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Sorry Mincey, IMHO you have gone to far with your complaints. Everyone new that the stock was running low and those who left they purcheses and endless chase for the best deal to the last moment, can only blame themselves. Why buying now knowing that you can't get the TV? The only reason is the extra $300 off. Don't blame Panasonic, the rules of the promotion are very clear. Good luck and Merry Christmas to all contributing to this great forum.

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Anyone purchasing from cp, their current catalog has listed a 50" full hd with 3 hdmi inputs, after an enquiry they informed that the advertised tele is the 50pz80a, however that's impossible because the 80 has only 2 hdmi,800 has three,the advertised tele has a bonus logitech remote, so a missprint? or....., never the less they might include the remote to astute buyers.

The 50px80a has three as well.

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I would like to think that Panasonic will honour those who bought before the cut off of 24/12/8 , as you still have your receipts dated before then, and if you send them in via registered post today, then clearly you have made the purchase (haven't had the salesman do a dodgy pre-dated invoice).

This is all on the basis the Panasonic terms and conditions don't state that it must be delivered by today.

It'll be awfully bad PR for Panasonic if they do not honour the wii promotion if that's the reason that got people to buy their plasma now. I can see it now on the tabloid tv shows (ACA + TT) the bad PR that Panasonic will cop.

I never said it must be delivered today. I said you have two weeks from now to send them your serial. If your TV gets delivered in mid-January it's to late.

Terms & Conditions:

All redemption claims must be posted within 14 days of the date of the purchase receipt from the participating retailer. Dated post stamps will be checked. Claim forms must be received by last mail Friday 16 January 2009 otherwise they will be deemed to be invalid. Invalid claims will not be eligible to receive the gift specified in clause 11.

How will you claim the Wii when you don't have the serial number in time?

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I never said it must be delivered today. I said you have two weeks from now to send them your serial. If your TV gets delivered in mid-January it's to late.

Terms & Conditions:

All redemption claims must be posted within 14 days of the date of the purchase receipt from the participating retailer. Dated post stamps will be checked. Claim forms must be received by last mail Friday 16 January 2009 otherwise they will be deemed to be invalid. Invalid claims will not be eligible to receive the gift specified in clause 11.

How will you claim the Wii when you don't have the serial number in time?

Okay, my mistake on the 'delivered today'.

I wonder if you sent in the claim form via registered mail today, with the receipt but less the serial number with the notation "awaiting delivery from Myer/JB/whoever", if that would be sufficient or not ?

I'm sure there will be a few caught out with them buying today expecting to get the free wii as they had made the purchase within the set timeframe. I can pretty much guarantee if they don't honour these people who bought in good faith, they'll be doing a lot of airtime on ACA/TT for 'ripping people off'. :)

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Sorry Mincey, IMHO you have gone to far with your complaints. Everyone new that the stock was running low and those who left they purcheses and endless chase for the best deal to the last moment, can only blame themselves. Why buying now knowing that you can't get the TV? The only reason is the extra $300 off. Don't blame Panasonic, the rules of the promotion are very clear. Good luck and Merry Christmas to all contributing to this great forum.

I should have pointed out that my issue was with Panasonic making available their stock to Myer customers on January 17th, 1 day after the Wii offer closes. Coincidence or not? I suspect not, but that is merely my opinion .

Anyway, it's a fair cop...... You're right I wanted the best deal and wasn't too fussed about a Wii or delivery, but who would refuse a free games console if someone offered it?

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

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I should have pointed out that my issue was with Panasonic making available their stock to Myer customers on January 17th, 1 day after the Wii offer closes. Coincidence or not? I suspect not, but that is merely my opinion .

Anyway, it's a fair cop...... You're right I wanted the best deal and wasn't too fussed about a Wii or delivery, but who would refuse a free games console if someone offered it?

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

Sure but if you don't get the Wii anyway it makes no difference if you buy a Panasonic before or after Boxing Day. At the moment you still get 10% off through the gift card deal and after Boxing Day you get 15% off anyway at Myer.

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I was thinking of making a complaint to Myer and/or Panasonic about this as I think it is unfair. And I was tempted to call the ACA and Today Tonight shows to let them know this is happening.

Okay, I admit I'd probably cack out of calling a TV show and it might be a case of going overboard, but if enough of us on this forum complain then we might be heard?

Anyone interested in taking a lead on this??

Long time lurker, first time poster.

