Was BestBuy a good choice for an exclusive?
Judging by the current shortage of the P65 and P75 the answer might be yes. It looks as if initial sales volume might have exceeded Vizios forecast. Though the initial production runs might have been kept low intentionally to work out problems without having a large inventory to modify.
Based on my experience at the Pasadena, CA Store this afternoon, I would have to say, based on a sample of one, the answer would have to be no.
Went to the Magnolia Design Center first and asked to see the P75. The response was, "not on display, but we can order it for you." The Magnolia Rep then led me over to the Store Area and handed me off to a blue shirt who happened to be wearing a blue shirt with Samsung embroidered on it. He told me that the store had received a P65 as a display model, but had sold it. I then asked if I could speak to the Department Manager. The Manager was busy, but another blue shirt helped me. I inquired about the P50 and P55. He looked them up and told me that the P55 had been "closed out" and the P50 was no longer a stock item, order only. I was also informed that the entire "TV - Display" area was scheduled to be redone in a few weeks.
The only Vizios larger than 60" were 2015 M models.
I have no idea what the return rate has been for the P Series. If it has been significantly higher than "Normal" that could explain the decision to no longer stock the P50 and P55.
In any case there is not enough information available to understand what might really be going on.
What we do know is that Vizio has pushed hard on the Display Technology Envelope and, when it is working as intended, offers truely advanced technology at an unbelievably low price.
We should all remember that the Pioneers are easy to identify. They are the ones with the arrows in their backs.