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Samsung 60" 1080p 3D Smart LED HDTV Bundle UN60ES7150F at Costco B&M and Online $1949 + $200 Cash Card by mail = $1749 + Tax

zzrthr 14 December 20, 2012 at 06:58 AM in Brick & Mortar (B&M) (4) More Costco Wholesale Deals
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Costco has Samsung 60" Class 1080p 240Hz 3D Smart LED HDTV Bundle UN60ES7150F B&M and Online $1949 WITH $200 Cash Card by mail = $1749 + Tax. Shipping is Free.

(Better than Costco BF deal because of the Cash Card)

http://www.costco.com//.product.11768063.html

They also have
Samsung 55" Class 1080p 240Hz 3D Smart LED HDTV Bundle UN55ES7150F B&M and Online $1749 WITH $200 Cash Card by mail = $1549 + Tax. Shipping is Free.

(Same as Costco BF deal even after including the Cash Card)

http://www.costco.com/Samsung-55%...64872.html

Offer Valid 12/16/12 through 12/29/12 ***

*** Cash card will be mailed to billing address on file at time of transaction. Cash card delivery may take up to four weeks.

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This is a great TV and does include a wireless bluetooth keyboard in the box (which the UN60ES7100 does not), but keep in mind the way that Costco rings up this TV is: $3149.99 + tax - $1200 instant rebate. You end up paying tax on the extra $1200 before it is taken off. - Thanks e-boy

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I'd say tax kills this for most. Samsung's new UPP model is in effect and there are no "deals" to be found anywhere on their nicer Plasma/LED panels. Given their record number of HDTV units sold in October, I imagine this new fixed pricing model is here to stay for the foreseeable future.
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Well, Samsung just lost my business as I refuse to accept their stupid price policy... there are other manufacturers with great products out there.
I intended to replace my not so old Sony HDTV for a Samsung 8000 series...not anymore, they can shove it! Smilie

http://hdguru.com/will-samsungs-new-pricing-plan-end-hdtv-price-shopping-hd-guru-exclusive/7317/
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Quote from Hawk600 View Post :
Well, Samsung just lost my business as I refuse to accept their stupid price policy... there are other manufacturers with great products out there.
I intended to replace my Sony HDTv for a Samsing 8000 series, not anymore, they can shove it! Smilie

http://hdguru.com/will-samsungs-n...sive/7317/
Agreed.. Samsung can take their forced premium pricing and shove it.
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Quote from sonicanatidae View Post :
Agreed.. Samsung can take their forced premium pricing and shove it.
LG has similar products and this looks the way to go...I was hesitating to buy a Samsung LCD due to the complaints about black levels and imperfect screen uniformity, now this is just the silver lining. shake head
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Quote from Hawk600 View Post :
Well, Samsung just lost my business as I refuse to accept their stupid price policy... there are other manufacturers with great products out there.
I intended to replace my not so old Sony HDTV for a Samsung 8000 series...not anymore, they can shove it! Smilie

http://hdguru.com/will-samsungs-new-pricing-plan-end-hdtv-price-shopping-hd-guru-exclusive/7317/
Yup, and a Samsung Marketing EVP went into further detail:

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The new Samsung UPP differs from its more traditional minimum advertised pricing (MAP) program in that it sets guidelines for minimum selling prices rather than imposing suggested caps on the prices at which products can be advertised.

"Dealers are free to sell products at whatever prices they choose to," Stinziano clarified, "but our unilateral policy says that if you sell below a certain price, there is a schedule of penalties that goes along with that."

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This obviously discourages retailers from cutting the consumer a deal. While I understand their reasoning, I don't think Samsung's reputation has earned the right to dictate price. Compared to an Apple who implements similar practices, for example, Samsung's CS dept is subpar and their quality is nowhere near superior to competing brands.

It seems to be working, however, which is a shame.
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This is a great TV and does include a wireless bluetooth keyboard in the box (which the UN60ES7100 does not), but keep in mind the way that Costco rings up this TV is:

$3149.99 + tax - $1200 instant rebate

So the $1749 + tax isn't quite accurate. You end up paying tax on the extra $1200 before it is taken off. For my local tax rate (5.1%) that comes out to $61.20 in extra tax

For me, this TV works out to $2110.64 - $200 cash card = $1919.64

This price is not bad considering that you can pick it up locally and do get the wireless keyboard, but the recent online deals (i.e. Amazon, BuyDig) for $1997 with $200 gift/Visa cards were a bit better.
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Quote from triwood View Post :
Yup, and a Samsung Marketing EVP went into further detail:
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The new Samsung UPP differs from its more traditional minimum advertised pricing (MAP) program in that it sets guidelines for minimum selling prices rather than imposing suggested caps on the prices at which products can be advertised.
"Dealers are free to sell products at whatever prices they choose to," Stinziano clarified, "but our unilateral policy says that if you sell below a certain price, there is a schedule of penalties that goes along with that."
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This obviously discourages retailers from cutting the consumer a deal. While I understand their reasoning, I don't think Samsung's reputation has earned the right to dictate price. Compared to an Apple who implements similar practices, for example, Samsung's CS dept is subpar and their quality is nowhere near superior to competing brands.
It seems to be working, however, which is a shame.
Thank you for the further details, sadly this kind of policy works as long there is people willing to pay the imposed price....shake head
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But this is also why you are seeing 'Cash Cards' or other store credit. I am fine with keeping the price what it is, just offer further incentives at the retailer. When it is a store like Costco I do not mind gift cards.

Sure I wish it was not this way but Samsung does make some good TV's!
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I was looking at getting this deal, but it sounds like some of you on here think this is overpriced due to the fixed pricing by Samsung. Are there other comparable TVs for a better price right now from another manufacturer? I've searched but this seems to be the best bang for the buck right now.
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Quote from truebluecoug View Post :
I was looking at getting this deal, but it sounds like some of you on here think this is overpriced due to the fixed pricing by Samsung. Are there other comparable TVs for a better price right now from another manufacturer? I've searched but this seems to be the best bang for the buck right now.
Take a look @ this LG:
http://www.lg.com/ca_en/tvs/lg-55LM7600 Wink
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Quote from Hawk600 View Post :
Take a look @ this LG:
http://www.lg.com/ca_en/tvs/lg-55LM7600 Wink
That does look like a better deal for the 55", but I'm looking for a 60"--any ideas for good options?
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Quote from truebluecoug View Post :
That does look like a better deal for the 55", but I'm looking for a 60"--any ideas for good options?
One idea - Costco has been putting clean returns and open boxes on their shelves recently with a discount - they test them out and the usual full Costco warranty still applies. Wait until after Christmas and then watch your Costco's shelves from 12/26 through 12/29 while this rebate and gift card are still in effect. I managed to do this with the black Friday week discount on this model (the rebate was $1200 that week as well) - I went in the first day the rebate was on and got the discount and the bumped up rebate. $1400 + the taxes. No guarantees and can't control what post-Christmas returns might come back, but worth a shot and a bit of effort.
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