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post #1 of 3592
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THE TIME HAS COME…. THE 2004 HLPxx63 AVS POWER BUY HAS LANDED

Due to the incredible buying power of AVS members, TVAuthority has negotiated incredibly favorable pricing for forum members. So without further delay, here are the details:

Just the TV:
HLP4663W -- $2699 delivered
HLP5063W -- $2899 delivered
HLP5663W -- $3299 delivered
HLP6163W -- $3699 delivered

TVA’s famous bundled packages. All bundles come with the DLP TV, a TechCraft DLP TV Stand, and a four-year extended warranty for five years total protection:
HLP4663WBNDL -- $3367 delivered
HLP5063WBNDL – $3564 delivered
HLP5663WBNDL – $3998 delivered
HLP6163WBNDL – $4369 delivered

*delivery is fully insured freight and is considered “threshold†shipping, which requires the freight company to deliver within the threshold of your door. We don’t believe in, nor respect companies that use curb-side delivery and require you to haul the TV into your home*

And it gets even better… TVAuthority is proud to place these PowerBuy DLPs under our brand-new 5-Star Program, which is setting the e-commerce world on fire. Highlights of this program include a 30-day risk free guarantee, no restocking fee, and lifetime technical support. To read more about our highly regarded 5-Star Program, we encourage you to click on the following links:
5-Star Program Details: http://www.tvauthority.com/5starprogram.asp
Press Release:
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/040513/135633_1.html

To make your purchase, you can do one of the following:
1) Click on the following link to take you to the special hidden AVS department on our website:
http://www.tvauthority.com/avs-forum...mbers-only.asp
2) Speak to one of our friendly sales representatives at (888) 286-5353 and mention the PowerBuy.
3) Come into our showroom in Santa Monica, CA and place your order here. (make sure to bring some coffee for us tired TVA folks).

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the first HLM PowerBuy, here are some more details for you:
• No obligation… There is no penalty for canceling your order. Simply call a TVAuthority Representative if you have questions or concerns.
• Your credit card will not be charged when you place your order. In fact, no deposit is necessary. When Samsung gives us the word that product is on its way to our warehouse, we will contact you to confirm your order.
• Periodic E-mail / Forum Updates… TVAuthority will send periodic updates to all PowerBuy customers through email and on the forums. Updates will include information on shipping dates, reviews, and more….
post #2 of 3592
NEIL........... Would you ship to us members up here in the wild & wolly north...
(p.s.) I have my credit card standing by.......

Thanks again........
post #3 of 3592
Thread Starter 
I can't stress enough the benefits of the 5-star program.... pricing might be similiar to Onecall, but will they take back your TV without a restocking fee if you don't like it?

Come on folks -- that's worth $400 by itself.
post #4 of 3592
Thread Starter 
RickMtl --

As long as your cover duties & taxes -- we'll ship up to Canada.

:)
post #5 of 3592
Thread Starter 
RE: 941 Bundle --

The only reason we didn't include the DVD-HD841 or DVD-HD941 in the bundle is Samsung has dragged their feet on when they will be shipping, and no one wants that headache again.

When availability is confirmed, we will offer AVS PB customers a phenomenal price on it.
post #6 of 3592
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FYI --

We'll send you an email letting you know where you are in line over the weekend.
post #7 of 3592
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FYI Part 2--

Samsung isn't sure on the time table for their own stands, nor do they expect to make too many of them -- hence the switch to the better made TechCraft piece.
post #8 of 3592
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by RMSko
Neil - Could you comment on the June ship dates for the 56" sets. I thought they weren't going to ship until July. Has this been moved up?
Rick,

According to our sources, it should begin shipping late June, early July.

I'll keep you updated.
post #9 of 3592
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by wanderertoo
Neil - For these deals, do CA residents have to pay tax on their purchases?
Yes, unfortunately Arnold requires us to collect sales tax from CA residents.

We obviously want to keep our local business though, so CA residents might get a special gift with their purchase. :)
post #10 of 3592
Reposted from old thread in case you missed it...

