As a cautious consumer coping with the shifting sands of retail I collected the available information on authorized LG retailers. However between the time I gave my credit card to ielectra and today -before actual delivery- LG moved ielectra from an authorized seller to an unauthorized seller. I am a potential victim of LG trying to manage the war between bricks and mortar and internet drop and ship sellers.
I bought my current plasma from Amazon in 2008 and it has been and is a fine drop ship TV. So, I have a good experience with buying over the internet.
I tried to buy a LG OLED65e6p from Best Buy but they showed out of stock. When I researched Best Buy I found articles stating that Best Buy is quietly shrinking and articles saying they make their money from appliances now. And I visited my local Best Buy a number of times over a few months. I noticed that post Christmas they had little stock, few shoppers and few sales people. They seem to only staff up during sales. When I tried to buy a movie over the internet I was told to go to Best Buys internet address using my cell phone for direct shipping. Then it struck me that Magnolia and Geek Squad seem to be separate co-located businesses.
I declined the extended warranty from ielectra because I seem to have the one year LG warranty. Most problems occur in the first year with electronic products and the LG Oled 65e6p is showing as have a 1-2% failure rate. So, the cost of the extended warranty might be unneeded protection. However, a few years ago I bought a monitor with a flaky history from Frys and got a three year warranty. The monitor died in its third year and Frys gave me a free LCD monitor of my choice. So, the warranty did pay.
So, try to keep up and live with uncertainty. It could be worse. You could be a retailer.
Anál nathrach, orth’ bháis’s bethad, do chél dénmha
Display: LG OLED 65e6p, Player: OPPO UDP-203, AVR:Yamaha TSR 7810, Streaming: Comcast 60Mbps RG6 to Cat6a, Speakers: Mains Vandersteen IIC, Center, Surrounds, Rears Klipsch
Last edited by Postmoderndesign; 03-16-2017 at 11:17 AM.