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post #871 of 3261

Pulled trigger this AM for 55VT60 from Amazon, along with soundbar (free) and Blueray player.  Got 5yr SquareTrade warranty as well.  They price matched TV at $1550 from Paul's coupon (FALL26), then I applied $500 in gift cards from Visa rewards program.  Should have everything by next Wednesday.  Cant wait!!

post #872 of 3261
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Originally Posted by eemc2 View Post

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.

Call Discover and ask them personally so you can find out for the rest of us smile.gif

Discover also has a 90 day price protection policy - are you aware of this as well?
post #873 of 3261
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Originally Posted by Justin Barker View Post

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!

I'm getting ready to purchase either a P65ST60 or the P65VT60. Have not decided which one I'm going with. Can some explain how all this above mentioned price matching works. I don't have a Discover card but could easily apply for one and get accepted quickly. Who can break it down in the simplest of terms. If I could get the P65VT60 for the above mentioned $1995 I would pull the trigger on that. By far the cheapest I've seen it. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thx.
post #874 of 3261
Great idea Justin, I did just that.

(I didn't know about Discover's 90 price protection so that's good to know as well)

I called Discover and told them I made the purchase through the shopdiscover site and got the extra cashback bonus percentage deal. I then told him I called abt back and asked them for a price adjustment because I found it cheaper somewhere else. Discover told me that they will adjust the cashback balance based on the original price less the credit, but would NOT take the cashback bonus away.

So to further verify, I asked, "so, does it matter why the price adjustment was made by the seller, does Discover care?" and he said no, doesn't matter. All discover cares about is the dollar figures posted. (As an aside I read through whatever I could find under the terms and conditions for the programs at Discover and they don't seem to care.

I should caveat all of this by saying, don't hold me accountable, check with your credit card company, blah blah, your mileage may vary, your on your own, your experience may be different, I won't know anything for sure for up to two billing cycles (amount of time it takes for cashback bonus to show up normally) No guarantees, blah blah... smile.gif Do your own research.

HTH
post #875 of 3261
Do the 65VT60s currently being shipped by Amazon include the fan noise fix that is reportedly being done at the factory?
post #876 of 3261
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Originally Posted by mgroups View Post

Do the 65VT60s currently being shipped by Amazon include the fan noise fix that is reportedly being done at the factory?

There's no way to be absolutely sure, but my guess is, YES. I purchased one from Amazon in late October with a September build and the fans are hush-hush. smile.gif I trust the one I just ordered will be too! tongue.gif
post #877 of 3261
Same on the fan noise. Ordered it two weeks ago and also a Septwmber build, quiet as can be.
post #878 of 3261
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Originally Posted by Comp625 View Post

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."

Got mine for $1599 about a week ago, with a $75 cashback from discover for buying online, so I would say $1500-1600 is a good price. It's MSRP was $2599
post #879 of 3261
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Originally Posted by fairchild99 View Post

Got mine for $1599 about a week ago, with a $75 cashback from discover for buying online, so I would say $1500-1600 is a good price. It's MSRP was $2599

Awesome! The current deal that includes the albeit mediocre sound system is appealing. Can someone explain how to request pricematching with Amazon? For example, do I buy the TV at full Amazon price and then contact Customer Service? Or do I put the TV in my cart and contact Amazon prior to purchase? Is there a way to "chat" with an Amazon rep (so that I can have written documentation)?

Also, has anyone been able to ask Amazon to slash -$220 from the price by NOT wanting the sound system?
post #880 of 3261
Also, who has better "white glove" service? Paul's TV or Amazon? I feel safer ordering from Amazon, personally. Never heard of Paul's TV......
post #881 of 3261
Just got this same deal as Spun69, thanks for the heads up. I tried this AM, but they wouldn't do the sound bar. Your post encouraged me to try again lol.
Edited by ghettob170 - 11/15/13 at 8:26am
post #882 of 3261
Does anyone have an inkling as to how long the Amazon deal for free sound system will last?
post #883 of 3261
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Originally Posted by Comp625 View Post

Does anyone have an inkling as to how long the Amazon deal for free sound system will last?