Thanks for moving the info out of the other thread! Barry
post #11 of 3592
Is there a certain time frame in which one has to place an order? Is this good until the end of 2004?
post #12 of 3592
Quote:
Originally posted by jimboeau
Is there a certain time frame in which one has to place an order? Is this good until the end of 2004?
I second this question.
post #13 of 3592
Does the warranty cover the bulb?
post #14 of 3592
Yeah I'd like to know when this is good until as well.
post #15 of 3592
I would be all over this! But I am in Canada. Are there any options for me? My parents live in Blaine, so I could get it there, but what about service, duty, etc?

Thanks
post #16 of 3592
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by dkloswa
Neil,


You mentioned a special gift for CA resident's who have to pay sales tax. When I went to order my 5663, I was surprised to see that WA resident also have to pay sales tax. I wasn't aware of any TVA stores in WA. Any thoughts on a special gift to us as well?

Thanks for all of your hard work on this.
We've got a sales office in Poulsbo, WA, and purchased another e-tailer, www.accessoryexperts.com which is based in WA. Unfortunately, that requires us to charge sales tax in WA too.

Our "special gift" will of course be extended to WA residents too!

:)
post #17 of 3592
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Quote:
Originally posted by seaeye

2. Maybe those of us who live close enough to Santa Monica could pick up the TVs at the store to save on shipping what we will be spend on taxes. Is that a possibility? Or is that not really an option due to them coming direct from Samsung?

Thanks either way Neil for putting this all together! I'm sure it was a lot of work on your part to pull this off.
Seaeye,

It really depends on which of our warehouses gets the units first. If your willing to wait for them to show up in our Santa Monica office, and pick it up from there, we might be able to do something for you.

PM me directly if you'd like more details.
post #18 of 3592
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by PokerNut
I'm going on vacation tomorrow. Will this Power Buy be available for a few weeks or do I have to make up my mind tonight? I probably want the 56" which doesn't ship till July anyway.

4 grand is only the tip of the iceberg. Need an HD source, which I guess will end up being a Directv HD receiver but they don't have a DVR for HD yet I don't think. I also could use a decent receiver/DVD player and new speakers. All the stuff I have currently sucks!

Probably end up costing myself 8 grand by the time I'm done.

I would prefer a combo receiver/DVD player. Any suggestions? Preferably one with the DVI connection to optimize my future 56" DLP beauty.
PokerNut --

We haven't determined when the PowerBuy will close, but it should continue on through July.
post #19 of 3592
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by htwaits
I'm fine. I just had to break away from AVS to move my wife from the hospital to a rehab facility. She has just had her second full knee replacement in 60 days and she is doing great. I couldn't resist the opportunity to slip the "hospital" bit in as I pictured Neil struggling to get his message done. :D

Now a whole new set of complaints will set in.

Earlier I posted that shipment was direct from Samsung for the first power buy. It looks like TVAuthority will be doing the shipping this time. That will probably be much more trouble free.
Glad to hear your wife is doing well. Yes, you are correct, we have alot more control this time around.
post #20 of 3592
Thread Starter 
HD2+ , Captain Kirk models, and xHD3 models

Before this thread gets out of control, I'd like to comment on the above models.

We'd like to think we've learned alot from our experiences with the first HLM PowerBuy. One of the first things we learned was not to initiate a PowerBuy for a product that even the manufacturer can't say for sure when it's really shipping. This applies to all three of the above models.

My understanding is Samsung is still ironing out the details on all three of those models, especially the Captain Kirk units. They still don't even know how to effectively ship those models because of the unusual shape of it.

The second thing we learned from our experiences, was not to quote prices before Samsung actually sends out dealer pricing. It's easy to assume what pricing can be by taking "x"% off of MSRP, but we prefer to base our cost on most definitive information.

And finally, the last thing we learned from our experiences is not to initiate a PowerBuy until Samsung commits to building "x" amount of units. To give you an idea, the first HLM models rolled out 500 a month way back then. Now, the HLP models are rolling out at 20k+ a month from their production lines. Until we get more info from Samsung on production levels for the previously mentioned models, they and us would prefer not to commit to a PowerBuy this far in advance.

