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 "
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?
You can't buy the ST warranty from Costco and have the 3 year warranty start after the 1 year mfg warranty and the extra year from Amex unless you buy the TV directly from Costco. In this case, the 3 yr ST would only get you one additional year. You would have to step up to the 5 yr ST to get coverage for years 3, 4 and 5.
EDIT: Just to clarify above, I'm sure the ST warranty from Costco doesn't kick in until year 2 since the mfg warranty is for one year but I'm not sure that Amex would agree to cover an additional year after the purchase of separate extended warranty as this is not how it works when you buy the TV direct from Costco. HST, the best thing to do is call Amex and Costco to confirm which I believe is what frankchef0 has done. As always, YMMV!
Edited by jkasanic - 11/15/13 at 1:53pm