy I did, as the initial carrier was not the delivering carrier, and the TV had been on the delivering carriers dock for a day plus. But once I finally got a hold of the right person, setting up delivery to my home was no issue. I will say, everyone I talked to from the freight companies (I talked four people total from two different freight companies) was very polite and helpful to the extent they could be. (Sidenote: I worked in logistics for 11 years. If you are polite and patient, you will eventually get to the person you need to talk to. Don't go flying off the handle on someone that doesn't have all the info that you expect. That won't get you very far.)

The TV is now up and running. There are no visual issues with the picture uniformity that I can tell. My initial impression of the TV is very positive so far. Now I just need to get a pro to calibrate it, to get the most out of it.

Regards.
Edited by ra302 - 5/4/13 at 8:15am
post #1399 of 1605
Went to hhgreg last week and they offered the floor model 80" 3D for $3700. Is this the same 844 model you guys are talking about. he also had a non 3d set for $3400.

Should I be able to get a better price than this. If this the same model, is this a recommended 80" tv. It will be for the family room where some light will be coming from one side as thats where the kitchen is.
post #1400 of 1605
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Originally Posted by sid369 View Post

Went to hhgreg last week and they offered the floor model 80" 3D for $3700. Is this the same 844 model you guys are talking about. he also had a non 3d set for $3400.

Should I be able to get a better price than this. If this the same model, is this a recommended 80" tv. It will be for the family room where some light will be coming from one side as thats where the kitchen is.

The only two 80" sets with 3D are the 80LE844U & the 80LE857U, if I recall correctly. Given that the 857U in brand new, a floor model would most likely be an 844U. Doesn't it say on your receipt? FWIW, Magnolia is selling the 844U brand new for $3899.98. You may want to go get some of your money back, or return your TV and grab a new one. At minimum you should receive a 10% savings for a floor model.

EDIT: There are a couple available in your area as of this posting.
post #1401 of 1605
I bought 844u from hhgregg for 3700 (New in box) about 3 weeks ago.
post #1402 of 1605
I am looking for a deal on a Sharp 80", don't need 3D, I am seeing Best Buys with a lot of open box 632's for between $3K and $3.4K but I am not sure this is such a great deal. Any ideas if we are going to see some deals on new ones this summer? I would really like to buy one from Sams or Costco because of the great return policy and warranty. A new Costco is getting ready to open soon near my home, interested to see what type of Grand Opening deals they offer.
post #1403 of 1605
Hhgreg in charlotte nc has open box 632u for 2398
post #1404 of 1605
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Originally Posted by RON82ND View Post

Hhgreg in charlotte nc has open box 632u for 2398
Wow, that is a lowest I have seen on a 80" 632, I wonder what is wrong with it?
post #1405 of 1605
LC-80LE844U for $2,899
LC-80LE632U for $2,699

at local Fry's store this weekend...... Great deal! especially for 844U
post #1406 of 1605
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Originally Posted by tzchang View Post

LC-80LE844U for $2,899
LC-80LE632U for $2,699

at local Fry's store this weekend...... Great deal! especially for 844U

Are these open box, or new?
post #1407 of 1605
They are new in strapped box......
post #1408 of 1605
Heading to Fry's this weekend to pickup an 844!
post #1409 of 1605
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Originally Posted by speedrx View Post

Heading to Fry's this weekend to pickup an 844!
Wish there was one near me! Good luck with your quest!
post #1410 of 1605
Just got back from Fry's, they are sold out of all the 80" Sharps all over town. They also had a 70" Sony KDSR550A marked down from $2700 to $1600, of course sold out also.
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