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post #661 of 855
Thanks to this thread... I just had BB pricematch the Panasonic EPP price for $1024.99 for the 55ST50. Now the question is should i buy a warranty through BB. 5 year for $299
post #662 of 855
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Originally Posted by bulong View Post

Thanks to this thread... I just had BB pricematch the Panasonic EPP price for $1024.99 for the 55ST50. Now the question is should i buy a warranty through BB. 5 year for $299

That's awesome. Did you just show them the EPP website on your phone or something?

Do they do free delivery?
Edited by VarmintCong - 12/12/12 at 6:41am
post #663 of 855
I got my warranty for 249 through BB. I showed them on my phone that I could purchase square trade warranty for $169 and was able to use that to get them to throw in the $80 3d glasses. If you don't need that use it as bargaining tool for them to throw in a couple of movies, cables, etc..
post #664 of 855
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Originally Posted by bulong View Post

Thanks to this thread... I just had BB pricematch the Panasonic EPP price for $1024.99 for the 55ST50. Now the question is should i buy a warranty through BB. 5 year for $299

I thought BB didn't match online prices?
post #665 of 855
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Originally Posted by CheYC View Post

I thought BB didn't match online prices?

It's a new policy, since the company started circling the drain.
post #666 of 855
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Originally Posted by VarmintCong View Post

It's a new policy, since the company started circling the drain.

Circling the drain is a little dramatic, don't you think? Best Buy still has very strong financials.
post #667 of 855
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post

Circling the drain is a little dramatic, don't you think? Best Buy still has very strong financials.

No I don't. Their revenues have declined 3 years in a row, insiders sold 2 million shares this year. They're in big trouble if they don't do something. Thus the new policy of price matching.
post #668 of 855
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Originally Posted by timatraw View Post

Anybody bought their ST50 thru Panasonic EPP?
$1025 for the 55ST50 is enticing.
I've got 50ST50 via EPP less then a week ago.
post #669 of 855
I as well took advantage of the Panasonic EPP pricing for the TC-P55ST50 at Best Buy. I PDF'd the Cart on Monday with a purchase price of $1024.99 and walked into BB today with no-hassle at all. Sure glad that I did, since I checked EPP again today (just to be safe) and the site is pushing to a Store Locator option instead of an actual cart with a price.

Also, I'm a Premier Silver RZ member, and I got Double Points for a Wednesday Purchase, $25 GC for using my CC before the end of the year, and another 5% back in RZ for using Standard Financing. All in all, should more than cover my local sales tax. Will probably utilize their 'free TV calibration' service from Geek Squad and one day get 'AccuCal-Jeff' to come out and calibrate the whole she-bang.

Special thanks to AVSForum, thanks for everybody here that contributed as you saved me hundreds of dollars.
Edited by jeffp711 - 12/27/12 at 9:53am
post #670 of 855
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Originally Posted by VarmintCong View Post

No I don't. Their revenues have declined 3 years in a row, insiders sold 2 million shares this year. They're in big trouble if they don't do something. Thus the new policy of price matching.

Though they have not really improved, their revenue has not declined. Impressive, considering the economy, if you ask me. The same can't be said for MANY CE retailers. I'm not saying everything is great, but I think people are coming down pretty hard on some small details, without looking hard at the financials.

Period Ending Mar 3, 2012 Feb 26, 2011 Feb 27, 2010
Total Revenue 50,705,000 49,747,000 49,243,000
post #671 of 855
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Originally Posted by jeffp711 View Post

