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post #151 of 701
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I don't know why they "should" match the "no tax" with Crutchfield, which isn't really a promotion anyway. The customer is still obligated to pay the taxes, from a legal standpoint. If they choose to ignore the law, which obviously everyone does, that shouldn't be Best Buy's problem. After all, Best Buy still has to pay the taxes, even if they are "matching" Crutchfield.


You're probably right, I'm just going off "casual" conversation with a sales rep when I was trying to negotiate the cost down. He seemed to think that it wouldn't be a problem, but I wanted lower and the talks went nowhere else. I would think if you walked in with a Crutchfield quote, delivered, and there was no tax, and said you'd rather buy from Best Buy and pick it up, they'd accomodate. But, I could be wrong.
post #152 of 701

Tried to get 2 Best Buys to price match EC TV, one of the guys thought I made up the ad when he saw the price however both denied me after speaking with managers.

post #153 of 701
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Tried to get 2 Best Buys to price match EC TV, one of the guys thought I made up the ad when he saw the price however both denied me after speaking with managers.

I would struggle to believe any TV salesperson that told me they didn't know who ECTV is. rolleyes.gif
post #154 of 701
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I would struggle to believe any TV salesperson that told me they didn't know who ECTV is. rolleyes.gif

 

Yeah maybe he was new or something, I saw him go to the managers office though as I was returning an Elite 60 at the time so I was hoping to use that as leverage to get a deal, rather than recording a return that day they could have recorded a profit but it didn't work

post #155 of 701
For those with a Conn's store in your area. It would behoove you to go check your local store. I just got a PN60F8500 NEW in the box for 1497.00, which is the lowest I've seen anywhere. On top of this, they will do 6 months same as cash financing (they can not do the 12 or 18 month deals on clearance models).

When i walked in the store in Corpus Christi, TX, they had two floor models. A 60 and a 64. The 64 was 1997 and the 60 was 1497. I was intending to pass as floor model plasmas are bad juju, but then the salesman told me he had one each new in the box of the 60 and the 64 and I said "but it says floor model on the sticker", but he confirmed that that was the same price as the boxed ones and sure enough, he brought out a brand new 60 and I took it home that night. I would ACTUALLY have preferred a 51 (which must have been like 1100.00 given the pricing of the other two, maybe even 1000) because I hate lugging huge TVs around, but as it stands, I am very happy with the TV.

I know there's Conn's in much of the southern US especially TX, so while their prices are usually nothing to squawk about, they decided to clear the F8500 out for some reason and made a DRASTIC reduction in price. I feel like this more than makes up for missing the 599 Panny S64 deal at CostCo!
post #156 of 701
Playdrv4me, that is a great price; I wish we had a Conn's around here. If I could get a new 64" f8500 for $1997 I'd buy today even it meant going to BB/Hell and back.
post #157 of 701
Looks like most major retailers (Crutchfield, Amazon, etc) have dropped the price on the 64F8500 to $3K.
post #158 of 701
Best buy as well.

Mine is set to arrive tomorrow from cleveland plasma. Can't wait!
post #159 of 701
So is the recent price reductions due to the new year model coming out soon or just to get some out the door for the holidays? Both?
I've had my eye on this set and the ZT60 for a while now, waiting to see what kind of sales come for the holidays etc...

It feels like its getting close to "pulling the trigger" time.

Between the PN64F8500, ZT60 and the Sony rep trying to push and compare their Sony 65" Class (64.5" diag) W850A Series LED HDTV (KDL65W850A) that dropped to $3k, I don't know what to get, but probably will be one of them.

Glad to see the prices dropping.

