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A local retailer has the above for sale as an ex display model, would you go for it at that price.  Was going to enquire as to the hours it has done, is that an option in the settings menu, the assistant said it had been in and out of the front of the store over the past 6 months and it would have a 1year warranty on it.  What do you all think?..  The best price I can find it at is 3.3k from tesco with a lot of club card points too rolling on the floor laughing

 

The warranty does not seem to be the best, I bought my Pioneer from John Lewis with a 5 yr warranty on it

 

Thanks john. 

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tx-p65vt30b available for 2.5k ex display-would you??

VT30 or VT50?Without the 5yg I would leave well alone.

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RE: Panasonic tx-p65vt30b available for 2.5k ex display

Agree with HCC. Avoid.

This is far better in performance, price as well as guarantee:

http://www.hispek.com/panasonic/3d-televisions/panasonic-txp65st50b-65-f...

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RE: Panasonic tx-p65vt30b available for 2.5k ex display

If you've got that sort of money to blow on a TV then why not.  If its hard earned money thats buying a TV that you need to be reliable, then leave well alone (unless the store are willing to give you a better guarantee for FREE)

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RE: Panasonic tx-p65vt30b available for 2.5k ex display

People on here often recommend buying second hand, which doesn't have any warranty. Pay on your credit card, so you still have Chapter 75 protection for at least 6 years and go for it.

More things are lost by indecision than bad decision.

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jjbomber wrote:

People on here often recommend buying second hand, which doesn't have any warranty. Pay on your credit card, so you still have Chapter 75 protection for at least 6 years and go for it.

More things are lost by indecision than bad decision.

It's not as straightforward:

"However, to uphold a complaint we need to be satisfied that the customer had a claim for breach of contract or misrepresentation. This is straightforward if the customer has paid for goods or services that have not been provided at all. It is not so straightforward if the claim is that the goods were not of a satisfactory quality, or not as described to the customer."

http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/publications/ombudsman-news/31/cre...

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RE: tx-p65vt30b available for 2.5k ex display-would you??

TheHomeCinemaCentre wrote:

VT30 or VT50?Without the 5yg I would leave well alone.

 

Vt 30 so that means it is last years model??

Didnt really haggle over warranty but he did say that it was there best price...

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Agree with HCC. Avoid. This is far better in performance, price as well as guarantee: http://www.hispek.com/panasonic/3d-televisions/panasonic-txp65st50b-65-f...

 

That is a really good deal, this years model and is the top of the range too (same as the model as mentioned but this years)  the 5 yr warranty for just over £500 makes it the same money too

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john1000000boy wrote:

TheHomeCinemaCentre wrote:

VT30 or VT50?Without the 5yg I would leave well alone.

 

Vt 30 so that means it is last years model??

Didnt really haggle over warranty but he did say that it was there best price...

Yes, VT30 is 2011 model, which was plagued with a number of problems. The VT50 / GT50 / ST50 series' this year have been a lot more popular with less problems.

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RE: Panasonic tx-p65vt30b available for 2.5k ex display-would yo

Does it come with a free shell suit?

The money would be better spent on a Projector IMO.

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john1000000boy wrote:

bigboss wrote:

Agree with HCC. Avoid. This is far better in performance, price as well as guarantee: http://www.hispek.com/panasonic/3d-televisions/panasonic-txp65st50b-65-f...

 

That is a really good deal, this years model and is the top of the range too (same as the model as mentioned but this years)  the 5 yr warranty for just over £500 makes it the same money too

Hi bb another problem being that I am in Scotland and this is for pickup in London. Not called them yet to find out if they would deliver, will keep on hunting...

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They do deliver as well. Call them:

http://www.hispek.com/deliverypage.php

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RE: Panasonic tx-p65vt30b available for 2.5k ex display

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john1000000boy wrote:

bigboss wrote:

Agree with HCC. Avoid. This is far better in performance, price as well as guarantee: http://www.hispek.com/panasonic/3d-televisions/panasonic-txp65st50b-65-f...

 

That is a really good deal, this years model and is the top of the range too (same as the model as mentioned but this years)  the 5 yr warranty for just over £500 makes it the same money too

Hi bb another problem being that I am in Scotland and this is for pickup in London. Not called them yet to find out if they would deliver, will keep on hunting...

 

Sorry is the vt not a higher spec than the st??

 

Thanks

 

John

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daveh75 wrote:
Does it come with a free shell suit? The money would be better spent on a Projector IMO.
A good point dave. However my room has quite low ceilings and a bay window with heavy curtains directly in line with screen position. Would mean that the pj and bracket would be visible and sit in front of curtain permit. To see a layout of my room have a look at my system thread....  

 

Thanks

 

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bigboss wrote:

Agree with HCC. Avoid. This is far better in performance, price as well as guarantee: http://www.hispek.com/panasonic/3d-televisions/panasonic-txp65st50b-65-f...

 

Yep, agreed.

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john1000000boy wrote:

john1000000boy wrote:

john1000000boy wrote:

bigboss wrote:

Agree with HCC. Avoid. This is far better in performance, price as well as guarantee: http://www.hispek.com/panasonic/3d-televisions/panasonic-txp65st50b-65-f...

 

That is a really good deal, this years model and is the top of the range too (same as the model as mentioned but this years)  the 5 yr warranty for just over £500 makes it the same money too

Hi bb another problem being that I am in Scotland and this is for pickup in London. Not called them yet to find out if they would deliver, will keep on hunting...

 

Sorry is the vt not a higher spec than the st??

 

Thanks

 

John

 

All of the Panasonics 50 range are better than the VT30.  Check out the best buy page

 

http://www.whathifi.com/best-buys/tvs

 

The ST50 is giving you premium performance at a cheaper cost!  Bargain!  

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