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post #2581 of 2673
There's 19 used 55VT50's on Amazon right now through Amazon WarehouseDeals. That's a bunch of returns right there!eek.gif
post #2582 of 2673
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Originally Posted by MCDoug View Post

I was just referencing the recently published change in BB PM policy, which excludes all but the major online and B&M competitors. Granted, exceptions in certain cases are to be expected, but selling at a loss (or below your acceptable profit margin, as the case may be) just to spite your competition is a dubious business model.

The current PM policy allows for PM'ing local retail B&M stores as long as they are factory authorized dealers. Paul's is an authorized Pana dealer and would be an eligible retailer to match as long as they are in your area.
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post

The current PM policy allows for PM'ing local retail B&M stores as long as they are factory authorized dealers. Paul's is an authorized Pana dealer and would be an eligible retailer to match as long as they are in your area.
True, and why I got stonewalled on a PM in my local area-- BB here has no one else in the specified radius selling VT50 sets for less, or even at all for that matter.
post #2584 of 2673
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Originally Posted by StevenC56 View Post

There's 19 used 55VT50's on Amazon right now through Amazon WarehouseDeals. That's a bunch of returns right there!eek.gif


Hard to imagine that many in a positive way , would like to see the percent of returns to purchases by model and manufacturer before drawing any firm conclusions .
post #2585 of 2673
Paramus nj best buy had a 0 hours customer returned 65VT 50 for 1999 plus nj taxes. I placed an order and its gonna be shipped in two days.

Hope I made the right decision.

Will Costco square trade 99$ be eligible for this purchase.
post #2586 of 2673
I just scored big on an open-box VT50 65" at a Best Buy!

Now...there IS a scratch about 3" at the upper left corner ON the glass...not good! It is visible clearly from 5 feet away.

Beyond that...you can't see it at all! It's totally invisible at viewing distances. It's not a deep scratch, and actually I only think it's even visible because they have overhead lights blaring down on the thing. Not my perfect choice, but the price!

So, they were selling brand new ones for $2999, and before I pointed out the scratch to the guy this one was going to be $2499 open box.

After noticing the scratch, he dropped it to $1870!!!

I got the 3 yr financing no interest, threw in a new Oppo 103 and a power conditioner. I'm picking it up on Friday myself, saved another 100 bucks!

So glad to join the Panny Vt50 club!

Good luck all!

Mike
post #2587 of 2673
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Originally Posted by Phrazemaster View Post

I just scored big on an open-box VT50 65" at a Best Buy!

Now...there IS a scratch about 3" at the upper left corner ON the glass...not good! It is visible clearly from 5 feet away.

Beyond that...you can't see it at all! It's totally invisible at viewing distances. It's not a deep scratch, and actually I only think it's even visible because they have overhead lights blaring down on the thing. Not my perfect choice, but the price!

So, they were selling brand new ones for $2999, and before I pointed out the scratch to the guy this one was going to be $2499 open box.

After noticing the scratch, he dropped it to $1870!!!

I got the 3 yr financing no interest, threw in a new Oppo 103 and a power conditioner. I'm picking it up on Friday myself, saved another 100 bucks!

So glad to join the Panny Vt50 club!

Good luck all!

Mike

So is the scratch noticeable in your home setup?
post #2588 of 2673
Long time reader, first time poster. In the spirit of community after reading these threads I found a killer deal on a VT50 and picked it up today. VT50 is on sale for $1899.99 at BB and found an open box for $1657. Checked the settings on the open box and turns out it was only used for 1 hour and 25 min (!). Also was missing a remote and 3D glasses, so they knocked it down to $1557. Gorgeous television. Does very poorly with light, but we'll just get some curtains.
post #2589 of 2673
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Originally Posted by drmang7 View Post

Long time reader, first time poster. In the spirit of community after reading these threads I found a killer deal on a VT50 and picked it up today. VT50 is on sale for $1899.99 at BB and found an open box for $1657. Checked the settings on the open box and turns out it was only used for 1 hour and 25 min (!). Also was missing a remote and 3D glasses, so they knocked it down to $1557. Gorgeous television. Does very poorly with light, but we'll just get some curtains.

