Originally Posted by ffactoryxx
Did any of you order direct from vizio for 2802 shipped the other night?
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I did. Too good of a deal to pass up. While the extra year warranty for Costco is nice, it wasn't worth an extra $400 to me. To be honest, the 90 day 'no questions asked' return policy is the real value of Costco, imho. Electronics tend to fail in year one, if there is a manufacturing flaw or defect. If memory serves (college statistics class reference here, so... it's been a while), in general, electronics' failure rates have an inverse hyper-geometric distribution (or something similar). In short, it means defects happen early. If they don't, you're about as likely to have a failure in year 2 as you are in year 5--essentially it becomes randomness. But if it truly is a "defect", you're like 95% likely (or something) to see it happen year 1. So extended warranties tend to be "randomness insurance" as opposed to warranting a true manufacturing defect. Which is why they don't tend to be good deals for consumers. At least that's my recollection of how it all works.
But the 90 day return? THAT gave me pause about buying from Vizio instead of Costco--it had real value to me. I was tempted to buy from Costco and pay the extra $400 in the event I had a change of heart based on any development from CES or if I decided the umax85 was worth the hassle and the extra $1200, pending reviews that are hopefully forthcoming here soon. But there's so much noise around Leeco right now. Plus they were showing delivery was late January at the earliest (and I wouldn't be shocked if those didn't happen until February -- AFTER the Super Bowl). Combined with the fact 85" is really pushing it for me (it would work for my space, but would take some reconfiguring), I just said 'f*$% it'. Save the money now, buy it direct from Vizio, and make the next TV purchase in 3-5 years the true game changer--i.e. a wallpaper 80" OLED
FYI. Current status says "Packing". So... when I ordered, it said "ships within two weeks". So they have another week to ship it before I start bitching at them. Ha!