Dilemmas

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by RyanSR, Apr 3, 2002.

  1. RyanSR

    RyanSR Extra

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    Ugh...I really do not want to let this deal go, but I found and auctioneer in Europe who has a new Sony 40" plasma and will sell one to me for $1700 shipped. Now, this sounds way to0 good to be true. It probably is, but what if.... Aside from the obvious, is there an issue with these sets? Is there a sudden dumping of current generation HDTV sets in Europe?
     
  2. Patrice Congard

    Patrice Congard Auditioning

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    Living in Europe myself, I can tell you that $1700 is not the kind of price we can find for a 40"plasma. Typical street prices start form $8000 and above.

    There must be something wrong, so be careful.
     
  3. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    It might not be HDTV. Many plasma sets have just 480 rows of pixels (or 576 for PAL).
    Also you are buying it sight unseen. I wouldn't get involved unless there is some way of escrowing or postpoining the payment until you actually get working merchandise.
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  4. RyanSR

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    Thanks for advice. The Sony model is PFM-510A2W, 42" 1024x1024. He said it is a US model. Does this differ from one that is offered in Europe. I see that it can accept both PAL and NTSC. I will look into the escrow thing. As I am unfamiliar with such procedures, can anyone point me to a company that provides such services and with whom you may have had a good experience? $1700 shipped via UPS...hmmm.
     

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