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post #91 of 855
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Originally Posted by NYHeel View Post

You got Amazon to price match Pauls without adding the $100 for white glove shipping? I haven't been able to do that.
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Originally Posted by Joxer View Post

Yes please tells us how to get amazon to match the $999 price of Paul's TV.
I bought a 50ST50 from Amazon last week for their $1099.99 price and have less than 10 days to get a $100 refund if they will match that for their 14day price guarantee!
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Originally Posted by NYHeel View Post

You got Amazon to price match Pauls without adding the $100 for white glove shipping? I haven't been able to do that.

Sorry for the mix up. I went to an actual Pauls TV location and got them to match their on-line price. Store prices are higher than on-line. I'm not paying for shipping since I'm picking it up at the store. Still came up $54 cheaper than Amazon with tax.
post #92 of 855
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Originally Posted by Barana2080 View Post

Sorry for the mix up. I went to an actual Pauls TV location and got them to match their on-line price. Store prices are higher than on-line. I'm not paying for shipping since I'm picking it up at the store. Still came up $54 cheaper than Amazon with tax.

Ah, so it was just getting Pauls TV to pricematch their own online prices?
I assumed their online price would already be the same as their store prices, thanks for that info.

Your state tax must be a lower rate than in California.
For me the Pauls price with local+state tax and the $10 environmental recycling fee they add, ends up within a few dollars of amazon's price, and with the gas to drive 25miles and back to pickup a set from their nearest store, the total price would have been equal at that point for me.

Also I read that stores like Paul's TV have a 15% restocking fee if you need to return the TV after being opened, if you decide you don't like that model in the 30day return period.
I got burned by that 15% restocking fee previously by a local Sears that has that same policy on TVs.

So for my new 50ST50 I bought last week, I ended up ordering from Amazon since they have a full refund policy with free pickup/shipping back to them if you return the TV in the 30day period. Also I like that they have a 14day price guarantee policy if they or another authorized dealer lowers the price in that time.
post #93 of 855
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Originally Posted by Joxer View Post

Ah, so it was just getting Pauls TV to pricematch their own online prices?
I assumed their online price would already be the same as their store prices, thanks for that info.
Your state tax must be a lower rate than in California.
For me the Pauls price with local+state tax and the $10 environmental recycling fee they add, ends up within a few dollars of amazon's price, and with the gas to drive 25miles and back to pickup a set from their nearest store, the total price would have been equal at that point for me.
Also I read that stores like Paul's TV have a 15% restocking fee if you need to return the TV after being opened, if you decide you don't like that model in the 30day return period.
I got burned by that 15% restocking fee previously by a local Sears that has that same policy on TVs.
So for my new 50ST50 I bought last week, I ended up ordering from Amazon since they have a full refund policy with free pickup/shipping back to them if you return the TV in the 30day period. Also I like that they have a 14day price guarantee policy if they or another authorized dealer lowers the price in that time.

I needed to be able to pick up TV myself, so I had to take my chances with them. Cant really be home for delivery during the week. You can always find a fault with the TV and tell them its defective to avoid the restocking fee. Anyways I hope I don't have to that.
post #94 of 855
Anyone seen the 65ST50 for under $2k?
post #95 of 855
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Originally Posted by mnc View Post

Anyone seen the 65ST50 for under $2k?
Just by a buck (Paul's). Went with Amazon for the usual reasons yesterday @ 2099.
post #96 of 855
Panny's EPP store is offering the TCP50ST50 for $999.99 , shipped, and they're throwing in a free DMP-BDT220 3D Blu-Ray player. You gotta pay tax, but even so, for me it came out cheaper than Amazon or Paul's price.
post #97 of 855
Are they offering the same deal for the 65ST50? That would be sweet as I've been looking for those two combo deals to no avail for a while now. If they do, can you tell us for how much?
post #98 of 855
Sure, the TC-P65ST50 with BD player is $2149.99. How does that compare to elsewhere? I did not price anything bigger than the TC-P50ST50 as I have no room for anything larger (can't really even fit the 50", but I'll make do somehow!)
post #99 of 855
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Originally Posted by grimjon View Post

Panny's EPP store is offering the TCP50ST50 for $999.99 , shipped, and they're throwing in a free DMP-BDT220 3D Blu-Ray player. You gotta pay tax, but even so, for me it came out cheaper than Amazon or Paul's price.

respond to my PM pretty please
post #100 of 855
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Originally Posted by grimjon View Post

Sure, the TC-P65ST50 with BD player is $2149.99. How does that compare to elsewhere? I did not price anything bigger than the TC-P50ST50 as I have no room for anything larger (can't really even fit the 50", but I'll make do somehow!)


