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75" Samsung Q80R $2299

Got what I think is a fantastic deal on the 75" Q80R, good enough that I decided to return the 65". Let's hope everything works out with this sale..delivery scheduled for Aug. 20th.

I will buy Square Trade 4 year warranty for $349. They had a great deal on the 2 year for only $75 but I want the longer warranty.

So all in I will be at $2730 with 5 year warranty(1 yr mfr plus 4 year SquareTrade) including 2% cash back. However, I might also be getting 2% through ebates but it hasn't posted yet. This will reduce total cost to $2681.

Edit: $2523 total cost after finding the warranty cheaper on E-bay (3 year) including cash back. If I get ebates credit, a little less than that.
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75" q80r $2299

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Got what I think is a fantastic deal on the 75" Q80R, good enough that I decided to return the 65". Let's hope everything works out with this sale..delivery scheduled for Aug. 20th.



I will buy Square Trade 4 year warranty for $349. They had a great deal on the 2 year for only $75 but I want the longer warranty.



So all in I will be at $2730 with 5 year warranty(1 yr mfr plus 4 year SquareTrade) including 2% cash back. However, I might also be getting 2% through ebates but it hasn't posted yet. This will reduce total cost to $2681.
That is a good deal on a huge screen. Good job.
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Thank you, here is an update. I found a 3 year SquareTrade warranty on ebay for $129.99 instead of the 4 year from SquareTrade website for $349. I hate to lose a year of warranty but thats a pretty good savings and gives me four years total coverage. Again, I'll update if this actually all pans out as hoped.

Edit: The warranty is 3 years total, overlaps the 1 yr manufacturer warranty. Really have to look into this stuff carefully, as the 4 year warranty on the SquareTrade website states that it is an *extended* warranty that goes into effect after the mfr warranty expires, but I'm still not 100% sure if it begins from the purchase date and just overlaps the first year.
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That is an excellent deal. Where did you buy it and is it available for others?

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That is an excellent deal. Where did you buy it and is it available for others?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-QN7...0791%7Ciid%3A1

Shows to have a number available. The seller seems to have a fairly large number of reviews mostly all positive except for a very small handful. I messaged seller to ensure this was a new, factory sealed unit that would include the factory warranty, not refurbished, B-stock, European version etc. I got a response very quickly..same day within a matter of hours, and received a shipping notice same day as well.

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Shows to have a number available. The seller seems to have a fairly large number of reviews mostly all positive except for a very small handful. I messaged seller to ensure this was a new, factory sealed unit that would include the factory warranty, not refurbished, B-stock, European version etc. I got a response very quickly..same day within a matter of hours, and received a shipping notice same day as well.
Oh, you talking eBay. There's only a few I would consider there. Here's one for 2100 if you brave.

Let us know how you're deal goes when you recieve it. Best of luck.

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isnt costcos squaretrade cheaper? think its $99 for 3 years
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Oh, you talking eBay. There's only a few I would consider there. Here's one for 2100 if you brave.



Let us know how you're deal goes when you recieve it. Best of luck.


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Maybe, maybe not. It obviously depends on the seller. Before I spend that much I need at least 10000 reviews at >= 98% for a seller on ebay


But really, you never know until it's at your residence

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Maybe, maybe not. It obviously depends on the seller. Before I spend that much I need at least 10000 reviews at >= 98% for a seller on ebay


But really, you never know until it's at your residence
I can appreciate that, for sure. I have to admit, I'm leary with ordering off e-bay as well, but here is an update.

Messaged seller Sunday morning 8/11 inquiring about product. Received a reply within hours(maybe 2). Placed order Sunday 8/11. Received shipping notice Sunday 8/11. Received shipping update 8/12 that TV was at local hub. Received shipping update 8/13 that TV was scheduled for delivery 8/13. I'll report back when the TV arrives, and the condition.

How do you like your 77" OLED? I have been extremely tempted to go with an OLED, but the 77" is out of budget and I'm thinking that, even if the OLED picture is somewhat better, a 75" QLED will have a better viewing experience than a 65" OLED. I'm 10-11' from the screen.
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isnt costcos squaretrade cheaper? think its $99 for 3 years
Only applies to TV's purchased at Costco. It's odd how these SquareTrade warranties are available much cheaper through retailers/sellers than through SquareTrade themselves. I would have bought a 4 or 5 year plan but 3 is the longest offered through e-bay.
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I have a lot of experience buying higher-end A/V equipment at eBay. Message me and I will tell you how and where to get the best deal and not be taken. I buy square trade off of eBay. On my 65” Qled it was $74 in January. Not sure why so cheap.


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I have a lot of experience buying higher-end A/V equipment at eBay. Message me and I will tell you how and where to get the best deal and not be taken. I buy square trade off of eBay. On my 65” Qled it was $74 in January. Not sure why so cheap.


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The question is: are these "authorized" sellers? Otherwise you can probably flush the manufactures warranty down the toilet..

Care to give me an example of a good ebay seller on a Samsung 75 Q90R so I can go there and see what they are saying?
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The question is: are these "authorized" sellers? Otherwise you can probably flush the manufactures warranty down the toilet..

Care to give me an example of a good ebay seller on a Samsung 75 Q90R so I can go there and see what they are saying?
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These are likely grey market, yet reputable sellers (meaning, you may not get your warranty, but you will definitely get your goods). They will sell you a warranty if you wish and they "Claim" that if you need mfr warranty service, you simply must go through them first and not the mfr. I did that with a Pioneer Elite AVR a few years ago. Took 10 days versus 5, but Pioneer replaced the unit fully for "them".

I seriously have had nothing but a good experience with the two I have dealt with. I have purchased 4 TV's (including a Q9FN and recently a Q900R) and a lot of other equipment (2 AVR's, etc.). No issues. Pretty nice guys on the phone.

I will tell you that one of these sellers will absolutely try to sell you an aftermarket warranty (but it's with a reputable warranty company). I just bought my own on eBay.

Buying like this isn't for everyone. I don't like the fact that the mfr won't support their own warranty because of where you bought it. I don't like that they protect pricing. Let the free market dictate pricing.

There is a guy that sponsors on here as well that always tells me to shop him last... so if you want I can put you with him. I believe you will get a warranty though him.
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It appears that you can get almost as good deals on Greentoe from what I have seen mentioned and talked about. They are all suppose to be "authorized" retailers. I have been putting values in their "success" meter for a few different sets and the "good" chance of success is way below Amazon/Bestbuy/etc..
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OK here's the lowdown so far:

Sunday 8/11...emailed seller about TV
Sunday 8/11, hours later.....seller responded and answered questions.
Sunday 8/11 placed order
Sunday 8/11 Received shipping notice
Monday 8/12 midnight..shipping update that TV was at local terminal hour away
Tuesday 8/13 Talked to shipper, informed TV was dropped off to a local carrier with smaller trucks who deliver residential
Wednesday 8/14 Received TV around 11:30 am.

Perfect condition, factory sealed, brand new. TV is installed, up and running with no issues.

Only one problem. The DIYSG Fusion 8 MTM dual 8" 98.5 dB sensitive center channel that I recently built won't fit under it.

I grabbed a very low profile JBL A135C just in case so I'll hook it up and see how it sounds and looks. It's a huge downgrade so might look for something more capable.

Also, just registered the TV with Samsung for warranty. Have to activate the Square Trade 3 year warranty now.

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The question is: are these "authorized" sellers? Otherwise you can probably flush the manufactures warranty down the toilet..



Care to give me an example of a good ebay seller on a Samsung 75 Q90R so I can go there and see what they are saying?

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I was able to register my Q80 for warranty on the Samsung website.


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