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post #301 of 2673
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Originally Posted by usr2 View Post

Yes, it is insane and if you watched closely, there seems to have been a wholesale price-fixing on that one model across Amazon, Sears, BestBuy, etc. It all happened on the exact same day - 6/19. That morning the price was at $3099 across these sites and by evening by some magical coincidence, everyone's price went up to exactly $3498 and some cents.. unbelievable!
Also, the reviews of the set, at Amazon also appear very suspiciously positive whereas they are the exact opposite for the Samsung ES8000 60inch. Having seen both of them together at a few BestBuy stores over a few days, I have to say that the VT50 has hands-down more "natural" picture quality whereas the ES8000 is much brighter and has better feature set. I am seriously considering just going with the ES8000 if they are going to price-fix the VT50 like that. There's bound to be a major disruption later this year with the OLED's and Apple launching their TV, so $4-500 extra will certainly not be well spent at this point in time.
Another tip - don't add any of these TV's to your shopping cart at either Amazon or BestBuy. They gauge the stats of these items added as increased buyer interest and we all lose due to the price not dropping.. just my 2 cents!

I think they all play off of each other. If you look at the 55VT50 Paul's has it discounted quite a bit so then Amazon follows suit. Noone is running a special on the 65VT50 so Amazon matches their higher price. I noticed that Electronics-Expo no longer has the 65VT50 for sale and they were the ones that originally had their low price around $2800 or so and that drove everyone else's price down (at least Amazon). Does anyone know if Electronics-Expo is supposed to be getting more in and are just out of stock or what? I'd say (hope) the price will start to fall eventually and we will see some sales around the upcoming holidays. We might see some sales for July 4th next week.
post #302 of 2673
Just checked Electronic Expo - searched on VT50 - found the 65vt50 - showed in stock - added to cart - $2895 + shipping adds $209.99, but used coupon FSORG - reduces $2895 by $270.07 - add shipping - total without tax (depends on where you live) - $2834.92
post #303 of 2673
Great deal... any way to get Amazon to match? I'm waiting on them to look into it and reply, but they said the coupon would have to be visible on the EE website, and it doesn't appear to be.
post #304 of 2673
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Originally Posted by Colmo View Post

Just checked Electronic Expo - searched on VT50 - found the 65vt50 - showed in stock - added to cart - $2895 + shipping adds $209.99, but used coupon FSORG - reduces $2895 by $270.07 - add shipping - total without tax (depends on where you live) - $2834.92

I just searched for it yesterday and it didn't show up so I guess they got more in stock. Hopefully the other stores will see their price and lower theirs as well.
post #305 of 2673
Coupon code GRANDSLAM also works on EE to get $270 off... I will be calling Amazon tomorrow morning as well to see if they can somehow match $2835 with shipping. My bet is they will easily match the $2895 + $200 or so shipping for $3100 ... basically the lowest they had it for a few weeks back. It may take some doing to get the additional $200 off.
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post #307 of 2673
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Originally Posted by esquire415 View Post

It's $1699 for 55" VT50 on TriState Camera with free shipping
http://www.tristatecamera.com/product/Panasonic_VIERA_TC-P55GT50_55-Inch_1080p_Full_HD_3D_Plasma_TC-P55GT50_TCP55GT50.html?refid=279
$3088 on the 65" w/ FS

No, that's for a GT Series, they don't even list a VT on their website.
post #308 of 2673
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Originally Posted by UMD_Terp View Post

Coupon code GRANDSLAM also works on EE to get $270 off... I will be calling Amazon tomorrow morning as well to see if they can somehow match $2835 with shipping. My bet is they will easily match the $2895 + $200 or so shipping for $3100 ... basically the lowest they had it for a few weeks back. It may take some doing to get the additional $200 off.

Does the $2835 price from EE include free shipping?
post #309 of 2673
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Originally Posted by loopaddiction View Post

Does the $2835 price from EE include free shipping?

