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Sanyo Z3 with spare bulb for £850?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by AndyFov, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. AndyFov

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    That's a great price.
     
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    any one know anything about the company?
     
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    Rang them out of interest and apparently it does come with the bulb for a short period only. I was told that the machine would have a Sanyo 3yr warranty and was UK sourced.

    Did a quick search on kelkoo and couldn't see them listed though.

    Hmmm.......

    Does seem a good deal though.

    eatststaic.
     
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    www.avshopper.co.uk have it at £856 !any 1 know anything about them at all?

    after looking at 247av t&c i see that if u want to return a product, they charge a stock returns free of 25% of the product, seems like a dodgy company to me
    why has the price of this projector just dropped? does this mean the z4 might be on its way?
     
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    I have dealt with this company, 247av.com, before and I can tell you that they are not dodgy. I didn't know anything about plasma screens and the sales person I spoke to was very professional and talked me through most of the major brands. Ordered what I thought be best for me and got it the next day! After sales was good too! I'd definitely recommend it!

    Took the liberty of calling them why the price has dropped and they said that they are having a promotion and spare lamps are only limited. Also checked the restocking fee is charged because Sanyo charges them the same amount if the projector has been opened and used. Apparently, the lamp clock starts once the projector is turned on and cannot be sold as new again. Hope that makes sense.
     
  7. Rick1486

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    I very nearly just bought one of these from them. They told me to order on the website and to specify that I wanted Sat delivery. Was previously leaning towards a themescene h57 (at nearly double the cost! but also has 3yr warranty). What do you lot think - is it too good to be true or should I go to discount electrical and get the h57?
    Cheers
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    riki im in the same posistion all seems to good to be true
    can any one tell me if say for instance i buy this from 247av.co.uk
    and they go bust in a year, will my warrenty carry onwith sanyo them selves?
     
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    The final decision is yours to make. I think the Sanyo Z3 seems to have better features and also compliant for the future with the HDMI input. Personally, if I was to buy a projector, my choice would be the Z3 and with the offer of 247av.com with an extra spare lamp and a good price seems to finalise my decision.

    Were they friendly with you though? In your opinion, did they give you the right advise?
     
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    As far as I know, all warranty is with the manufacturer and not the retailer.
     
  11. seka1980

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    one last thing before i order!
    can anyone tel me the policy on stuck pixels on projectors
    is it common?
     
  12. AndyFov

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    I've just gone and ordered one. I am really pleased with my Sony HS10, however...

    1) I appreciate the value of a 3yr warranty

    2) The spare bulb gives added peace of mind

    3) My Sony is attached to the ceiling precariously on a bracket meant for a Sanyo!

    4) Improved contrast ratio.

    5) The Sony only does 1:1 pixel mapping @ 56Hz.

    6) Should be able to recoup a reasonable chunk of £860 by selling the Sony, and have that spare bulb to boot. :)

    Great, I've just rationalised another impulse buy.
    Will follow up the details re the fulfillment of this order as they come. Have used a credit card instead of a debit card - just in case!

    Andy
     
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    Hello all

    The price looks pretty keen - whatever happened to making a profit on a sale?

    The Free Lamp offer started on 14/07/05 and its a 'While Stock Lasts' promotion - sorry I don't have info on what's around the corner from Sanyo.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    ok i just took the plunge and orderd one from 247av.co.uk
    hope its all good
     
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    andy where did u order yourse from?
     
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    That's fairly typical the day after I buy one for just shy of a grand with no spare bulb. :(

    Regards

    Mark
     
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    Yes lads maybe I'm just being too cautious but there's usually no smoke without fire eg. the old adage "You get what you pay for" or "it's too good to be true!"
    Does anyone know if they have a brick premises at all or are they an internet only retailer?
    What about the themescene h57? Would anyone go for that instead or indeed the themescene h30a (£950)
    Rick
     
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    If you've got a decent credit card, that will protect you against fraud.

    The address on my order confirmation is:

    247AV.com
    2 Winey Close
    Chessington
    Surrey
    KT9 2SP


    Chucking that postcode into Google throws up this company, I assume it's the parent company, and AV247 is just the trading name - it's a better URL if nothing else.

    http://www.ilgroup.co.uk/

    According to companies house, they've been running since '98, but changed and were called Insight (London) till last year.

    http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk/f3623cd6fbf4e89d4a8e319af7bec1b8//compdetails

    Aside from 247av.com they're also running a site called :

    http://www.audiovisualdirect.com/

    Andy
     
  19. AndyFov

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    From the link I posted early today. If it's good for the goose and all that. ;)

    Andy
     
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    I posted details of this deal on the special offers board earlier today. Somebody has followed up with details of this deal elsewhere:

    http://www.laptopsetc.co.uk/product.asp?dept_id=94&sku=567

    It's £25 more expensive, but with free delivery you're effectively paying less than £15 more, and there's no mention of a restocking fee in their T&C. Free bulb too. Makes me feel more confident that the offer I posted earlier is a genuine deal.

    Mark A - No chance of a return under the distance selling act? Bit unethical I know... :blush:
     
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    So from the looks of it Andy it's quite probably legit then?!
    That aside what do you reckon to my other pj options such as the h57 or the infocus 5700?

    Rick
     
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    That's down to you. It's DLP vs LCD - rainbows vs questionable blacks. It's down to personal preference.

    I'd personally go for the Sanyo... Stick the £900 or so you're saving into the bank, in a couple of years time you'll be able to give the Sanyo to a friend, and buy a projector probably equivalent to a £3k DLP now for less than you've got saved. :)

    I've not been able to confirm the validity of 3 year warranty claim, though I take the word of the person who posted earlier in the thread. So £860 or £875 depending upon where you buy from gives you something that's future proof for the foreseeable.

    ... Knowing AV though, I'd not be surprised if they're not £600 somewhere else this time next week. ;)
     
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    Cheers for that mate - btw do you have any knowledge or opinion of the hp v6321? I know it's dlp but the contrast ratio/lumens seem quite reasonable, it's just that I haven't noticed any threads in relation to them.

    Rick
     
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    Nah, I'm happy with it. Besides which, I went and picked it up from their offices, having demo'd one the week earlier. Can hardly say I now don't want it. And it's handy having them just down the road from me should anything go wrong.

    Regards

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    Thanks for all your help - I think I'll wait until you receive yours before jumping on the bandwagon. Keep us posted mate as to condition upon arrival etc will you?
    Rick
     
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    Sodding typical, I take the leap two weeks ago, pay just shy of a grand and don't get a spare bulb. Bugger it, that really would have been the icing on an already spectacular cake.

    If you are almost decided on getting one, then let this take you the rest of the way, with a spare bulb it is an unbelievable price.
     
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    Charging any sort of re-stocking fee is contrary to the Distance Selling Regulations. Trading Standards would be down on them like a ton of bricks if they ever attempted to charge you for returning something.
     
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    I'm not sure it works like that, they're allowed to display their terms and you have to agree to them ahead of the sale. I've knowingly entered a contract with them on the terms agreed.

    Obviously if the projector is not fit for the purpose sold, or is not as described I'd expect a full refund. Were I to send it back on a whim, or because my wife didn't like it or whatever, then I'd pick up the restocking fee. That's fair enough in my eyes - You can't expect internet retailers to effectively provide free demos.
     
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    No companies Terms and Conditions can superseed The Distance Selling Act or Sales of Goods Act.
     

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