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Old 08-17-2012, 11:26 AM
 
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:28 AM
 
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id'e def get the extended warranty on a flat panel screen if you can swing it into your budget sometimes they break down in 6 months i had a sony that broke down in only two years!!
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:53 PM
 
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Run away from Insignia. The TV started having problems a year after we got it. We'll go with a well-know brand next time.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:40 PM
 
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Pulled the trigger last week and got a 60" Samsung LED Smart TV at Best Buy. Couldn't see paying the extra money for 3D but paying the difference between a 55" and a 60' was more than worth it.

I compared the 120 vs 240 hz models and couldn't really see any difference, at least not $400 worth, so I went with a 120.

It also came bundled with a wifi blu ray player.

I haven't changed a thing yet. It's running on the out of the box settings and the picture is excellent.

Would have bought it at Costco but they didn't offer this model, but I can still buy a 3 year, in home, no deductible, 100% parts and labor extended warranty for $99 at Costco even though I didn't buy the TV there.

With Samsung, the price is the same no matter where you buy it because of something called the Unilateral Pricing Policy. Retailers can't even consider coming off the price set by Samsung. I did manage to get about 40% off a nice new stand though.

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Old 09-04-2012, 03:03 PM
 
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Pulled the trigger last week and got a 60" Samsung Smart TV at Best Buy. Couldn't see paying the extra money for 3D but paying the difference between a 55" and a 60' was more than worth it.

I compared the 120 vs 240 hz models and couldn't really see any difference, at least not $400 worth, so I went with a 120.

It also came bundled with a wifi blu ray player.

I haven't changed a thing yet. It's running on the out of the box settings and the picture is excellent.

Would have bought it at Costco but they didn't offer this model, but I can still buy a 3 year, in home, no deductible, 100% parts and labor extended warranty for $99 at Costco even though I didn't buy the TV there.

With Samsung, the price is the same no matter where you buy it because of something called the Unilateral Pricing Policy. Retailers can't even consider coming off the price set by Samsung. I did manage to get about 40% off a nice new stand though.
Uhhhhhh..... NO!

Don't know what model you purchased, but a quick search showed a Samsung 60" LCD model with prices ranging from $1349 to $1900.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:27 PM
 
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^^LOL That's like saying you did a quick check of 2012 Toyotas and some are more expensive than others.

You gotta compare the same model. Go search a specific Samsung TV and see what you come up with.

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"Dealers are free to sell products at whatever prices they choose to," Stinziano clarified, "but our unilateral policy says that if you sell below a certain price, there is a schedule of penalties that goes along with that."

One of the penalties I was told, was losing the Samsung franchise.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:39 PM
 
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^^LOL That's like saying you did a quick check of 2012 Toyotas and some are more expensive than others.
I did, here is another a very specific model, Samsung - UN60EH6000 - LED-backlit LCD TV.

$1345.00 to $2099.99 for the exact same model. Comparing a very specific orange to an identical orange, so your apples to oranges comparison fails
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:25 AM
 
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I did, here is another a very specific model, Samsung - UN60EH6000 - LED-backlit LCD TV.

$1345.00 to $2099.99 for the exact same model. Comparing a very specific orange to an identical orange, so your apples to oranges comparison fails
At one time Sony had a pricing policy on specific models. Samsung may be doing the same thing.

EDIT-Several manufacturers have this policy. Good for them.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:24 AM
 
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I did, here is another a very specific model, Samsung - UN60EH6000 - LED-backlit LCD TV.

$1345.00 to $2099.99 for the exact same model. Comparing a very specific orange to an identical orange, so your apples to oranges comparison fails
Reckon I should have worded it a little clearer.

The lowest sale price on any identical Samsung model is the same everywhere. The retailer can set whatever price he chooses as long as it doesn't go below a certain point.

I found the model you singled out at 9 different retailers. All were within $10 of $1341.99.

If you're willing to pay more than you have to, then have at it.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:23 AM
 
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At one time Sony had a pricing policy on specific models. Samsung may be doing the same thing.

EDIT-Several manufacturers have this policy. Good for them.
Bad for consumers though.
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