Nice. Was it a 65" or a 55"
post #2590 of 2673
55", couldn't get that lucky smile.gif
post #2591 of 2673
What are my chances of finding a new 65 VT50 or 65 GT50 sub 1600 or 1700 in coming 6 months? Trying to see if I can get the 65ST60 for around 2100 shipped but thats still more then I really want to spend.
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I'm new through the forum. I saw this VT50 and it blew me away. I have an old Samsung 50 plasma 5054 model for 5 years, never had a problem with it. Just wanted to update to a larger TV. I went to this store where they had a good display set up. To the left was the Samsung ES8000 LEd, next to it was the Samsung E8000 plasma, and next to it was the ST50, and boy did it look so good! And next to the ST, was the GT and VT. The GT look 1000x better than their top of the line Samsung LED, I guess people like that fake motion ,super bright neon grass, yellow sand look. Having a plamsa in the first place, I already knew my old plasma looks more natural and real. So I see the VT50 is discontinue. I was amazed when he had the spotlights above the TV'S and all TV were off! The actual VT50 plasma did much better with anti glare compare to the LED samsung! Some Idiot told me that no LED or LCD has glare! So been the floor model 65 inch I came across in Best Buy, went to the settings that was posted in some forum to get the hours of use. The TV has been on for 3707 hours and been turn on 373 times. Its in mint condition, I know that plasma new technology have a life of 100,000 hours, an according to Best Buy its actually 60,000 hours before it looses half of its brightness. Of course I'm not going to keep it for 6 years or more. The best deal was $2,150 plus taxes. $279 for 2 years of warranty and 4 samsung active glasses ( they are $20 each). Is this an Awesome deal, ok deal or what you think? I went on Ebay, craigslist, PC RICHARD, electronix expo, online google the hell out of it, can come across too much and if new, best price i got was $2800. The VT60 65 inch is $3499 and the ZT60 is $4,000. What move should I make!!!!!! I live in NJ.
post #2593 of 2673
Brand new 65VT50's were $2,500 shipped and tax included in Jan/Feb. The Samsung glasses are worth $100. But you need to add tax to your $2,150. Not sure how their warranty works since the set is no longer considered new, but if it were new, you could get a Squaretrade warrranty at Costco for a lot less than $279.

Considering all the factors, plus the arrival of the 2013 65ST60 (about $2,300) that performs very similarly to the 2012 65VT50, I'd say either wait and haggle them down to under $1,900 or wait to compare it with an ST60.

If you don't pay for the warranty from Best Buy, will it come with any warranty at all? Because it sounds to me like it's being sold as a used TV, and therefore Panasonic's warranty isn't valid on it.
post #2594 of 2673
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Originally Posted by Rice Rocket View Post

Brand new 65VT50's were $2,500 shipped and tax included in Jan/Feb. The Samsung glasses are worth $100. But you need to add tax to your $2,150. Not sure how their warranty works since the set is no longer considered new, but if it were new, you could get a Squaretrade warrranty at Costco for a lot less than $279.

Considering all the factors, plus the arrival of the 2013 65ST60 (about $2,300) that performs very similarly to the 2012 65VT50, I'd say either wait and haggle them down to under $1,900 or wait to compare it with an ST60.

If you don't pay for the warranty from Best Buy, will it come with any warranty at all? Because it sounds to me like it's being sold as a used TV, and therefore Panasonic's warranty isn't valid on it.

Manufacturers warranties still cover "open box" televisions that are purchased from authorized dealers.
post #2595 of 2673
That is the lowest price the Best Buy store is selling it for, they told me to that I get one year warranty, and that the 2 year warranty from best buy starts from the day of purchase. I dont know why they dont want to sell it lower than that. U can order online on the st60, vt60, zt60 . So u think I should wait? Went to Pc richards, they will match whatever price buymytvtoday website. They had a 55 inch vt 50 used, good condition. 2100 hours of use, 312 power cycles, they wanted to sell it for $1,400. Decisions decisons! Also went i go to best buy store locator with zip code 07083 only the vauxhall, NJ store provides their email address of the manager.
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post #2597 of 2673
The Costco warranty is for 3 years not 5!
The only way you can get 5 years from it, is if you also bought the TV from Costco, if you don't buy the TV from Costco, then it is only is for good 3 years after the manufactures factory warranty runs out. Which then amounts to a total of 4 years.
post #2598 of 2673
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Originally Posted by Johnla View Post

The Costco warranty is for 3 years not 5!
The only way you can get 5 years from it, is if you also bought the TV from Costco, if you don't buy the TV from Costco, then it is only is for good 3 years after the manufactures factory warranty runs out. Which then amounts to a total of 4 years.

