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post #361 of 855
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Originally Posted by MUPPPP View Post

I really really want to get one of the 60" used ones from amazon that have minor imperfections on the casing for only $1256, but I am scared b/c there is no warranty on those. I guess I could get a 1 year square trade warranty for $45.
Has anybody ever bought used from amazon?

No warranty!?!?

By the time you pay Amazon's "white glove" up charge now $149 (whether you are a prime member or not) and the limited square trade warranty of $45 for only one year you will be paying $1450 for a used tv that you could get from Paul's NIB 60ST50 delivered with a factory warranty for $1550. That is only $100 difference for NIB with factory warranty delivered . . . and no scratches.

Or . . . why not drop down five inches and get the NIB 55ST50 with factory warranty delivered for $1250 from Paul's TV?

For me, but maybe not others or you, the $100 difference between NIB form Paul's delivered, rather than used delivered with scratches and who knows what else is not a hard call.

And, if a $100 makes a big difference to you right now economically (as it has for many of us now or in times past), then I would drop to a 55" NIB from Paul's which will save you $200 off buying the 60" version used (if you have to pay for white glove, which I believe you do even on used, but I could be wrong) from Amazon.

All the best with your decision.
post #362 of 855
isnt this thread about deals?

seems folks are posting about picture issues, etc.
post #363 of 855
Relax Steevo. It was just a passing minor quick observation and nothing that's steered this thread too far from its original intent and purposes.

Hey Mupp- If you've done the complete math (as Rhetor kindly suggested) and you're still liking it- i suggest you focus more on the return policy rather than warranty. If the used return policy is not as cumbersome and is anything close to amazon's then I don't see why not. You can tack on the extra 1 year warranty from Square trade for the extra peace of mind but it's rare in this day and age for a high end brand tv to fail after the first 30 days. As long as you the have the requisite surge protector to go along with it you should be fine. The only thing I disagree with Rhetor's post is considering downgrading the screen size. The number one regret people have when it comes to owning these sets is wishing that they could have gone bigger. Trust me- i sit 8.5 feet from my cureent 50 inch sammy plasma and Iam not looking to upgrade for anything under the 65ST50. I'm just waiting for it to go down by about $100-$150 so that i could add the Panny BD-220 3D blu ray player and 1 or 2 pair of 3D glasses for the total walk out price of around 2 grand. Even though prices have been holding firm this year, I know it'll get there eventually. Good luck smile.gif
Edited by Chere - 8/9/12 at 10:44pm
post #364 of 855
55ST50 most likely $1199 at Fry's starting Friday! *CONFIRMED* The ad says a 55" plasma TV - with 3D - actual screen size 55.1 inches - MAJOR NAME BRAND - $1199.
I say most likely because:

A.) The only 55" plasmas for sale at Fry's are Pannys
B.) The 55UT50 is NOT sold at Frys
C.) The VT50 & the GT50 are also 55.1 inches but theres now way its the VT50 and I suppose theres a slim chance it's the GT50 although not likely.

At this point the page for the 55ST50 hasnt been updated with the red tag that Fry's has been using lately for deals for specific TV's that will say limit 1 per household and indicates a big sale but the ad was just posted within the last few hours.

Look on page 6 of Fry's weekly ad. More details to follow.

***Edit red tag is up it is Official!***

http://www.frys.com/search?query_string=&cat=-68520&pType=pDisplay&fq=100033%20Plasma-100029%2011-m10099998%20Panasonic-100039%201080p-100370%203D&sort=price%20desc&start=0&cat=-68520&from=0&to=24
Edited by Greater Malison - 8/10/12 at 1:11am
post #365 of 855
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Originally Posted by Greater Malison View Post

55ST50 most likely $1199 at Fry's starting Friday! *CONFIRMED* The ad says a 55" plasma TV - with 3D - actual screen size 55.1 inches - MAJOR NAME BRAND - $1199.
I say most likely because:
A.) The only 55" plasmas for sale at Fry's are Pannys
B.) The 55UT50 is NOT sold at Frys
C.) The VT50 & the GT50 are also 55.1 inches but theres now way its the VT50 and I suppose theres a slim chance it's the GT50 although not likely.
At this point the page for the 55ST50 hasnt been updated with the red tag that Fry's has been using lately for deals for specific TV's that will say limit 1 per household and indicates a big sale but the ad was just posted within the last few hours.
Look on page 6 of Fry's weekly ad. More details to follow.
***Edit red tag is up it is Official!***
http://www.frys.com/search?query_string=&cat=-68520&pType=pDisplay&fq=100033%20Plasma-100029%2011-m10099998%20Panasonic-100039%201080p-100370%203D&sort=price%20desc&start=0&cat=-68520&from=0&to=24

it's funny how the ad states 600hz, and not 2500ffd. but they've mislabeled their ads b4. this is priced aggressively to that of Amazon.

