Is a Pan ST30 50" for £599 a steal ( with 5 year warranty ). ?

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  1. dspit1664

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    Is a Pan ST30 50" for £599 a steal ( with 5 year warranty ). ?
     
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    Yes, who has it at that price? JL have for £700 with glasses which you'll need for 3D if interested. It was probably £1100-1200 when released 9 months ago. I wouldn't buy a TV without a demo though if at all possible
     
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    Think, (hope) I just got lucky. In Waitrose/JL to get some food saw a tv marked up as customer returned ( found out only 3 days ago ), marked down from £699 to £599. Little trial run looks ok.

    So all in all I think a good find what with 5 yr warranty :)
     
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    Ah so not new, makes sense then. Enjoy :)
     
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    Well all but ue a customer return. So basically new (?) :) but tech no not new else would def post here for everyone's benefit !!!

    Cheers
     
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    Depends why it was returned of course, but the 5 year warranty gives great peace of mind :) Not sure what the glasses cost though - £80 a pair or so?
     
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    Just out of interest where did you see JL £700 offer ?
     
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    Hmmm. Perhaps my 599 was not such a steal. Do you think If I contacted them via that link saying about the deal and how I bought my ST30 they may offer a discount since online it's an offer with 2. X Med 3D glasses? (I ask as in shop they said no discount on glasses or other on the deal)

    Only ask as not had much exp on bartering/dealing with sales.
     
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    Cheers I'll give it a go.
     
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    Ask why it was returned, lots of issues with Panasonics you realy dont want.
     
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    Yes will do as far as I was told in the shop it was because it was too big for the customers lounge they apparently miss-calculated size. But I'll check this more too as you said I don't want to inherit any problems ie issues like green pixelation or other ...

    Thanks
     
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    Indeed, my first V20 went back due to bad buzzing, they kept it in the shop for display and likely sold it on:rolleyes:. Going by what has happened with my GT30 any Panasonic set may have the green issue, the fact it can go unnoticed then appear several months later is a concern.:thumbsdow
     
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    So did you get a replacement or got it resolved some other way ?

    I am sure have read somewhere about this and a firmware upgrade that resolved that. I'll try a dig it out. Had hoped that more recent units would have that firmware or newer by now. Will keep eye out.
     
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    Scooby didn't you buy from Currys or Comet lol?
     
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    Sounds like quite a tale ? ;)
     
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    that set is on sale in richer sounds for £599 too without glasses...or £699 with glasses
     
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    But you have to pay extra for the extended warranty I believe :)
     
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    yep indeed....thx for pointing that out

    tho its only 10% i do believe for the 5 year warranty
     
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    Well ya buy a tv today and more often than not its going to be found cheaper somewhere, blooming, else cheaper or with a few little extras too. For me hope I will enjoy it anyhow. I have a warranty from JL so they should be here tomorrow and being JL from what I read on AVF and other places should be good if things go bang. Looking fwd to playing with my new toy :)
     
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    It is...JL deliver for free though too :thumbsup:
     
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    Yes that's true. A little extra info too. I found out I could take my TV home today myself however, at least for my local Waitrose/JL , if I'd done that and later had a problem I'd have to take it to where I bought it and then they would diagnose / fix. So I plumped for free JL shop delivery that way if faulty they would come to my house.

    So basically if taking warranty get them to deliver too as saves a return trip to shop you bought it from if faulty. Hth
     
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    And a 50" plasma is a beast to transport
     
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    They'll go in the boot of a Punto - trust me.
     
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    Can you tell me why you can't lay it down to transport and how it might effect the tv if it was ?
    Note I haven't made that mistake btw ;)
     
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    Screen can flex due to the weight and crack - made of glass - oops
     
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    Ah ok and let's say it gets delivered are there any obvious signs if it's flexed or is it simple as flex = cracks/breaks ?
     
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    I did - and no problems screen wise with mine :)
     
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    You can do it, but not advised. The JL guys know how to deliver stuff - it'll be fine
     

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