Budget brands like Vizio are serving up 50-inch plasmas for around $1,500. But lo and behold, Philips has a deal running at its outlet store on a few 50-inchers, the lowest priced at $949.99 when you apply the $150 instant rebate coupon code. Impressively, shipping is only $29.99.
But there's a catch (isn't there always a catch on great deal?). The plasma models Philips is selling are refurbished units. Also--and not surprisingly--they're last year's models. Philips lists the eligible models as:
Amazon is selling a new 50PF7321D/37B for $350 more. The question is, would you take a chance on a refurb unit--or is a semi-used TV just a bad idea? Thoughts?
P.S. While we didn't review any of these models, we did review thein the 9431D line. It did OK.