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ONLINE OR MAIL ORDER: WHICH ONES ARE REPUTABLE..........

by Riverledge / March 20, 2006 12:32 PM PST

AND RELIABLE????
I live in New England and looking for a SONY HDTV-CRT
set. I don't want to pay through the nose for shipping charges. Looking for a decent Eastcoast dealer. I have a BBY, CC, SEARS, CAMBRIDGE SoundWorks, and TWEETER Etc. nearby, 5 mile radius.

Nobody has the Sonys I'm interested in; the only place I've ordered electronics from is J & R in NY.

They were very good, but I'm also looking for the best price including shipping. Many places have great prices, until you see their delivery charges.

I'd like to hear from 'REAL' people; I don't those store rankings on the net.

Anybody else ever deal with J & R Electronics or another eastcoast web/mail store???

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I meant 'TRUST' those ratings.
by Riverledge / March 20, 2006 12:37 PM PST

Many thanks, river.

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(NT) (NT) which sony crt are you interested in?
by masterying01 / March 20, 2006 12:39 PM PST
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SONY TUBES........
by Riverledge / March 20, 2006 1:59 PM PST

KD-34XBR960(N)
KD-34XS955(N)
KD-36XS955(N)
KD-30XS955

Also does anyone if there is going to be a KD-36FS170?

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Reputable Online Dealers
by RoadRunner6 / March 20, 2006 3:44 PM PST

River, My favorite comparative pricing site is www.pricegrabber.com. There are others that are good. I did a quick check just now for the 4 units you listed.

At Pricegrabber it listed different dealers depending on the specific model. Sunshine, B&H, ABT, J&R and Etronics are ones that seem to have 4 star or higher ratings that I am especially familiar with. I always buy only from 4 star or higher dealers that have at least 100 ratings. You need to fill in your zip code to get the net price including the TV price plus shipping cost and any tax if applicable. The total price is the only important price as some dealers lowball the price then add a lot of shipping costs or vica versa. Be sure you buy with a credit card only.

I have bought in the past from J&R, B&H, ABT and Etronics from the ones I saw listed. I have never had a problem with any of them. B&H is particularly outstanding. B&H had that Sony KD-36FS170 on special order only.

http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_getoffers.php?keyword=SONY%20KD36FS170&search=sony%20kd-36fs170

What I usaully do after I finally decide on the model I want is to do a search engine check on the specific model number. That will give you links to many dealers and prices as well as comparative shopping sites and you can check them all out.

You certainly are going for the very best CRT, nothing else comes close to the Sony CRT. Good luck on your choice. Remember here that you are going for a TV that probably weighs 150-200lbs or more.

RR6 (Chuck)

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I would imagine shipping charges are quite high....
by norlfolkcentral / March 21, 2006 8:26 AM PST

For CRT televisions compared to the same size LCD or plasma, because of weight and/or bulk differences.

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