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What!!!!! they sold you 50inch for 1270, who are they?

JB! haha! I did not ask for it. I knew you would surprise, hence once I get to the office I'll scan the receipt! But yeah soon after they realized thats too cheap, instead of delivering it to my home they resold it to someone else and they told me have mistakenly sold it to else. oh well... I wish I had a ute.

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I should have had that. I bought it for $1270 without the extended warranty. Soon after I paid them I think they realized they sold it too cheap. Hence now they said they 'mistakenly' sold my tv to someone else and offer me an upgrade or a full refund or wait for a new stock. I was furious and I am now on waiting for a new stock. So no new tv for me yet :(

What have they offered by way of an upgrade ? I'd expect it would be the Soniq.

New stock is expected to be invoiced at a higher price and they will charge you the difference. It might be wiser to just take a refund and go elsewhere.

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What have they offered by way of an upgrade ? I'd expect it would be the Soniq.

New stock is expected to be invoiced at a higher price and they will charge you the difference. It might be wiser to just take a refund and go elsewhere.

If it happened to me i wouldn't be laying down so easily. He's already paid his money for a specific model at a specific price so you'd think it should be irrelevant if the new stock is invoiced at a higher price. They agreed on a price and it was their "mistake" so to speak so they should honor it at the agreed price, especially if he still has some sort of receipt or the like proving it which i dare say he has given money exchanged hands.

I don't profess to know the in and outs legally to this situation, but if it happened to me i'd at least explore my options with the ACCC to see where i stood be for i got a refund and went elsewhere.

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Keep stormin' mate ! :D

This farce has already been played out with the ACCC with regards to Dell and Lenovo offering dirt cheap laptops on their website and then giving everyone a refund saying "It was a mistake". Those complaints didn't go anywhere. All that those tossers did was authorise the refunds in time.

I don't think dblazer is going to get anything out of it other than frustration and maybe even lose an opportunity to pick up the TV from elsewhere for around $149X. Prices may rise in the near future as manufacturers are looking to slug consumers with higher costs from February.

If he still wants to have a go, then the best way is to pick up the TV from Dick Smith (price matching JB's advertised $1496) because they have a 14-day change of mind policy. If JB comes up with the goods in two weeks' time, then he can return it to DSE and it's all good for $1270. However, and I think this is more likely, if the so-called consumer watchdog (ACCC) rolls over to keep a big corporation like JB happy, then at least he'll have a TV and the satisfaction of not fattening JB's wallet.

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I should have had that. I bought it for $1270 without the extended warranty. Soon after I paid them I think they realized they sold it too cheap. Hence now they said they 'mistakenly' sold my tv to someone else and offer me an upgrade or a full refund or wait for a new stock. I was furious and I am now on waiting for a new stock. So no new tv for me yet :(

That's dodgy as, they did the exact same thing to me too.

I bought the 50" PZ80A off them for a pretty average price of 2600 inc warranty/delivery 3 weeks ago. They were supposed to delivery the following Saturday, I called them up on the delivery date to check everything's OK and then they tell me the TV's been sold to another customer.... Offered me the same choices too either do a new deal, refund or wait for stock.

The bastards didn't even call me to tell me the TV wasn't going to be delivered.

Told em to piss off and went in and got a refund.

The manager wasn't happy tho, kept trying to talk me in to a new TV saying he could do a deal, blah blah blah. On the refund receipt the refund reason they put down was "Customer changed mind"

All worked out though, go up to Dick's upstairs and got the 50" PZ800A instead for the same price, delivered 2 days later.

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That's dodgy as, they did the exact same thing to me too.

I bought the 50" PZ80A off them for a pretty average price of 2600 inc warranty/delivery 3 weeks ago. They were supposed to delivery the following Saturday, I called them up on the delivery date to check everything's OK and then they tell me the TV's been sold to another customer.... Offered me the same choices too either do a new deal, refund or wait for stock.

The bastards didn't even call me to tell me the TV wasn't going to be delivered.

Told em to piss off and went in and got a refund.

The manager wasn't happy tho, kept trying to talk me in to a new TV saying he could do a deal, blah blah blah. On the refund receipt the refund reason they put down was "Customer changed mind"

All worked out though, go up to Dick's upstairs and got the 50" PZ800A instead for the same price, delivered 2 days later.

Yeah I think there are some dodgy tricks being played out at the moment, retailers want our money so they get a little dirty.

We have seen XYZ advertise 988 42inch plasma, yet when you go there it is sold out, maybe they only have to have one in stock to be technically within the law to advertise like that, but when you there they try to sell you something else...

Anyway I went for a stroll today down Melbourne Knox, looks like JB is pushing LCDs galore, could only see two plasmas next to about 15 to 20 LCDs. Then went to DSE, I think they had about 1999 for the th50px80a, with some kind of up to 20% off, so they may be able to do it close to 1500 to 1600. HN had the same advertised at special for 1595, so not bad price to start negotiating. Then went to Myer, well they too have their 15% off sale but pricess were not good to start with, But did find out they are not getting PIOs anymore, some guy wanted the 508new, could not get a new one from Pio, so Myer sold him the floor stock, dont know if Pio has run out of stock or they are not dealing with Myer anymore!!!!!!!!!

If the th50px80a drops in price further I may consider picking one or two for the bedrooms. :lol: It seems like most people I heard talking at the shops were all asking about Full HD units and getting bambuzzled by the full hd jargon coming out of the salesman, so good for us interested in this model. Most buyers are like "we dont know what we want or why we want it, BUT we know we want Full HD"!!!!!! :huh::mellow:

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Yeah I think there are some dodgy tricks being played out at the moment, retailers want our money so they get a little dirty.

