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Sweet In-Store Deals on LCD/Plasma TVs?

I was going to wait until Black Friday, but I've just about decided to pull the trigger on a flat screen in time for football season.

I don't really care if it's LCD or Plasma, as long as it is decent quality and a really good value. It needs to be at least 46", but I would prefer 50" or larger. I don't want Insignia or Westinghouse or anything like that. 1080p isn't necessary.

I'm looking to find the best local in-store price so I can have BB match it so I can do the no interest for two years deal.

I know some of you have your ears to the streets on this stuff, so help a brotha out!

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BB is negotiable on their prices...talk with a Magnolia person if they have Magnolia at the store. My friend discounts tv's all the time.

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BB is negotiable on their prices...talk with a Magnolia person if they have Magnolia at the store. My friend discounts tv's all the time.
Good to know. I'll try that if I can't find a killer sale price on something and have them match it.
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I was going to wait until Black Friday, but I've just about decided to pull the trigger on a flat screen in time for football season.

I don't really care if it's LCD or Plasma, as long as it is decent quality and a really good value. It needs to be at least 46", but I would prefer 50" or larger. I don't want Insignia or Westinghouse or anything like that. 1080p isn't necessary.

I'm looking to find the best local in-store price so I can have BB match it so I can do the no interest for two years deal.

I know some of you have your ears to the streets on this stuff, so help a brotha out!

TIA
In Sundays paper, I think it was circuit city....had a 50 or 52in samsung plasma for 1300 or so. I dont know much about TV's, but it seems like a decent price.

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Fry's or Costco for local. I've had very good luck with circuit city and their price matching..
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My suggestion would be to find what you want online, and then go to Circuit City for the price match.


BUT, I read that you wanted 0%.
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My suggestion would be to find what you want online, and then go to Circuit City for the price match.


BUT, I read that you wanted 0%.
Ya, not looking to pay cash for it right now if I can do 0% and take my time. I already have a BB card.

BB will price match and give 10% of the difference.
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Ya, not looking to pay cash for it right now if I can do 0% and take my time. I already have a BB card.

BB will price match and give 10% of the difference.
have bb match that samsung, give you 10% of the diff and 0% for 360 years or however long it is these days
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the guy says $975, but the link shows it to be $1299. Apparently some stores in the area are saying $1099 over the phone. I'd probably do that deal but that $975 price seems bogus.
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have bb match that samsung, give you 10% of the diff and 0% for 360 years or however long it is these days
If that price was legit, I would.
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ah, i check the price early this morning and it was fine.

this is under your size limit:
http://shop1.frys.com/product/5556450?
http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthr...samsung+plasma
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ah, i check the price early this morning and it was fine.

this is under your size limit:
http://shop1.frys.com/product/5556450?
http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthr...samsung+plasma
Checked the price where/how? I'm going to buy that TV if it's really that price.
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Checked the price where/how? I'm going to buy that TV if it's really that price.

i just meant that i checked the price this morning. i hop on slickdeals.net every morning when i get to work to see what's out there. it was probably 7:30 or so this morning and it did show up as $950 for me which is why i posted it. guess sears changed the price now.
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I just bought a 60" Mitsubishi 1080p DLP for $1564 incl. tax and a 3 yr. warranty.
I bought the 73" Mitsu for just under $2k last October. BB wanted $3199 at the time, but I got them to price match Fry's and give me 10% of the difference. Score!

That's my TV in the main living room, but I want a flat panel in my front room and eventually one for the bedroom.
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I called a couple of Sears stores and they are selling that A450 for $1099. I think I'm gonna go ahead and do it. Seems to have gotten pretty good reviews.
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Is the A450 1080p? What size is it? I'm guessing 50" (720p?) - that's not a good deal in my opinion. I've seen several 42"-50" 1080p Samsung/LG's/insert brand here for $~1k-$1200.

Fry's will also have their new 5 page ad out starting this Friday..

Here's the 1-day sale for today - not a bad deal at all..Though I think they'll have better on Friday:

http://shopping.dallasnews.com/ROP/A...22725654&type=

They also have a 42" 1080p Toshiba for $1097.
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the 450 is the bottom line series of the new Samsung's, hence the lower price
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Is the A450 1080p? What size is it? I'm guessing 50" (720p?) - that's not a good deal in my opinion. I've seen several 42"-50" 1080p Samsung/LG's/insert brand here for $~1k-$1200.

Fry's will also have their new 5 page ad out starting this Friday..

Here's the 1-day sale for today - not a bad deal at all..Though I think they'll have better on Friday:

http://shopping.dallasnews.com/ROP/A...22725654&type=

They also have a 42" 1080p Toshiba for $1097.
It's not 1080p, just 720, which is all I'm after for this one.

I'm confused. How is $1099 not a good deal when you've seen them for $1000-$1200? That one at Fry's is the same TV, right? Same price.

I'd rather have a 50" 720p than a 42" 1080p for the same price. I use my 73" 1080p for Bluray. This one will be strictly for satellite programming.