Subtotal $2,895.00
Discount Applied ("GRANDSLAM") -$270.07
Shipping & Handling (Standard) $209.99
Grand Total Incl. Tax $2,834.92


UMD_Terp, please let us know your experience with Amazon.

What is the word on July 4th sales? Is it worth waiting or does this deal seem like it will be the best we are going to find? I guess Amazon does have a price match for 14 days.
post #310 of 2673
I got my 65vt50 at Best Buy for $3099 last week. I went back in there a couple of days ago and it had increased to $3499.
post #311 of 2673
Indeed! UMD_Terp, please let us know if Amazon haggled. I am sure they will try to come up with some lame excuse to not match that price but if it works, then $2835 is like the lowest I have seen so far. Their Large Items department closes at like 5pm Pacific, so, please share your experience during the day time so we can purchase and call in time.

I have not heard anything about 7/4 sales. Usually, those apply to lower priced items, no? I doubt they will drop the price from $3499 to $2800.
post #312 of 2673
Greeting to All, I am fairly new to this forum, and this is my first post. I bought the P65VT50 from Amazon on 06/20 for $3,570 with free shipping (my wife is a Prime Member). My wife linked our Amex Rewards to Amazon and we applied $293 toward the purchase cost. We received an email confirmation on 06/21 that the item has shipped. I figured the purchase on Amazon was safe because of the 14 days price match from date of shipping, and July 4th sales were likely to occur. I consistently explored all the "Amazon approved price-match retailers" since the date of the TV shipping. Yesterday I saw the EE price and immediately submitted my request for a price match. Later that day, Amazon sent an email stating that we qualified for the price match, and within a couple of hours, another email stating that they had processed a $675 credit to our Amex account. They used the $2,895 EE item price, and did not deduct for the $210 shipping. Final cost to me using Amex rewards points and with EE price match credit = $2,602. I received the TV (Wed 06/27) and am very satisfied. I don't know that the price will get much lower than $2,900 anytime soon, but I'll continue to look for better pricing to hopefully get an even deeper price match from Amazon.
post #313 of 2673
That is good news! I called and they couldn't access the website for some reason. I am waiting for a call back now and will report my findings. Sounds like it is going to work out though.
post #314 of 2673
I am going to give this a shot as well. Amazon already offered me $200 for a small issue with the tv. Would be great to get the price match and then subtract the $200 from that price
post #315 of 2673
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Originally Posted by flmsrgn View Post

Greeting to All, I am fairly new to this forum, and this is my first post. I bought the P65VT50 from Amazon on 06/20 for $3,570 with free shipping (my wife is a Prime Member). My wife linked our Amex Rewards to Amazon and we applied $293 toward the purchase cost. We received an email confirmation on 06/21 that the item has shipped. I figured the purchase on Amazon was safe because of the 14 days price match from date of shipping, and July 4th sales were likely to occur. I consistently explored all the "Amazon approved price-match retailers" since the date of the TV shipping. Yesterday I saw the EE price and immediately submitted my request for a price match. Later that day, Amazon sent an email stating that we qualified for the price match, and within a couple of hours, another email stating that they had processed a $675 credit to our Amex account. They used the $2,895 EE item price, and did not deduct for the $210 shipping. Final cost to me using Amex rewards points and with EE price match credit = $2,602. I received the TV (Wed 06/27) and am very satisfied. I don't know that the price will get much lower than $2,900 anytime soon, but I'll continue to look for better pricing to hopefully get an even deeper price match from Amazon.

I think they only let you do this once within the 14 days. I could be wrong though.
post #316 of 2673
CONFIRMED!

Amazon will price match the EE price along with the code. They will include the shipping charges of $210 on the order for a final total of

$2834.94

TV should be here this coming Thursday smile.gif
post #317 of 2673
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Originally Posted by Bond_E111 View Post

No, that's for a GT Series, they don't even list a VT on their website.