I as well took advantage of the Panasonic EPP pricing for the TC-P55ST50 at Best Buy. I PDF'd the Cart on Monday with a purchase price of $1024.99 and walked into BB today with no-hassle at all. Sure glad that I did, since I checked EPP again today (just to be safe) and the site is pushing to a Store Locator option instead of an actual cart with a price
Well, that's kind of disappointing. I assumed I'd be able to wait until CES and still have no trouble finding a good price on a 55" ST50. Maybe they will get more in. I did a price history search on the ST30s, and it looked like the 55" ST30s reached their lowest prices (~$900) between late December and mid February, so I was really hoping that the ST50s would be dropping in price soon. I'm still trying to decide if I should buy now or wait one more year to upgrade.
post #672 of 855
I got mine at a local place that only sells open box TVs for $500, black Friday sale. Actually found them the week after but luckily they still had the sale going on. Got the 55st50, only one they had. The 50st50 was on sale for $499 but the salesman I talked told me he noticed the 55 was the same price as the boss might have marked it thinking it was a 50 inch so I got a sweet deal. Only had about 140 hours from being on display in the store. Also came with a free 1 year in home warranty as they are an authorized repair center for lots of brands. Their regular prices weren't bad ethier I think the 50st50 went for around $700. Very no frills place, one side is TVs the other side is heavy equipment for sale lol, but great prices. Very happy with the purchase as I had gotten the lg50pa5500 the week before from best buy for the same price, wanted the st50 but was out of my price range but luckily scored this deal. If any one in the ri area is interested pm and I will send you the info for the store, that deal is prob dead but who knows, the guy told me he did not know when it would end as the sale was going so well the boss kept extending it. They also have 90 day layaway. The only thing is all the TVs are open box, but not used or refurbished he told me. All the accessories came new in their packaging so I took his word on that. They had about 3 50st50s when I was there. Also a lot of led TVs.
Edited by Jonhern - 12/12/12 at 11:16pm
post #673 of 855
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Originally Posted by Jonhern View Post

I got mine at a local place that only sells open box TVs for $500, black Friday sale. Actually found them the week after but luckily they still had the sale going on. Got the 55st50, only one they had. The 50st50 was on sale for $499 but the salesman I talked told me he noticed the 55 was the same price as the boss might have marked it thinking it was a 50 inch so I got a sweet deal. Only had about 140 hours from being on display in the store. Also came with a free 1 year in home warranty as they are an authorized repair center for lots of brands. Their regular prices weren't bad ethier I think the 50st50 went for around $700. Very no frills place, one side is TVs the other side is heavy equipment for sale lol, but great prices. Very happy with the purchase as I had gotten the lg50pa5500 the week before from best buy for the same price, wanted the st50 but was out of my price range but luckily scored this deal. If any one in the ri area is interested pm and I will send you the info for the store, that deal is prob dead but who knows, the guy told me he did not know when it would end as the sale was going so well the boss kept extending it. They also have 90 day layaway. The only thing is all the TVs are open box, but not used or refurbished he told me. All the accessories came new in their packaging so I took his word on that. They had about 3 50st50s when I was there. Also a lot of led TVs.

If a place only sells "open box", wouldn't that mean they are used? I mean, where do they get their TV's? I would follow up with Panasonic to make sure you will have warranty coverage.
post #674 of 855
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post

If a place only sells "open box", wouldn't that mean they are used? I mean, where do they get their TV's? I would follow up with Panasonic to make sure you will have warranty coverage.
They provide a free one year warranty, parts and labor with every TV. So Panasonic covering it was not an issue for me. And squaretrade said it would qualify for their coverage so will buy an extended warranty from them soon.
post #675 of 855
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Originally Posted by Jonhern View Post

They provide a free one year warranty, parts and labor with every TV. So Panasonic covering it was not an issue for me. And squaretrade said it would qualify for their coverage so will buy an extended warranty from them soon.

Did they mention where they get their inventory from?
post #676 of 855
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post

Did they mention where they get their inventory from?
nope, but like i said there is nothing wrong with mine, and for less than what you will find on craigslist for lesser tvs, again that was their black Friday sale, but still cheaper than amazon for their regular prices. They also charge sales tax and are a registered business here in the state, so they are legit. The last tv i got was an lg 47" lcd tv, the first one that had Netflix built in, that i got this summer for $300 off craigslist which i sold to my brother after i bought this one, so i have no problem buying things without the manufacturer warranty if its a good deal, others might not. But what really sealed the deal for me was the one year warranty they provide with the tv.

post #677 of 855
Little late to the party and having a hard time finding a ST50...

What is EPP?

Second, Sears can't get the 60ST50 right now, but they can get the 60UT50? Is it too much a trade off, GT series is not available and the VT only comes in 55" and 65" there...

