I just learned that Samsung Canada is not importing any
DLP models other than the 67A750 LED into Canada.
Not happy about that. I was looking to buy the 72" model. Since the 7288 has been gone for a few months, I need to either settle for the 67" LED, or
drive over the border for a 72A650.
Any recommendations for a B&M Samsung store in the Buffalo or Niagara Falls area?
Or perhaps a gray market Samsung importer in the Toronto area?
Edit: Costco Canada IS selling the HL72A650
, but you have to call the store and ask which stores have inventory. When I called, there were only TWO 72A650 in Ontario Costco stores, both at the same Costco store in Burlington, Ontario.
I rented a full size GM cargo van, drove there, and purchased it for $2,500 plus taxes.
Side note, the box will NOT fit inside a full size GM cargo van (don't even think about a minivan). I took the entire top portion of the 72A650 box off, leaving the TV sitting in the cardboard and Styrofoam shipping 'tray', with just a thin wrapping still covering the rest of the set.
In that form, the 72A650 JUST fit into the back of the GM cargo van, and even then, it needed to slide in beside
the center door latch at the top, as the TV was still too tall to fit down the very center of the truck.
I didn't want to lay the TV on its back, as these cargo vans have a rather rough ride, even on paved roads.
HL72A650 shipping box dimensions;
24.75" deep, 51.5" tall, and 71.75" wide.
Taking just the upper box section and upper foam inserts off (it just lifts off after you release the retainers) reduced the overall height by a few inches (I didn't measure by how much).