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Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: Missy ()
Date: September 26, 2010 11:07AM

Can anyone tell me where the cheapest place to buy a new television?? Walmart? Best Buy? Costco! Football starts in less than two hours and my TV just died!

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: asdfzxcv ()
Date: September 26, 2010 11:17AM

Costco has the best combo of prices and return policy if needed.

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: ...in the 22039 ()
Date: September 26, 2010 11:19AM

If you are looking for cheap, the televisions at Wal Mart are tough to beat on price. Vizio is not a top brand though...

I have bought three of my last sets at Belmont TV (whatever you want, pick Belmont) www.belmonttv.com

That said, after New Year's, I (reluctantly) bought my last TV at Best Buy (due to the deep, deep discounts).

I hope this helps!

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: novaguy81 ()
Date: September 26, 2010 11:42AM

Walmart does not sell the same TVs that are sold elsewhere - they're often stripped down versions of the same models, though. It was in the news recently, and you can probably find the detailed information if you Google it.

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: Missy ()
Date: September 26, 2010 11:50AM

Thanks,Guys! I have been looking at Costco and Walmart, now I will look at Belmont as well...off I go :)

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: fourleaf ()
Date: September 26, 2010 12:49PM

Go to dealnews.com and they'll have the best places posted, or craigslist.

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: TomMadison ()
Date: September 26, 2010 12:53PM

Do you really need a new TV right now? If so, HH Gregg still has a sale, but it sounds like you are not going to have much time to comparison shop. Personally, I think that Costco is the way to go since you can buy it today, watch it for a week or two and then return it with no restocking fee if you find something in the interim that you like better.

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: September 26, 2010 04:51PM

If you can wait, the best time to buy a TV is right after the Superbowl. There are so many open box deals. Basically, people buy a TV for the game and then return it a few days later.

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: vinny ()
Date: September 26, 2010 05:43PM

back of a truck usually has the best prices

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: graymoose1 ()
Date: September 26, 2010 06:53PM

H.H.Greg

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: GoHere ()
Date: September 26, 2010 07:10PM

Myer Emco

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: Actually,GoHere ()
Date: September 26, 2010 07:11PM

Circuit City

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: ROFLPucking ()
Date: September 26, 2010 07:13PM

Cuiruict City closed months ago.

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: Priapus ()
Date: September 26, 2010 07:32PM

I got my tv from Belmont but their best deals are the ones online

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: September 26, 2010 07:52PM

Goodwill.

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: ...in the 22039 ()
Date: September 26, 2010 09:04PM

While my advice to buy from Belmont may have been used by the OP, I also thought I would chime back in and suggest Craigslist.

While you could probably find a better variety of TVs around a holiday (like Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, etc.), you might find some on there now...

Anyways, just a thought

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: good one ()
Date: September 28, 2010 11:33AM

Tweeter is a good place. check it out.

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: slubdawg ()
Date: September 28, 2010 11:55AM

Key Features * TruMotion 120Hz * Full HD 1080p Resolution

I copied this from one of the product descriptions from the Belmont site. I don't understand what it means. Any help?

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: say ()
Date: September 28, 2010 12:11PM

What is it with TVs nowadays? Do they not last very long? I know people that buy a new TV every year or two, what the fuck's with that?

My TVs are all CRTs and the newest one is about 15 years old. The oldest is from 1985. They all work great.

The new ones I see in stores look pretty nifty but I ain't buying one until I have to. I like those $0.00 balances on my credit cards.

Plus, shit in high-def is still shit.

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: slubdawg ()
Date: September 28, 2010 12:52PM

say Wrote:
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> What is it with TVs nowadays? Do they not last
> very long? I know people that buy a new TV every
> year or two, what the fuck's with that?
>
> My TVs are all CRTs and the newest one is about 15
> years old. The oldest is from 1985. They all
> work great.
>
> The new ones I see in stores look pretty nifty but
> I ain't buying one until I have to. I like those
> $0.00 balances on my credit cards.
>
> Plus, shit in high-def is still shit.


I'm with you, say. Maybe that's why I don't know what all those terms and numbers mean. It could also mean I'm clueless when it comes to electronics.

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: jhey ()
Date: September 28, 2010 03:33PM

slubdawg Wrote:
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> Key Features * TruMotion 120Hz * Full HD 1080p
> Resolution
>
> I copied this from one of the product descriptions
> from the Belmont site. I don't understand what it
> means. Any help?

  • TruMotion 120Hz -- This means the TV is powered by Sony's TruMotion processor, operating at a speed of 120 hertz

  • Full HD -- This means that the TV gives you full access to all HD content from your cable company, for free. Cox or Comcast might try to tell you that you have to pay for HBO and Showtime HD, but they do this because most people don't know any better and will pay up. Stick to your guns and they'll eventually cave. Threaten their safety if you have to.

  • 1080p -- This is the price of the TV: 1,080 British pence, or at the current exchange rate, about $17. British TVs ("tellies") are much cheaper than American ones because the cost is partially subsidized ("subsidised") through a TV license fee that all Britons must pay.



Unfortunately, British TVs are incompatible with North American programming, so this TV can only show old James Bond movies or shows like Benny Hill, Top Gear or That's Me Bum. Though it should be noted that some have had success watching Australian programs ("programmes") since their accents are closer to British ones than American ones.

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: slubdawg ()
Date: September 28, 2010 03:36PM

jhey, as always this board provides some comical relief while at work. Even though I'm still not sure what all that means, I'm still laughing.

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: September 28, 2010 03:39PM

say Wrote:
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> What is it with TVs nowadays? Do they not last
> very long? I know people that buy a new TV every
> year or two, what the fuck's with that?