Pauls TV is pretty solid. Very reputable and a authorized panny dealer. I personally would go with them just to save on the tax.
Edited by Justin Barker - 11/14/13 at 7:44pm
post #884 of 3261
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Originally Posted by Comp625 View Post

Awesome! The current deal that includes the albeit mediocre sound system is appealing. Can someone explain how to request pricematching with Amazon? For example, do I buy the TV at full Amazon price and then contact Customer Service? Or do I put the TV in my cart and contact Amazon prior to purchase? Is there a way to "chat" with an Amazon rep (so that I can have written documentation)?

Also, has anyone been able to ask Amazon to slash -$220 from the price by NOT wanting the sound system?


I price matched from from Paul's tv to Amazon for the vt60 60" a week ago. Returned it (Pilot just picked up today) because fan noises and one dead pixel. Price matched again this time for the vt60 65" with the free sound bar. Both through chat. You can either order the tv first or chat with the rep and order the tv and give the rep the order#. Really easy, the rep just adjust the price to match Paul's tv price and show up on the account instantly.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/contact-us/general-questions.html?ie=UTF8&skip=true
post #885 of 3261

I went with Pauls on the 55vt60 $1550 and 5yr warranty $175, but wondering if I should drop warranty, is it actually 4yrs because of mfg 1yr coverage. AMEX extends on 2nd year so now is it's just 3yrs, and they will give a coupon 1/2 off if you don't have to use it during the 5yrs. Or look for other coverage, thanks for any advice.

post #886 of 3261
Any deals I can get Best Buy to price match my 60VT60 that I bought for $2000? I have 2 days left. Hell, if I could score a 65VT60 for near that price... as long as they price match, I'd do it.
post #887 of 3261
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Originally Posted by Justin Barker View Post

Pauls TV is pretty solid. Very reputable and a authorized panny dealer. I personally would go with them just to save on the tax.

Oh wow, good point. I can use the tax savings toward a Square Trade warranty.

How is Paul's TV's "white glove" service for delivery and dealing with them if a return is needed? For example, I am nervous about getting that 1 dead pixel or getting a model with the fan noise issue (Amazon buyers are saying that their model was built after Panny implemented the fan fix).

Also, how long is the Paul's TV deal running for?
post #888 of 3261
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Originally Posted by Comp625 View Post

Oh wow, good point. I can use the tax savings toward a Square Trade warranty.

How is Paul's TV's "white glove" service for delivery and dealing with them if a return is needed? For example, I am nervous about getting that 1 dead pixel or getting a model with the fan noise issue (Amazon buyers are saying that their model was built after Panny implemented the fan fix).

Also, how long is the Paul's TV deal running for?

The Pauls deal expired last night, they run coupons week to week. I'm sure another one will be posted here in the next 24 hours. Hopefully the next coupon is the same as the last $2299 for the 65VT60. They're white glove delivery is the same as Amazon, take it out of the box, plug it in, see that everything checkout, and if it doesn't refuse shipment and Pauls will send you another. No complaints there.
post #889 of 3261
I wanted to post another ringing endorsement for Paul's TV. I purchased a 65VT60 three weeks ago using one of their promotional codes. The TV arrived in four days from California (I live in the Seattle metro area)

White Glove Service :
The TV was delivered by a professional delivery service - the driver delivered it to the family room where the TV is going to live, asked me to do a visual inspection of the box, helped me unbox the TV, plug it in and check that it turned on correctly. He also left behind a checklist for after I get the TV hooked up. Very good delivery service.

30-day Price Match :
I found out early this week (by reading this board) that Paul's had dropped the price by $100. I talked to a CSR via online chat and they promptly refunded the difference to my CC. It was quick and efficient.

That is fantastic service in my book !

To paraphrase a popular tag line - "I dont usually buy TVs, but when I do.. I would do so from Paul's smile.gif"
post #890 of 3261
The new promotional code for the 65VT60 is "PAULS25" - $2299
post #891 of 3261
I will trust you guys and pull the trigger at the next Paul's TV coupon. It's exciting yet intimidating since I was gung-ho about buying through Amazon.

