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post #481 of 855
BTW, is the 65ST30 for $1800 a good deal? The picture seems great, and it has the anti-glare coating. It's just that the frame looks quite dated.
post #482 of 855
Paul's had the 65ST50 on sale for $1,999 at the beginning of this month, no way I would pay $1,800 for the st30.
post #483 of 855
The STs are back on sale as the Deal of the Day from Paul's TV. It looks like it lasts through the weekend. They also just added a NO TAX promotion and free shipping is still included! I just purchased the TC-P50ST50 for $999. I used fatwallet for 2.5% cashback and a TV25 promo code for a free screen cleaner and restaurant.com gift certificate.
post #484 of 855
Well I finally got tired of waiting for the 65ST50 to come down in price, especially from Amazon. With that said, I know I didn't get the greatest deal ever, but I just got back from Best Buy and got a 65GT50 for $2299. I had wanted an ST but they've been out of stock for weeks at BB. Finally I just asked the salesman (who knew me from my previous visit inquiring of the ST) what's the best price he can give me. He talked with his manager and came back with the $2299 price. Didn't seem bad to me especially since I was so close to just ordering the ST from Amazon for $2299. I then asked him about Panny 3D glasses which they had for $79.99 a pair. He gave me 2 pairs for the price of one. After taxes my final price was $2598 for the TV and 2 pairs of glasses and took advantage of the 36 month interest free financing. Obviously I could have waited longer for a lower price, but I really wanted it now.
post #485 of 855
Got Amazon to PM Paul's at $999.99 for the 50ST50. Hoping that Amazon's 2% rewards program for tv's over $999 applies even though it's a price match. Losing the free screen cleaner and restaurant.com gift certificates Paul's is offering (don't think I can get Amazon to match those), but prefer to purchase through Amazon due to years of good experiences with Amazon service. Amazon price match is good as long as I order within 24 hours. Only hesitation is that Panasonic EPP program has this model for $899.99 + tax (total $962.99 in Indiana). However, if I use shopdiscover Panasonic is a 5% cashback merchant so I'd get most of the sales tax back. Makes them around $80 cheaper than Amazon/Paul's after Discover cashback, but resellerratings has several unflattering reviews of shop.panasonic.com. Been looking for this tv for under $1k for a month or two now, and this is the best I've seen lately. Not sure if Black Friday will yield any better deals due to Panasonic reportedly lowering production output for their plasmas and not really wanting to wait that long regardless.
post #486 of 855
I'm right there with you, same exact situation. I've been waiting to find the 50ST50 for under $1k too. I was looking at the same deal you were and I also prefer to order from Amazon. I emailed Amazon to see if they would pricematch the shop.panasonic price of $899.... I know they won't but it's worth a shot. I'm not sure if I should have them pricematch Paulstv or just wait for a better deal around Black Friday/Cyber Monday.
post #487 of 855
Let us know if you have any luck getting them to PM Panasonic's EPP deal. I have about 12 hours to order from Amazon at the $999 price so I'll probably hold off and see what kind of luck you have. I tried when I had a large items rep on the phone earlier today, but she shot me down saying they only PM to other sites on their approved list. I then went with Paul's which is on their list since it was my next best price. I think we'll probably see some deals for this tv at around $899 either by BF or Super Bowl Sunday, but I'm sick of my 4 year old, 42" Panasonic plasma that has recently developed a vertical black stripe down the left side of my screen and my I'm not overly blessed with patience when it comes to getting new toys. Best of luck to you!
post #488 of 855
I tried to get Paul's to match EPP pricing...no luck. The best they would do on the 60 was their advertised price ($1599). Talked to two people. I'm going to pull the trigger on Shop Panasonic. $1450 after tax and 3% back on my credit card. I can't see it getting much less expensive at this point.

