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post #931 of 2673
Unless a business has numerous complaints filed against them, depending upon BBB reports are pretty much worthless.
post #932 of 2673
Sorry for highjacking the thread but I'll repeat my original question: considering that authorized dealers are not always listed on Panasonic's website, how can I confirm such a thing?
post #933 of 2673
Simple, just call up Panasonic's customer service number, and ask them directly.
post #934 of 2673
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Originally Posted by Johnla View Post

Simple, just call up Panasonic's customer service number, and ask them directly.

Won't need to, three weeks after I wrote them an email, Panasonic wrote back and confirmed they are authorized.

Thanks to everyone for your help.
post #935 of 2673
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Originally Posted by Mac13 View Post

At this point it seems like we might as well wait for next years model and get it when it comes out since the price of the VT50 hasn't really changed much since it's initial release.

This is what I was thinking too!

CES is in January, we are in November now, my current TV is working fine, and I am happy with it, I should just wait. Of course, next year' models will be better, brighter, bigger, etc!!!!!!!!

You know when you are a true nerd, when the current "state of the art" is NOT GOOD ENOUGH for you! You have to have what is NOT OUT YET!

I have done this twice with phones, I am also waiting for the 25 core Ivy bridge to come out (Something like 25 cores anyway!), and now with my new TV!

OLED is getting closer and closer!
post #936 of 2673
It's hard to get excited about a VT50 at $2000 when the ST50 is $1125 from Amazon. I'd love a VT50 but no way it's worth almost double the cost.
post #937 of 2673
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Originally Posted by VarmintCong View Post

It's hard to get excited about a VT50 at $2000 when the ST50 is $1125 from Amazon. I'd love a VT50 but no way it's worth almost double the cost.

...........in your opinion. Many will differ.
post #938 of 2673
This thread is the "Great Deals" forum, not the "I love this TV so much I'll pay any price" forum.
post #939 of 2673
My fantastic experience at my local Best Buy.

Having read all of the posts in this thread, it is clear that the buying experience for many at their local Best Buy's ranged from not so good to pretty good. Mine, however, was great! I went to my local store last night with my girl who wanted to trade in her old iPhone 4s for a store credit. I told her that while we were there, I wanted to check out this tv that I had been researching. I went to the Magnolia section and was admiring the 65vt50. I told my girl that I had been thinking about this tv for quite a while and that I had researched it and found it for much cheaper online. I pulled up buytvtoday.com to show her the price which, as of yesterday, had dropped to $2599. She said, "Wow! It's $3499 here and that's on sale." I told her that there was no way I was going to pay $3499, but I was not sure about whether they would price match it or not. She says, "Well, there is only one way to find out."

I walked around the rest of Magnolia and was asked by a couple of guys whether I needed any help. I politely told them I was just browsing as I was thinking, "Do I really want to bother with the whole price matching thing right now? They will probably have to call a manager, look it up, and then, 30 minutes later, give me some excuse as to why they would not match the price. Plus, I am getting hungry!" So, after a few more minutes of browsing, I finally decide to see if they would price match and I go to the Magnolia counter to talk to one of the guys who previously asked me if I needed any help.

I approach him and I say, "What is your price matching policy? Because I found something online for much less." He responds, "All you have to do is show me." Me, "That's it?" Him, "Yep."

I pull out my phone, which already had the tv pulled up and show him. Him, "65vt50 for $2599. Ok. You want it?" Shocked, I say, "For that price, yes." Him, "Done. Anything else?" Me, "Ummm, well I see that you have a Denon 4311 over in the clearance section. It was never opened or used? It was $2099 and now marked down to $1249. Can you do any better?" Him, "Never opened or used. How about $999?" Me, "Sold."

3 minutes later, I was done checking out and everything was loaded in my suv. No searching to confirm my price, no talking to a manager, no 30 minute waste of time just to tell me that they could not do it. Quite possibly the best experience I have ever had buying anything at Best Buy, or anywhere else for that matter.

