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I've bought electronics from Abes in the past (not recently however) and had no problems with them - don't know if they are an authorized dealer (but I would guess that they were). I'm always for getting the best price I can for a set - and I paid very little over the Abes price for my 940e back in August (but I have a friend who is a Sony authorized dealer and it was pretty much his price)....still whats a few hundred more for a great set that you perhaps might own and enjoy for a long time?
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Think I am going to wait until CES and see what the new models offer.. If nothing catches my eye I will pick up a 65 inch c7 or the 940e super bowl weekend hopefully at a closeout price...

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The 75" 850e is under $2k. I don't know much about this tv or how it compares to the 75" 940e, but that's a pretty nice price.

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The 75" 850e is under $2k. I don't know much about this tv or how it compares to the 75" 940e, but that's a pretty nice price.


Big difference in quality. 900e at $2800 is closer but no dolby vision. I want dolby vision if I'm paying this much for a TV.


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Big difference in quality. 900e at $2800 is closer but no dolby vision. I want dolby vision if I'm paying this much for a TV.


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These prices are terrible. This TV should be 3k or below, but either demand is more than Sony expected or the high premium on OLED 77 is allowing Sony to get away with these prices. In the end, the market speaks the truth.

It's a great TV, but this isn't transcendent technology. This is FALD which has been around a lot with some Sony refinements. They have done it very well but I'm waiting until this is 3k and below.
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These prices are terrible. This TV should be 3k or below, but either demand is more than Sony expected or the high premium on OLED 77 is allowing Sony to get away with these prices. In the end, the market speaks the truth.

It's a great TV, but this isn't transcendent technology. This is FALD which has been around a lot with some Sony refinements. They have done it very well but I'm waiting until this is 3k and below.
True. Last year's sale price on the X940D at $2800 was good IMO. The x940E should hit the same to be a deal. I won't buy until I can at least get under $2500 with price protection.
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True. Last year's sale price on the X940D at $2800 was good IMO. The x940E should hit the same to be a deal. I won't buy until I can at least get under $2500 with price protection.
So there's a chance this tv will hit under $2500 from a reputable dealer? That's a heckuva deal.

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So there's a chance this tv will hit under $2500 from a reputable dealer? That's a heckuva deal.


I totally doubt that. The 900E fills the void of an affordable 75” that sits above the 850.
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Cannot wait to see if the 940e actually goes below $2,500! I hope it does so in the next 60 days; I can return my current tv and switch to the 940e!
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Cannot wait to see if the 940e actually goes below $2,500! I hope it does so in the next 60 days; I can return my current tv and switch to the 940e!


Highly doubt it gets to that point


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$2,999 is probably a good pricing point before Christmas

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I don’t see that happening at all. It’s $4300 street right now.
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AAFES has it for $3599.
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You guys get those prices let me know I will start buying them there
Just curious, how well is the 940e selling?
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So there's a chance this tv will hit under $2500 from a reputable dealer? That's a heckuva deal.
No, based on the x940D pricing, from a reputable online dealer like Amazon or Best Buy, where you can return the set no questions asked, it will probably drop to as low as $3,999.00 and maybe as low as $3,599.00, as a “close-out”. From other dealers, who don’t allow returns or require reasonable restocking fees in the range of 20-25%, it might be available for less.

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So there's a chance this tv will hit under $2500 from a reputable dealer? That's a heckuva deal.
No, based on the x940D pricing, from a reputable online dealer like Amazon or Best Buy, where you can return the set no questions asked, it will probably drop to as low as $3,999.00 and maybe as low as $3,599.00, as a “close-out”. From other dealers, who don’t allow returns or require reasonable restocking fees in the range of 20-25%, it might be available for less.

