|Originally posted by jpm121|
bill, check out resellerratings.com for info on ecost and their sales practices. You'll likely be informed that the shipping price on the website is an "estimate". You'll be getting a phone call Monday telling you that if you buy cables, a stand, and a warranty, the item is in stock. If you decline those, suddenly it may no longer be available.
You can check Sony's website for their authorized internet resellers, and none of the ecost/pcmall/macmall sites are listed. They're all the same operation, just different web store fronts for the same company. This means Sony will NOT honor the warranty, so the extended service plan is a must.
Good luck, regardless. Just trying to pass on some info that I've learned in the process....