Again, I want to reiterate that not only did I get an amazing price, but the experience was so easy. It was exactly how it should be. This experience has completely brought me back around to buying local. I am not sure if it was part of Best Buy's strategy to better compete with online retailers, or just my particular experience, but it was fantastic! Kudos to Best Buy.
post #940 of 2673
SWEET!
post #941 of 2673
IDODVRC,

Please tell us which Best Buy in which and the name of the guy you talked to !!!!!!:
post #942 of 2673
damn, sick purchase.
post #943 of 2673
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Originally Posted by idodvrc View Post

My fantastic experience at my local Best Buy.
Having read all of the posts in this thread, it is clear that the buying experience for many at their local Best Buy's ranged from not so good to pretty good. Mine, however, was great! I went to my local store last night with my girl who wanted to trade in her old iPhone 4s for a store credit. I told her that while we were there, I wanted to check out this tv that I had been researching. I went to the Magnolia section and was admiring the 65vt50. I told my girl that I had been thinking about this tv for quite a while and that I had researched it and found it for much cheaper online. I pulled up buytvtoday.com to show her the price which, as of yesterday, had dropped to $2599. She said, "Wow! It's $3499 here and that's on sale." I told her that there was no way I was going to pay $3499, but I was not sure about whether they would price match it or not. She says, "Well, there is only one way to find out."
I walked around the rest of Magnolia and was asked by a couple of guys whether I needed any help. I politely told them I was just browsing as I was thinking, "Do I really want to bother with the whole price matching thing right now? They will probably have to call a manager, look it up, and then, 30 minutes later, give me some excuse as to why they would not match the price. Plus, I am getting hungry!" So, after a few more minutes of browsing, I finally decide to see if they would price match and I go to the Magnolia counter to talk to one of the guys who previously asked me if I needed any help.
I approach him and I say, "What is your price matching policy? Because I found something online for much less." He responds, "All you have to do is show me." Me, "That's it?" Him, "Yep."
I pull out my phone, which already had the tv pulled up and show him. Him, "65vt50 for $2599. Ok. You want it?" Shocked, I say, "For that price, yes." Him, "Done. Anything else?" Me, "Ummm, well I see that you have a Denon 4311 over in the clearance section. It was never opened or used? It was $2099 and now marked down to $1249. Can you do any better?" Him, "Never opened or used. How about $999?" Me, "Sold."
3 minutes later, I was done checking out and everything was loaded in my suv. No searching to confirm my price, no talking to a manager, no 30 minute waste of time just to tell me that they could not do it. Quite possibly the best experience I have ever had buying anything at Best Buy, or anywhere else for that matter.
Again, I want to reiterate that not only did I get an amazing price, but the experience was so easy. It was exactly how it should be. This experience has completely brought me back around to buying local. I am not sure if it was part of Best Buy's strategy to better compete with online retailers, or just my particular experience, but it was fantastic! Kudos to Best Buy.

Wow, Best Buy might actually be able to stop the financial bleeding with this new policy.
post #944 of 2673
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Originally Posted by VarmintCong View Post

Wow, Best Buy might actually be able to stop the financial bleeding with this new policy.

I doubt their margin is very big on a sale like that.
post #945 of 2673
I wasn't able to the greatest deal on a 55" VT50 at BB, but the experience was positive. I must have spent 30 plus minutes with the sales guy auditioning the VT50. I told him I wanted it, but not at $2,400. They pulled up buytvtoday at my request. They wouldn't match $1,850 but agreed to 1,999, which I felt was fair considering that these price match sites are unauthorized and, well, a bit shady. Frankly, it's nice to be able to barter a little bit. The staff couldn't have been more pleasant to deal with.
post #946 of 2673
Quote:
Originally Posted by idodvrc View Post

My fantastic experience at my local Best Buy.
Having read all of the posts in this thread, it is clear that the buying experience for many at their local Best Buy's ranged from not so good to pretty good. Mine, however, was great! I went to my local store last night with my girl who wanted to trade in her old iPhone 4s for a store credit. I told her that while we were there, I wanted to check out this tv that I had been researching. I went to the Magnolia section and was admiring the 65vt50. I told my girl that I had been thinking about this tv for quite a while and that I had researched it and found it for much cheaper online. I pulled up buytvtoday.com to show her the price which, as of yesterday, had dropped to $2599. She said, "Wow! It's $3499 here and that's on sale." I told her that there was no way I was going to pay $3499, but I was not sure about whether they would price match it or not. She says, "Well, there is only one way to find out."
I walked around the rest of Magnolia and was asked by a couple of guys whether I needed any help. I politely told them I was just browsing as I was thinking, "Do I really want to bother with the whole price matching thing right now? They will probably have to call a manager, look it up, and then, 30 minutes later, give me some excuse as to why they would not match the price. Plus, I am getting hungry!" So, after a few more minutes of browsing, I finally decide to see if they would price match and I go to the Magnolia counter to talk to one of the guys who previously asked me if I needed any help.
I approach him and I say, "What is your price matching policy? Because I found something online for much less." He responds, "All you have to do is show me." Me, "That's it?" Him, "Yep."
I pull out my phone, which already had the tv pulled up and show him. Him, "65vt50 for $2599. Ok. You want it?" Shocked, I say, "For that price, yes." Him, "Done. Anything else?" Me, "Ummm, well I see that you have a Denon 4311 over in the clearance section. It was never opened or used? It was $2099 and now marked down to $1249. Can you do any better?" Him, "Never opened or used. How about $999?" Me, "Sold."
3 minutes later, I was done checking out and everything was loaded in my suv. No searching to confirm my price, no talking to a manager, no 30 minute waste of time just to tell me that they could not do it. Quite possibly the best experience I have ever had buying anything at Best Buy, or anywhere else for that matter.
Again, I want to reiterate that not only did I get an amazing price, but the experience was so easy. It was exactly how it should be. This experience has completely brought me back around to buying local. I am not sure if it was part of Best Buy's strategy to better compete with online retailers, or just my particular experience, but it was fantastic! Kudos to Best Buy.