My bad. The VT50 is listed on their website and the 55" is $2,088 while the 65" is $2,988
post #318 of 2673
Just want to say thanks to all those that chimed in on the EE price match at Amazon. I was bummed about missing the drop to $3k a few weeks ago. Now that I'm under that mark, I'll be able to upgrade my sub as well. smile.gif
post #319 of 2673
Can somebody please explain/expand on deals for an extended warranty?

jdg
post #320 of 2673
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Originally Posted by dgc View Post

Just want to say thanks to all those that chimed in on the EE price match at Amazon. I was bummed about missing the drop to $3k a few weeks ago. Now that I'm under that mark, I'll be able to upgrade my sub as well. smile.gif

Holy crap! eek.gif I was expecting my order for the 65VT50 to be price match adjusted to $2,834.92, instead it was adjusted to $2,624.93! biggrin.gif Apparently your milage may vary from CSR to CSR as to whether or not they tack on shipping that would otherwise be applied at EE.
post #321 of 2673
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Originally Posted by dgc View Post

Holy crap! eek.gif I was expecting my order for the 65VT50 to be price match adjusted to $2,834.92, instead it was adjusted to $2,624.93! biggrin.gif Apparently your milage may vary from CSR to CSR as to whether or not they tack on shipping that would otherwise be applied at EE.

Wow crazy! Ya I am waiting on the price to drop to around $2500. Just had a baby and I don't think the wife would let me spend anymore then that. $2624 is mighty close though. I might have to see about getting that smile.gif

Does anyone know if you can have Amazon price match again within the first 14 days (this is the price match window right?) if they originally matched another store?
post #322 of 2673
Out of stock at EE now. Missed the boat on this hope to catch the next one.
post #323 of 2673
I bought the last one in stock from EE. $2,574.93 cost, 209.89 shipping and an additional 5 year warranty (6 years in total) for $249 usually $299. Total $3,034.91

Last night, I checked the price and it said to email EE for the latest price which was $2,552.01. I had trouble trying to buy it because it kept stating the quantity I wanted was in excess of what they had in stock. When I finally did arrive at the checkout screen, the price was over $2,800. I sent an email at midnight about it, obviously no response.

I saw they were out of stock this morning and I initiated a chat. The fellow said that they had one left and the price was $2,574.93 plus shipping. I ordered it. He then tried to sell me a warranty; he said the same company that would fix it under the one year Panasonic warranty would fix it during the additional three or five years. The price was $199 for three additional years and $299 for five additional years; both warranties begin after the one year Panasonic warranty ends. I had 30 days to decide.

As we were talking, I mentioned that I had seen prices at the AVS forum and that many people were using the EE price to obtain a price match from Amazon. I said I would rather give EE the business and I had ordered a Denon 4311 from them six weeks ago and I was very happy with the purchase. I said I was going to post this on the forum. He said that was great and volunteered to lower the price of the warranty to $249 which I immediately agreed to.

More good news. I had some shaky credit a few years ago and I had to sign up for a secured credit card with $1,850 of my own money tied up. With this credit card you never get your money back even if you build up your credit. A few weeks ago, I received a promotion from Citibank for the American Airlines Advantage CC with 35,000 bonus points, if you spend over $1,500 in the first three months. They approved the CC and I used it to purchase the TV. I will now close out the secured credit card, (which will lower my credit score a few points), and use the $1,850 to help pay for the TV. I will now have over 60,000 points, enough for a couple of U.S trips or one trip to Europe, which costs at least $1,000.