Trying to stick with Sears because of an employee discount and financing...
post #678 of 855
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Originally Posted by Louie View Post

Little late to the party and having a hard time finding a ST50...
What is EPP?

EPP = Employee Purchase Program
You might be able to use this through your employer, but even if you can't, there are instructions posted online that will allow you to join. I found instructions at slickdeals. FYI, the 60" ST50 is not available (neither are the 55" or 65"). These are available:
60" GT50: $1,888 with free DMP-BDT220 Blu-ray player
65" GT50: $2,475 with free DMP-BDT220 Blu-ray player

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Second, Sears can't get the 60ST50 right now, but they can get the 60UT50? Is it too much a trade off, GT series is not available and the VT only comes in 55" and 65" there...
Trying to stick with Sears because of an employee discount and financing...

The UT50 is significantly different. It doesn't have an anti-glare filter, it's color isn't as accurate (especially outside of cinema mode), you'll have to access the service menu to adjust white balance, and it does not have a gamma control. The UT50's color will be the most accurate in cinema mode, but it can't reach high brightness in cinema mode. The ST50 can achieve pretty accurate color in custom mode and can reach a much higher brightness with good color than the UT50. It also sounds like ABL is more aggressive on the UT50. Basically, the ST50 would be a much better choice for a room that will have ambient lighting. And even in a dark room, the ST50 seems (to me) to be a significantly more appealing television.
post #679 of 855
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Originally Posted by Jonhern View Post

nope, but like i said there is nothing wrong with mine, and for less than what you will find on craigslist for lesser tvs, again that was their black Friday sale, but still cheaper than amazon for their regular prices. They also charge sales tax and are a registered business here in the state, so they are legit. The last tv i got was an lg 47" lcd tv, the first one that had Netflix built in, that i got this summer for $300 off craigslist which i sold to my brother after i bought this one, so i have no problem buying things without the manufacturer warranty if its a good deal, others might not. But what really sealed the deal for me was the one year warranty they provide with the tv.

As long as you feel comfortable I guess. What is the name of the business? Have they been around a while? Is their warranty backed by a third party? Being registered doesn't really mean anything. Lots of shady businesses register with the state. I guess I'm just curious how they can sell that low and still make a profit. That makes me question where they get their inventory. I would worry that if they go under your warranty doesn't really leave you with anything.
post #680 of 855
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post

As long as you feel comfortable I guess. What is the name of the business? Have they been around a while? Is their warranty backed by a third party? Being registered doesn't really mean anything. Lots of shady businesses register with the state. I guess I'm just curious how they can sell that low and still make a profit. That makes me question where they get their inventory. I would worry that if they go under your warranty doesn't really leave you with anything.
60 year old company, in RI anyway, apparently mereged with a company in Massachusetts a few years ago that was younger, 30 years. Primarily a service center for electronics including TVs so they provide the warranty service. Pinnacle is the name.
post #681 of 855
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post

As long as you feel comfortable I guess. What is the name of the business? Have they been around a while? Is their warranty backed by a third party? Being registered doesn't really mean anything. Lots of shady businesses register with the state. I guess I'm just curious how they can sell that low and still make a profit. That makes me question where they get their inventory. I would worry that if they go under your warranty doesn't really leave you with anything.
My bad, I just found their Facebook and they listed the prices for the sale and it was the 50st30 that was $499. That makes more sense. I still made out great with a 55st50 for $499 because of the boss labeling it wrong lol.

