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Old 09-29-2018, 05:35 PM - Thread Starter
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75” Sony 900F

Abe’s of Maine $2649. I’m returning a Vizio P75-F1 to Costco for jailbars and color banding issues.

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I wouldn’t buy anything from Abe’s of Maine.
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Abe’s of Maine $2649. I’m returning a Vizio P75-F1 to Costco for jailbars and color banding issues.
That sounds like a great price with included shipping and I don't know anything about Abe's of Maine, but this is from their FAQ:

"Is Abe's of Maine an Authorized Dealer?
We carry a variety of name brand products, some of which we ARE an Authorized Dealer & some of which we are NOT an Authorized Dealer. If you do not see the “Authorized Dealer” logo on the product detail page then we are NOT authorized for those products. Some notable manufacturer’s that we are NOT Authorized Dealer for include Canon, LG, Nikon, Panasonic, Tamron, Sigma, Samsung & Sony."

I'm not sure if that means Sony wouldn't honor the warranty. I'm also interested in this television so the post caught my attention.
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Old 09-30-2018, 10:20 AM - Thread Starter
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I actually figured that out after a deep dive and went to Greentoe and bought the panel at $2699 instead from an authorized dealer.
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I actually figured that out after a deep dive and went to Greentoe and bought the panel at $2699 instead from an authorized dealer.
That is still a great deal. Can I ask who the seller is? I have never used Greentoe. Ultimately I think I am going to go with Cleveland Plasma to support a forum sponsor, plus they seem to have a good rep, but that is a great price.

I am still a couple weeks from placing my order but I am leaning heavily towards the 75" 900F at this time.
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Keith, Greentoe hasn't specified the seller yet, I should know today. They only use authorized sellers though so I am not concerned. They say when a deal is accepted it normally ships in 1-2 days.

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Part of the greentoe deal is to not advertise who the dealer is. Sony has MAP pricing guidelines and this threatens the rules of it. Dealers can get threatened to stop doing ot or even cut off. Best for all concerned to not go there and just say it's a respected authorized dealer or this will go the the way of folks abusing price protection. In this case with makers cracking down to protect their network of higher service dealers. Use Greentoe or call a dealer like Cleveland directly. If you get a great price, either don't say the # or don't mention the dealer.

There's a reason shops like Abes are not authorized dealers.
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Greentoe did send me an email specifying not to release the dealers name. They are a Sony authorized dealer.
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Keith, Greentoe hasn't specified the seller yet, I should know today. They only use authorized sellers though so I am not concerned. They say when a deal is accepted it normally ships in 1-2 days.
Check your credit card and you will find out who has a hold or has charged your card (not to disclose here but for your info). I'm waiting for my 85 this week (the dealer didn't have them in stock and I was told this before I approved the order).

So far Greentoe has been great to deal with, dealer is authorized, got shipping notice, and save some $$.

I'm buying a 3 year extended warranty from Costco, it requires you to buy from an authorized dealer, which is why I went through Greentoe,,I don't want a reason for my warranty to be declined years from now
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Yeah, I got the shipping confirmation from the dealer and saw their charge. Due to arrive this Friday. Greentoe has been great for me also, can't beat the pricing. A Costco Square Trade warranty is totally worth it.

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Is greentoe's price the final cost after shipping and tax? They offered me the 900f for $2649
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Yes, all inclusive, including delivery.

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Korndawg, I see that you are looking at replacing a P75-F1 like me.

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Korndawg, I see that you are looking at replacing a P75-F1 like me.
Nope. I was deciding between the 2 but from my readings, the P75-F1 is junk unless you get lucky. Not interesting in playing panel lottery
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Had to try the Vizio based on the low cost. Unfortunately the jailbars issue is hard to ignore, I tried. Even the best Vizio panels still had some of this issue. I tried to like it, since the picture is really nice besides that issue. I decided to go to the Sony as the reviews are very good and the thread on them has very few people complaining about quality problems, unlike the Vizio threads, both the P and the PQ series.