1. For recent buyers, are shipments from Paul's TV manufactured after July 2013? I am trying to gauge whether the fan noise issue was fixed.

2. Does anyone know when Amazon's deal will run up? They are giving away the free (mediocre) sound system, which I suppose I could re-gift. However, I do know that Amazon's shipping TV's that were manufactured pretty recently (as recent as a month ago, according to AVS buyers).
post #892 of 3261
Mine has a build date of Sept 2013 on the back.
post #893 of 3261
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Originally Posted by Comp625 View Post

I will trust you guys and pull the trigger at the next Paul's TV coupon. It's exciting yet intimidating since I was gung-ho about buying through Amazon.

1. For recent buyers, are shipments from Paul's TV manufactured after July 2013? I am trying to gauge whether the fan noise issue was fixed.

2. Does anyone know when Amazon's deal will run up? They are giving away the free (mediocre) sound system, which I suppose I could re-gift. However, I do know that Amazon's shipping TV's that were manufactured pretty recently (as recent as a month ago, according to AVS buyers).

If you want to purchase through Amazon, why not just have Amazon price match? You can even get a free sound bar if you order through them.
post #894 of 3261
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Originally Posted by ajmasala View Post

I wanted to post another ringing endorsement for Paul's TV. I purchased a 65VT60 three weeks ago using one of their promotional codes. The TV arrived in four days from California (I live in the Seattle metro area)

White Glove Service :
The TV was delivered by a professional delivery service - the driver delivered it to the family room where the TV is going to live, asked me to do a visual inspection of the box, helped me unbox the TV, plug it in and check that it turned on correctly. He also left behind a checklist for after I get the TV hooked up. Very good delivery service.

30-day Price Match :
I found out early this week (by reading this board) that Paul's had dropped the price by $100. I talked to a CSR via online chat and they promptly refunded the difference to my CC. It was quick and efficient.

That is fantastic service in my book !

To paraphrase a popular tag line - "I dont usually buy TVs, but when I do.. I would do so from Paul's smile.gif"

I want to buy this exact tv and I've been watching pricing for a month or so and this is the best offer I've seen from a reputable company. I was going to buy the P65ST60 for $2199 but it makes sense to step up to the P65VT60 for $2299. I just went to Paul's TV website and it lists the tv at $2999. less the $700. discount puts it at $2299.

I've had great experiences with ABT Electronics price matching and might consider purchasing it through them if they match the price. Reason being is that they don't charge sales tax or shipping. I want to put in on my Amex card to get an additional year warranty and then add a three yr square trade warranty from Costco for $99. That will cover me for a total of five years.

Does this sound like a good approach or can I do better?
post #895 of 3261
Looks like Paul's is out of the 60VT60 for another 2 weeks. Any idea's on where I can find one and what's the best price?
post #896 of 3261
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Originally Posted by sCiEnt View Post

Looks like Paul's is out of the 60VT60 for another 2 weeks. Any idea's on where I can find one and what's the best price?


Call Chris at Cleveland Plasma, he said out the door $2000 no tax, free shipping.

post #897 of 3261
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Originally Posted by Justin Barker View Post

The new promotional code for the 65VT60 is "PAULS25" - $2299


P65ST60 is $2199.99 less $300.00 (PAULS22) = $1899.99

P65VT60 is $2999.99 less $700.00 (PAULS25) = $2299.99

Great buys..
post #898 of 3261
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Originally Posted by ghettob170 View Post

If you want to purchase through Amazon, why not just have Amazon price match? You can even get a free sound bar if you order through them.

But post #883 said that Amazon would pricematch but not give the free sound system in return? Also, someone pointed out that Amazon is charging sales tax - I live in one of the affected states so tax would mean an additional $120 or so (approx).
post #899 of 3261
My vote is for Paul's since I just bought from them.

Guess if ABT matches, it is a toss up. Either way sounds like a good deal.

Paul's is a Panasonic approved dealer. Assuming ABT is as well.

I did something similar to what you did - got it on a Discovercard for the cashback and got the Costco SquareTrade Warranty online.

Good luck !
post #900 of 3261
Bah, the PAULS25 coupon code doesn't work on the 55-inch version of the VT60. frown.gif
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