Originally Posted by Bigjoemeat
@sheshechic, how's amazon on tv shipment? Do they sell like squaretrade warranties? Like Costco? was planning on buyin the 60inch GT from bestbuy, but I guess it's looking like amazon will have it sooner
I ordered from Amazon and it takes about 6-7 days. They are supposed to unbox it and plug it in for a quick test. They can also take all the packaging but I will keep the main box in case I need to return it. I will comment further after the delivery if you're curious.
You can buy the square trade warranty from Amazon when you order the TV, but I didn't since on the 50" they max at four years, which I can get directly from square trade for about $75 less on the 4 year, which should total about $170. It's about $45 less than amazon normally and I get discount codes all the time and you can google for them too and get another $30 off, depending on the deal. I have about 10 warranties with them now on various devices. I have never had to use one yet, but my coworker did and they sent him the covered amount for his iPod once they received it. For TVs they pay for repairs up to the covered amount over a certain size, 32" maybe, it's all on their site. If you buy a 55", amazon offers the 5 year square trade warranty, but squaretrade.com only goes to 4 through their site so if you want 5 years from them you have to get it from Amazon. I also bought two TVs recently in one week, warranties too, and returned the TVs the next day and cancelled the warranties on their site and they processed it the same day. So not to sound like a commercial for them, but they appear easy to work with and have good reviews. The price is also much less than Best Buy's warranty price for the 4 year. I may wait a few days prior to buying the warranty this time to see if I can keep my OCD in check and keep this and not find things wrong I never knew existed until reading these forums.
Funny how after reading about cloudy and flashlight effects, I turn on my 2 year old LG LCD that I have been perfectly happy with and now see the bright spots on a black blank screen. Ignorance really is (was) bliss. I wish I could unread all these defects to look for! ; )