Good luck finding this item in stock, only 4 left in 1 of the 4 locations in NTexas, the other 3 have zilch!
Edited by leftyguitar1963 - 8/10/12 at 11:48am
post #366 of 855
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Originally Posted by leftyguitar1963 View Post

it's funny how the ad states 600hz, and not 2500ffd. but they've mislabeled their ads b4. this is priced aggressively to that of Amazon.
Good luck finding this item in stock, only 4 left in 1 of the 4 locations in NTexas, the other 3 have zilch!

Store Location Distance Availability
Dallas, TX 12710 Executive Drive Map 12.48 item available
Plano, TX 700 E. Plano Parkway Map 13.94 item available

At 3:15pm Dallas time. Go get 'em!
post #367 of 855
60ST50 is $1499 shipped at Paul's TV. Best Buy wants $1799...
post #368 of 855
BB will pricematch pauls
post #369 of 855
65st50 is now $2099 at amazon. Is that the best deal?

That's just curbside delivery right? How much is white glove? Recommended? I do have one flight of stair which makes it a psin for me to bring it up. Never bought anything this big over net before. How big a hassle if there's a problem and I need to return it?

Thanks
post #370 of 855
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Originally Posted by barth2k View Post

65st50 is now $2099 at amazon. Is that the best deal?
That's just curbside delivery right? How much is white glove? Recommended? I do have one flight of stair which makes it a psin for me to bring it up. Never bought anything this big over net before. How big a hassle if there's a problem and I need to return it?
Thanks

Paul's TV is at $1999.99 today with free home delivery to one room, not white glove. Amazon will match $1999.99, but requires (even for Prime members) either a $100 or or $149 (seems to change around) white glove delivery charge. It is bogus, but that is Amazon's policy when price matching. Unless the other online retailer says clearly on their website "free white glove delivery," Amazon requires the upcharge.
post #371 of 855
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Originally Posted by Rhetor View Post

Paul's TV is at $1999.99 today with free home delivery to one room, not white glove. Amazon will match $1999.99, but requires (even for Prime members) either a $100 or or $149 (seems to change around) white glove delivery charge. It is bogus, but that is Amazon's policy when price matching. Unless the other online retailer says clearly on their website "free white glove delivery," Amazon requires the upcharge.

I'm in calif. so I'll still save with Amazon.

When I go to check out, I get choice of free shipping / scheduled delivery / standard delivery (we will call to schedule delivery). Confusing. Is standard white glove?

PS: free home delivery to one room? As opposed to trying it out in every room in your house ? smile.gif
post #372 of 855
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Originally Posted by barth2k View Post

I'm in calif. so I'll still save with Amazon.
When I go to check out, I get choice of free shipping / scheduled delivery / standard delivery (we will call to schedule delivery). Confusing. Is standard white glove?
PS: free home delivery to one room? As opposed to trying it out in every room in your house ? smile.gif

Do you pay tax in CA for Amazon? Do you pay tax for Paul's in CA? I can't remember. It may be yes or not for both, or yes for one and no for the other.

Anyway, you still want Amazon to price match Paul's tv price to save another $100.

The Amazon shipping is confusing on the site. What you want to do is put the tv in your Amazon cart, then you call Amazon with it in your cart and complete the order online while you are on the phone call with the Amazon CSr. The CSR will explain the required up charge on the required white glove delivery.

Also, with Amazon you have a 14 day low price fuarantee and a 30 day no questions asked return policy.
Edited by Rhetor - 8/13/12 at 12:02pm
post #373 of 855
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Originally Posted by barth2k View Post

I'm in calif. so I'll still save with Amazon.
When I go to check out, I get choice of free shipping / scheduled delivery / standard delivery (we will call to schedule delivery). Confusing. Is standard white glove?
PS: free home delivery to one room? As opposed to trying it out in every room in your house ? smile.gif

Yes, Paul's is free home delivery to one room in your house (or in the lobby of a lobbied apartment/condo building) and they do not have to open the box and plug it in, though sometimes they will if you insist on it before signing the delivery receipt. With Paul's there is not putting the tv on the stand, just plugging it in to make sure power works and there is no crack in the screen . . . sometimes though, they only drop it in the room and take off.