I also now own a SOTA Plasma TV which is replacing a nine year old refurbished Hitachi 65 inch HD Rear Projection TV that I paid $2,200 for nine years ago. smile.gif
post #324 of 2673
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Originally Posted by Slingshot View Post

I bought the last one in stock from EE. $2,574.93 cost, 209.89 shipping and an additional 5 year warranty (6 years in total) for $249 usually $299. Total $3,034.91
Last night, I checked the price and it said to email EE for the latest price which was $2,552.01. I had trouble trying to buy it because it kept stating the quantity I wanted was in excess of what they had in stock. When I finally did arrive at the checkout screen, the price was over $2,800. I sent an email at midnight about it, obviously no response.
I saw they were out of stock this morning and I initiated a chat. The fellow said that they had one left and the price was $2,574.93 plus shipping. I ordered it. He then tried to sell me a warranty; he said the same company that would fix it under the one year Panasonic warranty would fix it during the additional three or five years. The price was $199 for three additional years and $299 for five additional years; both warranties begin after the one year Panasonic warranty ends. I had 30 days to decide.
As we were talking, I mentioned that I had seen prices at the AVS forum and that many people were using the EE price to obtain a price match from Amazon. I said I would rather give EE the business and I had ordered a Denon 4311 from them six weeks ago and I was very happy with the purchase. I said I was going to post this on the forum. He said that was great and volunteered to lower the price of the warranty to $249 which I immediately agreed to.
More good news. I had some shaky credit a few years ago and I had to sign up for a secured credit card with $1,850 of my own money tied up. With this credit card you never get your money back even if you build up your credit. A few weeks ago, I received a promotion from Citibank for the American Airlines Advantage CC with 35,000 bonus points, if you spend over $1,500 in the first three months. They approved the CC and I used it to purchase the TV. I will now close out the secured credit card, (which will lower my credit score a few points), and use the $1,850 to help pay for the TV. I will now have over 60,000 points, enough for a couple of U.S trips or one trip to Europe, which costs at least $1,000.
I also now own a SOTA Plasma TV which is replacing a nine year old refurbished Hitachi 65 inch HD Rear Projection TV that I paid $2,200 for nine years ago. smile.gif

Great to hear that you got a good price on the TV. I ordered a Denon 3311 receiver from EE about a year and a half ago and I wasn't all that impressed with them so I plan on buying from Amazon once the price on the 65VT50 has dropped to where I want.
post #325 of 2673
Any chance we see the 65' VT50 go on sale during 4th of july? I am seriously thinking of trading in my 55' for the 65 but I do not want to pay the 3500 + 400 for a protection plan from BB
post #326 of 2673
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Originally Posted by jarias2311 View Post

Any chance we see the 65' VT50 go on sale during 4th of july? I am seriously thinking of trading in my 55' for the 65 but I do not want to pay the 3500 + 400 for a protection plan from BB
The store July 4th sales seem to have started already this weekend for the week.
post #327 of 2673
Also available at CDW for $2979 (might be the cheapest for a reputable retailer):
http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Panasonic-TC-P65VT50-65in-Class-64.7in-viewable-plasma-TV/2703557.aspx

I am also waiting for it to drop down to $2500. Apple's TV and OLED's might just do the trick. LG's first OLED attempt:
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/lg-55em9600/4505-6482_7-35117947.html
post #328 of 2673
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Originally Posted by usr2 View Post

Also available at CDW for $2979 (might be the cheapest for a reputable retailer):
http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Panasonic-TC-P65VT50-65in-Class-64.7in-viewable-plasma-TV/2703557.aspx
I am also waiting for it to drop down to $2500. Apple's TV and OLED's might just do the trick. LG's first OLED attempt:
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/lg-55em9600/4505-6482_7-35117947.html

It is currently out of stock at CDW
post #329 of 2673
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Originally Posted by usr2 View Post

Also available at CDW for $2979 (might be the cheapest for a reputable retailer):
http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Panasonic-TC-P65VT50-65in-Class-64.7in-viewable-plasma-TV/2703557.aspx
I am also waiting for it to drop down to $2500. Apple's TV and OLED's might just do the trick. LG's first OLED attempt:
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/lg-55em9600/4505-6482_7-35117947.html

Didn't even know CDW sold large TV's let alone flagship models.
post #330 of 2673
i was in best buy yesterday. The price for the 65VT50 was $3499.
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