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Pioneer Kuro PDP-5080 for $2199 at Best Buy (B&M and .com).

PimpMario
04-02-2008, 02:37 AM
Seeing this new price prompted me to pick up this TV.

I figured I would share this with anyone in case you guys (like me) were looking for any incentive to pick one TV or another.

burnsalkire
04-02-2008, 10:56 AM
Seeing this new price prompted me to pick up this TV.

I figured I would share this with anyone in case you guys (like me) were looking for any incentive to pick one TV or another.

You could have done better than $2199 if you would have negotiated. I bought mine from them for $1899.

PimpMario
04-02-2008, 02:39 PM
You could have done better than $2199 if you would have negotiated. I bought mine from them for $1899.

I actually tried really hard to negotiate. I acted like I was going to buy a new sound system, expensive HDMI cables and all the warranties. They wouldn't budge on the price of the TV but offered discounts on everything else.

Codes20
04-02-2008, 04:07 PM
Depends on the day and the manager for negotiating prices.

Either way, it's a nice price for that TV.

djbamber
04-02-2008, 06:40 PM
Congrats on your new set. Hope you get a lot of pleasurable viewing!

Chiz
04-02-2008, 08:20 PM
I purchased my 5080 about two months ago from BB and was able to haggle and get it at a great price (I won't say how much but it was less than the OP). It's too bad they wouldn't help you out more. Next time keep this in mind:

http://gizmodo.com/371121/wow-best-buy-and-circuit-city-unofficially-ok-with-haggling

Either way, you have a great set! If I could manage to stop tweaking mine, I might actually get a chance to really enjoy it. :what:

PimpMario
04-02-2008, 09:39 PM
I purchased my 5080 about two months ago from BB and was able to haggle and get it at a great price (I won't say how much but it was less than the OP). It's too bad they wouldn't help you out more. Next time keep this in mind:

http://gizmodo.com/371121/wow-best-buy-and-circuit-city-unofficially-ok-with-haggling

Either way, you have a great set! If I could manage to stop tweaking mine, I might actually get a chance to really enjoy it. :what:

I actually read that article. I was offering to buy the warranty, $400 in cables and a HTiaB. They wouldn't budge on the TV price.

Joe_news
04-03-2008, 01:12 PM
You got a great deal dude. This TV used to retail for A LOT more, and its the best 720p plasma on the market outside of their Elite model.

PS: Unless it was returned (ie: open box), refurbished (ie: repaired), or the actual floor model (which since its not been discontinued they'd not be selling) I can't believe any manager would sell it at $1,899 unless your getting thousands of other stuff (accessories, install, warranty's). I know the margin cost on this unit...they wouldn't sell 1899 on a new unit, no way. Unless of course your giving use the price of your TV AFTER HD Advantage promotions kick in, which in that case it might be possible.

RedSIinPA
04-03-2008, 01:41 PM
jeez Kuro prices have really dropped. nice pick up. Good luck. I love my set.

burnsalkire
04-03-2008, 03:10 PM
You got a great deal dude. This TV used to retail for A LOT more, and its the best 720p plasma on the market outside of their Elite model.

PS: Unless it was returned (ie: open box), refurbished (ie: repaired), or the actual floor model (which since its not been discontinued they'd not be selling) I can't believe any manager would sell it at $1,899 unless your getting thousands of other stuff (accessories, install, warranty's). I know the margin cost on this unit...they wouldn't sell 1899 on a new unit, no way. Unless of course your giving use the price of your TV AFTER HD Advantage promotions kick in, which in that case it might be possible.

Sorry Joe but, I did buy my brand new 5080 (not open box, not refurbished, not repaired or a floor model) for $1899.
I also got them to knock off $100 on a $500 Definitive Tech sub. Maybe I hit Best Buy in a slow time but, I did get these prices. By the way, the 5080 is currently on sale at Best Buy for $2199

rohan25
04-03-2008, 08:58 PM
Tweeter has the Pioneer Elite 1150 for $2299 just $100 more than the 5080.

I would get the Elite for a $100 more.

PimpMario
04-03-2008, 11:53 PM
Sorry Joe but, I did buy my brand new 5080 (not open box, not refurbished, not repaired or a floor model) for $1899.
I also got them to knock off $100 on a $500 Definitive Tech sub. Maybe I hit Best Buy in a slow time but, I did get these prices. By the way, the 5080 is currently on sale at Best Buy for $2199

Everyone gets $100 off of any sound equipment $500 and up with the purchase of a tv.

anythingwt
04-04-2008, 01:37 AM
Sorry Joe but, I did buy my brand new 5080 (not open box, not refurbished, not repaired or a floor model) for $1899.
I also got them to knock off $100 on a $500 Definitive Tech sub. Maybe I hit Best Buy in a slow time but, I did get these prices. By the way, the 5080 is currently on sale at Best Buy for $2199

I believe it. I got a great deal on my new Sony at Circuit City not too long ago. The sales associates have no reason to discount the price, as they are not commission based, but if you are persistent and take it to a manager, they seem to be willing to work with you.

MikePainter
04-04-2008, 06:25 PM
Sorry Joe but, I did buy my brand new 5080 (not open box, not refurbished, not repaired or a floor model) for $1899.
I also got them to knock off $100 on a $500 Definitive Tech sub. Maybe I hit Best Buy in a slow time but, I did get these prices. By the way, the 5080 is currently on sale at Best Buy for $2199

It probably depends on where you are and if you get a salesperson or an order taker.

I went into BB with a fairly good budgit (and it was somebody elses money.)
I asked to see a 42 inch LCD and was told there are none. I mentioned a brand they did not carry and the blue shirt walked me to a row of LCD's, the first one of which was 42 inches.
I asked if we could hook it to a computer and DVD player since PowerPoint and SD DVD's would be most of what we would be using. No. :banghead:
I pointed out that plugging in cables was not that hard.
Maybe but they would have to move the TV and let their tech staff handle it.
The next day at Costco, they said, no problem, we'll just drag a laptop over.: