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Cant find a silver panny anywhere :(

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by ddaddy, Feb 2, 2003.

  1. ddaddy

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    I have spent the day ringing around all the adverts in What Video and TV magazine, to purchase a silver panny v5 42". Most of them wanted £3500 for it and the ones that had a decent price only had the black model.

    Does anyone know of anywhere that has the silver panny in stock for around £3200 (richer sounds sell at this price but are closed today, will ring them tomorrow)

    cheers

    daz
     
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    Not much help today, but as of yesterday, RS have plenty of them, though don't forget to ask for a UK sourced model (they seem to stock both).

    Pete
     
  4. ddaddy

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    Thanks for the quick replies :)

    I think i might as well wait until tomorrow and order one from richer sounds (as long as theve got the UK model in stock).

    Do you know what the average delivery time on a plasma from richer sounds is?

    cheers
     
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    Have you tried Sound & Vision, Bolton? Good range and best prices!
     
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    Mine took 5 working days from Richer Sounds, if that's any help. Also as far as I know, they're only supplying the European model, unless someone can actually confirm recieiving a UK Panny from them.
     
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    I think most branches of RS get 1 big delivery each week from the central warehouse. The one in Colchester get's theirs packed on a Wednesday for delivery on Thu, so I ordered on Tuesday, they rang through to make sure it would be on the order, and I got it on Friday (I'm still waiting for the tuner though :( )

    I got an EU model (the prodcut number is suffixed with an 'EX' instead of a 'B'. THey're swapping it out later this week for a UK model - just make sure you are crystal clear in what you expect to be written on the box when you place the order. (my receipt was for a UK model, BTW).
     
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    Shop@panasonic in guildford has 7. and theyre keen to shift them. They offered me a free tuner box, video card and stand. Big Al
     
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    I rang Sound and Vision this morning, and they told me that richer sounds DO NOT have a sales contract with panasonic UK and only get imported models.

    I dont know if anyone thats been told they'll get a UK one actually has.

    Anyway, S&V have offered me one for £3350, i think im going to have to settle for that being the cheapest im gonna find. Unless anyone else knows any different.

    I will be ordering it in the morning :)))))))

    (And they have them in stock)

    cheers
     
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    Are UK sourced units readily identifiable ? (if so how ? )
     
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    The EU models have EX on the end and UK have B i think
     
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    Correct. They also ship with a euro power lead (unless the shop swaps it out) and the good ol' pan-european back-to-base warranty.

    I'm getting my UK screen from RS this coming weekend - I am assured it's a UK screen (and BTW, RS are an authorised Panasonic dealer, S&V are just bitching about the price as they usually do).

    RS are selling it at £3199.95 and are showing as in stock (listed as the 'B' model). How much are S&V doing the warranty for?

    As i've said in other posts, the RS shops will do a deal - I got the screen, a tilting wall mount, and Eltex sub woofer, the tuner and card, and some comp leads for less than £4k. At their published prices it should have been nearer £4.5. If you've got a few things on your shopping list then it might be worth a haggle.
     
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    I have just been on the phone to richer sounds again, and they told me they only source them from Europe, thats the only way they can offer them at that price. He said they DO NOT and CAN NOT source any from the UK.

    Please keep us informed about your swapout, i hope they come through for you, but they are no longer offering UK models :(

    I placed my order with S&V and its getting delivered on Friday :)

    I feel so excited now its ordered, i feel i should get a plasma club t-shirt or something :D

    cheers

    daz
     
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    I got a letter from Julian Richer this morning - I quote...

    "...not all the plamsa's we sell are sourced from the UK, they are also sourced from Europe. This is due to the fact that when Panasonic (UK) were unable to supply us with stock, we sourced some European stock.....However, if you are unhappy with this, we can happily refund or swap the plasma over when we next receive some UK stock; I believe we have some UK stock in the warehouse so this shouldn't be a problem..."

    As I said, the receipt (and the RS ads) clearly state they are selling the 'B' model, so they are in breach of the Trade Descriptions law if they are no longer selling UK models. I suspect the problem is more with the communication between the branch and the purchasing team - I know my branch are pretty frustrated by the whole thing, and the mis-information coming from the purchasing guys.

    Anyway, good luck with yours, they all look the same at the end of the day!
     

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