EDIT:

FWIW, a member on slickdeals reported being able to get an EPP price match on the 55 ($1075) in the store at Paul's. No Paul's near me, unfortunately.

http://slickdeals.net/f/5268154-Paul-s-TV-Panasonic-TC-P55ST50-Plasma-TV-for-1075-LG-55LM7600-LED-TV-for-1349-No-Tax-and-Free-Delivery-this-weekend-YMMV
Edited by Johanne - 10/1/12 at 5:28pm
post #489 of 855
Does anyone know if Walmart employees can use this? I can never seem to contact Panasonic's EPP program and they don't have an email or phone number do they? The ST50 For $899 is a nice deal.
post #490 of 855
Nope, Amazon wouldn't match the EPP price. I knew they wouldn't but doesn't hurt to ask. I'll wait for the price to come down some more. My, only 3 years old, samsung lcd that ghosts half the screen for the first 10 minutes drives me nuts though so we'll see how much will power I have to hold out.
post #491 of 855
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Originally Posted by therealjustin View Post

Does anyone know if Walmart employees can use this? I can never seem to contact Panasonic's EPP program and they don't have an email or phone number do they? The ST50 For $899 is a nice deal.

You can go to the EPP sign up page from the panasonic home page, if you're email domain is acceptable, you can enroll in the program.
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They are not an authorized Panasonic dealer, I've been told. So you cannot register your TV with Panasonic and it will not be covered under warranty. Just price match them to someone else...
post #494 of 855
Since I'm in the market for an ST50 I figure I would ask this question here...

Has anyone bought a TV from Amazon or Paul's TV?

i'm just wondering which place to order my TV from, mainly for the return policy.

Will either of them take it back if I get IR early on? How long will they allow returns for?

I know Paul's TV has white glove delivery - how is Amazon's delivery service?
post #495 of 855
I just ordered the 50" ST50 via Amazon and had them price match it to Paul's TV for $999.99. Amazon's white glove delivery is usually either through Pilot or CEDA Delivery service I believe. In my case, when ordering I was able to schedule the delivery for a 3 hour window 2 days from the order date, so mine should arrive between 2-5pm tomorrow. From what I've read in other reviews, the delivery service will bring the unit inside, unbox it, plug it in and turn it on to make sure it is working, and I believe they remove the packing materials when they leave. Paul's delivery is probably similar, but I doubt it would be as quick as Amazon's unless you just happen to live near a Paul's warehouse or something. I can't remember if Amazon's return period is either 14 days or 30 days, but I read a review last night of someone who had IR problems at 90 days and Amazon let them return it even at that point. That's pretty impressive service, and the main reason that I wanted to order mine through Amazon.
post #496 of 855
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Originally Posted by iumichael View Post

I just ordered the 50" ST50 via Amazon and had them price match it to Paul's TV for $999.99. Amazon's white glove delivery is usually either through Pilot or CEDA Delivery service I believe. In my case, when ordering I was able to schedule the delivery for a 3 hour window 2 days from the order date, so mine should arrive between 2-5pm tomorrow. From what I've read in other reviews, the delivery service will bring the unit inside, unbox it, plug it in and turn it on to make sure it is working, and I believe they remove the packing materials when they leave. Paul's delivery is probably similar, but I doubt it would be as quick as Amazon's unless you just happen to live near a Paul's warehouse or something. I can't remember if Amazon's return period is either 14 days or 30 days, but I read a review last night of someone who had IR problems at 90 days and Amazon let them return it even at that point. That's pretty impressive service, and the main reason that I wanted to order mine through Amazon.

What is the process to price match at Amazon?

Do you order it at their normal price, then they adjust the price after you show them the price elsewhere?
post #497 of 855
I ordered a 50" ST50 from Amazon on about a week and a half ago (9/22). Delivered 3 business days later by CEVA. I had a scheduled delivery window of 2pm - 5pm, but the delivery guy called in the morning to see if he could drop it off earlier. Since I was at work in the morning I told him the earliest I could be home was 1pm. He called right around 1pm to see if I was home and he could make the delivery. I live just outside of Boston, they were heading to southern RI to make a few deliveries and wouldn't be back to Boston until later that night (8pm or 9pm) and said he didn't want to make me wait until then. Two guys were there within 30 minutes of calling, had the TV unpacked and set-up on the pedestal on top of my TV stand within 10 minutes. They plugged the TV in and went through the set-up screen (skipping the steps) to make sure I got a picture. I was using my DVD player through HDMI and while there was a picture I couldn't figure out the sound. They stayed for about 10 minutes going through the settings trying to figure out why and we finally figured out the DVD player was outputting the wrong audio format. They also helped plug in the cable box to make sure that was working. Finally, they offered to take the box and packaging, but said I should probably keep it in case I need to return it. Overall, it was a great delivery experience and about as close to a "white glove" service that I could expect.

