Originally Posted by Dabois09
My buddy just got a 55 in EF9500 for $1900 from nice electronics. Anyone know their rep? He said he got it in three days no issues. They currently have the E6 55 at $3300
Nice Electronics is one of the generic up-sell bait-and-switch shops (along with East Cost TVs and a few others), which is to say, you might
get the television you ordered at the price you ordered it for, but before you do, you'll be subjected to endless up-selling attempts (trying to to tell you that you selected a non-US model and tell you the US version of the TV is only $500 extra, or to sell you expensive HDMI cables and other useless junk to go with the television), as well as likely attempts to add significant ($300-$400) shipping and insurance charges. If you turn down all the extra junk, they may decide not to ship the product at all, or you may get a refurb model or something of the sort.
In general, if any seller makes claims that are patently ridiculous, like "Our Tech team is here on standby to calibrate your TV at no cost," (obviously, no one is going to offer free legitimate calibration on sets when they're trying to sell them so far below MSRP), it's likely that a lot of the other information on their site (prices, shipping times, etc.) is misleading or fraudulent.
It appears Nice Electronics officially "shuttered" their old business at their Brooklyn address and started a new one in NJ to get rid of their old F rating with the BBB, but they're already back down to a B at their new address, with a variety of complaints in the last 12 months. At first glance, they seem to have a reasonable rating on Reseller Ratings, but if you look closely, you'll see (a) several people talking about having their negative reviews removed multiple times before they "stuck", with Nice Electronics claiming they weren't actual customers or other such methods, and (b) most of the good reviews either show a modified date, which suggests that Nice Electronics took some action after the review was posted to convince the user to bring up the rating, or sound like the type of generic fake review put up by the retailer themselves that's used to counter specific criticism they're usually targeted with (e.g. "Nick took time to explain the different options of the TV that I was trying to purchase. No high pressure sale. Didn't try to rush me off the phone."). I would avoid shopping with Nice Electronics or their ilk unless you really feel like gambling and putting up with a lot of sales nonsense to try to save perhaps a hundred dollars over more reputable retailers when all is said and done.
EDIT: For reference, actual authorized dealers, like Adorama, have been selling the 55" EF9500 as low as $1,949 recently, so the price differential on the deal your friend got was less than $50. At that differential, I'm not particularly surprised if they actually shipped the set out without too much hassle.