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post #2251 of 2673
Question. Out here in CA I was checking for availability of the ST50's at one place. They only had the 55 inch for 1299, and every size GT was sold out! But I did ask about the VT50, and they had the 55 inch model still left for a price that they quoted me over the phone of 1650. I haven't done much pricing of these models, but is that the deal I think it is, assuming they aren't gonna pull a "Used, open box" or display model out on me?

Still gotta wait on the tax return though...
post #2252 of 2673
I just picked up the 55" VT for $1599 through Amazon with a price match to Paul's, so I don't think that a retail sale at $1650 is a "deal," though it is not a terrible price and may be worth the convenience of a local pickup.
post #2253 of 2673
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Originally Posted by Omni009 View Post

Question. Out here in CA I was checking for availability of the ST50's at one place. They only had the 55 inch for 1299, and every size GT was sold out! But I did ask about the VT50, and they had the 55 inch model still left for a price that they quoted me over the phone of 1650. I haven't done much pricing of these models, but is that the deal I think it is, assuming they aren't gonna pull a "Used, open box" or display model out on me?

Still gotta wait on the tax return though...

PaulsTv has been selling it for $1599 for about a month or so now with no tax and free shipping...
post #2254 of 2673
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Originally Posted by fmaz View Post

Hi all - I never thought I'd be able to afford the Tcp65vt50 but the price drops have made it too tempting! :-)

Need some advice from you experts, though. I'm perfectly happy ordering from Paul's. Bought another tv from them last year (from a local store, not online) and just ordered a Denon receiver from them online this past week.

I don't actually need this tv for about a month. In fact, I won't be able to even set it up until then. We're doing a renovation and that's when it should be ready. I don't feel comfortable (nor do I have space!) having a tv like this sitting unopened in the box for a month, you know? But I'm also a bit worried about dwindling inventory. I know the current Paul's coupon also expires tomorrow as well.

So I'm not really sure what to do. I'd be perfectly fine buying it from Paul's now and having them hold it for me, assuming they'd do that? I mean we did that with appliances do people do that with TVs? And if I do buy now and the price does drop in the meantime, I know they would still match.

But do you all think the buy now and hold idea is doable? Or is there no need to worry and I'll be able, at worst, to still get it at $2499 next month.

Thanks for any advice!
Frank

Buy it now! If they'll hold it for you, great. Waiting "until next month" always brings up the chance that supplies will be gone. Is it worth the risk?
post #2255 of 2673
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Originally Posted by 5150zx View Post

Buy it now! If they'll hold it for you, great. Waiting "until next month" always brings up the chance that supplies will be gone. Is it worth the risk?

Yeah, I think I agree. So long as they will hold it. I don't think it's worth the risk to have it sit here a month and then power it on and find there's an issue. I'll see what their policies are.

If I have to wait and I end up with a GT, which seem more plentiful, I think that's still ok. But I'd love the VT!
post #2256 of 2673
Thanks guys. Just the kind of info I was looking for. You think Amazon will still price match for someone on the west coast? Paul's TV is east coast right? Sorry, I've never price matched at Amazon before.
post #2257 of 2673
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Originally Posted by Omni009 View Post

Thanks guys. Just the kind of info I was looking for. You think Amazon will still price match for someone on the west coast? Paul's TV is east coast right? Sorry, I've never price matched at Amazon before.

They have about a dozen locations in the LA area.
post #2258 of 2673
Am I missing something? The 55vt50 is listed for 1999 and the 65vt at 2999 at pauls, did they magically go back up in the last 4 hours??
post #2259 of 2673
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Originally Posted by trixter27 View Post

Am I missing something? The 55vt50 is listed for 1999 and the 65vt at 2999 at pauls, did they magically go back up in the last 4 hours??

Did you type in the coupon codes?
Save400
Save500
post #2260 of 2673
That would be it, my bad...long night. I did go in to the local bby and the 55vt50 was on sale for 1899. I suppose it might be a little easier to pm to pauls tv?? I know everyone rants and raves about this tv, and to my eyes it's very nice. I know you can't go by the eye test in the store, but it always looks so dark. Everyone mentions calibration. I'm a person who wants a great picture, but wouldn't go the extra mile to get it THAT much better(well depending on the cost). If this tv continues to fall or i can pm pauls, i think it might be on the radar as opposed to the 7100 series samsung LED's or the LG series. Sorry for the tangent, we can get back on topic now lol.
post #2261 of 2673
Adding to ur "tangent",,i bought a 60ES7100 from Amazon in an amazing deal for $1598, the picture was horrible, tried all AVS settings, huge flashlights in black scenes, everything looked blown up and animated, skin tones were unrealistic. But what led me to return it and buy 65VT for $2449 was the terrible horizontal and vertical viewing angle, the 7100 needs to be mounted exactly at eye level and u have to sit in the exact middle for best picture eek.gif
Overall, me and my family agrees 65VT blows 7100 away in every aspect but price tongue.gif
post #2262 of 2673
Wow, thanks for the reply rav, that's definitely helpful.
post #2263 of 2673
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Originally Posted by kheovnien View Post

FYI ebates has 2.5% cashback ($62.50) for paul's tv. Added with the 1% cashback on my amex and I'm getting the tv for $2505 - 87.50 = $2417.50

kheovnien - How do you get the ebates cashback? Do you have to go through the ebates website to get the cashback?

