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BB's deal here:
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sams...Id=5768700
OK, based upon Zusas's posting here:

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Amazon has the 49" TV at a cheaper price:

UN49MU8000 for $647.99
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06X9VCP3W [amazon.com]
I just got BB to PM Amazon's price of $647.99. A savings of $52.00. If you use your qualified AMEX CC, then you can get $25.00 more off ($25 off $250 OR 2500 points add'l earned) and 2 points per $ purchased.

* After AMEX $25 off deal, then net is: $622.99.
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Seems like a crappy price, regardless if it's a Samsung.
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Seems like a crappy price, regardless if it's a Samsung.
Perhaps the price is crappy. Still, it is the cheapest I could get this TV today, that fits my entertainment center (max 43.5" width). Smilie
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Perhaps the price is crappy. Still, it is the cheapest I could get this TV today, that fits my entertainment center (max 43.5" width). https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...lies/smile.gif
Gotcha. Well, that works.
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Not a good deal, OP. You shouldn't pay more than $10/inch for TVs under 50 inches.
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Not a good deal, OP. You shouldn't pay more than $10/inch for TVs under 50 inches.
Maybe...

I am scheduled to pick it up on Friday so I can still cancel the order.

Here are my requirements; however:
  • 43.5" wide or less
  • RTINGS rating of 7.5 or higher
  • Nationwide ("authorized") dealer
While TCL and LG have 49" LCDs, they are not narrow enough to fit in my entertainment center. (Plus, text on low-end LGs are jacked!)

This leaves Samsung and Sony.

There is one 49" KS8000 available, but it is over $1K.

According to RTINGS:
MU8000 > X800E
X800D > X800E
At the end, we have MU8000 (VA) vs. X800D (IPS) @ 49"

Cheapest X800D @ 49" is ~$680, but not from nationwide dealer
Cheapest MU8000 @ 49" is ~$623 from the deal detailed in this thread

So, I challenge *you* to find a 4K LCD television that meets my requirements and I will gladly affirm your heuristic and return this MU8000 I just purchased, but have not taking ownership of. Peace
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Maybe...

I am scheduled to pick it up on Friday so I can still cancel the order.

Here are my requirements; however:
  • 43.5" wide or less
  • RTINGS rating of 7.5 or higher
  • Nationwide ("authorized") dealer
While TCL and LG have 49" LCDs, they are not narrow enough to fit in my entertainment center. (Plus, text on low-end LGs are jacked!)

This leaves Samsung and Sony.

There is one 49" KS8000 available, but it is over $1K.

According to RTINGS:
MU8000 > X800E
X800D > X800E
At the end, we have MU8000 (VA) vs. X800D (IPS) @ 49"

Cheapest X800D @ 49" is ~$680, but not from nationwide dealer
Cheapest MU8000 @ 49" is ~$623 from the deal detailed in this thread

So, I challenge *you* to find a 4K LCD television that meets my requirements and I will gladly affirm your heuristic and return this MU8000 I just purchased, but have not taking ownership of. Peace
Sorry, I don't really care enough to do the research for you. Sounds like you want this TV to fill your specific scenario but in general for most people this is not much of a deal.
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Not a good deal, OP. You shouldn't pay more than $10/inch for TVs under 50 inches.
That's an absolutely horrible metric. You're saying that a 49" x900e should be $490 and rated on the same scale as a Westinghouse 1080p TV.
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That's an absolutely horrible metric. You're saying that a 49" x900e should be $490 and rated on the same scale as a Westinghouse 1080p TV.
You're right, it should be $10/inch except for high-end TVs.
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You're right, it should be $10/inch except for high-end TVs.
So what 49 or 50 inch TV would you recommend in the $500-650 range, then?
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Sorry, I don't really care enough to do the research for you. Sounds like you want this TV to fill your specific scenario but in general for most people this is not much of a deal.
So, would you agree this is the best deal for the UN49MU8000FXZA at this moment?
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Perhaps the price is crappy. Still, it is the cheapest I could get this TV today, that fits my entertainment center (max 43.5" width). https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...lies/smile.gif
Depending on how many of your amex cards you have the best buy deal, you should break up the payment methods... theoretically if you are going to spend 750 at bestbuy through the offer period, you could save yourself $75 total.
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So, would you agree this is the best deal for the UN49MU8000FXZA at this moment?
No, because Amazon is back to $698 so the price match is no longer available; the Amex offer is YMMV; and even if you managed to get both the price match and Amex offer, depending on tax in your state you may have paid more after taxes than you could have gotten it at a no-tax retailer like B&H. You had very specific parameters and found this weekend's lowest price for yourself on a particular model that you wanted; good for you. But this is not a good deal for most others who are willing to wait for a good deal. In fact, what was your order total? The TV is currently $698 with no tax and free expedited shipping at B&H. If you paid more than that including tax and you still have to go pick it up at Best Buy, you didn't even create the best deal for your situation.

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Depending on how many of your amex cards you have the best buy deal, you should break up the payment methods... theoretically if you are going to spend 750 at bestbuy through the offer period, you could save yourself $75 total.
If you do that you forfeit credit card benefits like extended warranty.
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No, because Amazon is back to $698 so the price match is no longer available; the Amex offer is YMMV; and even if you managed to get both the price match and Amex offer, depending on tax in your state you may have paid more after taxes than you could have gotten it at a no-tax retailer like B&H. You had very specific parameters and found this weekend's lowest price for yourself on a particular model that you wanted; good for you. But this is not a good deal for most others who are willing to wait for a good deal. In fact, what was your order total? The TV is currently $698 with no tax and free expedited shipping at B&H. If you paid more than that including tax and you still have to go pick it up at Best Buy, you didn't even create the best deal for your situation.
OR: so no tax, no shipping. Cool

$699.99 is original price. Received email from BB for $52.00 credit, to be applied "in a few days", per chat. This means $647.99 "in a few days". After AMEX applies their discount, $622.99 net.
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OR: so no tax, no shipping. Cool

$699.99 is original price. Received email from BB for $52.00 credit, to be applied "in a few days", per chat. This means $647.99 "in a few days". After AMEX applies their discount, $622.99 net.
You're paying tax on the $647.99, before the Amex discount.
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