Also, is it me or is it a no brainer, but if Best Buy is not willing to match say the Amazon or other prices of right around $2999 for the PN64F8500, then why wouldn't I just get it on Amazon where I don't pay tax anyway, and the warranty is better and cheaper? Seems to me the Amazon deal is just the best all around deal. Why pay $350 more and tax at Best Buy?
Edited by chrisjmccord - 11/25/13 at 7:28am
post #160 of 701
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Originally Posted by chrisjmccord View Post

Between the PN64F8500, ZT60 and the Sony rep trying to push and compare their Sony 65" Class (64.5" diag) W850A Series LED HDTV (KDL65W850A) that dropped to $3k, I don't know what to get, but probably will be one of them.
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Dang it, I got all excited, I thought you found the XBR-65X850A for $3k. I hate it when I misread things.
post #161 of 701
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Originally Posted by chrisjmccord View Post

So is the recent price reductions due to the new year model coming out soon or just to get some out the door for the holidays? Both?
I've had my eye on this set and the ZT60 for a while now, waiting to see what kind of sales come for the holidays etc...

It feels like its getting close to "pulling the trigger" time.

Between the PN64F8500, ZT60 and the Sony rep trying to push and compare their Sony 65" Class (64.5" diag) W850A Series LED HDTV (KDL65W850A) that dropped to $3k, I don't know what to get, but probably will be one of them.

Glad to see the prices dropping.

Also, is it me or is it a no brainer, but if Best Buy is not willing to match say the Amazon or other prices of right around $2999 for the PN64F8500, then why wouldn't I just get it on Amazon where I don't pay tax anyway, and the warranty is better and cheaper? Seems to me the Amazon deal is just the best all around deal. Why pay $350 more and tax at Best Buy?

The promotional prices that hit on Sunday are just that. The Conn's prices may signal that Conn's has decided to get out of this series. These will not be officially discontinued by Samsung until at least February.

Regarding the Amazon price. It is the same as Best Buy, so no need to ask for a match. In fact, Best Buy has been the same as Amazon on these since they launched.
post #162 of 701
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Dang it, I got all excited, I thought you found the XBR-65X850A for $3k. I hate it when I misread things.

Sorry I didn't word that great, but there was a Sony rep in Best Buy this weekend pumping some new 4K TV at $2999 ($3k) range, not sure which one it was or if it was 60" or 65", I want to say it was a 65" but i don't know the exact model it was. I'll try to be more clear, sorry.

Is there a new Sony 4K set that is 60/65 inches and in the $3k price range?
post #163 of 701
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post

The promotional prices that hit on Sunday are just that. The Conn's prices may signal that Conn's has decided to get out of this series. These will not be officially discontinued by Samsung until at least February.

Regarding the Amazon price. It is the same as Best Buy, so no need to ask for a match. In fact, Best Buy has been the same as Amazon on these since they launched.

Well from my memory, at my local OKC Best Buy, the 64" Samsung was stickered at $3349, or something like that, it wasn't $2999. Maybe it was in their system, and just not advertised, but that doesn't help sell them, so not sure why, I'll double check with them before I buy anywhere. But tax is just a negative for me, if I can buy it elsewhere with no tax.

So the Amazon price, so far to me, is the best one yet and with no tax, which is what I'd get even if I got the same price at Best Buy, the no tax is enough to cover a warranty.
So again, why would I pick Best Buy? Unless they offer a no tax and same price as Amazon deal?
Edited by chrisjmccord - 11/25/13 at 8:26am
post #164 of 701
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Originally Posted by chrisjmccord View Post

Sorry I didn't word that great, but there was a Sony rep in Best Buy this weekend pumping some new 4K TV at $2999 ($3k) range, not sure which one it was or if it was 60" or 65", I want to say it was a 65" but i don't know the exact model it was. I'll try to be more clear, sorry.

Is there a new Sony 4K set that is 60/65 inches and in the $3k price range?

