BARGAIN Alert! Samsung 8500 $2900 at Best buy

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  1. 10smom macrumors regular

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    I feel good about my deal. Whatever you do, do not settle for the sticker price. Last week, before the samsung 9000, came out they wanted to sell to me for 4000. In the middle of week, 3400. Went in today for something else and said I will buy for 2900 and they excepted. Has anybody beaten that price?

    Please don't burst my bubble!:D
     
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    Um...this thread is useless unless you tell us where you got it...
     
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    Many places that sell high-end TVs, including Best Buy's Magnolia guys, will haggle.

    Best Buy officially won't price-match, but in practice, they usually will. Bring a print-out of an online price and they'll most likely match it.

    My TV had a sticker price of $2499 at Best Buy and they price-matched it at $2099, then accidentally opened the box moving it out of the shipping room and unexpectedly sold it to me as an open-box item for $1899 with some minor free throw-in like a Monster surge suppressor (don't remember now what the throw-in was). It helps that it was an older (but still great) model that was about to be replaced. In my case, it's the 46" Sony Bravia with local LED backlighting - one of the best pictures I've seen and generally great in every way except not super-thin (regular flat-panel dimensions) and no Internet widgets (which I get from my FIOS service and Apple TV anyway so I don't care).

    For the original poster, how big is the TV? Amazon has the 46" version right now for under $2800.
     
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    It was in the new best buy store at Park City, UT. Go to best buy and wheel and deal. I guess I can upload image of invoice and you can bring that in if it would help. I have a feeling if you talk to manager that they will give you price. That is what I did for final offer.

    This dealing was not done because of online price but just what I was willing to pay after hearing about the 9000 coming out, and that will surely mean drop in the 8500 prices, drastically. They have already been discontinued. Just a matter of time before the big drop in prices

    This was the largest 55" samsung 8500 that is priced at 3700 on amazon right now
     
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    That's a great price. Sadly after having capacitors blow in two 1 1/2 year old Samsung TVs I won't be buying any more Samsung products. Sure, $400 later my TVs are running again but still. Do a search on "Samsung TV clicking noise." or "Samsung TV bad capacitors" and you'll see what cheap Chinese parts and low quality control will get you these days. Too bad since I was a loyal Sammy customer for years.
     
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    I bought the best buy 3 year warranty which will replace the tv if things like you posted happen. They will even give a upgrade if tv is discontinued. Worth the 350 price
     
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    Not to be negative about your purchase, I love that model. Buying one very shortly! You should feel great about it!

    However just last week it was available from multiple places for under $2400, out the door. Including AMAZON. (buydig was under $2200!)

    Currently amazon has it for under $2400 if they do not collect tax in your state.

    http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1804179

    Dave
     
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    Hate to burst your bubble there Dave, but that's the UN55B8000, not the 8500. The 8000 has edge-lit LED lighting, whereas the 8500 has locally backlit LED lighting. The 8500 still goes for over $3k on Amazon.
     
  12. tamvly macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I got a 46" 8500 for $2400 .. and free shipping from Amazon. Amazing picture.

    Best Buy wanted $4000 including tax. No thanks, I think I can figure out how to install a TV.

    Now if I could only get rid of that 230 pound 32" Sony XBR ...
     
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    That is correct moviecutter. Also I got the 55". Which is the largest they have in 8500.

    I have it all hooked up now.

    Not too impressed with the widgets offered. Hoping I can add more.

    Looking forward to taking advantage of apple tv on this new tv screen.
     
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    Can you upload a picture of your invoice? I would like to try and get the same deal. Thanks!
     
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    $2739.98 @ Best Buy's Magnolia store...

    Pretty nice TV too...
     

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