Not bad at all. That is if they don't charge for shipping as well as sales tax. I'm in Phoenix, AZ and if the $2150 is the final out the door price- I'll seriously have to consider it.
post #101 of 855
I was able to get them to price match Paul's with no issue.

Amazon Rep: Thank you for calling Amazon's Large Items Dept., my name is Jose, may I have your order number or email address?

Me: Sure, my order number is xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jose: Thank you, how may I help you today?

Me: I just purchased a Panasonic ST50 television for $1,599, but noticed today that Paul's TV.com has the same set for $1,499, so I was hoping to get a price match.

Jose: Would you mind holding while I verify the price?

Me: Please, take your time.

*roughly 2 minutes pass*

Jose: Okay, I've been able to see the deal on Paul's TV's website and will be submitting for a refund.

I received my confirmation within the hour.
post #102 of 855
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Originally Posted by deathrattlehead View Post

I was able to get them to price match Paul's with no issue.
Amazon Rep: Thank you for calling Amazon's Large Items Dept., my name is Jose, may I have your order number or email address?
Me: Sure, my order number is xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Jose: Thank you, how may I help you today?
Me: I just purchased a Panasonic ST50 television for $1,599, but noticed today that Paul's TV.com has the same set for $1,499, so I was hoping to get a price match.
Jose: Would you mind holding while I verify the price?
Me: Please, take your time.
*roughly 2 minutes pass*
Jose: Okay, I've been able to see the deal on Paul's TV's website and will be submitting for a refund.
I received my confirmation within the hour.
I've tried twice with no luck.
post #103 of 855
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Originally Posted by NYHeel View Post

I've tried twice with no luck.
Maybe have to try to ask for that Jose guy that price-matched Paul's TV without adding the $100 white glove shipping charge? rolleyes.gif
post #104 of 855
Does anyone have experience with online orders with Paul's TV? The TC-P60ST50 is $100 cheaper than Amazon (unless you're lucky enough to get them to price match), and in my case, Amazon will charge tax to NY where Paul's does not. I'm potentially saving $250 by purchasing this from Paul's using standard delivery, and this seems like an no brainer, but I'm just worried since I've never done business with these guys before.

The Paul's customer rep told me on the phone that their 'white glove' service isn't really needed for most people. He assured me that the driver usually waits several minutes and it would be possible to even plug it in to test it out before he left. Again, if anyone has any advice, I'd love to here it.

Thanks.
post #105 of 855
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Originally Posted by bbig119 View Post

Does anyone have experience with online orders with Paul's TV? The TC-P60ST50 is $100 cheaper than Amazon (unless you're lucky enough to get them to price match), and in my case, Amazon will charge tax to NY where Paul's does not. I'm potentially saving $250 by purchasing this from Paul's using standard delivery, and this seems like an no brainer, but I'm just worried since I've never done business with these guys before.
The Paul's customer rep told me on the phone that their 'white glove' service isn't really needed for most people. He assured me that the driver usually waits several minutes and it would be possible to even plug it in to test it out before he left. Again, if anyone has any advice, I'd love to here it.
Thanks.

Same. Exact. Situation. Thus TV too. Basically, is 250 worth the hassle of exchanging it if something goes wrong the first 30 days. Past 30 days, theres no difference and you just deal with Panasonic. During those 30, lets say 2nd week it starts buzzing. Amazon will come pick it up and return/exchange very little hassle. With Pauls, you call Panny first, they send someone to verify theres an issue. Call pauls so they can recognize the issue was verified by Panny. And THEN they'll pick it up and exchange it ( got this info from a phone rep who put me on hold for every little question I had till i got the whole story)

Im not worried I wont like the TV in which case Amazon is superior because there is no 15% restock+delivery fee like Pauls. Im worried there will be something wrong with it.

So i too would love to hear any reviews about ordering online with pauls. Thanks
post #106 of 855
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Originally Posted by bbig119 View Post

Does anyone have experience with online orders with Paul's TV? The TC-P60ST50 is $100 cheaper than Amazon (unless you're lucky enough to get them to price match), and in my case, Amazon will charge tax to NY where Paul's does not. I'm potentially saving $250 by purchasing this from Paul's using standard delivery, and this seems like an no brainer, but I'm just worried since I've never done business with these guys before.
The Paul's customer rep told me on the phone that their 'white glove' service isn't really needed for most people. He assured me that the driver usually waits several minutes and it would be possible to even plug it in to test it out before he left. Again, if anyone has any advice, I'd love to here it.
Thanks.

My 65ST50 just arrived today from Paul's TV. I also always used to order from Amazon, until they started charging sales tax for NY.

Ordering from them was flawless and quick online. The freight company they used was much better than Pilot that Amazon usually uses for my area.

I talked to them on the phone before I ordered, and they confirmed that they will adjust the price of your tv within 30 days if the price drops compared to Amazon's 14 days.