LOL - no need to apologize. I read it wrong. Sony has very similar nomenclature for their models. The 55" might be around $3.5K (but probably not at BB - eastcost, greystone, cleaveland) The 65" 4K is about $4200 (not at best buy)
post #165 of 701
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Originally Posted by boe View Post

LOL - no need to apologize. I read it wrong. Sony has very similar nomenclature for their models. The 55" might be around $3.5K (but probably not at BB - eastcost, greystone, cleaveland) The 65" 4K is about $4200 (not at best buy)

Maybe it was just one of their high end LEDs then? Not 4K, but I thought thats what he was comparing. They did a little comparison of the Sony set, whatever one it was, and the high end Samsung LED.
It was kind of funny and one sided, and I think they dorked with the Samsung settings and put it on the worst vivid setting they could, so when they compared the Sony to it, it wasn't close. They did some photo image comparison with a black cat, and the Sony looked so much clearer, but again I think they dorked with the settings on the Samsung. I was just thinking if a Samsung rep were here, it might not be the same comparison.
post #166 of 701
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Originally Posted by chrisjmccord View Post

Sorry I didn't word that great, but there was a Sony rep in Best Buy this weekend pumping some new 4K TV at $2999 ($3k) range, not sure which one it was or if it was 60" or 65", I want to say it was a 65" but i don't know the exact model it was. I'll try to be more clear, sorry.

Is there a new Sony 4K set that is 60/65 inches and in the $3k price range?

The Sony 55X850 is $2999(Even at Best Buy rolleyes.gif ). "New" would be a generous term, though I guess it is one of the newest models on the market. It came out in September. Nothing at that price in a 60 or 65 though. The 65's start at $4499.)
post #167 of 701
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post

The Sony 55X850 is $2999(Even at Best Buy rolleyes.gif ). "New" would be a generous term, though I guess it is one of the newest models on the market. It came out in September. Nothing at that price in a 60 or 65 though. The 65's start at $4499.)

Ok, guess I'm going to have to go back up there and see what I was looking at, closer. I could have sworn it was at least 60 if not 65", based on what it was sitting next to in the Magnolia room.
All the 55" and lower were on the outside wall in the normal part of the store. I'll get the exact model and price and see because I'm curious now what Sony would be pushing to compare to the Samsung and Panny LEDs in that room.
post #168 of 701
Back to the Samsung PN64F8500 purchase, if I pull the trigger on Amazon, right now its showing a delivery date of 12/3, but can that be changed to fit my schedule better?
Do they call you or give you options of this delivery date and time?
post #169 of 701
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Originally Posted by WantsNWarrants View Post

So I did, yesterday, and I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU for this tip. TV will be delivered tomorrow Friday.

I liked Jason's well trimmed beard smile.gif

I got the last 64" in stock, so - at least for now - be prepared for a wait.

Just an update for everyone... I went and spoke to Jason at the Best Buy in El Segundo, CA based on the info in this thread from this past June, and it seems that 2-3 months ago an edict was handed down from BB management that they can no longer match East Coast TVs (or any similar online "unauthorized" resellers). I tried to talk him into lowering their price even a bit, but nothing doing.

Fortunately they had some pretty great sale pricing on the Panasonic ST60 and VT60 models going on at the same time on their web site so I ended up with a VT60 instead.
post #170 of 701
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Ok, guess I'm going to have to go back up there and see what I was looking at, closer. I could have sworn it was at least 60 if not 65", based on what it was sitting next to in the Magnolia room.
All the 55" and lower were on the outside wall in the normal part of the store. I'll get the exact model and price and see because I'm curious now what Sony would be pushing to compare to the Samsung and Panny LEDs in that room.

They were probably talking about the 65W850. Reg is $2999, sale is $2699. Not 4K though. Very similar to 55W900, except the W850 is 120Hz.
post #171 of 701
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post

They were probably talking about the 65W850. Reg is $2999, sale is $2699. Not 4K though. Very similar to 55W900, except the W850 is 120Hz.

That very well may have been the one! I think I remember him saying something about it being 120Hz as a matter of fact, so this is probably what it was. Thanks!

How does it compare to the ZT60 and F8500?
post #172 of 701
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Originally Posted by chrisjmccord View Post

That very well may have been the one! I think I remember him saying something about it being 120Hz as a matter of fact, so this is probably what it was. Thanks!

How does it compare to the ZT60 and F8500?