Do you know how much shipping would be from buytvtoday.com? Best Buy didn't try to add on the price of shipping? My local BB wanted to add the cost of "shipping and delivery" to make the prices equivalent. They also said they will come in and "set up" the tv which I don't want to pay extra for.
post #947 of 2673
Amansuman:

Best Buy in Las Vegas. Guy was super cool, but I unfortunately do not recall his name as I sit here.

Mac:

Don't know how much shipping, if any, was from Buytvtoday.com . Best Buy did not try to charge me more for shipping and they offered to deliver it and set it up for free.

Again, it was simply a fantastic experience all around. So pleased.
post #948 of 2673
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Originally Posted by idodvrc View Post

Amansuman:
Best Buy in Las Vegas. Guy was super cool, but I unfortunately do not recall his name as I sit here.
Mac:
Don't know how much shipping, if any, was from Buytvtoday.com . Best Buy did not try to charge me more for shipping and they offered to deliver it and set it up for free.
Again, it was simply a fantastic experience all around. So pleased.

Awesome. Congrats man. Let us know how you like the TV once you get it. Did you also get a free calibration? I know people talk poorly about BB calibrations but if its free then why not try it. I know some people have gotten free calibrations but didn't know the stipulations for that.
post #949 of 2673
Quote:
Originally Posted by idodvrc View Post

My fantastic experience at my local Best Buy.
Having read all of the posts in this thread, it is clear that the buying experience for many at their local Best Buy's ranged from not so good to pretty good. Mine, however, was great! I went to my local store last night with my girl who wanted to trade in her old iPhone 4s for a store credit. I told her that while we were there, I wanted to check out this tv that I had been researching. I went to the Magnolia section and was admiring the 65vt50. I told my girl that I had been thinking about this tv for quite a while and that I had researched it and found it for much cheaper online. I pulled up buytvtoday.com to show her the price which, as of yesterday, had dropped to $2599. She said, "Wow! It's $3499 here and that's on sale." I told her that there was no way I was going to pay $3499, but I was not sure about whether they would price match it or not. She says, "Well, there is only one way to find out."
I walked around the rest of Magnolia and was asked by a couple of guys whether I needed any help. I politely told them I was just browsing as I was thinking, "Do I really want to bother with the whole price matching thing right now? They will probably have to call a manager, look it up, and then, 30 minutes later, give me some excuse as to why they would not match the price. Plus, I am getting hungry!" So, after a few more minutes of browsing, I finally decide to see if they would price match and I go to the Magnolia counter to talk to one of the guys who previously asked me if I needed any help.
I approach him and I say, "What is your price matching policy? Because I found something online for much less." He responds, "All you have to do is show me." Me, "That's it?" Him, "Yep."
I pull out my phone, which already had the tv pulled up and show him. Him, "65vt50 for $2599. Ok. You want it?" Shocked, I say, "For that price, yes." Him, "Done. Anything else?" Me, "Ummm, well I see that you have a Denon 4311 over in the clearance section. It was never opened or used? It was $2099 and now marked down to $1249. Can you do any better?" Him, "Never opened or used. How about $999?" Me, "Sold."
3 minutes later, I was done checking out and everything was loaded in my suv. No searching to confirm my price, no talking to a manager, no 30 minute waste of time just to tell me that they could not do it. Quite possibly the best experience I have ever had buying anything at Best Buy, or anywhere else for that matter.
Again, I want to reiterate that not only did I get an amazing price, but the experience was so easy. It was exactly how it should be. This experience has completely brought me back around to buying local. I am not sure if it was part of Best Buy's strategy to better compete with online retailers, or just my particular experience, but it was fantastic! Kudos to Best Buy.

