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You can also buy the 5 year SQ warranty outright at Amazon for less than SQ directly (not sure if its still less with a coupon code).  Only difference is the first year mfg warranty and the SQ warranty overlap so you just go to the manufacturer in that case so as not to incur any warranty against your SQ warranty as it's cumulative to the initial cost of the set.

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Originally Posted by jkasanic View Post

You can also buy the 5 year SQ warranty outright at Amazon for less than SQ directly (not sure if its still less with a coupon code).  Only difference is the first year mfg warranty and the SQ warranty overlap so you just go to the manufacturer in that case so as not to incur any warranty against your SQ warranty as it's cumulative to the initial cost of the set.

So going to Amazon is the best bet?
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If you want 5 years then the ST (sorry, previous use of SQ was incorrect) from Amazon appears to be the best "deal".  I think I may opt for 4 years at $95 (or $99 if you're not a member) from ST via Costco but I haven't made up my mind yet.  If I had it to do over, I probably should've bought my TV from Paul's and bought their 5 year plan but I wanted the no-hassle return policy of Amazon in case anything was wrong shortly after purchase.

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Hey guys. I've been monitoring this thread for months and am having a tough time deciding what to do. I've been reading updates on this thread for months. To make a long story short. I have a Samsung PN58c8000 that starting having issues. I received a $1900 check from squaretrade and have been on the lookout since. Ive been monitoring prices and it looks like it may only drop by a couple hundred bucks tops. I especially feel the pressure now that Panasonic is leaving the Plasma game. Do you think now is the time to buy a TV with 4K and what not coming out in the near future? Do you guys think this current deal is the one to get or should I wait until the week leading up to black friday?
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Originally Posted by SeLfMaDe111985 View Post

SQtrade Warranty from Costco 99$ for 3 years plus the 1 year manufacturer warranty =4 years total

From Squaretrade directly is 200$ for 4 years plus 1 year manufacturer warranty=5 years total

Obviously the best deal is Costco as far as price but that extra year could be key or I may not use it at all as something could happen the 6th year which wouldn't be covered either way anyway.

Opinions on better choice?

There are many differences in the terms of plans that are offered from different retailers. Here are a few related to Best Buy and ST/Costco:


Lemon coverage with ST/Costco is:

If a fourth repair for the same problem is required within a 12-month period, they will replace.

BB is:

If a third repair is required, they will replace. One less repair, no "same problem" requirement and no "12 month period" requirement.



Dead pixel coverage is now the same on both plans, though ST/Costco still does not cover burn-in.


ST/Costco does not cover remote controls.



The last one is hidden very well. It has to do with the total liability limit, which essentially limits the total amount they are willing to shell out before the plan is considered "consumed".

ST/Costco says that the total cost of repairs and/or replacements in aggregate is the total amount they will cover for the life of the plan. This means that if they repair your TV a couple times, and then need to replace it, the replacement amount will be less the cost of the repairs they have previously done. Meaning you could get stuck paying partially out-of-pocket if you want an equivalent TV.

Best Buy's limit of liability relates to any single claim. Meaning past repairs for the same product will not de-value the potential replacement payout if they decide to replace your TV later on.


In my opinion, the coverage differences more than explain the price difference. Whether or not that coverage is worth it is different for each individual.


Just don't assume the coverage is the same! You really do get what you pay for in this case.
post #846 of 3258

^^^^Isn't BB only an option if he bought the TV there?  I must've missed that part?! :confused:

post #847 of 3258
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^^^^Isn't BB only an option if he bought the TV there?  I must've missed that part?! confused.gif

Sorry, yes it would be. I must have confused some of the posts.
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I would be curious though if there's anything in the fine print regarding the ST warranty via Amazon vs. the ST website directly?  Costco is a better deal with ST if you bought the tv there but is still an affordable option if you only want/need a 4yr warranty.  As expected, there's quite a premium for that 5th year...gee, I wonder why! :rolleyes: 

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So the 65VT60 is now $2299. Any chance it could go any lower during black friday?

Eastcoast TVs has it for less now... rolleyes.gif
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I purchased a 65VT60 at Brandsmart in South FL today for $2200. No hassle was necessary. I simply called the store in advance, named the price, and they took it, no questions asked. This being my fifth TV purchased at the same store in the last 8 years or so helped sealing the deal. I had also bought another 65VT60 earlier this year, and the same sales representative helped me in both cases (I had requested his help by name when calling). I have to say, at this point I wouldn't purchase a TV anywhere else, and that includes Amazon as well. Brandsmart has always given me the best deal available, and their delivery and set up service has always been great. Total price was $2200 plus 6% FL sales tax, and they even gave me a deal on the extended warranty (3 years for $110, so I took it). I really recommend the location in Broward (Sawgrass Mills Mall) for those in the area. Hope this helps.
post #851 of 3258
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Originally Posted by jkasanic View Post

Eastcoast TVs has it for less now... rolleyes.gif

I meant from an authorized dealer.
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Originally Posted by yesitsmario View Post

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Originally Posted by jkasanic View Post

Eastcoast TVs has it for less now... rolleyes.gif


I meant from an authorized dealer.