A few days later Paul's put the 50" back on sale for $99 cheaper. Amazon has an easy price match form online and within 30 minutes of submitting the form I got a confirmation that the price match was accepted and I would be getting a refund on my credit card. The process couldn't have been simpler or more efficient. I think you can also request a price-match pre-ordering and it will be valid for a certain amount of time, but I'm not positive.

I haven't had to use their return service (and hopefully I won't need to) so I can't comment on that, but everything else through Amazon was great.
post #498 of 855
Cool thanks.

Too bad Amazon does not PM to the Panasonic shop.

Clicking the link I posted on the previous post, the ST50 in 60" is $1375.

After taxes it is about $1457, which is still nearly $150 less than Amazon.

However I don't know if just having the piece of mind with Amazon's return policy would be worth the extra money, just in case I did get a bad panel that had IR after a little bit.

Has anyone ever ordered directly from the Panasonic shop before?
post #499 of 855
Amazon has an excellent white-glove equivalent free shipping service with HDTVs, that service is often an extra charge with other retailers.
Amazon has a very good return policy with no restocking fees if the TV is still in like-new condition (its inspected at the time of pickup) and you can return a TV with free pickup/shipping back to them for any reason within 30 days.
In contrast many other retailers have in the fine print a hefty restocking fee if you return a TV that isn't defective (IR or a few bad pixels usually doesn't count)

Amazon will only price-match online stores that are on their list of authorized dealers, you can find the list at the amazon website, it includes all the major retailers.
They also will within 30days will refund the difference in price if you find a lower price from one of the authorized dealers on the list, but you can do that only once.

Note: In price-matching they include any equivalent white-glove shipping/delivery costs of the dealer in the total price, even if the TV is avaliable at a local retail store where you could pick it up locally for free.
That may make a local retail store sale a better deal in some cases.
post #500 of 855
I found that I am able to get the 50" ST50 for $899+tax through Panasonic directly. The problem I have is their customer service which sounds absolutely horrific judging by the numerous reviews on the web. Is it really that bad?eek.gif


I would much rather buy from Amazon since I have experienced their awesome service before but it would mean spending $200 more for the same TV. Another option is to go with the UT50 from Walmart.com and then I have the option to return it to the nearest store if I don't like it. The lack of AR filter isn't an issue but no wifi without a $70 adapter sucks.
post #501 of 855
I believe paulstv.com still has the 50ST50 for $999.99. I had Amazon price match this, and it was delivered yesterday. $999.99, no Amazon tax for my state yet, and free white glove delivery made this worth it for me over taking a chance on Panasonic's delivery and customer service. The tv is great so far, best of luck!
post #502 of 855
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Originally Posted by iumichael View Post

I believe paulstv.com still has the 50ST50 for $999.99. I had Amazon price match this, and it was delivered yesterday. $999.99, no Amazon tax for my state yet, and free white glove delivery made this worth it for me over taking a chance on Panasonic's delivery and customer service. The tv is great so far, best of luck!

How can I get Amazon to price match Paul's TV $999 price? I decided to buy the 50" Panasonic ST50 and wanted to buy it through Amazon so I can get the 30 day return period in case something is wrong with the TV. Also, did you get the free white glove delivery with Amazon Prime? I'm relatively new to the Amazon world as I do most of my online purchases with eBay. Thanks in advance!

Edit: I forgot to mention, would it be worth waiting until Black Friday/Cyber Monday to get the ST50? I have not bought a TV during that period before and don't know if the price difference is worth waiting ~1 month without a TV.
Edited by lyrrad721 - 10/6/12 at 2:52pm
post #503 of 855
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Originally Posted by lyrrad721 View Post

Also, did you get the free white glove delivery with Amazon Prime? I'm relatively new to the Amazon world as I do most of my online purchases with eBay. Thanks in advance!

