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Decisions..Sony KDS-R60XBR1 or Samsung HL-R7178W... Prices

by June2K6 / April 11, 2006 9:11 AM PDT

So, I need some advice...

I can get the Sony for about 4150 with a 3 year warranty... or I can get the Samsung for about 4500 with a 5 year warranty... The Samsung is online the Sony is from a local retailer... any opinions since I obviously can't make up my own mind for myself?

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My vote goes to...
by kena10 / April 11, 2006 5:31 PM PDT

The KDS-R60XBR1. I have it, and love it. The other favorable point to make with regards to whether to buy it locally or online would be to buy it locally.

When and if you have a problem with the samsumg, who will you call? If you have a problem with the Sony, you can always go back to the store.

Furthermore, if the store is a well known retailer, chances are, they will take care of you better.

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Good points...
by June2K6 / April 12, 2006 3:21 AM PDT
In reply to: My vote goes to...

All very valid points... Think I'm leaning that way =)

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by masterying01 / April 11, 2006 6:07 PM PDT

is that just the tv and 3 year service plan and doesnt include tax? sounds like you can get a little better deal on it. but thats depending on whats involved with the "package pricing".

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Yuppers, new...
by June2K6 / April 12, 2006 3:20 AM PDT
In reply to: 4150?

Yea, it's a new set from a chain store. I spend a lot of money on DVD's there and a lot of the employees know me. Heck, the District Manager knows me lol... So, I walked in and talked to the manager and he said he'd give it to me for 3500.. with tax and the service plan it comes out to about 4200 (The plan is 4 year, not 3, my bad!).

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ok, so its at best buy?
by masterying01 / April 12, 2006 5:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Yuppers, new...

haha. yea, $3500 is pretty much the lowest most best buys are willing to go on that set. so its a great deal.

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Hey there goes my profit.
by gabereyes / April 12, 2006 10:25 AM PDT

HaHa Ive really never went that low, but It werth a shot, who knows slow day and not hitting budet, maybe.

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lol, we went that low ONCE
by masterying01 / April 12, 2006 11:34 AM PDT

but thats cause the customer wanted the following:
1 50xbr1 sxrd
1 60xbr1 sxrd
1 40xbr lcd
3 quintet III
2 Klipsch SUB-10
1 Klipsch sub-12
2 htr-5860
1 htr-5890
3 installs including one premium onwall

so ovbviously, with that much stuff...we'd get him a good deal. that made our day.

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And the decision!
by June2K6 / April 13, 2006 2:38 AM PDT

Sooo, went with the Sony. 4995 with a new DVD Upconverting DVD, Stand, 4 year warranty and HDMI cable (those are expensive!)... tax included. The TV itself was 3500, couldn't coerce him into cutting me a deal on the rest though :)...

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(NT) (NT) lol, at least you got a heart
by masterying01 / April 13, 2006 5:51 AM PDT
In reply to: And the decision!
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Circuit City
by Larry Pigeon / April 12, 2006 9:59 AM PDT
In reply to: 4150?

Saw it (Sony 60 sxrd) today at Circuit for $3,750. Everwhere else it has been right at 4k or more. Talked to a young man there who was knowledgeable, interesting and not pushy. It was nice talking to a real person after learning some of the lingo on this forum. In the sound room they had the sxrd and whatever epuip including polk speakers playing the Eagles farewell tour dvd. I had the room to myself and clould have spent the afternoon there.

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by Riverledge / April 12, 2006 12:23 PM PDT
In reply to: Circuit City

THAT SONY is an excellent television.


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I agree
by kena10 / April 12, 2006 3:18 PM PDT

All I got to say is "DO IT, DO IT" LOL

That price is really good, considering I paid 3977 @ my local best buy after doing a 2nd price match, lol (I'm a cheap *******). So I think everything came up to be about 4500 with the service plan. The tv is so friggin awesome that one of my friends won't come to my house as much b/c he's envyous.

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Samsung Is To Sony As.....
by RoadRunner6 / April 12, 2006 3:45 PM PDT

.....Hyundai is to Honda. Get it? Go with the Sony, no baloney.

(no backtalk from Hyundai owners please)


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C ircuit City Sales rotate every 2 weeks
by Dan Filice / April 13, 2006 4:03 AM PDT

I track the Sunday newspaper inserts for Circuit City and all other places, and it seems that every two weeks Circuit City has a sale on their TVs (Sony included). Then, in two weeks, the price goes back to full retail. They time this with their 10 percent coupons that I get from them in the mail. The coupons are good only up to a certain day, and while the coupons are good, the TVs are at full retail. When the coupons expire, Circuit City drops the TV prices. They don't want anyone to use the coupon when the TVs are on sale.

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Sony vs Samsung
by buddyluv / April 13, 2006 6:25 AM PDT

I have Sony 60XBR1 so I'm prejudice.But just to show you
other options J&R Music World NYC has Samsung 6768w for $2,700.00

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by kena10 / April 27, 2006 4:07 PM PDT
In reply to: Sony vs Samsung

They're POS's. 'Nuff said.

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