Dec. 2011 I bought a 42LK520, basic LCD. Been looking for a bigger screen since. Beautiful picture, just not big enough for the living room. I tried a 47LS4500 earlier this month, a BB open box for $490, but the screen bleed was a bit too much, too many complaints about the TruMotion, and I just didn't think it was for me.
So I'm trolling the clearance and open box sites for BB's nearby and lo-and-behold I see a 55LK520 on clearance for $890. I like this model line, my 42" had done very well the last year, and so I thought I'd try to argue them down since it had been in the store for over a year. I go in, looked forever with a couple of guys, and nothin. While looking around, there's a 55LS4500 open box for $731. I scratched my head, but didn't want to commit. The salesman talks to the manager, comes back and says "he'll do $600." I said "sign me up!" The manager didn't want to approve it, but they'd been closed for 30minutes when he was called back to verify it and he just wanted to go home.
I think I won this round with BB.
Edited to add: Also, gave it more of a chance playing around with settings. I'm not too concerned about TruMotion in all honesty. The 42" has it but I've had it off or on low since getting it, so it's not a big issue. Some bleeding is still present, but I'm more concerned with bang for the buck in this instance, and I think I got it for a steal.
Edited by hopeles117 - 1/30/13 at 12:59pm