Amazon delivery details below. Prime membership not required.

Most Televisions 48" or Larger
We offer FREE Enhanced Delivery through one of our specialty shippers when you purchase most HDTVs 48 inches or larger from Amazon.com. A representative of a common carrier will deliver your TV to any room suitable for testing, unpack it, ensure that it is working properly to guarantee no damage occurred during transportation, and dispose of all packaging material.

Schedule Your Own Delivery Time
For orders that qualify for FREE Enhanced Delivery, most customers can schedule their own delivery day--including weekends--and a two- to four-hour window for delivery (dependent upon zip code). If the service is available for your order, "Scheduled Delivery" will appear on the detail page and as a shipping option during checkout. Simply select a delivery date and time from the carrier's available time slots displayed in the calendar.
post #504 of 855
Thanks!

Edit: Nevermind, I just contacted Amazon and they will send me an email in a couple days. Hoping that they agree on price matching the ST50. Thanks again!
Edited by lyrrad721 - 10/7/12 at 9:16pm
post #505 of 855
is it worth getting it off of paulstv they have a bundle for 1199??
post #506 of 855
Registered just so I could ask this:

I tried to get Amazon to price match Paul's TV for the TCP55ST50 and they said they couldn't do it because the listing on Paul's TV includes a gift certificate and the listing on Amazon doesn't... Amazon said that if the two listings aren't identical then they can't do anything for me. Did I get stuck with a stubborn rep? What should I do or say to get the price matching?
post #507 of 855
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Originally Posted by Lobianco View Post

Registered just so I could ask this:
I tried to get Amazon to price match Paul's TV for the TCP55ST50 and they said they couldn't do it because the listing on Paul's TV includes a gift certificate and the listing on Amazon doesn't... Amazon said that if the two listings aren't identical then they can't do anything for me. Did I get stuck with a stubborn rep? What should I do or say to get the price matching?

They price-matched Paul's for me (also for the 55ST50); when I mentioned the gift certificate they just said that was something they didn't have anything to do with, so they couldn't throw that in, which I didn't expect anyway.
post #508 of 855
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Originally Posted by JPBV View Post

They price-matched Paul's for me (also for the 55ST50); when I mentioned the gift certificate they just said that was something they didn't have anything to do with, so they couldn't throw that in, which I didn't expect anyway.

Thanks for confirming. Sounds like I might need to call back in a couple days and try again. Hopefully I'll get an understanding rep next time. Or would it be a better idea to fill out the form online? (Amazon > Your Orders > Found a lower price)
post #509 of 855
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Originally Posted by Lobianco View Post

Registered just so I could ask this:
I tried to get Amazon to price match Paul's TV for the TCP55ST50 and they said they couldn't do it because the listing on Paul's TV includes a gift certificate and the listing on Amazon doesn't... Amazon said that if the two listings aren't identical then they can't do anything for me. Did I get stuck with a stubborn rep? What should I do or say to get the price matching?

That's weird. In my case, Amazon priced match the 50" ST50 against Paul's TV ($999.99) a few days ago and they didn't say anything about the restaurant coupon, they just looked for the TV's price. However, I'll receive a 2% rewards back after 35 days or so from Amazon.

Note: I did the live chat when asking for the price match instead of the phone. They replied back with an email stating that it was approved and that I had 24 hours to get the TV price matched.
Edited by lyrrad721 - 10/10/12 at 10:30am
post #510 of 855
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Originally Posted by lyrrad721 View Post

That's weird. In my case, Amazon priced match the 50" ST50 against Paul's TV ($999.99) a few days ago and they didn't say anything about the restaurant coupon, they just looked for the TV's price. However, I'll receive a 2% rewards back after 35 days or so from Amazon.
Note: I did the live chat when asking for the price match instead of the phone. They replied back with an email stating that it was approved and that I had 24 hours to get the TV price matched.

Thanks for the info lyrrad. I'll try the live chat and see if that makes a difference.
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