We have seen XYZ advertise 988 42inch plasma, yet when you go there it is sold out, maybe they only have to have one in stock to be technically within the law to advertise like that, but when you there they try to sell you something else...

If the th50px80a drops in price further I may consider picking one or two for the bedrooms. :lol: It seems like most people I heard talking at the shops were all asking about Full HD units and getting bambuzzled by the full hd jargon coming out of the salesman, so good for us interested in this model. Most buyers are like "we dont know what we want or why we want it, BUT we know we want Full HD"!!!!!! :huh::mellow:

Certain stores are notorious for having 5-6 TVs in stock and heavily advertising it. Big W is by far the worst of the lot and I've got into some slanging matches with their employees on this forum. I'm not surprised to see other stores following their business model.

It's a fact that most buyers don't know anything about TVs. They just want the "latest and greatest" technology. Idiots.

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Purchased a TH-50PX80A from Clive Anthony in Tweed Heads on Tuesday for $1250, added in the 4 year extended warranty for $249, so $1499 all up for TV and warranty. I was a bit worried as I left it there until today to pick up and thought they might sell it to someone else, but it all worked out great, picked up that sucker this arv and it's sweet as!

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Purchased a TH-50PX80A from Clive Anthony in Tweed Heads on Tuesday for $1250, added in the 4 year extended warranty for $249, so $1499 all up for TV and warranty. I was a bit worried as I left it there until today to pick up and thought they might sell it to someone else, but it all worked out great, picked up that sucker this arv and it's sweet as!

Radio Rentals here in Adelaide are now advertising for $2k when last week it was $1498. Don't know about JB or HN, but looks like this price reduction was for 1 week after xmas, at least in SA.

My advice to those on the fence about purchase is don't wait or you could miss out.

The picture quality is awesome, sound is above average from inbuilt speakers - and xbox 360 looks great. Off to watch some cricket in HD.

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Purchased a TH-50PX80A from Clive Anthony in Tweed Heads on Tuesday for $1250, added in the 4 year extended warranty for $249, so $1499 all up for TV and warranty. I was a bit worried as I left it there until today to pick up and thought they might sell it to someone else, but it all worked out great, picked up that sucker this arv and it's sweet as!

Hi mate, good deal! Just wondering if you'd mind sharing a scan or photo of the receipt? Cheers.

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placed an order for the TH-50PX80A for $1650 or so with 3 years extra warranty (total 4 years), from JB. wasn't meant to get it at their advertised price of $1496 as per their website as there is no stock left, and apparently the new stock coming in is at the higher cost price, BUT the guy serving us made a mistake and was caught out. Hopefully JB won't pull off any BS like some of u guys have experienced.

EDIT: btw, do u reckon it'll be obvious if they sneakily give me floor stock???

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EDIT: btw, do u reckon it'll be obvious if they sneakily give me floor stock???

Easy.

1) Many TVs have an indicator that tells you how many hours they have been switched on

2) The box won't be sealed and the TV may not be in its original plasticky covering

3) The TV won't go into a self-test and setup mode

4) Dust or other marks on the TV

5) Previously set channels/inputs

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Just thought I would let you guys know my experience with trying to buy a Panasonic TH50PX80A over the weekend in Melbourne. As you guys probably know:

JB advertised price: $1496

HN advertised price: $1595

Both specials end Monday the 12th. I thought no worries about picking it up from either store yesterday. I was wrong. Both JB and HN were out of stock at all Vic stories. I rang a combined total of about 15 stores to see if anyone would sell their display unit. HN wouldn’t, and JB had pretty much sold all their display units. Various JB/HN stores were willing to honour that price if I came in and ordered that day with a required deposit ranging from 10%-100%. They couldn’t guarantee a delivery date, only “2-3 weeks”. Hmmm….

I started ringing around the Good Guys stores and most didn’t have any in stock, wouldn’t sell the display unit (most didn’t have one) and wouldn’t match the JB/HN price saying it was below their current cost.

GG at Maribyrnong were quoting $2199. When I mentioned the JB/HN price I was told they were selling them at that price in the past (xmas) but now the best they would do was $1750. Once I questioned the GG price matching policy with Gary, he said as long it was an advertised price and not just “on the internet” then “no worries, bring in the brochure and we’ll match it”. I wandered out there and tried to pickup the latest catalogue from both JB/HN (luckily in the same complex as GG) – unfortunately no catalogues to be found. I had the foresight to print out the catalogues from their websites 1st luckily and GG was willing to accept this.

So bottom line I picked up the TH50PX80A for $1496 from Good Guys in Maribyrnong. They’ve still got some in stock. Ask for Gary (older bloke) – he was really easy and great to deal with. I know some people have been getting them for a cheaper price (with good deals on extended warranty) but considering no-one has them in stock at the moment, I was pretty happy with paying $1496.

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That's a good win for you rojerk.

As you have found, stock is almost non existent and it would seem any new stock will probably be at the new higher prices from Panasonic

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That's a good win for you rojerk.

As you have found, stock is almost non existent and it would seem any new stock will probably be at the new higher prices from Panasonic

I 'paid' $1595 + $199 for extra 4 year warranty for a 50px80a (via interest free) at HN after the salesman said they would have to order one in that would take 7 -10 business days. I was happy to wait. Wife got a call from HN on Friday saying that stock was not expected to arrive until mid February and did we want a 'credit'. Said we shouldn't have been debited but I was happy to 'lock in' price and will wait for mid February.

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