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No, based on the x940D pricing, from a reputable online dealer like Amazon or Best Buy, where you can return the set no questions asked, it will probably drop to as low as $3,999.00 and maybe as low as $3,599.00, as a “close-out”. From other dealers, who don’t allow returns or require reasonable restocking fees in the range of 20-25%, it might be available for less.
I'm just not sure how these could be selling too well anywhere near $4k. You've got OLED at sub $2500 prices, sure the 940e is 10" larger but anyone buying a 940e is looking for the best pq and it's just hard to justify $1500 more for the 940e. I think Sony would be wise to drop the 900 line and offer the 940 in its place at the 900 pricing. I want the 940e but given the oled is so much cheaper it has me reconsidering. I won't consider the 900e because it looks like trash next to the 940. My 2 cents anyways...
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I'm just not sure how these could be selling too well anywhere near $4k. You've got OLED at sub $2500 prices, sure the 940e is 10" larger but anyone buying a 940e is looking for the best pq and it's just hard to justify $1500 more for the 940e. I think Sony would be wise to drop the 900 line and offer the 940 in its place at the 900 pricing. I want the 940e but given the oled is so much cheaper it has me reconsidering. I won't consider the 900e because it looks like trash next to the 940. My 2 cents anyways...
i bought the 940e. for me it came down to wether i’d want a 65 inch OLED are a larger TV. i figured what i’d regret more was not have the much more noticeable difference in picture size
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I'm just not sure how these could be selling too well anywhere near $4k. You've got OLED at sub $2500 prices, sure the 940e is 10" larger but anyone buying a 940e is looking for the best pq and it's just hard to justify $1500 more for the 940e. I think Sony would be wise to drop the 900 line and offer the 940 in its place at the 900 pricing. I want the 940e but given the oled is so much cheaper it has me reconsidering. I won't consider the 900e because it looks like trash next to the 940. My 2 cents anyways...
That's what I am leaning as well. Probably get the 65 OLED instead

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I'm just not sure how these could be selling too well anywhere near $4k. You've got OLED at sub $2500 prices, sure the 940e is 10" larger but anyone buying a 940e is looking for the best pq and it's just hard to justify $1500 more for the 940e. I think Sony would be wise to drop the 900 line and offer the 940 in its place at the 900 pricing. I want the 940e but given the oled is so much cheaper it has me reconsidering. I won't consider the 900e because it looks like trash next to the 940. My 2 cents anyways...

TV's 70" and up command a much higher price premium. That's how it is across the board. The Samsung Q7F 55" is $1599. To move to the 65" is only $2199. However to go from 65" to 75" is $3499. The 940e is 75". The "sub $2500" OLEDs you speak of are 65". 10 inches is a substantial difference in immersiveness and wow factor the same as "55 vs "65. One is a suitbable for a master bedroom, the other a large family room.


I think you understimate the size difference of 65" and 75". The cheapest OLED over 70 inches (77") is $15,000. Samsungs 75" flagship Q9F is $8,000. By reviews and accounts, the picture quality and features of the Sony 940e are similar to OLED (without burn in issues), better than the flagship Samsung, and only marginally beat out by the 75" Sony Z9D ($7000). At the $4k price point, the 940e is a bargain.
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Abe's of Maine has the 940E for $3379, has anyone used them or does BB price match them?
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Abe's of Maine has the 940E for $3379, has anyone used them or does BB price match them?
This web site has Abes ratings. https://www.consumeraffairs.com/home...ne.html?page=4

Lots of 5 star and 1 star ratings. Bait and switch seems to be a problem withthe large TVs. You do your order, andthey call you back and inform you that the TV you want is the European model,and they try to persuade you to buy the American model which is several hundreddollars more. Their free shipping hashandling and insurance fees which in some cases was several hundreddollars. Also they may not be a Sonyauthorized dealer so their warranty would not be honored if purchased there. Bottom line buyer beware!
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This web site has Abes ratings. https://www.consumeraffairs.com/home...ne.html?page=4

Lots of 5 star and 1 star ratings. Bait and switch seems to be a problem withthe large TVs. You do your order, andthey call you back and inform you that the TV you want is the European model,and they try to persuade you to buy the American model which is several hundreddollars more. Their free shipping hashandling and insurance fees which in some cases was several hundreddollars. Also they may not be a Sonyauthorized dealer so their warranty would not be honored if purchased there. Bottom line buyer beware!


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If BB would price match Abe's, that would work for me, I probably wouldn't buy from Abe's directly.
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If BB would price match Abe's, that would work for me, I probably wouldn't buy from Abe's directly.
I don't think they do, from what I read about their 'price match guarantee' a few weeks ago. But I could be wrong; you should read it.
But it does say, "we price match all local retail competitors", so it would depend on whether or not BB considers Abe's a local competitor.

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I was initially looking at Abe's but after doing some research online and reading up on the forums they were not recommended too much and were famous for bait and switch and would make you get extras to ship out the TV.

After following a few other threads and this one i reached out to Chris at Cleveland Plasma and he quoted me a very good price. I decided to pull the trigger and now am anxiously waiting for this TV.
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