Originally Posted by sakaike
Just tried this and got to the checkout page where the order was denied. Will be calling in later today once they are open to see if the problem can be resolved. Will report back later today...
SCORE! I got on an online chat with a guy named John. He said that my credit card was declined for some unknown reason (I'll deal with that later). I gave him a different credit card, and everything went through no problem. $2999.99 minus $400 for the SAVE400 online coupon, plus $10 for California e-waste recycling fee - out the door for $2609.99. Totally painless, and didn't have to go through any price match haggling drama with any Best Buy folks or anyone else for that matter.
John was located in Paul's corporate office in Irvine, CA. I'm located just up the freeway in Huntington Beach, and he did not charge me sales tax (despite Glashub's comment above). I suspect that they rely upon the buyer to pay the tax on their income tax return, but either way, I didn't get charged (which was indeed a surprise to me).
Free White Glove Delivery, with the first available date on Monday, although I will be out of town that day, so I will likely take delivery on Wednesday.
This forum is great!
ETA: I don't know how long this offer has been available, but John did say that the deal was ridiculous and that they were moving a lot of units as a result. So if anyone out there is on the fence (like I was), I think your two choices are to either pull the trigger or wait to see what the VT60 looks like in a couple of weeks at CES. While it's possible a better deal may be found, I don't know if you'll be able to score this price from an authorized dealer with no price matching hassles.Edited by sakaike - 12/29/12 at 8:15am