Toshiba 57H82 price quote too much????

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  1. Kris Coffin

    Kris Coffin Stunt Coordinator

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    So I have finally come to a decision on which HDTV we want to go with, the Toshiba 57H82. So I headed down to the local B&M and they had it on the floor marked at $3424.00

    Asked what the total price would be, taxes, extended warranty and delivery included, and he came back with $4500!!!

    He told me that's the best he can do. Does this look right? I figure that the TV with tax at the marked price is only $3900. $600 for warranty and delivery? That seems like robbery.

    Can someone here let me know what I can be looking at for a best price point of view, or am I the one who is crazy for thinking this is way too much.

    Thanx much.
     
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    Keith, I just pricescanned the set you mentioned and it showed up at around $2000 at all the stores that popped up. I have never purchased an item such as this online, but maybe someone can chime in on whether or not this is a practical thing to do or not. For the price, it seems like a good thing. Have you considered buying from an online store?
     
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    Keep in mind that Kris may be quoting his price in Canadian funds. $2000 US is about $2950 Canadian. So, the price still sounds somewhat high. Do the Canadian Sears stores (if they exist) price match internet prices like their US counterparts do?

    Also, check outthis thread for Candian prices on the 50H82 and the 57H82.
     
  4. Kris Coffin

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    I know that Futureshop will beat any advertised price online, or printer by 5%. Don't know if they will match a American seller though.
     
  5. MichaelFusick

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    Not without conversion of money...
     
  6. Michael TLV

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    Greetings

    Delivery is usually $30 to $50 when it is not thrown in for free.

    Extended warranty cost is usually between $200 to $400 if you take it to 5 years. These are also negotiable ...

    List for the 57H82 is about $4000.

    You cannot take US pricing and simply convert it. The pricing structure in Canada is different than in the US. The TV's also tend to have longer warranties in Canada. The sales model in Canada is different.

    Regards
     
  7. George_W_K

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    First of all, I apologize for not looking at your location.

    And thank you, Michael, I didn't realize the differences between our markets.
     
  8. Michael TLV

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    Greetings

    Don't sweat it. [​IMG] It's not that obvious at times.

    Some things like 34" tube sets from toshiba for instance ... sell for $2800 CDN here ... and the US store price is actually around the $2500 range.

    Ditto for DVD market ...

    You pay $20-23 for a new release ... we pay $20 to 27 for the same thing. There would be no DVD market in Canada if DVD's were all $35 to $40 if you factor in exchange.

    We pay $1.29 for a lb of washington apples ... you pay $1.29 for the same apples ...

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  9. EricTownsend

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    I just purchased a Toshiba 57HDX82 yesterday, from a local reseller called Huppins HiFi. They are on the web as www.onecall.com. I paid $2050 + $50 for local delivery and setup + $275 for a 5 year warranty. Total out the door price was $2375, and that is for the HDX model which is the Cinema Series. I think you can get a much better price on the 57H82. In fact, check out onecall.
    By the way... The picture on this set is simply amazing!
    Good luck!
    -Eric
     
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    Kris, $3899 is the suggested selling price on the 57H82. I think the lowest price I've ever advertised was $3599.
     
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    Check onecall.com... They have the 57H82, in stock, for $2199 shipped before a 10% discount.
    -Eric

    oh... that is US Dollars by the way.
     
  12. Roy Wallace

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    Kris:
    I just purchaced the Toshiba 57HDX82 from the Bay and the final price ended up being $4000.00CAN including GST and delivery.
    That included the sales dude giving me a really good deal.


    Roy
     

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