Nothing to do with Myer, it's Panasonic's lack of stock. I was ready to buy the 50" 850A during week 1 of the promo but there was no stock around. I have filed a complaint to ACCC. They got back to me and thanked me for the feedback, and advised they use this info to monitor behaviour, and if there is recurring behaviour, action can be taken. Wont help me get my Wii, but hopefully keeps Panasonic honest!

This is the only TV I am interested so will make do without the Wii and get it in Jan.

Is $2700 a good/bad/average price for the 50" 850A?

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I am amazed at some of the prices people are getting for 50pz800a. I went to JB, Goodguys and Clive Anthony here in the A.C.T and the best they could do was $2600 pre warrenty. If I wanted an extra 4 years it would have taken the price upto $3000. I didn't try Myer as they were out of stock of 800a's

Suspect9

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Long time lurker, first time poster.

Nothing to do with Myer, it's Panasonic's lack of stock. I was ready to buy the 50" 850A during week 1 of the promo but there was no stock around. I have filed a complaint to ACCC. They got back to me and thanked me for the feedback, and advised they use this info to monitor behaviour, and if there is recurring behaviour, action can be taken. Wont help me get my Wii, but hopefully keeps Panasonic honest!

This is the only TV I am interested so will make do without the Wii and get it in Jan.

Is $2700 a good/bad/average price for the 50" 850A?

I think it's a very good price at the moment.

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When I tried to claim my Wii online it tells me my serial# has already been received, anyone else experienced the same problem? How did you get it sorted? I'll ring Panasonic anyway. Cheers.

Well we received a follow up letter from Panasonic regarding our claim and apparently there is a duplicate claim by another party and the letter asked us to provide photographic proof of the tv serial # and the actual tv in our loungeroom.

There seems to be a few of these duplicate claims going around at the moment.

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$2700 for 850A is a good price. I paid $2840 in early November, 2 weeks before the Wii promotion started. At that time very few were left in Perth and no one was prepared to bargain. I bought the last one from the specialty Hi-Fi store, plus the Blu Ray player ( Pana BD35) for $375. The manager lent me his delivery van and in 20 minutes my new TV was at home. I have decided to support smaller operator, instead of chasing the lowest prices with box movers. He always gives me good discount on HT gear and ongoing technical support and advise, that you will never get from the big volume sellers.

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looks like the good guys are kicking off the boxing day sales with the panasonic TH-42PX80A for $988

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WOW!...........yeah there's going to be some bargains ........have a good xmas everyone!!!

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I too had been shopping for a 50" PZ800A. I gave up in the end. Not many stores had stock of them, or if they did, they weren't going to give it away. This made playing 2 stores off for the best price quite diffcuilt.

The 2 Myers i went to here were far from impressive. Myer Chermside wasn't willing to bargin hard - with the gift card discount it still would've been 'average' pricing. Myer Northlakes wouldn't even budge from the $3300 sticker price.

I guess we'll see what deals happen in the new year. Doesn't have to be a Panasonic :)

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Went hunting yesterday 24/12 in Adelaide for TH-50PZ800A with 5yrs warranty + delivery.

Start Rant >

Went to 1st HN who say 2700 for panel, 2900 for 5yrs + delivery. They have stock.

Next was 1st Myer (have no stock) who tell me Wii promotion is over. I pointed to the sign which says "... must be purchased between 30 Nov to 24 Dec ... claim by 16 Jan" Sales guy is like uuhh?

Next is DJ's who have no stock, so no price discussed.

Then off to 1st Radio Rentals who have stock but tell me best price is 2780 for tv only.

Back to 1st HN to see if they can do $2600 with 5yrs warranty + delivery. Flatly told no fu*&*n way. Under cost blah blah blah.

Then, Ring JB - All JB's in SA have no stock, so no price discussed.

Went to 2nd HN where my mate used to work so I thought I could be able to sort something out through his contacts - boy was I wrong. I say 4-5 wks ago I was offered 2500 for tv only (which I was at another HN when they were doing the $150 gift card promotion) - Sales guy basically calls me a liar, says HN would NEVER sell for that price and in fact shows me his screen which lists cost price as 2720 incl. GST. But ... this screen obviously doesn't list rebates HN gets from Panasonic or Nintendo etc ... No sale. Best price is $2900 for 5yrs + delivery.

Next off to 2nd Radio Rentals - I say I will buy for 2700 for 5yrs + delivery. Sales guy says $3000 best offer.

