Originally Posted by lackingvoltage
It's a Panasonic TC-P46ST30 at Target for 499.98. This is the exact model I've had my heart set on getting for some time, so I was tempted, but I want to be cautious, considering this will be the biggest purchase I've ever made. (I'm only 14) Here's what I know:
-The TV is in great aesthetic condition, no scratches or anything, only imperfection I could see was a sticker mark.
-An employee says it's been there AT LEAST since he started working there, about 5 months.
Fyi if I buy this I will be using it solely for HDMI gaming, and the normal display model price is about 1,000. Please give me honest and informative answers. Thank you.
I've brought floor models before with no problems. If you buying it from Target then you should get the standard manufacture warranty unless it's stated otherwise, just be sure to ask the sales person who rings you up whether or not the unit is covered by the manufactures warranty, it should be and make sure to register the unit online at the manufacture's web site. You also want to inspect the unit physically before you buy it and note any deformities and cosmetic damage if any, that there might be if your going to have it delivered and note it so that when it arrives and you inspect it again BEFORE you accept and sign for it, it is in the exact condition that you noted in the store.
Also you might want to consider an extended warranty for the unit, it isn't necessary but if you plan to keep the unit for anytime over the manufacture warranty period, it might be a good idea to protect yourself from the unit dying on you one day after the manufacturer warranty expires after all, you don't know who has handled the unit before you brought it since it was out of the box it shipped in from the factory and has been on display for some time in the store, could have been bumped even dropped and still show no signs of physical damage and if you had an extended warranty and had to use it, the extended warranty company can only assume that you brought the unit brand new in the box and would have to furnish you with a brand new replacement unit if the unit cost to much to fix, sometimes it is better and cheaper for them to just furnish you with a brand new replacement, maybe even a better one than you originally brought. Food for thought