If you purchased the TV with an American Express card, they will extend the warranty for one more year after the Squaretrade plan expires, which will give you 5 years of total coverage
post #2599 of 2673
Right I think Discover and AMEX adds a year. So the Manufacturers for 1 first year, 2nd year Discover or AMEX, year 3-5 Costco for $99. Does anyone offer a cheaper warranty covering these number of years then what costco/square tradeoffer ?

https://www.discover.com/credit-cards/help-center/faqs/extended-product-warranty.html
What is Extended Product Warranty?
As a complimentary feature of your Discover Card, you are automatically eligible for double the original U.S. Manufacturer's Warranty and any purchased warranty up to a maximum of one additional year on warranties of 36 months or less.
View Extended Product Warranty
Do I have to pay a fee for Extended Product Warranty?
No. However, the entire cost of the covered purchase must be charged to an eligible Discover Card (or accrued rewards) for coverage to apply. View My Benefits
How do I start the claims process?
Call 1-800-DISCOVER (1-800-347-2683) as soon as possible after a covered incident occurs.
post #2600 of 2673
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Originally Posted by marcelo19lp View Post

That is the lowest price the Best Buy store is selling it for, they told me to that I get one year warranty, and that the 2 year warranty from best buy starts from the day of purchase. I dont know why they dont want to sell it lower than that. U can order online on the st60, vt60, zt60 . So u think I should wait? Went to Pc richards, they will match whatever price buymytvtoday website. They had a 55 inch vt 50 used, good condition. 2100 hours of use, 312 power cycles, they wanted to sell it for $1,400. Decisions decisons! Also went i go to best buy store locator with zip code 07083 only the vauxhall, NJ store provides their email address of the manager.

I suggest waiting. The price will only come down; especially since the new VT60 and ZT60 will start arriving at Best Buy soon. At the current asking price, I'd seriously think about the 65ST60, which looks to be basically as good as the 65VT50.
post #2601 of 2673
Did anybody purchase a Costco or SquareTrade on an open box TV? I know we get the 1 year from Panasonic. And if you DID buy a squaretrade open box, did they honor the repair? How do they find out its open box, by serial number, or whats the story?
post #2602 of 2673
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Originally Posted by marcelo19lp View Post

That is the lowest price the Best Buy store is selling it for, they told me to that I get one year warranty, and that the 2 year warranty from best buy starts from the day of purchase. I dont know why they dont want to sell it lower than that. U can order online on the st60, vt60, zt60 . So u think I should wait? Went to Pc richards, they will match whatever price buymytvtoday website. They had a 55 inch vt 50 used, good condition. 2100 hours of use, 312 power cycles, they wanted to sell it for $1,400. Decisions decisons! Also went i go to best buy store locator with zip code 07083 only the vauxhall, NJ store provides their email address of the manager.

I bought my VT50 65" with 0 hours from Garden State Plaza Best Buy near Paramus, NJ for 1999" before taxes. You should be able to find the store email id. Initially they price matched buytvtoday;s price for 2299. But i opted for this set instead.

They do have VT50 in stock. Good luck. Refer to them that aggressive price matching was done on the previous purchases of VT50 from this store. Good luck
post #2603 of 2673
Got a deal for $ 1700 vt50 65 with 4 samsung active glasses. The TV is in mint condition. Went to settings, it has 2,126 hours of use and 204 power cycles. If succesfull to get warranty from squaretrade for open box, the warranty kicks in once the 1 year panasonic warranty expires. I was told during that 1 year, not all parts from Panasonic or labor are covered, or something like that, and also I would have to take the TV to an authorized repair shop, or is this just BS? Thanks a lot? Do actual Panasonic techs come to your house to diagnose and fix it?
post #2604 of 2673
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Originally Posted by marcelo19lp View Post

Got a deal for $ 1700 vt50 65 with 4 samsung active glasses. The TV is in mint condition. Went to settings, it has 2,126 hours of use and 204 power cycles. If succesfull to get warranty from squaretrade for open box, the warranty kicks in once the 1 year panasonic warranty expires. I was told during that 1 year, not all parts from Panasonic or labor are covered, or something like that, and also I would have to take the TV to an authorized repair shop, or is this just BS? Thanks a lot? Do actual Panasonic techs come to your house to diagnose and fix it?

I guess thats BS. Panasonic warranty would cover everything except burn-in. But your tv should be good. Get a square trade from costco for 3 years - 99$.

