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I know that Best Buy is offering the 57H81 and 50H81, but will they be offering the 57HX81 and 50HX81?


I called Best Buy and the sales associate definitively said, "No!", and I was wondering if anyone has heard anything to the contrary?


Danke,

Ed


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I am afraid you heard correctly. Go to your local CinemaSeries retailer--"Belmont" on King Street there...they will definitely handle HX...probably late Sept. to October. May or may not be worth the wait...(I'm gonna wait)! Good luck.
 

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FYI,

I saw a 50HX81 on the floor at Future Shop in Halifax Canada today. Future Shop was just purchaced by Best Buy recently.
 

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What were your impressions of the 50HX81? I have one on order.


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Thanks for the confirmation Wolvernole. I was just hoping that Best Buy was going to stock this set, because I have a relative with an employee discount.


BTW have you ever dealt with Belmont TV?


Thanks again,

Ed


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I just wanted to recommend Erol's TV over Belmont. They are an authorized Toshiba repair shop and their prices are far better. When buying my 65H80 this spring Erol's was more than 10% cheaper than Belmont.
 

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I just wanted to chime in here with a note about Belmont. About 5 years ago I had purchased a Toshiba 55" TV from Belmont in Wheaton. (Laurel store actually delivered the set) Anyways after a few months the TV had developed some problems. The corners became very blue compared to the rest of the screen. Toshiba sent out a few different techs to diagnose and repair. Well the last tech looked at it and said you need a new tv. Toshiba was extremely helpful. They authorized an RMA and asked that I call my dealer to setup the swap. Toshiba didn't have the model that I had as it was the previous years so they sent out a newer model. I called Belmont to schedule the swap. The Belmont rep said OK we just need $250 for shipping. I argued with that and he kept insisting that this is the way it works. He said that he handles all the swaps of defective sets and that he knows what he is talking about. He said Toshiba charges the shipping. He wouldn't even talk to me if I didn't agree to pay $250 for shipping. After a few minutes he just became a jerk and pretty much hung up on me. I called back the Toshiba manager who had helped me with the problems. He was a really friendly and helpful guy. He flipped when I told him that my dealer wanted me to spend $250 on the swap. He asked for their info and said to give him a couple of hours. A few hours later the same Belmont person I had talked to earlier called to setup the swap at no charge. He sounded like he was in a foul mood, probably because I called his bluff. Anyways I just wanted to throw that out.

Oh and one more thing (I guess Belmont isn't to blame too much in this case) but one of the first guys that delivered my set ended up calling me constantly to get me to "join him in a business opprtunity". He was very vague about it and never mentioned the name of the company. He kept tossing out names of companies that they deal with like Microsoft etc.... After like the 5th call I asked him if it was Amway. He reluctantly said yes and I told him no thanks. He went berserk, he started saying how I am giving up making $1000's per month and how I am poor since I don't own my house because I have a mortgage. I asked him why he was delivering tv's if he were making $1000's per month. He said it was for the health insurance.

The above isn't Belmont's fault but it was a rather amusing story.




[This message has been edited by DinoT (edited 08-22-2001).]
 
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