Delivery was also great. They brought the tv into the house, and allowed me time to inspect it. TV was in perfect shape. I have a mount/stand, so I needed to install it myself anyway. White Glove would have been useless to me.

I would definitely order from Paul's again... and the ST50 is great so far.
post #107 of 855
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

My 65ST50 just arrived today from Paul's TV. I also always used to order from Amazon, until they started charging sales tax for NY.
Ordering from them was flawless and quick online. The freight company they used was much better than Pilot that Amazon usually uses for my area.
I talked to them on the phone before I ordered, and they confirmed that they will adjust the price of your tv within 30 days if the price drops compared to Amazon's 14 days.
Delivery was also great. They brought the tv into the house, and allowed me time to inspect it. TV was in perfect shape. I have a mount/stand, so I needed to install it myself anyway. White Glove would have been useless to me.
I would definitely order from Paul's again... and the ST50 is great so far.

Great this puts my mind at ease a bit. I'm willing to pay amazon's tax but they wont budge on that white glove even though the shipping service is nearly identical.
post #108 of 855
Paustv, 2% cashback thru ebates.com, or f@twallet.
post #109 of 855
Anybody seen a great deal today on the Panny ST50 in the 50" version?

(I picked up a 65" vt30 at Christmas and love it .)

This new 50" is for the bedroom and I do not need 3D on it, so I am looks for a great deal on the ST50.
post #110 of 855
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Originally Posted by Rhetor View Post

Anybody seen a great deal today on the Panny ST50 in the 50" version?
(I picked up a 65" vt30 at Christmas and love it .)
This new 50" is for the bedroom and I do not need 3D on it, so I am looks for a great deal on the ST50.

The best price currently on the 50ST50 is at Amazon, $1099.99, the same price I got there a couple weeks ago.
Paul's TV used to be $999.99 for the past few weeks but I see today its up to $1099.99 as well.

FYI, the ST50 has 3D capability and 3 HDMI ports.
For a bedroom TV if you don't need 3D and 2 HDMI ports is enough, there is the cheaper model 50UT50 you could consider for $899.99 at amazon
post #111 of 855
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Originally Posted by Joxer View Post

The best price currently on the 50ST50 is at Amazon, $1099.99, the same price I got there a couple weeks ago.
Paul's TV used to be $999.99 for the past few weeks but I see today its up to $1099.99 as well.
FYI, the ST50 has 3D capability and 3 HDMI ports.
For a bedroom TV if you don't need 3D and 2 HDMI ports is enough, there is the cheaper model 50UT50 you could consider for $899.99 at amazon

Thanks, Joxer . . . Yeah, I was looking at the 50ut50 too . . . But, this thing is going to be in a bright room with no curtains and I notice the St50 has an anti-reflective screen, and the ut50 doesn't and heard D-Nice won't be doing self-calibratin settings for the ut50 . . . Your prices were the same ones I found. So, I guess, unless I can find a better deal on another brand 50 inches equivalent specs to the ST50 but without 3D, I will keep watching this thread for the ST50 50" to come down. Thanks again.
post #112 of 855
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Originally Posted by Joxer View Post

The best price currently on the 50ST50 is at Amazon, $1099.99, the same price I got there a couple weeks ago.
Paul's TV used to be $999.99 for the past few weeks but I see today its up to $1099.99 as well.
FYI, the ST50 has 3D capability and 3 HDMI ports.
For a bedroom TV if you don't need 3D and 2 HDMI ports is enough, there is the cheaper model 50UT50 you could consider for $899.99 at amazon

wow i waited too long and now its $100 more
post #113 of 855
This may be a naive question, but is there a place to buy new, in the box, last year's model, the ST30, at a discount? Or have those all been sold?
post #114 of 855
Got my 65ST50 from Paul's today. Delivery was fine. TV is working great so far.
post #115 of 855
Got my 60ST50 from Paul's today as well. I placed the order before their July 4th sale, and once I noticed the $50 price drop I left a message asking for price adjustment. They called me back the next day to confirm the adjustment, and the $50 credit showed up a few day later.

Shipping took some time, but I won't complain with free shipping plus no tax. Installed the base by myself. Is this what Amazon's white glove would do for me? No thank, I can do it myself. I found 1 stuck pixel; other than that TV looks great.
post #116 of 855
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Originally Posted by loopguru View Post

This may be a naive question, but is there a place to buy new, in the box, last year's model, the ST30, at a discount? Or have those all been sold?

You might still find a ST30 hanging around somewhere - but would not expect it to be an easy search.

Have you tried simply "Googling" the model number(s) you are interested in? Google usually comes up with a BUY IT heading somewhere in their first page of results....
post #117 of 855
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Originally Posted by ericmeiguo View Post

Got my 60ST50 from Paul's today as well......
Shipping took some time, but I won't complain with free shipping plus no tax. Installed the base by myself. Is this what Amazon's white glove would do for me? No thank, I can do it myself. I found 1 stuck pixel; other than that TV looks great.