Panasonic will send authorized technicians to your house if in case of repair during the first year. See if you can talk down the price further.
post #2605 of 2673
Wow. Every place near me has long ago sold their 65VT50 display models, and Video Only want 2699 for theirs (LOL). $1700?! I'd pay that for that TV, no problem!
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Originally Posted by marcelo19lp View Post

Got a deal for $ 1700 vt50 65 with 4 samsung active glasses. The TV is in mint condition. Went to settings, it has 2,126 hours of use and 204 power cycles. If succesfull to get warranty from squaretrade for open box, the warranty kicks in once the 1 year panasonic warranty expires. I was told during that 1 year, not all parts from Panasonic or labor are covered, or something like that, and also I would have to take the TV to an authorized repair shop, or is this just BS? Thanks a lot? Do actual Panasonic techs come to your house to diagnose and fix it?

Was this from a BB?
post #2606 of 2673
I have to go in person to check it out. Its not a best buy store. I will have to let them know to write transaction as NEW, why would they write that so freely, dont they let loose a lot of money with their own BB warranty $300 and up insurance, when they know costo is $100. Hopefully this store writes it down for me as NEW. Pop in an SD card, make the screen completely WHITE, what is the best way to check for BURN INS.
post #2607 of 2673
Marcelo--you can also run the screen wipe feature to check as well. $1,700 is a much better deal--aren't you glad you waited? smile.gif

If it's a Panasonic New TV warranty, Panasonic sends techs out to your home for anything larger than a 42" TV as Shark Hunter has pointed out.

Congrats Shark--nice deal!
post #2608 of 2673
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Originally Posted by marcelo19lp View Post

I have to go in person to check it out. Its not a best buy store. I will have to let them know to write transaction as NEW, why would they write that so freely, dont they let loose a lot of money with their own BB warranty $300 and up insurance, when they know costo is $100. Hopefully this store writes it down for me as NEW. Pop in an SD card, make the screen completely WHITE, what is the best way to check for BURN INS.

Why would they have to write the transaction as new?

Also, the Best Buy plan is more expensive, but it also has more comprehensive coverage. Six of one, half dozen of the other...
post #2609 of 2673
I was told when you buy a floor model, open box, its not New of course. So all these warranties, squareTrade from Costco, say they warranty the Televisions, but it has to be NEW. when you submit your invoice, recepit, it must be written or put down as NEW. One stupid question, it Panasonic really comes to check on the TV for any issues the first year, dont they check their user settings, like tv has been turned on 244 times and has already 2000+ hours, do they ever question that part?


Update, call all the Best Buys in NJ, spoke to like 5 managers, check the inventory of any left new VT50 in warehouse in Pearth Amboy, there is 0 left, NONE!!!!! I'm not sure how true or real this is?

Thanks for al the help

Last info


They are going to let it go for $1600 instead with 4 samsung active glasses, delivery, taxes included, and receipt is going to be listed as NEW.... There is a 2 inch scratch on the stand, which I can live with. I'm creative, so either gonna wrap the stand with some Chrome/ Glossy Black, Adhesive they sell in AC Moore or use my g37 paint code platinum graphite pen to fill it in jajajaja. No scatches on Glass, litt'e scuffs in the frame, no biggy. so the total time of tv up was 2,126 hours of use and 204 power cycles. Went to set the tv to clear all passwords in the master reset, did the white clear burn ins, played Dark Knight WOW. I told them to bubble wrap the hell of the TV for delivery, and cover the GLASS with something. Lets c how it arrives.

Last word of the manager....... My friend, you are NEVER going to find any better deal on a TV like this, if you want i can get you the $2300 ST60 model, which is no way in comparasion to what I sold you.
post #2610 of 2673
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Originally Posted by wirelessroute View Post

Right I think Discover and AMEX adds a year. So the Manufacturers for 1 first year, 2nd year Discover or AMEX, year 3-5 Costco for $99. Does anyone offer a cheaper warranty covering these number of years then what costco/square tradeoffer ?

https://www.discover.com/credit-cards/help-center/faqs/extended-product-warranty.html
What is Extended Product Warranty?
As a complimentary feature of your Discover Card, you are automatically eligible for double the original U.S. Manufacturer's Warranty and any purchased warranty up to a maximum of one additional year on warranties of 36 months or less.
View Extended Product Warranty
Do I have to pay a fee for Extended Product Warranty?
No. However, the entire cost of the covered purchase must be charged to an eligible Discover Card (or accrued rewards) for coverage to apply. View My Benefits
How do I start the claims process?
Call 1-800-DISCOVER (1-800-347-2683) as soon as possible after a covered incident occurs.

With Amex and Squartrade, it would go like this: year 1: manufacturer, years 2-4: Squaretrade, year 5: Amex.

Discover won't cover past three years of coverage after the manufacturer's warranty + service plan, so you won't get year 5 covered
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