" BLACK FRIDAY SUPER SALE EXAMPLES... SAMSUNG, LG, SONY, PANASONIC ALL WITH A ONE(1) YEAR WARRANTY!!!! SAMSUNG UN46ES8000@$895, LG 47LM7600@$545, SAMSUNG UN60ES7500@$114 5, SAMSUNG UN55D8000@$995, SAMSUNG UN46D8000@$795, SAMSUNG UN60D7000@$1045, SAMSUNG UN46ES7500@$845, PANASONIC TC-P55ST30@$499, lg 55LM7600@$695, SAMSUNG UN32EH5300@$245, SAMSUNG UN55ES7500@$995, SAMSUNG UN46ES6500@$495!!!! LIKE I'VE SAID, YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT, IT WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW THROUGH SUNDAY BUT KEEP IN MIND THAT WE HAVE LIMITED SUPPLIES AND WILL BE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE!!!! SO GET IN EARLY FOR THE FIRST CHOICE!!!!"
post #682 of 855
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Originally Posted by Jonhern View Post

60 year old company, in RI anyway, apparently mereged with a company in Massachusetts a few years ago that was younger, 30 years. Primarily a service center for electronics including TVs so they provide the warranty service. Pinnacle is the name.

This makes a little more sense now. Being an electronics service center, they probably buy non-functioning units and then repair and re-sell them. Explains how their pricing is so low.

Sounds a lot less shady than a barren store with used TV's on tables on one side and large machinery for sale on the other!


Good find though!
post #683 of 855
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Originally Posted by jeffp711 View Post

I as well took advantage of the Panasonic EPP pricing for the TC-P55ST50 at Best Buy. I PDF'd the Cart on Monday with a purchase price of $1024.99 and walked into BB today with no-hassle at all. Sure glad that I did, since I checked EPP again today (just to be safe) and the site is pushing to a Store Locator option instead of an actual cart with a price. I still have the PDF if anybody has trouble with accessing the EPP pricing for the 55ST50 only, just PM me.

Also, I'm a Premier Silver RZ member, and I got Double Points for a Wednesday Purchase, $25 GC for using my CC before the end of the year, and another 5% back in RZ for using Standard Financing. All in all, should more than cover my local sales tax. Will probably utilize their 'free TV calibration' service from Geek Squad and one day get 'AccuCal-Jeff' to come out and calibrate the whole she-bang.

Special thanks to AVSForum, thanks for everybody here that contributed as you saved me hundreds of dollars.

PM Sent!
post #684 of 855
PM sent, thanks in advance
post #685 of 855
I followed those instructions to join the epp program, but never asked for the 'group id' and it says 'no code' for panasonic perkspot webstore... (I signed up to both accounts)

Checking prices on panasonic site for viera plasma's, same prices both logged in under registered perkspot and when logged out; no discounts showing...
Did they cut this off or what???

*** Does anyone have a pdf or printout of cart price for the 55" st50 when it was available for $1024, I could use to price match????

Thanks-
post #686 of 855
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Originally Posted by coldengrey15 View Post

*** Does anyone have a pdf or printout of cart price for the 55" st50 when it was available for $1024, I could use to price match????
Thanks-

I'd like it too if someone has it available & is willing to share. I'm on the fence about the purchase & this would help me decide. :-)
post #687 of 855
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Originally Posted by jeffp711 View Post

I as well took advantage of the Panasonic EPP pricing for the TC-P55ST50 at Best Buy. I PDF'd the Cart on Monday with a purchase price of $1024.99 and walked into BB today with no-hassle at all. Sure glad that I did, since I checked EPP again today (just to be safe) and the site is pushing to a Store Locator option instead of an actual cart with a price.

I took advantage of the EPP pricing also very late last night. I also had another $25 in BB rewards deducted, so the cost was $999 before tax.
post #688 of 855
May I have the PDF of Panasonic EPP Cart price for the 55st50 $1024? Thanks
post #689 of 855
May I have the PDF of Panasonic EPP Cart price for the 55st50 $1024? Thanks
post #690 of 855
Hello all, thanks to this thread I was able to pick up my brand new 55st50 for $1024 at BB. I didn't have PDF or any print outs to show them. I first spoke to the supervisor at the home theater department and he basically blew me off telling me they don't price match panasonic website. On my way out I decided to speak to one of the managers and explained to them that this deal was going on and that I was interested in the TV and the 4 year warranty. I told her that the home theater supervisor blew me off and would rather give them my business than amazon. Well to make a long story short she agreed to give me the price and didn't even bother to check the panasonic website or ask for a print out. I may have gotten lucky to have been seen by a nice manager so YMMV but it was worth a shot. Now I just gotta finish breaking this puppy in.
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