Notifications
Clear all

Large screen TVs

 

chockman
(@chockman)
Trusted Member
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 512
January 3, 2010 8:27 pm  

Where is the best place on St Croix to buy a 60 plus inch TV ? Or would it be cheaper to ship one in ?


Quote
Jim Dandy
(@jim_dandy)
Trusted Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 1057
January 3, 2010 8:50 pm  

Check Mike's Electronics and the Sears/Kmart Appliance store at Sunny Isle. I have never seen a 60" at Cost U Less.

Freight plus insurance will cost you at least $500 from stateside.

Jim


ReplyQuote
chockman
(@chockman)
Trusted Member
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 512
January 3, 2010 9:00 pm  

Thanks,Jim.


ReplyQuote
billd
(@billd)
Trusted Member
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 1085
January 3, 2010 10:05 pm  

look to see if you buy a tv FROM THE MAINLAND if the warranty is valid. I know, first hand, that appliances are NOT covered if you purchase them in the main land.


ReplyQuote
chockman
(@chockman)
Trusted Member
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 512
January 3, 2010 10:11 pm  

Thanks for the warranty info. That was something I had not considered.


ReplyQuote
kingofpossibility
(@kingofpossibility)
Advanced Member
Joined: 13 years ago
Posts: 34
January 4, 2010 5:27 am  

Check this out if I can help you out...
https://www.vimovingcenter.com/talk/read.php?5,128492


ReplyQuote
SkysTheLimit
(@SkysTheLimit)
Trusted Member
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 1914
January 4, 2010 10:38 am  

If you buy one locally the VI Energy office will rebate 30% if it qualifies as Energy Star. And you get a warranty.


ReplyQuote
Justin
(@Justin)
Advanced Member
Joined: 13 years ago
Posts: 53
January 4, 2010 11:40 am  

If you buy one locally the VI Energy office will rebate 30% if it qualifies as Energy Star. And you get a warranty.

What is the process to obtain this rebate?


ReplyQuote
Molly
(@Molly)
Advanced Member
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 263
January 4, 2010 2:46 pm  

I think that the $500 shipping cost is way off the mark. We ordered a plasma from Sam's Club and had free shipping to Tropical's Miami office. Then I only had to pay the additional shipping to them. I would call and get a quote. Sam's has great prices on TV's.


ReplyQuote
chockman
(@chockman)
Trusted Member
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 512
January 4, 2010 2:52 pm  

Thanks Molly. I don't know what they will do but Cost Co has one hell of a warranty on their TV's .


ReplyQuote
Molly
(@Molly)
Advanced Member
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 263
January 4, 2010 3:46 pm  

I think that it was a standard one year warranty at Sam's club. Thankfully we haven't had any trouble, it would be a pain in the ass if we had to return the thing!


ReplyQuote
chockman
(@chockman)
Trusted Member
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 512
January 4, 2010 4:21 pm  

I believe Cost Co's warranty states for the life of the product. Whatever the product life of a TV is. It would be a pain to return one.


ReplyQuote
Jim Dandy
(@jim_dandy)
Trusted Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 1057
January 4, 2010 4:57 pm  

Note I also included insurance in my estimate. If you don't buy the insurance from VI Cargo, then they have little or no liability for any damages on glass items damaged in transit. Who can prove thaqt it wasn't damaged by the shipper before they took delivery of it for you. If you insure the TV they open the package and or inspect for damage before accepting the TV for shipment. Then then are willing to insure the item.

You will also have to pay taxes and duties on the item in the VI.

Jim


ReplyQuote
luvinstx
(@luvinstx)
Active Member
Joined: 14 years ago
Posts: 16
January 4, 2010 5:48 pm  

Something Else to think about is you have to ship the TV back to repair it and then back here, I have bought several TV,s from Mike and have had a few problems with them and he was terrific at fixing them with no charge..


ReplyQuote
SkysTheLimit
(@SkysTheLimit)
Trusted Member
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 1914
January 4, 2010 6:17 pm  

If you buy one locally the VI Energy office will rebate 30% if it qualifies as Energy Star. And you get a warranty.

What is the process to obtain this rebate?

Take the receipt, owners manual, and serial # to the VI Energy office to apply. Then wait for a check.

FYI
LCD TVs run cooler and use less power. They are also better in a bright room. But......Plasma has a tad better picture due to true blacks.
I prefer LCD but do your own homework. Since I install Satellite TV I see alot of TVs!! The most popular recently have been the Samsung LCDs. Excellent TV.


ReplyQuote
stiphy
(@stiphy)
Trusted Member
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 956
January 4, 2010 7:54 pm  

My 47" cost less than $100 in VI Cargo fees/taxes to ship. No insurance though so I was risking it. The price difference was so great that it was worth the risk and everything worked out fine. KMart applicance store still has my set for $800 more than what I paid for it 3 years ago on sale.

The downside as mentioned is warranty etc. The 30% energy rebate (while a bit ridiculous IMO...really, energy rebates on flatscreens?!?!) may make things more competitive and may make it wise to consider local vendors once again.

60" DLP's are also an option if you don't want to wall mount...may cost a bit more to ship but they can be had online for sub $1000!

Sean


ReplyQuote
Search this website
Close Menu