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post #301 of 406
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Originally Posted by ogmusicman View Post

just tried to get a BB here (Jackson MS) to price match Paulstv on a 60gt50 of 1699. They said they could not match because Pauls does not have a store with in 30 of the area. I wanted to get it from them cause they have it in stock. Hopefully it will be 1699 again on Sunday. if not I might just order from Pauls and be done with it.

Much rather get as local as possible in case problems occur.


what to do..what to do

Try going to the customer service desk with a printout of the pauls deal in your cart with the total price (just before final checkout) and see if they bite. Another tactic if that doesn't work is to email the gm by looking up the store info on bb.com...others report success with this method. If that fails call bb.com and talk to a rep to price match.
others report success this way...
Edited by swizzchard - 2/2/13 at 5:51am
post #302 of 406
This is what I did and they matched the price at my local BB.
post #303 of 406
Noticed that Amazon no longer says that they are getting in more 55GT inventory.
post #304 of 406
Amazon is now at $1,599 (via Beach Camera) for the TC-P55GT50. What about the "used" units they have at Amazon Warehouse for $1,124.26? That is a good price, and they could be simply open-box returns within the 30-day return window. I have my doubts that given the apparently dwindling supply, that prices will go back down.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00752VKFA
post #305 of 406
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Originally Posted by sengiley View Post

Finally got lucky in my never ending search for a great deal on a 65gt50. One of my local BBs had an open-box tv for $2,000 (plus tax and 2-year protection). Great deal considering the tv is brand new - a victim of a refused delivery. They are bringing it this Saturday, sweet!

That is a nice deal - congrats!
post #306 of 406
I pricematched with Pauls TV yesterday at my local BB (Hamburg, Lexington, KY) on P60GT50. $1699.99 or $1801.98 with tax. I thought the tax was worth the sixty day hassle-free return policy. Thanks AVS for steering me through this buying process. Now to find the exact wall mount I need!
post #307 of 406
Panasonic VIERA TC-P65GT50 65-Inch 3D HDTV $2,075 shipped at Beach Audio via Amazon...Appears to be limited stock. I do not have any personal interest nor experience buying large items from Beach Audio.

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-VIERA-TC-P65GT50-65-Inch-Plasma/dp/B00752VLAY/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?t=slickdeals&tag=slickdeals

$2,050 plus $25 s/h

Just passing the info along folks.....

EDIT: As of 6:00 PM Eastern, it appears the price bumped up again to $2499 - too much of a price swing.....
Edited by mpansare - 2/5/13 at 3:10pm
post #308 of 406
Hi Sengiley,

Can you give me more details about your open box purchase. I to bought one about a week ago from BB open box for the same price but did not get the extended warranty included.

Thanks
post #309 of 406
I went there to buy a VT, but they wouldn't match online price, so I almost walked out, but for some reason decided to ask if they got any GTs back in stock. Well, that particular store had one that was out of their system for awhile until they found it seating in the back. Apparently, it was refused by someone during a delivery and was never added back to the inventory until that day (lucky me smile.gif ).

I don't know why that person/family refused it. I personally don't care because the TV was still in the original packaging as well as all screws, stand, remote, batteries, etc. I also checked the hours on the TV when BB delivered it to my house and it had 0.

I purchased their protection plan not because I was buying an open-box item, but because of "burn-in" peace of mind.
post #310 of 406
FYI I price matched buy.com's $2124 with Amazon earlier today for the 65GT50. I got 24 hours to accept it. Gonna see if it goes lower anywhere else
post #311 of 406
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Originally Posted by watchy View Post

FYI I price matched buy.com's $2124 with Amazon earlier today for the 65GT50. I got 24 hours to accept it. Gonna see if it goes lower anywhere else

Where are you seeing the tv for $2124? It shows up as $3101 for me at buy.com.
post #312 of 406
You missed out on the deal. It was only lasted about 24 hours at buy.com for that price. but it was and amazon price matched me.

Hello Charles,

Your pre-order TV Low Price Guarantee request for the Panasonic VIERA TC-P65GT50 against Buy.com has been approved. If you place your order within the next 24 hours, you will qualify for a price match refund.

The current price for the Panasonic VIERA TC-P65GT50 on Amazon.com is $2639.00. The same television is currently listed on Buy.com for $2124.99.

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post #313 of 406
Is it better to grab a closeut 60GT50 or wait for the everyday discounted price on one of the 2013 sets?