With only 1 stuck pixel, can you even see it from your normal viewing distance? (With Normal Program material: solid colored slides tend to show off any slight imperfection!)

We had a couple of ST30s that arrived with stuck pixels last year - on one unit I literally never saw the glitch outside of a break-in slide, but the second had a pixel that was stuck on BRIGHT RED - and WAS visible from our 9ft viewing distance any time a light background came up. Fortunately, it managed to UNstick itself during our New Panel Aging Routine: hopefully the one on your panel will do the same.

............

"White Glove" seems to vary from delivery to delivery, but the CEVA crew that delivered 2 60" ST30s for us was very good.
Probably would not have been Happy had we "paid" $100 for the service, but would certainly assign some value to it: Not everyone wants to be manhandling a Fragile, Unwieldy 60" HDTV either UP or DOWN a flight of stairs, then unpacking it and mounting it on the stand. Certainly not solo.
WHO Drops the TV makes a big difference should someone happen to slip... eek.gif
Add in checking for included peripherals, screen breakage - and even powering the set up (unless outside temperatures are cold) - and there is a Peace of Mind factor involved.

Imagine your 70yo mother / grandmother attempting this on her own!

Then, of course, also consider Amazon's 30-day Return Policy as part of the bargain - and the same CEVA crew that delivered the first panel also Picked It Up when they delivered its replacement, nearly 2 months after the first delivery, thanks to Amazon's Extended Holiday Return period!


We ended up handling 3 60" panels ourselves last year, and I was very glad that there was help about! (Plus a couple of 50", but those are a piece of cake with 2 people....)

.............

Congrats on your new set - we are certainly enjoying ours (also a 60" ST50, just over 2 months old).
Would take care to avoid Obvious IR Situations for the first several hundred hours (350 - 400 is the point where ours seems to have settled in).
post #118 of 855
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Originally Posted by Dierkdr View Post

You might still find a ST30 hanging around somewhere - but would not expect it to be an easy search.
Have you tried simply "Googling" the model number(s) you are interested in? Google usually comes up with a BUY IT heading somewhere in their first page of results....

I tried that before asking the question, and none of the places that showed on their web sites that they had the ST30 in stock actually did. I was hoping someone here might know of a place that really does have them.

Edit - I should clarify - Amazon has a few of the 50 inch ST30s left; I'm looking for a 42
Edited by loopguru - 7/11/12 at 4:07pm
post #119 of 855
I can only see the stuck pixel when very close to the panel. From any distance > 2ft, it's not noticeable. I'll see if it will fade away. Thank you for your input.
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Originally Posted by Dierkdr View Post


With only 1 stuck pixel, can you even see it from your normal viewing distance? (With Normal Program material: solid colored slides tend to show off any slight imperfection!)
We had a couple of ST30s that arrived with stuck pixels last year - on one unit I literally never saw the glitch outside of a break-in slide, but the second had a pixel that was stuck on BRIGHT RED - and WAS visible from our 9ft viewing distance any time a light background came up. Fortunately, it managed to UNstick itself during our New Panel Aging Routine: hopefully the one on your panel will do the same.
............
"White Glove" seems to vary from delivery to delivery, but the CEVA crew that delivered 2 60" ST30s for us was very good.
Probably would not have been Happy had we "paid" $100 for the service, but would certainly assign some value to it: Not everyone wants to be manhandling a Fragile, Unwieldy 60" HDTV either UP or DOWN a flight of stairs, then unpacking it and mounting it on the stand. Certainly not solo.
WHO Drops the TV makes a big difference should someone happen to slip... eek.gif
Add in checking for included peripherals, screen breakage - and even powering the set up (unless outside temperatures are cold) - and there is a Peace of Mind factor involved.
Imagine your 70yo mother / grandmother attempting this on her own!
Then, of course, also consider Amazon's 30-day Return Policy as part of the bargain - and the same CEVA crew that delivered the first panel also Picked It Up when they delivered its replacement, nearly 2 months after the first delivery, thanks to Amazon's Extended Holiday Return period!
We ended up handling 3 60" panels ourselves last year, and I was very glad that there was help about! (Plus a couple of 50", but those are a piece of cake with 2 people....)
.............
Congrats on your new set - we are certainly enjoying ours (also a 60" ST50, just over 2 months old).
Would take care to avoid Obvious IR Situations for the first several hundred hours (350 - 400 is the point where ours seems to have settled in).
post #120 of 855
Dammit. I missed the boat. Had Paul's TV on the line for the 50" ST50, the BD220 blu-ray player and four pairs of bluetooth glasses for $1199. That ship has sailed.
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