 



I know...I was being sarcastic. The point is that you see the price of an unauthorized dealer vs. an authorized dealer. Is that enough to make you pull the trigger? I mean at just over $2k is $100 or even $200 really the deciding the factor? I have a feeling those waiting for the "best" deal will be left holding the bag when stock is depleted and then how much will that difference really make?!
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Sorry if I missed this... but best current deal on 55"/60" versions of the VT60? I wasn't able to get the above codes to work at Paul's. Is Cleveland Plasma a good bet for those sizes right now? Thanks!
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I would recommend CP for the panny's. Not as competitive for me personally but that's because I'm local.  Check the first hit in the link here for latest Paul's TV coupon codes.  55VT60 is FALL26 and 65VT60 is FALL27.

 

EDIT:  Fixed link


Edited by jkasanic - 11/12/13 at 12:04pm
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The link to the coupon codes is no good.

post #856 of 3258
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The link to the coupon codes is no good.

Looks like the 60" are out of stock, 55" in stock but coupon code does not work on 55" only on the 65" so I pulled te trigger as it seems stock is starting to see some constraints.

FYI FALL27
post #857 of 3258
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Originally Posted by Tim Adams View Post
 

The link to the coupon codes is no good.

 

I had to outsmart the system...should work now (just two clicks now instead of one) ;)

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I had to outsmart the system...should work now (just two clicks now instead of one) wink.gif

And click your heels twice for good measure! tongue.gif
post #859 of 3258
i just got back from my local BB (so cali) the have the 65VT60 on sale for 2299.00....
post #860 of 3258
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Originally Posted by la9ers View Post

i just got back from my local BB (so cali) the have the 65VT60 on sale for 2299.00....

Best Buy is not priced at $2299 on the 65VT60. That is the price for the 60VT60.
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Haven't done any price match with local retailer so this will be a dumb question, but if i want to do a price match from from Paul's TV to Best Buy, let's say $2300. Do I pay the $2300 even out the door or $2300 plus tax? Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post

Best Buy is not priced at $2299 on the 65VT60. That is the price for the 60VT60.

oh yes it is... i just came from there earlier today. the store is in rancho cucamonga # 106
post #863 of 3258
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Originally Posted by DarkEvil View Post

Haven't done any price match with local retailer so this will be a dumb question, but if i want to do a price match from from Paul's TV to Best Buy, let's say $2300. Do I pay the $2300 even out the door or $2300 plus tax? Thanks!
Usually it's plus tax.
post #864 of 3258
Picked up my 65VT60 last night from BestBuy. They had no problem matching Paul's TV pricing and were great to work with.
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Usually it's plus tax.

Thanks. I will return the 60" because of buzzing sound, fan noises and dead pixel. I might just price match again through amaon for the 65' this time
post #866 of 3258
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Originally Posted by la9ers View Post

oh yes it is... i just came from there earlier today. the store is in rancho cucamonga # 106

I don't know what to tell you. I am literally looking at the price for the 65VT60 for location #106. It is $2699.
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Ok, let me know how I did. I just picked up the 55VT60 for $1320ish, ish because it depends on how my discover card manages the price match.

I bought on abt.com, discover is having the 10% + 5% bonus cash back deal online. Then I had them price match paulstv with the $450 coupon.

I tried to do it the other way around, but price matching is buying on phone not online, so I couldn't get the cash back deal.

Probably won't get it till next Friday (out of town early next week), but I can't wait, first plasma!
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What is a good "price point" for the 55" VT60? I've seen huge price gaps between each vendor, and would like to know what you guys consider to be the "pricing sweet spot."
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Originally Posted by eemc2 View Post

Ok, let me know how I did. I just picked up the 55VT60 for $1320ish, ish because it depends on how my discover card manages the price match.

I bought on abt.com, discover is having the 10% + 5% bonus cash back deal online. Then I had them price match paulstv with the $450 coupon.

I tried to do it the other way around, but price matching is buying on phone not online, so I couldn't get the cash back deal.

Probably won't get it till next Friday (out of town early next week), but I can't wait, first plasma!

I spoke with an ABT rep about this, he said the cash back 10% and 5% would be negated once the price match is initiated thus nullifying the extra savings one might get from this. Have you heard differently?
He said anything going through a cash back portal then price matching negates this because you would then receiving more than the 10% cash back savings.

If this was the case the TC-P65VT60 could be bought for 2699.00 - 10% Cash back 269.00 - 5% promotional cash back up to $1500 ($75) ... So $2,350 before the price difference between Pauls of $400. This would put the TV at $1955 out the door if everything went the way we think it does. That would be ideal!
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I had not heard that, so I guess I will see. I called today for the price match, they said no problem and would credit the card back for the difference. Not sure discover would note the credit has anything to do with a price match, it should wink.gif just look like a credit, hey maybe ABT ticked me off and to make me happy lowered the price having nothing to do with matching or discounts or otherwise. Would discover withhold the extra cash back under these circumstances? I dunno. I would expect that discover would adjust the cash back based on the credit amount, but not withdraw it entirely. Either way, I think the price was pretty good, and I will update if I find out anything differently.

may take a bit though, I think it takes a few weeks for the cash back to show up on the account.
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