• TC-PZT60 series (65 and 60 inches) Panasonic's 2013 flagship promises "Beyond the Reference" picture quality, with an all-new Studio Master panel that has the thinnest gas layer yet, which the company says will remove dim and double images. There's a newly developed red phosphor, faster switching than ever, THX certification for both 2D and 3D, and improved 3D performance -- namely less crosstalk -- according to Panasonic. I called the VT50 the best TV of 2012 and one of the best ever, and I expect great things from the ZT60's picture.

• TC-PVT60 series (55, 60, 65 inches) Numerically this one looks like the successor to the VT50, and I expect it to have similar picture quality. The only mentions of picture quality in Panasonic's early press release are THX certification and better motion resolution than the 2012 version.

• TC-PST60 series (50, 55, 60, 65 inches) In name and feature set, Panasonic's cheapest 3D-capable plasma series looks like the successor to our favorite TV of 2012, the Panasonic ST50. It has an Infinite Black Pro panel and might not quite match the motion resolution of the VT and ZT models (it has a "2500 Focused Field Drive" versus their 3000), nor their black-level performance, but should still be pretty great. As with the other two 3D series, the company is also including two pairs of active 3D glasses. Pricing was not announced, and it'll be interesting to see whether this series can match the excellent value of its predecessor.

• TC-PS60 series (42, 50, 55, 60, 65 inches) In Panasonic's 1080p non-3D series, I expect the picture quality to match that of the excellent U50 models, which were also great values.

• TC-PX60 series (42 and 50 inches) This looks like a clone of last year's X5 series, which was disappointing, to say the least.


Thanks in advance.
post #314 of 406
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Originally Posted by mkerdman View Post

Is it better to grab a closeut 60GT50 or wait for the everyday discounted price on one of the 2013 sets?


• TC-PZT60 series (65 and 60 inches) Panasonic's 2013 flagship promises "Beyond the Reference" picture quality, with an all-new Studio Master panel that has the thinnest gas layer yet, which the company says will remove dim and double images. There's a newly developed red phosphor, faster switching than ever, THX certification for both 2D and 3D, and improved 3D performance -- namely less crosstalk -- according to Panasonic. I called the VT50 the best TV of 2012 and one of the best ever, and I expect great things from the ZT60's picture.

• TC-PVT60 series (55, 60, 65 inches) Numerically this one looks like the successor to the VT50, and I expect it to have similar picture quality. The only mentions of picture quality in Panasonic's early press release are THX certification and better motion resolution than the 2012 version.

• TC-PST60 series (50, 55, 60, 65 inches) In name and feature set, Panasonic's cheapest 3D-capable plasma series looks like the successor to our favorite TV of 2012, the Panasonic ST50. It has an Infinite Black Pro panel and might not quite match the motion resolution of the VT and ZT models (it has a "2500 Focused Field Drive" versus their 3000), nor their black-level performance, but should still be pretty great. As with the other two 3D series, the company is also including two pairs of active 3D glasses. Pricing was not announced, and it'll be interesting to see whether this series can match the excellent value of its predecessor.

• TC-PS60 series (42, 50, 55, 60, 65 inches) In Panasonic's 1080p non-3D series, I expect the picture quality to match that of the excellent U50 models, which were also great values.

• TC-PX60 series (42 and 50 inches) This looks like a clone of last year's X5 series, which was disappointing, to say the least.


Thanks in advance.


A 60 inch GT50 is $1699.99 at PaulsTV right now with no tax. That's the same as the preorder price of the ST60. I can't believe that the ST60 will be better then the GT50 right now. It looks like just a bunch of new gimmicks added to it and it has the same focus drive as the 2012 model line up. It looks like the slight improvements come in the VT and ZT line up. I don't know how fast prices will drop on that but my guess would be at least mid to late April or even May before seeing $100 or $200 discounts. I probably would buy the GT50 now, in fact, I just bought the 50 inch for $999.99 but even if I was getting the 60 inch I think the GT would be a better bet then a 2013 ST.
post #315 of 406
After my second BestBuy i got pricematch from Paul's Tv 60GT50 at $1699, was the last one, don't wait to much guys.
post #316 of 406
The local Best Buy near me did a price match on the Paul's deal for the 60GT50 at $1699. I did everything over the phone and the CSA was great. The 60GT50 was not in stock at that store but will be there on Saturday.