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Part of the greentoe deal is to not advertise who the dealer is. Sony has MAP pricing guidelines and this threatens the rules of it. Dealers can get threatened to stop doing ot or even cut off. Best for all concerned to not go there and just say it's a respected authorized dealer or this will go the the way of folks abusing price protection. In this case with makers cracking down to protect their network of higher service dealers. Use Greentoe or call a dealer like Cleveland directly. If you get a great price, either don't say the # or don't mention the dealer.

There's a reason shops like Abes are not authorized dealers.
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Greentoe did send me an email specifying not to release the dealers name. They are a Sony authorized dealer.

from what I gather, it's the same seller that's accepting the deal. I haven't seen a seller outside of beach camera that has been accepting offers from green toe for TVs. other members have noted that this seems a little suspicious.

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I don't. They probably get 1st shot from their high acceptance rate and nobody else is beating their price. Talking about it with their mane included kinda defeats the purpose of staying anonymous.
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I just bought the Sony 900F 75" from Beach Camera via Greentoe for 2699. We will see how the transaction goes. I got an email from them stating they were sending me a bulb yesterday. Called them and it was an error on their end and they fixed it and are now shipping me a TV. Other than that so far so good. We shall see when the TV arrives.
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Katari, when is yours due to deliver? Mine is tentatively scheduled for Friday. It shipped last Friday. I am awaiting a call to schedule the home delivery.

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It is due next week. Please let me know your experience and I will do likewise. I just read on this same forum about another guy who didn't like the shipping company they used. Hopefully that is just a one off.
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My X900F was delivered this morning. I checked the TV to be sure it was in perfect shape. Opened it up, plugged it in and turned it on. All good. This TV rocks. It is waaaay better than the Vizio P75-F1 it replaced, not even close. My shipping company was OK, but I had to call the local warehouse to get a delivery scheduled. They did deliver on the day expected.
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BuyDig via Ebay is currently $2599, great price.
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Amazon has this tv for 2998.00 on prime. Does this mean the price is dropping across the board?? I seem to remember amazon stays at the pricing other retailers are at.
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Anyone know who the dealer is on GreenToe selling the 75X900F for $2,649 and if they are worth a hoot? I want to pick this TV up and am curious of others experiences with GreenToe.

Edit: Fixed the price

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Anyone know who the dealer is on GreenToe selling the 75X900F for $1,649 and if they are worth a hoot? I want to pick this TV up and am curious of others experiences with GreenToe.

Wow 1659...that's a bit hard to believe for the 75. That is scam site pricing like ABC or HDVisionMax. Maybe 2200ish I would believe. Just beware

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Wow 1659...that's a bit hard to believe for the 75. That is scam site pricing like ABC or HDVisionMax. Maybe 2200ish I would believe. Just beware
Oh man, I am sorry! I fat fingered the price tag. $2,649 is what they are asking. I am fine with the price tag, however I hear Beach mailing TV's with subpar services (FedEx and WorldWide). Trying to determine the seller and others experiences with them.
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I got the 75” 900F delivered by Team Worldwide. The TV arrived on time and in perfect condition. The one guy whining about the delivery by them is only about missing the delivery window, not that the TV was damaged.
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I got the 75” 900F delivered by Team Worldwide. The TV arrived on time and in perfect condition. The one guy whining about the delivery by them is only about missing the delivery window, not that the TV was damaged.
Thank Rick, that is what I needed / wanted to know. This is a big investment to me so just covering all my fears. I think saving is worth the risk here. Thanks!
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Thank Rick, that is what I needed / wanted to know. This is a big investment to me so just covering all my fears. I think saving is worth the risk here. Thanks!
Be sure to cut open the top of the box to get the items wedged in the top foam, take the box off, plug it in to check for cracked screen, dead pixels, etc. while the delivery guy is still there. Only takes a few minutes. My delivery guy was happy to help.
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