View Full Version : Need Help Finding a TV!
07-07-2000, 08:59 AM
Can anyone point me in the right direction with respect to buying a 25" or a 27" TV. I am looking to spend $300-$400. Now I know that sounds like a very low amount but I keep hearing there are deals out there for TV's at that price. (And frankly that is all I can afford to put in a small room of my house) I was leaning toward the good old realiable American name...Zenith. What do you think? I owned a Zenith for 24 years before it died and I hear their prices are affordable. I just need something that has S-Video for my New DVD player and add-on mini home theater system.
Any help and ideas anyone has is greately appreciated as always! You guys are the best!
07-07-2000, 11:00 AM
I bought a 27' Philips Magnavox from Mercata about three weeks ago and love it. I bought the TV on a powerbuy for $369. They let me use $75 of my $Mercata dollars which brought the price to $293. I then begin to have trouble between Mercata and my Credit Card company, so they CSR at Mercata gave me another $20 off. They have free shipping, so the final price I paid was about $273. If I had bought the same TV at wal-mart it would have cost me about $414 after tax.
I would suggest trying mercata. The TV I bought is currently at $377.18 with a day left to go. BTW, it took me 7 days to get the tv.
Go to <a href="http://www.mercata.com" target="new">www.mercata.com</a> choose TV's under electronics and then choose what size TV you are looking for. The one I purchase was the "Philips 27-Inch Stereo TV w/PIP, TP2784C"
[This message has been edited by humpy (edited 07-07-2000).]
07-07-2000, 11:03 AM
I will go to the site on my lunch break and check it out. To get the $75 off did you have tp be a member and earn that $75 off somehow. I am just curious! Thanks again.
07-07-2000, 11:19 AM
no, when you sign up as a new member, you get 100 mercata dollars. You can only use up to 20% of the final price as mercata dollars. So basically, it's a 20% off with a limit of a $100 max discount.
07-07-2000, 11:33 AM
Another question about Mercata though...
It says $49.00 for shipping and the PowerBuy price is $377.18, but you mentioned Free Shipping...does that exist?
What I can do I suppose is take 20% off of $377.18 (which saves me about $75) and then that is 302.18$
Have I said everything right so far? Looks like a Great Buy and I am very excited about this, but paying 49$ for shipping I would like to avoid if possible...let me know...thanks!
There's a shipping??
hmmmm..I thought all mercata shipping is free. Crap better check that out...just bought a tv, AC, razor, and a Air cleaner....
07-07-2000, 01:06 PM
I've mentioned this before, but it's worth repeating in this thread. If there's a Service Merchandise in your area, they are clearing out all TVs, stereos, etc., as well as furniture and toys, as they will no longer be selling these items. I believe the discount is currently 30% off original price for TVs, 35% for stereo equipment, and 40% for furniture.
Now, mind you, I'm taking the word of the store manager here that it's a company-wide clearance, not limited to just my local store. It's definitely worth a look.
07-07-2000, 01:36 PM
If you can, check out the B&M stores, and see if they still have a couple JVC D-Series left. The 27" line has been discontinued, but its a great TV with component inputs (great for DVD players), and a relavtively flat screen. Its not the WEGA, but you might be able to pick it up for 300 and change..
07-07-2000, 09:42 PM
I'm buying Panasonic 27" for only $269 on www.shoppinglist.com (http://www.shoppinglist.com)
(check it out in electronics section)
07-08-2000, 12:15 AM
This might be a place that a lot of people overlook when looking for deals, but I have found lots of stuff on sale in the clearance areas of sears. Most of it has been unused, brand new merchandise, that was discontinued, or they were trying to just get rid of. I have purchased a 27" Sony TV (KV-27S42 the non-pip version) for $290, an emachine 366c (cyrix 366 chip) for $190 --- bought them in november, 1999. My brother got a 32" Sony TV with PIP for about $450 or so. A buddy bought an acer celeron 500 computer for about $420 in January or so I think. I also bought my dad a previously-used lawnmower that was brought back to be serviced - it was $370 when new - got it for $135 with no bag, but got that for $20 (half off regular of $40). I was the best looking one of the bunch of returned mowers, and has worked perfectly. Even had gas in it still!</P>
In my area, Sears has some great deals. It seems that the usual markdown day is either Wednesday, or Thursday, but occasionally Friday. Check it out.
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