If it's not a deal worth doing let me know, but your post only seems to confirm that $1099 is a good price for this 720p 50" Samsung plasma. Am I missing something?
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the 450 is the bottom line series of the new Samsung's, hence the lower price

Ya, I understand that, but it's still a good price, right? The reviews I read were good with a few "it broke after a week" exceptions.

It's going in a secondary room, so a decent TV at a good value is my main concern.
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Ya, I understand that, but it's still a good price, right? The reviews I read were good with a few "it broke after a week" exceptions.

It's going in a secondary room, so a decent TV at a good value is my main concern.

IMO its a good value and a good TV but not the best deal you can find. you should be able to find that deal pretty easily with a bit of looking online. you will be able to find an even better deal with some looking and patience

i bought my dad a 50" sammy 720p plasma, but the previous model back in march
for $50 less.
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Don't get me wrong, they are still a quality TV, it just wont be "feature rich". Samsung has rolled out a 450,550,650,750, and now has rolled out an 8 and 9 series, the 9 series being the LED backlit. Oh and a new 6 series which isnt the 650 but an entirely new series, seems confusing for people looking to buy one but if you break it down by wants/needs it makes it easier. If you like Samsung sets but maybe don't wanna spend a lot of money, a 450 or 550 would probably be more fitting. Do a search of the differences on all the different series and you'll see what I mean. You said you were looking to put it in a secondary room and 720p is good with you, I'd definitely buy one of these if you are wanting a quality set for a decent price. Plus keep in mind there is a 60 day price match guarantee on HDTV's at BB. Sorry for the long winded response.
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IMO its a good value and a good TV but not the best deal you can find. you should be able to find that deal pretty easily with a bit of looking online. you will be able to find an even better deal with some looking and patience

i bought my dad a 50" sammy 720p plasma, but the previous model back in march
for $50 less.
He already mentioned he wanted the no interest financing via his BB card, so finding deals online really wont help much in his particular situation.
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He already mentioned he wanted the no interest financing via his BB card, so finding deals online really wont help much in his particular situation.

yea but it doesn't necessarily mean it wont be at best buy or cant be price matched at best buy. most of the deals i find online are at frys and i can always get some clown at CC to price match that shit.
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It's not 1080p, just 720, which is all I'm after for this one.

I'm confused. How is $1099 not a good deal when you've seen them for $1000-$1200? That one at Fry's is the same TV, right? Same price.

I'd rather have a 50" 720p than a 42" 1080p for the same price. I use my 73" 1080p for Bluray. This one will be strictly for satellite programming.

If it's not a deal worth doing let me know, but your post only seems to confirm that $1099 is a good price for this 720p 50" Samsung plasma. Am I missing something?
I was saying that you should be able to find a 1080p at that size or close to it, for the same price. Personally, that's the type of TV that is normally put in ad's to get people in the store at lower prices, which is fine. I just think you could do better for your money. Wait until this Friday, or even better a couple of weeks or so from now, when they really start advertising TV's for the upcoming college/pro season.
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I'll never need 1080p on this TV or in this room. I don't need a ton of features, either. It's just going in the pool table room so I can put sports on it when people ar over and in that room playing pool. In fact, it will probably only see use on the weekends. It will never be used for watching movies or anything like that, as most people in the room will be standing/moving around anyway. I have 1080P with a PS3 in my main living room.

I picked this up at BB last night for $1099. They gave me no hassle matching the Fry's/Sears price. I got it hooked up and mounted (very simple) and I was actually impressed with the picture quality via satellite. I'm very, very pleased with the purchase, and I feel like I got a good deal. I actually got 36 months no interest, which doesn't really matter because I plan on paying it off by Black Friday so I can hopefully score an even better deal on another flat panel for the bedroom. I don't buy anything big online, period. I didn't feel like waiting around and watching ads for the chance to save $50. I may peek at the ads here and there over the next 60 days so I can get the price matched if it dips lower, but I'm stoked over the whole thing as it is.

Momo, thanks for posting that link in here.
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So now I'm in the market for another one. This time 55-60", if I find a good enough deal. I'll be checking around on slickdeals and the likes, but if someone sees a good deal, feel free to post it up. Thanks!

By the way, I'm still loving the crap out of that Sammy plasma. I'd recommend that TV to anyone looking for a bargain.
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Fry's off of Garland Rd in Dallas area had some sweet open box specials..

Fry's in Irving has an open box 73734 they're doing 5% off of the $1799, making it almost $1700, which is a ridiculously good price for a 73" of that caliber. I know you're big on BB for the credit, so go to Fry's shop around and have them match it.
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Fry's off of Garland Rd in Dallas area had some sweet open box specials..

Fry's in Irving has an open box 73734 they're doing 5% off of the $1799, making it almost $1700, which is a ridiculously good price for a 73" of that caliber. I know you're big on BB for the credit, so go to Fry's shop around and have them match it.
Highly unlikely that they'll match an open-box item.

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They have for me in the past, but I know it's generally folks who don't care about their job..Supposedly they have a NIB one at the Plano store.
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It's gotta be flat panel and bnib. Looks like I can find 52" for a decent price, but once I get in the 58-60" range they skyrocket. I may just pick up the same TV I bought a couple of weeks ago. I'm very pleased with it.

