I also finally took the plunge. I recieved 15% off the 503 on Monday. This was through the home side of Dell, so no tax. I guess they wore me down. I really wanted to have the display for the holidays. Although, it sounds as though bossanov got a great deal, every time I called Dell they would look me up on their database and see who I had talked to and what I was quoted. Funny, I recieved my quote by using a price match strategy and did not/ could not use the 10% Dell Home coupon I bought of Ebay for $15. I had previously worked hard for a good price with plasmaextreme.us and Visual apex. Lisa J gave me the best deal she could. She was/is a pleasure to work with. However, even then, Dell's price was a few hundred dollars cheaper.
As I talked to the CSR at Dell, he convinced me that the firesale prices on the 503cmx (ie 15% + 10% stackable) were over because they had lost some money and they were under increased scrutiny when dealing with the plasmas. Whether this is true are not, I kinda believe him. I had called him multiple times over a few weeks.
In the end, the Dell price was not as good as those on the past, but I thought it was fair, I was tired of waiting, and I did not feel like lying about business affiliation I do not have (I am in the military-this does not necessarily me I am honest but I really don't have a business affiliation)
So, $5880 and the Eagle Global records indicate the plasma did indeed ship that night and should be here on monday.
I did order the articulating wall mount from plasmaextreme.us ( it was the cheapest price I could find online). I even told Lisa J about the Dell deal vs. theirs and, although she hated to lose the sale, she felt like I made a good decision. I strongly encourage anyone who has values excellent customer service over a couple hundred bucks on a $6000 item to check out plasmaextreme.US
Most importantly ----- "I got a plasma!............... I got a plasma!"
Congrads nebari! This whole Dell thing is kind of fustrating. Some get the deal and some can't. I also spent hours and hours over a 2 week period of time trying to get a deal with Dell. I sometimes think about how much my time is worth and how hard I was working to get that extra $100 or so off.
It is also difficult because even the $5880 Dell deall really beats anyone elses deal out there easily. So there really is no one to negotiate against.
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