Buying TVs on STT: KMart or Cost U Less
Were would you all recommend buying TVs on STT. Who has the better selection and prices, KMart or Cost U Less. i am looking to buy a 26' and a 32' LCD. thanks for your thoughts.
I like Electronics Unlimited, but their prices are higher than I want to pay...I ended up getting a 37" Sylvania LCD for only $799...regularly $1,299...ya just gotta be where the deals are, when they are...e-Bay was where I was al set to purchase till I saw that deal at K-Mart....Even Eadio Shack has some good deals lately...I think I saw a 32" Olevia for $799 last time I was in...
I went to K-Mart in C'Sted to buy a 50" Samsung plasma for $1,399 the day before emancipation day. It was the first day of the sale but they "sold out". They had one besides the floor model. They said they I could get one in a couple of week..or so. The other 50" plasmas were $2,000+. It seemed suspiciously like switch and bait. I ended up ordering one from Amazon and shipping it via VI Cargo. I have noticed that they have stacks of 32" Sylvania so you shouldn't have a problem getting that one.
I purchased a 50 inch Sony Plasma and 46 inch Sony LCD from Electronics Unlimited. They are definitely higher priced and I used them for two reasons, first I am lazy, second I am mechanically helpless. The guys from Electronics Unlimited handled everything for me from delivery to mounting, to initial set up and if I need them for anything they come out pretty quick to handle it.
Snipping most of Marty's quote except this: "I think I saw a 32" Olevia for $799 last time I was in..."
If you're looking to buy an Olevia TV, be aware that their parent company, Syntax-Brillian Corporation, just filed for bankruptcy protection.
A newly formed company (Olevia Int'l Group, LLC) purchased Syntax Brillian's assets and $60M in debts. This might not be good news for warranty issues.
July 8 (Reuters) - U.S. television set and digital camera maker Syntax-Brillian Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday after a year of weak sales, litigation, executive changes, accounting problems and liquidity concerns.
The seller of the Olevia brand of LCD TVs, formed with the November 30, 2005 merger of Syntax Groups and Brillian Corp, sought protection from creditors with the U.S. bankruptcy court in Delaware, court papers show.
I don't trust warranties anyway, if you have to ship it to wherever and wait forever.
I have not bought a TV at Electronics Unlimited because I found them to be very expensive too, but I have been told by a couple of people that they actually take the back off the TV and reinforce "stuff" (how's that for technical), and then they extend the warranty. In our environment, that can be a really good thing.
bought an LCD in kmart (on a really good sale) because I was able to buy the Kmart warranty along with it, and speaking with the warranty folk on the phone they indicated stx would be covered....I haven't had to use it --and it wasn't terribly expensive--cheap in fact, if we ever need it and it actually covers.
"...my home theater is worth a little over $12K..."
WOW! That's some serious equipment.
Yeah, it certainly shames the movie theaters! Haha! Here's a pic while it is 'en process':
Last nite I watched Blue Man Group "Complex Rock Tour Live" on DVD (Blu-ray isn't out yet) from back in '03, and , lemme tell ya....my place was a-shakin'! The glasses in the cabinet, silverware in the drawers, pics on the wall...and the couches?!? Yikes! I thought I was getting a message! haha! And this was with the volume at 25db LOWER than what my pre-pro recommends for 'accurate THX theater reproduction'!
Here's a list of equipment I have, so far: (MSRP - My Cost)
-Sylvania 37" LCD TV ($1,299 - $799)
-Outlaw Audio 950 Pre/Pro ($1,200 - $300)
-Acurus A250 Main Amp ($1,000 - $300)
-Definitive Technology BP7002's for Mains ($2,398 - $1,800)
(built in powered 12" sub in each one)
-Acurus A100x3 Center and Surround Amp ($1,000 - $400)
-DefTech CLR2500 for Center Channel ($899 - $650)
(10" powered sub built in)
-DefTech BP2X for Side Surround ($538 - $220)
-Velodyne CHT-8 for Side Surround Sub ($299 - $152.5)
-Acurus A150 Rear Surround amp ($850 - $312.90)
-DefTech BP2X for Rear Surround ($538 - $220)
-Two (2) Polk Audio PSW10 for Rear Subs ($199 - $169/$131)
-Sony PS3 for Blu-Ray/DVD/CD/games ($499 - $350)
-GlowPower Zyxt Interconnects ($1,443 - $334)
-Anti-Cable speaker cables for main and center ($44)
-12 gauge Monster Sub Audio Cable ($99 - $30)
-Honeywell 12Ga speaker wire (200') ($299 - $85)
$12,734 MSRP....and I paid $6,385.85...not bad, huh?
I have it all set up as a 7.1 (well, 7.5 actually!) system, but, I'm sure it'll be different a month from now!