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A few questions from a newcomer

Ounce00
04-17-2006, 07:53 AM
1. I was just curious if anyone had a guess as to whether prices will change much on RP HDTV's between now and late July. I'm planning to make a purchase around that time but am already doing alot of research. I guess my primary concern is that some of the models I'm looking at right now might change in price or availibility between now and then, or that some new models might be released. The main models I'm looking at currently are :

Sony KDF E42A10
Sammy 42' DLP

2. I'm likely to make my purchase at a chain (Best buy/Circuit City) simply for the financing options they offer as I'm also purchasing a surround sound setup at the same time. Are the current financing deals availible likely to last till that time? (18 months no interest for CC currently) Are there any online retailers with better prices on the above 2 models that offer simular financing options?

Zaphod
04-17-2006, 07:27 PM
Samsung has a new line coming out soon. They already have the specs on their website. BB has a clearance price on the 5067 so I'm guessing they're expecting the new models in shortly. It should drop the prices on the remaining stock.

As far as online prices, you may want to check out places like nextag.com and visit some of the online merchant sites to see if they have financing.

Conshy04
04-18-2006, 07:08 AM
2. I'm likely to make my purchase at a chain (Best buy/Circuit City) simply for the financing options they offer as I'm also purchasing a surround sound setup at the same time. Are the current financing deals availible likely to last till that time? (18 months no interest for CC currently) Are there any online retailers with better prices on the above 2 models that offer simular financing options?

If you have very good credit you may want to explore a credit card that offers no interest for 6 months as opposed to BB/CC (and low interest after that). Do the math and see how much you will save. I have seen TV's online (pricegrabber.com / pricescan.com) that have been lower in price by as much as $500 or more.

It's like the car deals.... Does it make more sense to come with your own financing and take the rebate or to take their low (or no) interest financing.. Due Diligence my friend!

Ounce00
04-18-2006, 08:43 AM
For me it probably wouldn't be a matter of having bad credit but more a lack of much credit to begin with. The only credit I've built up has been on my lone credit card I've had for less than a year with a pretty low limit that I only use for gas purchases.

It seems like some of the bigger online retailers (Crutchfield for one) do offer financing options like the big chains, I guess its just one of those things you have to shop around for.

I guess the main thing I'm worried about is BB/CC cancelling their no interest financing deals before the end of July. Unlikely but who knows.

nomutthere
04-18-2006, 11:00 AM
Check out www.vanns.com, they spank Crutchfield on the Samsung prices, and offer free shipping and finance options as well...

Conshy04
04-18-2006, 11:49 AM
Check out www.vanns.com, they spank Crutchfield on the Samsung prices, and offer free shipping and finance options as well...
I just looked them up and they are retailing the HRL5078 I am looking at for $2599.88. A little pricy compared to the $2,200 others are offering that include shipping....

nomutthere
04-18-2006, 12:02 PM
Pays to "shop around"...

Steve A
04-18-2006, 01:48 PM
1. I was just curious if anyone had a guess as to whether prices will change much on RP HDTV's between now and late July. I'm planning to make a purchase around that time but am already doing alot of research. I guess my primary concern is that some of the models I'm looking at right now might change in price or availibility between now and then, or that some new models might be released. The main models I'm looking at currently are :

Sony KDF E42A10
Sammy 42' DLP

2. I'm likely to make my purchase at a chain (Best buy/Circuit City) simply for the financing options they offer as I'm also purchasing a surround sound setup at the same time. Are the current financing deals availible likely to last till that time? (18 months no interest for CC currently) Are there any online retailers with better prices on the above 2 models that offer simular financing options?
Circuit City and Best Buy change their promotions weekly. A few weeks ago, one of them had a 36 month no interest promotion. I just paid off a 24 month no interest CC promotion for my TV and home theater (early). Keep in mind, however, that if you owe even one penny at the end of your promotion, you will have to pay ALL the interest that would have accrued from the purchase date.