Too good to be true?
The 55EC9300 is not included in Best Buy's sale this weekend, nor is it available at Fry's online. Many sellers are at the same price of $2300 give or take a couple dollars (Amazon, BB, Walts, Crutchfield, TigerDirect, Newegg, Walmart...), while a few sites cluster around a significantly lower price:
Premier lists its model as LG 55EC9300AU/CA, which may mean it's an Australian/Canadian version. How would that matter?
Nice says it's a "sac unit", whatever that means. I emailed Abe's to confirm it's the same model sold elsewhere; tellingly, they didn't get back to me. I can only assume these units running at least $600 less must be different in some way. It would be another story if these sites were upfront about it — are they returns, foreign versions, etc? — but unless anyone here can relate a success story, I'm not inclined to take the chance.
Pity, as my 51" Samsung plasma was stolen by a burglar recently, and I'm definitely in the market...