New TW40H80 or Used TW40X80

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  1. Clint

    Clint Stunt Coordinator

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    Option 1: Used (a year old) Toshiba TW40X80 HDTV with the stand, and 4 year Best Buy Warranty for $2000
    Option 2: New Toshiba TW40H80 HDTV with the stand, and probably just the standard factory warranty for whatever I can negotiate for less than $2300 not incl. tax or shipping.
    So which would you guys choose and why, thanks.
     
  2. GordonL

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    I would get a new 40H80 for $1800 delivered. www.800.com
     
  3. Carl Johnson

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    I haven't compared features of those models, but on something that expensive $300 more to get a new one would sounds like the best choice. I'm sure that Best Buy hypes their extended warranty, but I wouldn't even consider getting an open box projection TV. For all you know that thing could have been on display for 10 hrs a day 7 days a week for a whole year, which adds up to a few years worth of strain in your average home.
     
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    NEVER, EVER buy a used RPTV. It will most certainly have suffered burn-in from being in torch mode and the image will go dimmer before its time. It's risky enough buying a NEW RPTV! So don't go used. You will regret it.
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  5. Clint

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    Thanks for your input. I am going to go with the new one instead, but now I have another question: have you guys dealt with 800.com or OneCall.com for high purchase items (greater than $1500)? I am thinking about buying the set online for cost considerations over the standard 'B&M' stores, but if support and service from an online vendor is problematic then I might want to reconsider. Any advice?
     
  6. John Morris

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    Personnally, I'd get the new 50H81 for around $2100 from Sears.
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  7. Clint

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    Hey John,
    I never heard of that model before, care to share any info that you have on it.
     
  8. Prentice Cotham

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    Clint,
    Your Best Buy should have the 50h81 in stock and on display. Go take a look. It's the most popular HD we sell right now IMO.
     
  9. steve jaros

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    Never get a used RPTV. Never.
    Don't buy the TW40H80 other than from an authorized dealer, otherwise Toshiba could refuse to honor the warranty.
     

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