Anything built nowadays is crap. I got a 55" LCD Sony Wega that is pretty much shit. Evidentially this model (2003 edition) started having problems with some component that made the TV have blue blobs/streaks/clouds in the picture. All my NFL games look like it's on the Smurf Turf and actors look like Mr. Freeze. It costs more to replace the component (~$1,200) than to get a new TV and of course Sony won't cover it or even admit there is a problem. But that's just the crap TV that nobody really watches unless the newer TV in the basement is occupied.

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: Iben Yanknoff ()
Date: September 28, 2010 03:43PM

There's a Mexican selling TV's from a step van in a shopping center parking lot in Manassas Park off route 28 full of 52"+ Samsung and Sony BRAVIA 1080p LCD's. I would imagine they would be worth checking out.

Or..you could just roll his tacomonkey ass and have your choice, for free.

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: TV_Guru ()
Date: September 28, 2010 04:36PM

Amazon.Com and Frys.Com will beat best buy by hundreds guaranteed. They will also ship to your house for free in most instances, and you will pay no tax.

If you actually have the money for this TV, and am not putting it on layaway credit, I strongly suggest you check out Craigslist for some pretty good deals, but TV's depreciate so quickly that most people can't fathom losing half the value of their tv in a year.

Best Buy will have it's occassional good deal. I believe there was a 42" Plasma 720p on sale a month ago for $399.99.

If you absolutely must get a TV that night, which was 3 days ago, I would go to wal mart and pick up a vizio that's in the middle of the walking aisles. They had a nice package for a 46" LED TV with a Blu-Ray Player for $999.99 the other night.

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: TV_Guru ()
Date: September 28, 2010 04:38PM

TV_Guru Wrote:
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> If you absolutely must get a TV that night, which
> was 3 days ago, I would go to wal mart and pick up
> a vizio that's in the middle of the walking
> aisles. They had a nice package for a 46" LED TV
> with a Blu-Ray Player for $999.99 the other night.


Oh yea, I forgot to say that this is a SONY LED TV with a SONT Blu-Ray Player.

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: Taylor ()
Date: September 28, 2010 05:11PM

Anyone considering buying a new television, you might want to hold off on buying anything for a few months yet. The cost of large flat-screen televisions is supposed to TUMBLE pretty soon. Read this article from CNN Money before you drop any hard earned cash.

http://money.cnn.com/2010/09/23/technology/lcd_tv_prices/index.htm



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/28/2010 05:11PM by Taylor.

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: lcd_me ()
Date: September 28, 2010 10:00PM

Taylor Wrote:
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> Anyone considering buying a new television, you
> might want to hold off on buying anything for a
> few months yet. The cost of large flat-screen
> televisions is supposed to TUMBLE pretty soon.
> Read this article from CNN Money before you drop
> any hard earned cash.
>
> http://money.cnn.com/2010/09/23/technology/lcd_tv_
> prices/index.htm

Let's be realistic here. The difference will probably be a couple (as in 2) hundred at most for a larger one. For this guy who was freaking out that he didn't have a TV for the game in 1 hour, I doubt he will want to wait a couple of months when half the football season is over. I paid 1400 bucks for my tv a year and half ago, and it's probably worth about 700-800 now, but it was honestly worth every penny. Why get a big screen if you can't watch football?

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: R6 ()
Date: September 30, 2010 05:40PM

I know at costco they have 60" flat screens for $1,500, I paid over 3k for mine brand new 4 years ago and it is only a 42". I am Pissed!

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: Actuall, GoHere ()
Date: October 01, 2010 07:44AM

ROFLPucking Wrote:
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> Cuiruict City closed months ago

Really? You must be new to this forum. Oh, and:

http://www.spellchecker.net/spellcheck/

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: October 01, 2010 09:16AM

It was in the news that an overstock of flat screens will force retailers to lower prices in time for Black Friday. A 32 inch TV can be had for under $400.


http://money.cnn.com/2010/09/23/technology/lcd_tv_prices/index.htm

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: Wes ()
Date: November 04, 2012 08:41PM

Jhey: 1080p is not the price. Haha! It is the pixel resolution. Dude get your facts before you start making shit up.

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: Per ()
Date: November 04, 2012 08:45PM

I bought a 47 inch LG at Best Buy around thanksgiving last year. They had 18 months free financing so I pay like 50 bucks a month.

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: Per ()
Date: November 04, 2012 08:46PM

Wow old thread, whoops.

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: Duh! ()
Date: November 04, 2012 08:53PM

Wes Wrote:
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> Jhey: 1080p is not the price. Haha! It is the
> pixel resolution. Dude get your facts before you
> start making shit up.

Wes, you are an idiot! Go, learn some sarcasm first!

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: Go Online ()
Date: November 04, 2012 09:08PM

Missy Wrote:
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> Can anyone tell me where the cheapest place to buy
> a new television?? Walmart? Best Buy? Costco!
> Football starts in less than two hours and my TV
> just died!

I bought a 50" plasma Panasonic TV on AMAZON. No sales tax, free shipping, and free setup. $699. Took about a week. Great TV for watching the Deadskins lose every week.

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: hawkey ()
Date: November 05, 2012 06:35AM

Goodwill in Fairfax City sells them for $4.95 all sizes

salvation army in Annandale still charging $30+ fuck that

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: Myfriend ()
Date: November 05, 2012 07:41AM

My friend Julio, works at Best Buy. He got me a new in box 55" Sony for a $100. I just had to meet him at the Fairlakes Best Buy after they closed one night. He will do the same for you. Let me know what you are looking for. $100 - $200 cash!

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Re: Cheapest place to buy a new television...
Posted by: mi amigo ()
Date: November 05, 2012 08:25AM

forget that see Julio outside the 7-11 on Backlick across from Mikes. He will hook you up and throw in a state inspection sticker for free.

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