Amazon's is supposed to be more service than that, but it just depends on the guys (in my case both times on a 65", one guy!). You might get more when paying Amazon's required white glove delivery up charge . . . But then you might not. You can ask the CSR.
post #374 of 855
Went ahead and got the 55st50 yesterday. Had local best buy match Frys $1199 sale price. Best Buy did have this on sale for $1349. The store was out of stock but will deliver it for free
from thier warehouse this Thursday. Figured it was to good to pass up plus if there is a problem with it can just easily bring it right back to best buy.
post #375 of 855
For those who can get the Panasonic EPP, the 50ST50 is $999, free shipping, plus tax if applicable. And it is for me in Texas.

Might have to finally pull the trigger. I wonder how much cheaper this thing can go before Christmas?
post #376 of 855
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Originally Posted by Cornflakeguy View Post

For those who can get the Panasonic EPP, the 50ST50 is $999, free shipping, plus tax if applicable. And it is for me in Texas.
Might have to finally pull the trigger. I wonder how much cheaper this thing can go before Christmas?

EPP is a great deal, if you can qualify.

Can check here: 2FVTLmQsCpXzc6f9i7CdwSDXSklKEKktEpZjR%0A9sJbPN5qQg%3D%3D

Paul's TV is still selling the 50St50 for $999 with free delivery too.

Amazon will match Paul's TV, but adds white glove delivery charge.

I went with Amazon for the 14 day price match (but never went down), but for the no hassle 30 day return. At Christmas, got a defective 65VT50; within a week, no questions asked, Amazon had a new perfect one in my house, and picked up the defective unit at the same time. No waiting to return the defective unit before getting fund released to buy a good one, no credit card hassles, and no required call to Panny to get a tech out, as Paul's requires before a return. I had four dead pixels in the center of the screen which, for Panny would not have qualified as defective. It was defective to me and Amazon made it a seamless return. Maybe a few dollars more, but no ne beats Amazon's policies. I actually got my ST50 from Amazon because Paul's had free white glove deliver on Panny's for a few days and Amazon matched that. So got my 50ST50 from Amazon for $949 white glove delivered because my Pilot Delivery guys refused to follow though on the white glove part of the delivery and Amazon gave me $50 more dollars off for the hassle. When you have a problem on a Tzv or a delivery from Amazon, they make it right without a hassle . . . Often a lot of hassle with others. And, no tax with Amaazon for us here in GA . . For now.
post #377 of 855
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Originally Posted by acolby View Post

Went ahead and got the 55st50 yesterday. Had local best buy match Frys $1199 sale price. Best Buy did have this on sale for $1349. The store was out of stock but will deliver it for free
from thier warehouse this Thursday. Figured it was to good to pass up plus if there is a problem with it can just easily bring it right back to best buy.

Awesome. Best buy has been great about price matching some eTailers . . And do not hassle you if you feel the need to return. Grat place to buy, if you need it now and if you are in a state which requires taxes when buying online. If I was in a state that required taxes,on Amazon or Paul's TV, I would go to my Local Best Abby to try to price match the lowest online etailer.

Congrats . . . And a two-day wait is pretty good delivery turnaround! You are going to love the set!
post #378 of 855
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Originally Posted by acolby View Post

Went ahead and got the 55st50 yesterday. Had local best buy match Frys $1199 sale price. Best Buy did have this on sale for $1349. The store was out of stock but will deliver it for free
from thier warehouse this Thursday. Figured it was to good to pass up plus if there is a problem with it can just easily bring it right back to best buy.
Me too! Mine was delivered this morning. Exact same situation.

I LOVE this TV. My previous tv was a Samsung LCD. I didn't know what I was missing. My wife was watching Super 8 with me tonight (to test it out) and she said, "It's like everything is in 3D" (No, we were not watching it in 3D, but the deep, rich colors and awesome contrast make it seem so lifelike). She usually doesn't notice these things, but she did notice this. We REALLY love it!
post #379 of 855
I was able to get Amazon to price match Paul's TV price on the 55 inch ST50 for $1249. They are going to charge me $1349, then reimburse the $100 difference after it ships. This price match also eats up the 14 day low price guarantee at Amazon. I have 24 hours to submit my order for the approved price match. If I just buy straight from Paul's TV for $1249, they have a 30 day low price guarantee, and going through Fatwalltet gives 2% cash back.

Amazon has always given me no hassle customer service and returns. Anybody dealt with Paul's TV on returns, and low price guarantee?
post #380 of 855
Looks like Amazon is out of stock on the 60ST50. Now says ships in 1 to 2 months mad.gif
post #381 of 855
I bit on the 55ST50 on amazon for $1249. I'm upgrading from a Samsung DLP from 2006, and this will be my first plasma.
post #382 of 855
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I bit on the 55ST50 on amazon for $1249. I'm upgrading from a Samsung DLP from 2006, and this will be my first plasma.

Me too, this afternoon. Coming from 3 HD CRT's scattered around the house. Priced-matched with Paul's; was tempted to stick with the latter for the $50 restaurant coupon (!), but the stories here about Amazon's superior return policy swayed me.

Thanks to all here for all the price updates.
post #383 of 855
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Originally Posted by jfoul View Post

I bit on the 55ST50 on amazon for $1249. I'm upgrading from a Samsung DLP from 2006, and this will be my first plasma.

You will love it!
post #384 of 855
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Originally Posted by JPBV View Post

Me too, this afternoon. Coming from 3 HD CRT's scattered around the house. Priced-matched with Paul's; was tempted to stick with the latter for the $50 restaurant coupon (!), but the stories here about Amazon's superior return policy swayed me.
Thanks to all here for all the price updates.

Congrats!
post #385 of 855
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Originally Posted by Rhetor View Post

You will love it!

Birthday present to myself, I better like it!

My 56" DLP will be retired to the bedroom. Amazingly, It's still on the factory bulb since 2006... it's still running perfectly.
post #386 of 855
Paul's TV now has the ST50's (and other models) of various sizes bundled with two pairs of 3D glasses (TYER3D4MU), a 3D panny blu ray player (BDT310), and a $300 restaurant.com gift certificate:

http://www.paulstv.com/Plasma-Televisions/Plasma-Televisions.asp (click box to filter for Panasonic)

The bundled 65" ST50 is listed at $2199 and the 60" is listed at $1699.

The 60" with a $50 restaurant.com GC is $1499, and the 65" w/ GC is $1999.

So for $200 more you get a blu ray player, 2 pair of 3D glasses, and $250 more of a gift card. And they also have free white glove shipping. The white glove shipping says free on the picture, but when you check out it shows as costing $100, but the guy in chat said it is a glitch and they will make it free.
post #387 of 855
Very tempting for the 65. I wish they had the step down BD-T220 3D player as that was I believe an editors choice on cnet making it good enough. This would have brought the price down even more in the $2100 region which would have forced me to jump on it even though I always prefer buying from Amazon for their great return policy. I wonder though if they'll include the 3D blu ray player and the glasses for a price match rolleyes.gif
post #388 of 855
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Originally Posted by Chere View Post

Very tempting for the 65. I wish they had the step down BD-T220 3D player as that was I believe an editors choice on cnet making it good enough. This would have brought the price down even more in the $2100 region which would have forced me to jump on it even though I always prefer buying from Amazon for their great return policy. I wonder though if they'll include the 3D blu ray player and the glasses for a price match rolleyes.gif

call Amazon and find out. then report back to us.

as for the BD not being BD-T220...seriously??? You are definitely talking yourself out of a deal. Both players are great and they are almost equally priced.
post #389 of 855
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Originally Posted by MUPPPP View Post

Paul's TV now has the ST50's (and other models) of various sizes bundled with two pairs of 3D glasses (TYER3D4MU), a 3D panny blu ray player (BDT310), and a $300 restaurant.com gift certificate:
http://www.paulstv.com/Plasma-Televisions/Plasma-Televisions.asp (click box to filter for Panasonic)
The bundled 65" ST50 is listed at $2199 and the 60" is listed at $1699.
The 60" with a $50 restaurant.com GC is $1499, and the 65" w/ GC is $1999.
So for $200 more you get a blu ray player, 2 pair of 3D glasses, and $250 more of a gift card. And they also have free white glove shipping. The white glove shipping says free on the picture, but when you check out it shows as costing $100, but the guy in chat said it is a glitch and they will make it free.

Does anyone have any info on this $300 restaurant gift card? Can it be used at any restaurant? Any black out dates? Expiration? Etc?
post #390 of 855
it is a $300 restaurant.com gift card. Go to restaurant.com and see what restaurants participate in your area. There are black out dates and expirations. Each individual participating restaurant will have exclusions (i.e., cannot be used on weekends, cannot be used on alcohol, etc).
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