Thanx

Aman
post #2264 of 2673
Hi guys I was in the market for a "FAMILY" 65VT50 but I have opted to buy the kids a LED ( they can beat the heck out of it) and me and the wife our own "THEATER" plasma. Since the budget can't do the 65vt50 our options are a 65ST50 for $1860 or a 60GT50 for $1700. Help me make a decision I. I sure can't . Thanks CJK
post #2265 of 2673
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Originally Posted by cosmo j kramer View Post

Hi guys I was in the market for a "FAMILY" 65VT50 but I have opted to buy the kids a LED ( they can beat the heck out of it) and me and the wife our own "THEATER" plasma. Since the budget can't do the 65vt50 our options are a 65ST50 for $1860 or a 60GT50 for $1700. Help me make a decision I. I sure can't . Thanks CJK

Go with the st. The only difference between the 2 is the gt has an extra hdmi port and thx. An hdmi switch will take care of the first, calibration will take care of the second. $160 diff for the larger screen size is $$ well spent. Although, i thought the price for the 65gt not that much more than the st, could be wrong
post #2266 of 2673
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Originally Posted by cosmo j kramer View Post

Hi guys I was in the market for a "FAMILY" 65VT50 but I have opted to buy the kids a LED ( they can beat the heck out of it) and me and the wife our own "THEATER" plasma. Since the budget can't do the 65vt50 our options are a 65ST50 for $1860 or a 60GT50 for $1700. Help me make a decision I. I sure can't . Thanks CJK

I know a lot of people assume that LED is more "durable", but is it really? I would tend to think a plasma would be more durable. Unless you are referring to IR.
post #2267 of 2673
Go with the 65ST50. Oh yea.
post #2268 of 2673
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Originally Posted by amansuman View Post

kheovnien - How do you get the ebates cashback? Do you have to go through the ebates website to get the cashback?

Thanx

Aman


Did you even go to the ebates web page and read their instructions on how it all works?
First you MUST sign up to become a member, and yes it is free to do so, and then you MUST go through their webpage first to shop at whatever store you pick from their list of stores and deals!
post #2269 of 2673
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Originally Posted by smjbh5 View Post

Go with the st. The only difference between the 2 is the gt has an extra hdmi port and thx. An hdmi switch will take care of the first, calibration will take care of the second. $160 diff for the larger screen size is $$ well spent. Although, i thought the price for the 65gt not that much more than the st, could be wrong


The kids are covered with a open box Samsung LED from BB with a Squaredeal warranty . We want to keep our set below $2000 Our chooses are as stated 60GT50 $1700 no tax hopefully no calibration. 65ST50 $1860 + tax but since this set would benefit from a $300 Pro calibration we might have to go with the 60ST50 around $1500 +tax + calibration. The cheapest 65GT50 is $2200 no tax . I'm no expert but I think these are the best current prices .If anyone thinks there is room in the prices of the two 65" panels please chime in. Thanks CJK
post #2270 of 2673
Looks like Pauls raised their price on the 65" VT back to 3299.00
post #2271 of 2673
Good thing I ordered online yesterday wink.gif

But as previous posts mentioned you can probably still get sale price by calling them.

I also used Ebates and got my 2.5% back + a $10 Target gift card for signing up with Ebates.
post #2272 of 2673
I've been debating Abe's of Maine for $2519 + 5.5% back through Topcashback.com and a $100 restaurant.com gift card!
post #2273 of 2673
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Originally Posted by Justin Barker View Post

Looks like Pauls raised their price on the 65" VT back to 3299.00
Coupon save800 now works for 65vt50. So Paul's price is actually $2499. For my state (VA) it is still no tax + free white glove.
post #2274 of 2673
Just saw that Paul's TV place is doing the 55VT50 for $1499 now. No tax, free shipping.
post #2275 of 2673
Could someone who was successful in getting Amazon to price match Paul's TV explain how they did this? Amazon refuses to match any of those Paul's discount codes. Sure would be nice to get the VT50 for $1499 from Amazon since that is what Paul's has it down to now with that SAVE500 code.
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post #2277 of 2673
Just got back from Best Buy to purchase the 55VT50. There are none left in the Austin Tx region. Is Paul's TV a safe bet?
post #2278 of 2673
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Originally Posted by mgcurious View Post

Could someone who was successful in getting Amazon to price match Paul's TV explain how they did this? Amazon refuses to match any of those Paul's discount codes. Sure would be nice to get the VT50 for $1499 from Amazon since that is what Paul's has it down to now with that SAVE500 code.
I was able to get amazon to pm pauls coupon. They asked where i found the coupon, told them ebates.com. They had to talk to the sup, then they approved it.
post #2279 of 2673
Success! $1499 from Amazon. The CS rep said they've been getting this all day.

post #2280 of 2673
Just bought the 65vt50 from bb for $2500 delivered but I had to pay the tax so they gave me a $200 in bb gift cards just for asking and being persistent. Deal with the manager of the store not the sales associates. They will match Abe's of Maine pricing. . At this price point there's no way I was waiting for the zt50.

Best thing was they hauled away my old tv for free which was an old Sony tv that weighed a ton.


Also there is no way I would let them calibrate this tv even if they paid me money to do it. I didnt even let them plug in any cables or power to check if everything was working. They just took it out of the box and set in on my stand and then they were out.
Edited by brunotheboxer - 2/17/13 at 6:26pm
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