Bill
post #317 of 406
my local best buy that denied my paul's tv pricematch now has 2 open box 50GT50 available. Wondering what happened, maybe both are buzzers. Maybe I can get one of them cheap around $500 next month or so for my 2yr old daughter's bedroom. wink.gif
post #318 of 406
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Originally Posted by rtrampe View Post

Hi Sengiley,

Can you give me more details about your open box purchase. I to bought one about a week ago from BB open box for the same price but did not get the extended warranty included.

Thanks

Careful with their "Refused Delivery" Open Box returns. I had the exact same experience. While waiting for the Magnolia manager I saw a 60GT50 box in the open box area. Looked at the box and couldn't find and "Best Buy Open Box" tape on it. Asked the sales guy what's the issue with this one. They told me a refused delivery and returned back to the store. Salesman said that once the tv leaves the store doors it can't be sold as new, so they had to label it open box it. Well, took it home for 1499. Opened the box and found a handfull of dog hair stuck to the glass of the tv. The remote was missing and a section of the base wasn't in the box. Since the remote was missing I couldn't check the number of hours the tv was used. Returned it and got them to match the 1699 PaulsTV. Had to pay for tax though. Just saying, be careful of their "Refused Delievery" open box items.

Just make sure to check the number of hours the tv has on it.
post #319 of 406
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Originally Posted by va_pioneer View Post

Careful with their "Refused Delivery" Open Box returns. I had the exact same experience. While waiting for the Magnolia manager I saw a 60GT50 box in the open box area. Looked at the box and couldn't find and "Best Buy Open Box" tape on it. Asked the sales guy what's the issue with this one. They told me a refused delivery and returned back to the store. Salesman said that once the tv leaves the store doors it can't be sold as new, so they had to label it open box it. Well, took it home for 1499. Opened the box and found a handfull of dog hair stuck to the glass of the tv. The remote was missing and a section of the base wasn't in the box. Since the remote was missing I couldn't check the number of hours the tv was used. Returned it and got them to match the 1699 PaulsTV. Had to pay for tax though. Just saying, be careful of their "Refused Delievery" open box items.

Just make sure to check the number of hours the tv has on it.

Yes, always check the contents before purchasing any "open box" item. Even if they tell you that it has not been opened. FWIW, they can resell a product as new if it is returned in factory sealed condition. What you have to keep in mind is that Pana TV boxes can be opened by removing the 4 plastic clips on the sides and then removing the top of the box. This process can be reversed and the box tape on the top will still be sealed. If they are selling you a TV labeled as open box, they should have no problem lifting the top of the box off and showing you the TV and allowing you to check the contents.
post #320 of 406
Just had another Best Buy experience myself, they have an open box 60GT60 listed on their own website as being at their store (besides the display model), but when I called to ask about it, they had no idea whatsoever about it, even after I gave them the specific item number in their system.

Then I tried to get them to match Paul's TV and they said no. They only price match Amazon and any store within 30 miles. I swear, I don't know how you guys get such willing price matches from them. My local Best Buy's require an act of god to budge one inch off their prices!
post #321 of 406
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Originally Posted by Omni009 View Post

Just had another Best Buy experience myself, they have an open box 60GT60 listed on their own website as being at their store (besides the display model), but when I called to ask about it, they had no idea whatsoever about it, even after I gave them the specific item number in their system.

Then I tried to get them to match Paul's TV and they said no. They only price match Amazon and any store within 30 miles. I swear, I don't know how you guys get such willing price matches from them. My local Best Buy's require an act of god to budge one inch off their prices!

I found its hit or miss with Best Buy price matching. One store fought me on the Paul's match for a half hour. So I drove to another one about 15 miles away and they immediately matched the price. Both indicated they were following the Best Buy policy. Obviously not being followed uniformly. Very annoying for the customer.
post #322 of 406
it helps to go in and build rapport, too. if you just walk up and flat out ask for price match, they probably wont. Dont talk sale/numbers up front and spend some time to then finally build your case...
i made a few visits looking at different sets, with panasonic gt50 as my top of the list. went and chatted it up with the same sales guy each time I went. He knew me, I knew him. He had initially pushed back, but I let him know that pauls, while not local, is close enough especially since i go down there for work/business often.