Any retailer who is taking pre-orders for those units is simply insane, because they are doing so blindly, and without a true idea when/if they will even ship. What I promise you is we have the ear of Samsung, and when the time is right, we'd like nothing more than to fulfilling a PowerBuy for those models.

I hope that makes sense.
post #21 of 3592
Thread Starter 
Some answers for you folks:

1) We haven't decided for sure when the PowerBuy will end, but we know it will be open through the end of July.

2) The Samsung warranty does not cover the bulb, although if it dies very prematurely, they use swap it out no problem.

3) Canada orders are fine. Contact Hugh Mahoney at (888) 286-5353 ext 501 during normal business hours to discuss shipping costs. Samsung's warranty is only valid in the US though.

Thanks everyone!
post #22 of 3592
Any idea as to when these sets will begin shipping?
post #23 of 3592
I just put down my $2,899 for the 50"... Time for the HLN507W to go back to CC.. (Well, I have another three weeks before I have to give it back).. Hopefully, I'll have the HLP5063 in by then.. If not.. I think I can live a couple weeks w/o HDTV.. Too bad they aren't kicking the Tantus out first.
post #24 of 3592
Can I pre-order a HL-P6197W from you?
post #25 of 3592
This is a great offer. Do you think you will be able to offer a power buy for the xx70/77 series? Has Samsung given you a release date on that?

Thanks,
post #26 of 3592
HD2+ , Captain Kirk models, and xHD3 models

Before this thread gets out of control, I'd like to comment on the above models.

We'd like to think we've learned alot from our experiences with the first HLM PowerBuy. One of the first things we learned was not to initiate a PowerBuy for a product that even the manufacturer can't say for sure when it's really shipping. This applies to all three of the above models.

My understanding is Samsung is still ironing out the details on all three of those models, especially the Captain Kirk units. They still don't even know how to effectively ship those models because of the unusual shape of it.

The second thing we learned from our experiences, was not to quote prices before Samsung actually sends out dealer pricing. It's easy to assume what pricing can be by taking "x"% off of MSRP, but we prefer to base our cost on most definitive information.

And finally, the last thing we learned from our experiences is not to initiate a PowerBuy until Samsung commits to building "x" amount of units. To give you an idea, the first HLM models rolled out 500 a month way back then. Now, the HLP models are rolling out at 20k+ a month from their production lines. Until we get more info from Samsung on production levels for the previously mentioned models, they and us would prefer not to commit to a PowerBuy this far in advance.

Any retailer who is taking pre-orders for those units is simply insane, because they are doing so blindly, and without a true idea when/if they will even ship. What I promise you is we have the ear of Samsung, and when the time is right, we'd like nothing more than to fulfilling a PowerBuy for those models.

I hope that makes sense.


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post #27 of 3592
Sorry guys, I was a little slow on the posting of the official PB info.
post #28 of 3592
Anyway to get the TV and warranty without the stand?
post #29 of 3592
Quote:
Originally posted by edrock200
Anyway to get the TV and warranty without the stand?
Just buy the TV w/o the bundle and purchase the warranty - it's $289 for 4 years (really 5 years including the mfg. warranty).
post #30 of 3592
Add me to the list of people taking the plunge. I just ordered the HLP 5063 package. I have been wanting a widescreen tv for more than 2 yrs. I have been reading and obsessing here for much of that time. I fell in love with the Sammy DLP almost a year ago and have come close to pulling the trigger so many times, but always have stopped short. Today I decided it was time. Thanks to AVS for setting up the powerbuy. TV authority made the sale very easy and I had a confirming e-mail within minutes.

Now I have to figure out how to rearrange the living room, call the cable company etc. I am pumped! Can't wait for the beauty to arrive!!! I can't believe how excited I am to have pulled the trigger on this. I really need to get a life! Is my new Sammy here yet?

(Note: Posted this in the Who's up for a Samsung Powerbuy thread. Resposting here as Mod asked us to post things such as this in this thread)
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