My buying experience was basically the same. I had printed out a price (at the time it was $2799), walked into the store, showed a salesperson and done. In and out in less than 10 minutes.
post #950 of 2673
Nice deal! I had them price match last weekend at $2799. Emailed the sales guy when I saw the new lower price and he said to come in and they will price match the new lower price of $2599!

:popcorn:
post #951 of 2673
Went into BB in Orlando (Kissimmee) with screenshots from this thread to show other BB around the country are moving 65" VT50's a nice discount out the door! Had buytvtoday, powerseller nyc,....all the unauthorzed boys in my back pocket printed out.... pulled out the one with $2599...my sales guy huddled with another sales guy...came back and said we can't do that but I can do 2699....3 years same as cash financing done in 45 minutes!

thanks for the tips on this thread..........

Vince
post #952 of 2673
Best Buy has finally been more aggressive with price matching to combat showrooming and loss of business to Fry's, HHG, and Amazon.
post #953 of 2673
I've tried two Best Buys for the 65VT50 price match at $2599, but no luck. I might try two others that are relatively close, but I'm not holding my breath. I'd love to get this deal as my 10 year old Sony rear projection tv just went out!

Hey idodvrc, they sold it to you for $2599 plus taxes or out-the-door?
post #954 of 2673
55" VT50 for $1625 at buytvtoday.com. Hard to argue with that price!
post #955 of 2673
Went to my BB in Plymouth Meeting PA, just outside Philly. They price matched $2599.00. No questions asked. Just verified the price at Buytvtoday. WOW!!!!. Free delivery also. getting it on the 19th. Just hope it's better then my 60" Pioneer PDP6070. Good luck to all. I'll post my results. biggrin.gif
post #956 of 2673
Beelzibub:

$2599 plus tax. Did not expect them to match it out-the-door and was happy to pay that amount.
post #957 of 2673
For my fellow Montrealers:

Davidson's price was 2200$ for the 55" with not much service. I closed the deal with Fillion Électronique at 2350$. That's before taxes. They added an extra two year warranty, so with my credit card I've got a total of four years under warranty.

The price difference between Canada and the USA his absolutely insane. You guys are getting the 65" at the best price I could find for a 55". Canadians are getting screwed considering that the Canadian dollars is stringer than the US.
post #958 of 2673
I live in the western part of PA and have been watching this thread for over a month and trying to get price matches from various online retailers including Best Buy.. I've called a couple best buys and they wouldn't honor the ads as they were from "unauthorized dealers." I decided to email the sales/store manager of the 4 best buys within 1hr drive of where I live. I got ONE response and was told that they can do $2695+tax with free shipping, basic setup, and 36-month financing. I was planning on jumping on this deal. About an hour before I left I got an email from another store and said that they do not match such prices from unauthorized dealers but would make an exception for me to help me out, and they matched the $2599+tax price of BuyTVToday.com!! Note - this was the same store that I called twice before over the past month and did not have any luck, so i guess it depends on who you talk to and not giving up! I am getting the 65VT50 delivered for free and I also took advantage of the 36-month same as cash financing(which also came with a +2%back on my Rewards card). Needless to say, I am absolutely thrilled and really looking forward to getting this awesome TV delivered soon!

As a result of this, I do plan on doing more shopping at BB for things such as CDs, DVDS, accessories, etc (within reason) in order to support the franchise as I really appreciated the help they gave me and the effort they seem to be making to compete with the online competition.
Edited by zdoggz - 11/10/12 at 7:47pm
post #959 of 2673
After months and months of research and debate, I chose size over PQ and opted for the 60" gt50 over the 55" vt50. Well my gt50 was delivered yesterday morning with the screen completely shattered (best buy matched a $1850 price by the way), which may have actually been a blessing in disguise. After they lifted the box top off I realized I bit off a little more than I could chew with the 60", no way my mantle could accommodate that monster. So I was alleviated the hassle of returning the beautiful television and sent the shattered display on its way with the delivery men. Now my mind was set on the 55" vt50. I found the add from alltimetvs.com pricing the 55vt50 @ $1750, printed it off and figured what the hell might as well try to get this price matched. No questions asked the sales associate matched the price, did not even have to speak to a manager. I don't know if having to return a shattered tv the same morning had anything to do with it, but either way I am thrilled to be a 55vt50 owner (tomorrow) at such a sick price!!! The funny thing is I originally went with the 55vt50 @ a price of $2150, the sales associate even saw that receipt still no questions asked. I suggest to everyone find the lowest price you can find on the internet and go and visit your nearest best buy you wont be dissapointed.
post #960 of 2673
I wonder if Amazon will start price matching these Best Buy prices.
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