you can try emailing the store manager explaining that another authorized retailer is offering such and such price. take a few screenshots of the shopping cart and final price. send it in the email. you can get local store information in the store locator of bestbuy.com
post #323 of 406
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Originally Posted by swizzchard View Post

you can try emailing the store manager explaining that another authorized retailer is offering such and such price. take a few screenshots of the shopping cart and final price. send it in the email. you can get local store information in the store locator of bestbuy.com

I had that thought too, but my local Best Buy's (Dublin and Tracy, CA) don't have that info listed unfortunately.
post #324 of 406
Just tried my luck with Best Buy.com and their phone number. After informing the guy that I was in Northern CA, and they were in Southern CA, he still kept me on the phone for 15 min as he called Paul's TV to verify the price only to inform me that, while they DID have them in stock and for that price, that I could only get a price match if I took an ad into a BB store within 25 miles of them.

Like I said, all my experiences with them have taken an act of god on an engraved tablet to get them to budge one dollar. They even had the TV for 1699 in the past few weeks, and they won't even offer me that for all my troubles.
post #325 of 406
I had no trouble getting my local Best Buy to match the Paul's TV price of $1699 for the 60GT50. I called the store and spoke with a CSA who was very nice. I mentioned the Paul's TV price and that the SAVE200 coupon had to be input to get the $1699 price on their site. The CSA did that and said no problem with the price match. The store did not have one in stock and got one delivered two days later. I also needed a mount and BB had this Sanus mount on sale for $56.99 from $109.99. But the store did not have it in stock and it was going to be $22 to get it shipped so I had it by Friday. The CSA eventually waived the additional shipping charges so that there was no shipping charge. The mount arrived on Friday and the 60GT50 arrived at the store on Saturday as promised. I normally ignore the online surveys but I'm doing one for this purchase as the CSA was outstanding. All in all my experience with BB was very positive as it normally is smile.gif.

Bill
post #326 of 406
I'm in a quandary. My local Best Buy is about out of stock on the 2012 60" GT50. They have a floor model that the Magnolia manager said he could sell for $1300 when the remaining stock was gone (he predicts in the next week or two). I previously told my wife there was no way I would buy a floor model, but that price caught me off guard. He said I could inspect it and that he's sure there is no burn-in, and looking at it I couldn't see any. I just can't decide if that price is really a good deal, since I'm essentially buying a used TV. Can anyone add some perspective?
post #327 of 406
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Originally Posted by Kermit26.2 View Post

I'm in a quandary. My local Best Buy is about out of stock on the 2012 60" GT50. They have a floor model that the Magnolia manager said he could sell for $1300 when the remaining stock was gone (he predicts in the next week or two). I previously told my wife there was no way I would buy a floor model, but that price caught me off guard. He said I could inspect it and that he's sure there is no burn-in, and looking at it I couldn't see any. I just can't decide if that price is really a good deal, since I'm essentially buying a used TV. Can anyone add some perspective?

Ask the Magnolia manager if he will order a new 60GT50 to be delivered to the store. That is what the local BB did for me. I would rather have a brand new one than a floor model any day.

Bill
post #328 of 406
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Originally Posted by Kermit26.2 View Post

I'm in a quandary. My local Best Buy is about out of stock on the 2012 60" GT50. They have a floor model that the Magnolia manager said he could sell for $1300 when the remaining stock was gone (he predicts in the next week or two). I previously told my wife there was no way I would buy a floor model, but that price caught me off guard. He said I could inspect it and that he's sure there is no burn-in, and looking at it I couldn't see any. I just can't decide if that price is really a good deal, since I'm essentially buying a used TV. Can anyone add some perspective?

That just seems like a lot of hours on a TV... it's a good price, only $300 more then my 50 inch, but still, that's a lot of hours on that bad boy... I think PaulsTV has new ones at what, like $1599 or something?

EDIT: $1699, but no tax... so $400 more expensive minus whatever tax Best Buy will charge you, so probably like $275 to $300 more for brand spanking new... It's hard to decide, on one hand that amount of money seems decent and buys a standard BDP and a handful of movies and on the other hand it's not really much more for brand new...
post #329 of 406
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Ask the Magnolia manager if he will order a new 60GT50 to be delivered to the store. That is what the local BB did for me. I would rather have a brand new one than a floor model any day.

Bill

Is there a reason to get the TV through BB vs Paul's online? I would avoid tax buying from Paul's whereas BB will charge tax despite matching the sale price.
post #330 of 406
Advantage of Best Buy is no restocking fee (15%) or shipping if you return TV..
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