Samsung are doing good deals at the moment. Use the price at Total Digital and then get conditional cashback at John Lewis (you will get a free Samsung phone too). The Sony 55 inch 805 is a good deal too:
The Samsung 55F7000 here:
Get a free mobile phone at John Lewis too.
free mobile phone? Can't see it mentioned anywhere...
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Gel expects you to buy a mobile phone for the £200 cash back.
"Special Offer: Claim up to £200 cashback via redemption.
Offer ends 24 December 2013
To qualify for this offer, buy a selected Samsung Smart TV between 19 September - noon on 24 December 2013, and then purchase one or more additional Samsung product/s within 28 days of your original TV purchase, from the same John Lewis shop or from johnlewis.com.
The maximum value of the ‘Reward’ is determined by the model and size of TV you buy. The total of the additional Samsung product/s you buy must be up to or over the value of that ‘Reward’ to qualify for cashback in full. For example, if the value of the ‘Reward’ from the TV purchase is £150, then you need to buy additional Samsung product/s totalling £150 or over to claim your full ‘Reward’. If you spend less on your second purchase, you'll only be able to claim up to the value of that second purchase.
Terms and conditions apply"
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Worked out yesterday you can get a camera instead of a mobile phone if you wish. Or I suppose money for a tablet. Deals are here:
The cashback deal is on here, and you can still price match with Total Digital.
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I thought that was what you mean, but its always worth checking eh?!
If I end up going down the Samsung route I'll probably invest the money in another TV for one of the children... (by the look of it I can get one for just over £200!)
For what it is worth, I've submitted a NKU price match request via JL online to price match an F7000 with Total Digital, so I should have that avenue covered if JL go down the change the TV route, which to be honest as every day goes by without the GT50 is my favoured route now. (way too many issues on this forum now about GT50's and now VT65's...)
Just discovered this, so if JL do reject Total Digital....
Good idea, let us know how you get on.
Yep, Bennett's is a a good one to price match with.
Bennetts are on my doorstep, as is JL at home.. it may prove useful to shop instore this time I think...
Now I just need to get JL online to refund me for the GT50. Think I'll go down the 'Ive lost confidence in it' route
They definitely can't turn that one down then.
I've emailed JL, now I just have to sit and wait...
I think the price promise is also valid for 28 days after purchase. If you can wait till 1st December you might be able to price match on 27th December for sale prices? Worth a go
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Indeed it is... now there's a thought!
Part 1 of my 'plan' complete, JL online will match Total Digital on the 55F7000 @ £1505.00 (thats a massive £294 saving!)
Now just need JL to confirm what they are doing about my GT50!
That's not bad at all MrW
Just to make you aware though...the 55F8000 is still available at the price I paid which is £1,689 if your budget can stretch that far? I was fortunate to get £200 cash back via a Samsung promotion at the time I bought mine which brought it down to £1,489 and at that price you would be hard pressed to beat that price in the sales, with a 5 year warranty thrown in from John Lewis it was a no brainer. That represented a £911 saving on the in store ticket price of £2,400
Either would be a great alternative to the GT50...are you not tempted to get a GT60 or VT65 plasma to replace it? Just curious if your reasoning is the same as mine was at the time I bought my 55F8000?
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@oldboy To be honest I can hardly justify the additional cost for the F7000. If only Samsungs current promotion meant money off, but not on the condition you buy 2 products! (I really have no need for a second samsung product right now!)
Am I right in thinking the biggest difference between the 7000 and 8000 is 800 refresh rate versus 1000? Any other major differences?
I've pretty much decided that after 24 months and 2 Panasonic Plasma's (GT30 and GT50) that enough is enough. The fact that Panasonic have just pulled the plug on Plasma production has helped make my mind up, and I've yet to see a Panasonic LED set that grabs my attention. Yes I'll miss the THX modes from the GT50, but probably not that much, and I certainly won't miss being over cautious about what is being watched on the TV!
Well done mate.
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