Off to 2nd Myer to see what $ they can do - forget the wii - doors close before I could get through the door - really sums up the day.

So .... if anyone has got a good deal on this tv in Adelaide or has a contact I would really appreciate some details to save going through this fiasco again without success.

< End Rant

Merry Christmas :D

Edited by xclusive_gamer

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Went hunting yesterday 24/12 in Adelaide for TH-50PZ800A with 5yrs warranty + delivery.

So .... if anyone has got a good deal on this tv in Adelaide or has a contact I would really appreciate some details to save going through this fiasco again without success.

< End Rant

Merry Christmas :D

Hi,

I had exactly the same problem. Best advice is PM "Muzzman" (see a few threads back) and he will help you. Unfortunately I had a financial hiccup and had to put the plasma on hold. I am sure he will help you.

It will be interesting to see what the post Christmas sales will be like as nobody in Adelaide would move away from the retail price.

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Hi,

I had exactly the same problem. Best advice is PM "Muzzman" (see a few threads back) and he will help you. Unfortunately I had a financial hiccup and had to put the plasma on hold. I am sure he will help you.

It will be interesting to see what the post Christmas sales will be like as nobody in Adelaide would move away from the retail price.

Thanks for the advice mate.

I am now tossing up between TH-50PZ800A and TH-50PX80A for my bro.

Anyone had any direct comparison between the two?

He is unlikely to ever get a blu ray player. He has foxtel digital (not IQ or HD+), xbox 360 and VHS player (yeah I know...).

Anyway, trying to assess which 50" will be the right fit for him - If it were me 800A for sure but I now think the 80A may suffice for his needs.

Any thoughts?

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JB having sale on the TH-50PX80A.

Friend just bought one for $1460.

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Thanks for the advice mate.

I am now tossing up between TH-50PZ800A and TH-50PX80A for my bro.

Anyone had any direct comparison between the two?

He is unlikely to ever get a blu ray player. He has foxtel digital (not IQ or HD+), xbox 360 and VHS player (yeah I know...).

Anyway, trying to assess which 50" will be the right fit for him - If it were me 800A for sure but I now think the 80A may suffice for his needs.

Any thoughts?

TH-50PZ800A - Full HD

TH-50PX80A - Just HD (1366 x 768 pixels)

There is a model in between.... TH-50PZ80A - Full HD, but a bit cheaper version compared to TH-50PZ800A.

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I'm also toying with whether to go the PZ800 or PX80 as we sit 4m back so less resolution is not a real issue for us. Here's my summary so far which may help..

PX PLUSES

- Less moolah

- Anti Reflective Coating

PX MINUSES

- No PC input (required for PC connection if no HDMI)

- No 24p support

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I'm also toying with whether to go the PZ800 or PX80 as we sit 4m back so less resolution is not a real issue for us. Here's my summary so far which may help..

PX PLUSES

- Less moolah

- Anti Reflective Coating

PX MINUSES

- No PC input (required for PC connection if no HDMI)

- No 24p support

For a PC you use a DVI –HDMI cable, no need for a “PC” input which is VGA.

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I bought a 42PX8A for $968 + $169 for 5 year warranty. I used a Wish Card to get an extra 5% off, so the total price was $1,080 including 5 year warranty.

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Hey Guys, I grabbed a TH42PZ80A for $1739 from Joyce Mayne Chancellor Park including 5 Year warranty.

Paid for it on Christmas eve and picked it up today.

Did the wii claim online and all sweet.

Can post a copy of invoice if anyone wants.

Ridecwb

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I just bought the 50PZ800A +4 year extended warranty from Clive Peters Burleigh Waters for $2500 flat.

Thanks very much to mcwayne1 for the above price - its fantastic. I tried other retailers and even other Clive Peeters (to try and save a 2 hour round trip) but no-one could get within $200 of their price! I should mention that I rang CP Burleigh Waters and sorted everything out over the phone (no "you have to come in at talk to us" BS) and I picked up the Pana at 5:15 Christmas Eve - 15 minutes before the Wii promotion finished. They must have a better wholesale/bonus contract setup than the Brisbane stores - worth a trip or phone call if you are after a new screen

I'm all excited now as I can take down a 2 year old 42" Hitachi from its wall mount and retire it to the rumpus room and let the 50" Pana take its place tomorrow - hopefully in time for another Aussie lower batting order rear guard attack!

I hope everyone had a good Christmas (I did!)

Bagathon

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