It doesn't. Then again, there aren't really any LED's that do. wink.gif
post #173 of 701
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Originally Posted by chrisjmccord View Post

That very well may have been the one! I think I remember him saying something about it being 120Hz as a matter of fact, so this is probably what it was. Thanks!

How does it compare to the ZT60 and F8500?

Uhh, Chris? You have not one but *TWO* Conn's stores in OKC. Why is your butt not in there right meow? Even considering tax, if you go for the Amazon deal you're about to spend a good 850.00 more than what Conn's might have your TV for. It's worth a CHECK at least.

Hell, I'd drive to Tulsa for those kinds of savings (after calling, of course)...

http://www.conns.com/store-locator/oklahoma
post #174 of 701
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Originally Posted by Playdrv4me View Post

Uhh, Chris? You have not one but *TWO* Conn's stores in OKC. Why is your butt not in there right meow? Even considering tax, if you go for the Amazon deal you're about to spend a good 850.00 more than what Conn's might have your TV for. It's worth a CHECK at least.

Hell, I'd drive to Tulsa for those kinds of savings (after calling, of course)...

http://www.conns.com/store-locator/oklahoma

This will likely be the best price you'll find on this series from a reputable dealer for at least a few months. If this is the model you want, I'd jump on it!
post #175 of 701
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Originally Posted by Playdrv4me View Post

Uhh, Chris? You have not one but *TWO* Conn's stores in OKC. Why is your butt not in there right meow? Even considering tax, if you go for the Amazon deal you're about to spend a good 850.00 more than what Conn's might have your TV for. It's worth a CHECK at least.

Hell, I'd drive to Tulsa for those kinds of savings (after calling, of course)...

http://www.conns.com/store-locator/oklahoma

I checked online and they didn't seem to have this model. I'll call them now and see what they have and what its going for.
post #176 of 701
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post

This will likely be the best price you'll find on this series from a reputable dealer for at least a few months. If this is the model you want, I'd jump on it!

Honestly, I'm kinda surprised not to be seeing more Fry's deals in this and the Panasonic threads. I always find myself envious of people with Fry's nearby, but it doesn't seem like they are doing much right now on plasmas at all.
post #177 of 701
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Originally Posted by chrisjmccord View Post

I checked online and they didn't seem to have this model. I'll call them now and see what they have and what its going for.

Good plan. On discounts that deep it isn't unexpected for them to pull that sort of thing off their website due to manufacturer agreements and just plain not wanting to stir up the public on something they may have very low inventory levels on.
post #178 of 701
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Originally Posted by Playdrv4me View Post

Uhh, Chris? You have not one but *TWO* Conn's stores in OKC. Why is your butt not in there right meow? Even considering tax, if you go for the Amazon deal you're about to spend a good 850.00 more than what Conn's might have your TV for. It's worth a CHECK at least.

Hell, I'd drive to Tulsa for those kinds of savings (after calling, of course)...

http://www.conns.com/store-locator/oklahoma

They have 2, one is on hold for me at $1997. Sweet. I'll let you know how it goes.
post #179 of 701
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Originally Posted by Playdrv4me View Post

Honestly, I'm kinda surprised not to be seeing more Fry's deals in this and the Panasonic threads. I always find myself envious of people with Fry's nearby, but it doesn't seem like they are doing much right now on plasmas at all.

It's not the stores that are driving this. Plasma manufacturers just are funding major discounts this holiday.

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Originally Posted by Playdrv4me View Post

Good plan. On discounts that deep it isn't unexpected for them to pull that sort of thing off their website due to manufacturer agreements and just plain not wanting to stir up the public on something they may have very low inventory levels on.

This is exactly why they don't have it online. This series is still included under Samsung's UMRP model at this time. If Conn's put it online, it would ruffle a lot of feathers.
post #180 of 701
Tried for the Costco Extended Warranty:

Dear p5browne,

In response to your email, after verification in our system; the TV must be purchased from Costco in order to have the warranty validated.

Please reply to this email if you have any other inquiries.

Thank you,
Marc
Costco Wholesale Canada lt
Edited by p5browne - 11/28/13 at 12:12pm
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