Fry's has a Mitsu 46" 1080p 120 hz LCD for like $1300-ish. I know that's a good deal, but I can't justify spending more than what I did on that Sammy and getting a smaller TV. This one won't need 1080p either.
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i got my 40inch samsung lcd from BB for $50 more than the price of the 32. just work the system and you'll get a deal.
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So Fry's has the 50" plasma I just bought for $999 today, and the 42" for $699. I'm gonna go get my $110 from Best Buy (price match guarantee) and pick up another one.
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So Fry's has the 50" plasma I just bought for $999 today, and the 42" for $699. I'm gonna go get my $110 from Best Buy (price match guarantee) and pick up another one.
man, a GOOD 42" tv for 699... i might just put one in my garage at this rate!
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man, a GOOD 42" tv for 699... i might just put one in my garage at this rate!
Ya, no shit! And I can vouch for the quality of these Samsungs. If you don't need 1080p, they're tough to beat. The picture quality has been better than I expected.

The only drawback is the glossy screen. If you have any lights or windows in the room you will get glare.
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Just did the deal at the BB at Irving Mall. They tried to fight me on it, saying it was below their cost. Meanwhile, their policy was in writing and posted all over the place. There were no exculsions that applied to this TV, so in the end they honored the deal on both TVs.

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Just did the deal at the BB at Irving Mall. They tried to fight me on it, saying it was below thier cost. Meanwhile, their policy was in writing and posted all over the place. There were no exculsions that applied to this TV, so in the end they honored the deal on both TVs.
yea, i dont get it, most of the really good deals (aka fry's) are well below BB's and CC's employee cost prices (which is supposed to be what the company paid for the tv plus its transport costs).

there has to be some kind of backend money on these TVs otherwise why sell non profitable items? either that or "cost" isnt really cost.
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I'm willing to bet that BB/CC/Fry's and et al customer-facing employees, don't really see the true "costs", but it's just a gimmick to sell customers on a perceived value.

I believe the costs are probably close to the same, with BB probably getting the lowest costs, based on their amount of stores. However, I tend to feel like Fry's focuses on moving more units than focusing on profit per unit, like Best Buy.

I go to Fry's because of their prices, not customer service.

I go to BB (not really, but for illustration purposes) because of their customer service, knowledge and their all-inclusive setup help. That's exactly what they advertise as being too and to stay competitive, they throw in the price matching.

Just my $.02 though.

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So now I'm selling my 65" Mitsu. It's in the for sale forum for anyone interested. I'm gonna miss it for sure, but I could use the space that it's taking up.
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Do you have any links to the Fry's ad? I would like to buy one of each as well, especially if I can go to Best Buy for the 110% thing.
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Do you have any links to the Fry's ad? I would like to buy one of each as well, especially if I can go to Best Buy for the 110% thing.
http://shopping.dallasnews.com/ROP/A...23077239&type=

You'll have to go buy todays newspaper; BB gave me hell in pricing off of Dallasnews, however CC honored it.

This is a pretty solid deal too..

http://shopping.dallasnews.com/ROP/A...23079603&type=

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So everyone agrees this is a good quality tv at a good price then? I have been holding off buying a tv for a few months now but I am tried of my 27" tube tv in the living room.

How do you know what model these tv's are?
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So everyone agrees this is a good quality tv at a good price then? I have been holding off buying a tv for a few months now but I am tried of my 27" tube tv in the living room.

How do you know what model these tv's are?
It's the 50A450. It's Samsung's base model plasma series, but the recent line, not old stuff. I like the crap out of mine. It is not 1080p or 120hz though. In a well-lit room you'll have glare because it's a glossy screen. I've only had my first one for about two weeks so I can't comment on reliability or longevity, but it's a Samsung. The picture is great - better than I expected out of a TV for this price.
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So everyone agrees this is a good quality tv at a good price then? I have been holding off buying a tv for a few months now but I am tried of my 27" tube tv in the living room.

How do you know what model these tv's are?
It'll be just fine, it's a great bargain for the price. If you've been used to a 27" TV, you'll likely be extremely satisfied, especially considering the cost. Is your TV right now subject to a lot of direct sunlight? If not, buy it..if so, buy some good window shades and then buy it.
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Originally Posted by jluv
It's the 50A450. It's Samsung's base model plasma series, but the recent line, not old stuff. I like the crap out of mine. It is not 1080p or 120hz though. In a well-lit room you'll have glare because it's a glossy screen. I've only had my first one for about two weeks so I can't comment on reliability or longevity, but it's a Samsung. The picture is great - better than I expected out of a TV for this price.
I was initially all about plasma but my living room has a TON of windows that glare really bad on the glass from tv that is in there now. Perhaps LCD is the way to go for that room. I may still buy the 42 for the bedroom and the exercise room though.

Any good LCDs on sale right now? I need something that can still play SD well since I only have OTA HD channels. I thought I saw an article recently that said tv prices were about to drop by several hundred dollars...maybe I should wait.
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