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what to order? - just cancelled pioneer 434

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by welsh alex, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. welsh alex

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    hi there
    after waiting 3.5 months :suicide: for stock of pioneer 434 to come into an online retailer i have now cancelled my order as john lewis have them in stock locally.

    Basically do i order the same plasma again or should i now consider something else? what would you guys do? Pioneer or panasonic or what ??
    all suggestions very welcome
    thanks
    alex
     
  2. alancolledge

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    Oh dear! :hiya:

    I would have a search on both manufacturers and you will come to different conclusions based on which thread you read! :rolleyes:

    If blacks are truly important to you Panasonic have them wrapped up.

    I would argue that the Pioneer has more to offer but then it costs more.

    Others might think that you have had a lucky escape and wait for the new pioneers coming soon which will 'blow everything else away' (I hate that saying :nono: )

    Anyway you must have reached your decision 3 months ago based on certain criteria. Apart from the 3 month wait why have you changed your mind?
     
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    I've also just cancelled my order with an online retailer for a Pioneer 434 after waiting nearly 3 months :eek: :eek: :eek:
    The gits took over 4K off my credit card the day after the order and I'm still waiting for a refund 2 weeks after cancelling the order :mad: :mad: :mad:
    Think we are dealing with the same company.
    I eventually went for a Hitachi 5200 from www.qed-uk.com. Got it for £2500 and I'm bloody well pleased, just watched Return of the King last night, wonderful :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
  4. welsh alex

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    ive changed my mind as you said its 3 months later and new sets are out and lots of discussions re panasonic versus pioneer etc

    taffyboy i was waiting with home cinema heaven...you???
     
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    That's them.
    I will never order from them again, if my £4K is not refunded tommorrow, my solicitor will be getting a call :nono:
    QED are a brilliant company, the delivery guy turned up at my house at 6.15am :eek: :eek: That's what I call enthusiastic ;)
     
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    taffyboyo

    what's the picture quality like with TV, you using Sky? Been looking at this model myself along with the others above, but it's a real bargain at around £2500.

    Gary
     
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    Gazzad

    I'm well impressed with the screen. I'm coming from a 8 year old 4:3 CRT though :rotfl:
    The detail level blows my old tv out of the water. The picture on sky is good as long as your not too near the screen, some channels are of course better than others. I got this plasma on Monday and good old Murdoch junior declares today that HD is coming to SKY, sweet. Especially as this screen accepts both 720p and 1080i.

    At 2.5K it's a no brainer IMHO.

    :cool:
     
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    Taffyboyo,

    If I were you, I would have a word with your credit card issuer, don't forget that they are jointly and severally liable (along with the retailer) so if the goods haven't been delivered you can hassle them.

    Tell them that the supplier hasn't delivered the relevant goods and are dragging their heels on refunding you.

    The card company should be able to return your money and then stomp on the retailer by issuing a chargeback.

    Good luck!
     
  9. Joe Fernand

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    Hello all

    Much as your treatment is not acceptable I do have to make a couple of observations.

    The company you ordered with were advertising these products at way below what the rest of the market was offering.

    There is no way you should have had to wait for three and a half months for an 04HDE - a month absolute tops if you went through an official Pioneer dealer.

    And I also have to say your choice of PlasmaTV was well founded and still is - I wouldn't jump ship product wise just because one supplier has not come up trumps.

    If you want an 04HDE and talk to the right dealer I'm sure you can have one pretty quickly :)

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    Joe, why don't you have a link to your website on your posts? I'm sure no one would mind and just about every other retailer does so it can't be breaking any rules! I just don't think you're doing yourself any favours by leaving it off

    Cheers
    Andy
     
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    Hello Andy

    I don't have a Banner Add so the rules are quiet clear about what's allowed and what's not allowed re profiles for Commercial posts - one day soon I'll get around to a Banner :)

    Best regards

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  12. welsh alex

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    just got home from work after mailing them last night to cancel order, no reply from them today :mad:
    hope its not going to be hassle!
     
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    :( :( :( Hmmmmm, I've emailed and phoned, trouble is you get a young girl that answers who sound like she is about 10 years old and has to 'ask' somebody everytime you ask a question. I am phoning Barclaycard tommorrow and get them to hassle HCH.

    These guys seem happy to take you money but then drag their heels with delivery and customer service, ah well they'll learn one day :p
     
  14. Messiah

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    Wow, I wonder how many other £4ks they've been earning interest on for the last 3 months. Not a bad way to earn a living, if you could sleep at night. Deplorable.
     
  15. welsh alex

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    just got refund on credit card today.
    BUT had to call them to check where it was and found out they didnt have the last three numbers on back of card, then got them to make sure it went back on.

    right then pio 434 or 504????
     
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    it seems strange that they can't get stock, i've seen more than one seperate delivery coming into stock all throughout the last few months and we've never run out at all!!
     
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    504. You'll regret getting the smaller one after a few weeks I assure you.
     
  18. rags

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    Agree with Messiah - 504HDE.
     
  19. welsh alex

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    :mad:
    just ordered pio 434 off prc direct!!
    now i read your posts !!
    nnnnoooooooooowwww

    :rolleyes:

    hopefully can console myself with the fact i bouht an alphason ao3 stand which would cause the 504 to overhang and of course look too big in the room etc !!!
    :p
     
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    Hang it on the wall - thats what plasmas are designed for
     
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    well on the 16th July Home cinema Heaven took the money from my credit card AGAIN
    . in my opinion distgusting, however just an error maybe? so i called them , they apologised and said they thought now they had stock my order needed to be sent out. (so why no plasma being delivered then ?) :nono:
    but i clearly cancelled the order, chased up and eventually recieved the credit! (even their website said cancelled order in the order tracking section)

    so called them , they apologised and said would refund my card , well over a week later not on the card.
    now have to go through credit card to deny the purchase etc.

    surely none of you can defend this!
    cant say id use them again or reccomend them. :mad:
     
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    Welsh alex, believe it or not they have done the same thing to me :eek:
    I noticed over £4000 missing from my Barclaycard last week, phoned them and they said they would refund withing 48 hours, I'm still waiting.
    I think they are taking the ****, I've never in my time purchasing online met such a cowboy outfit as HCH, they must have a trained chimp as head of the company, or should that be untrained :rolleyes:
    If they take my money again after this, they will regret the day they were born :mad:
     
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    should the name of this thread be changed you think ??
     
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    GET BC straight on to this guys no messing around! They are taking the **** BIG style!
     
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    Sounds like they are not making the living out of selling products ( such a plasma ), Messiah's comment is well worth considering...
     
  26. welsh alex

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    and last friday (1st oct) they have charged me again !!! another £3999 on the credit card for a tv i never recieved, cancelled the order, had credited twice, and an e mail from management appologising stating my details had been removed to prevent this error happening again.

    home cinema heaven...... not what i'd call them.
    :mad:
     
  27. Messiah

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    Maybe they think us Welsh people (taffyboyo, Welsh Alex - hope I have this right) have so much money we won't notice the odd £4k being taken from our cards :D Either that or they think we're too daft to notice it.

    Fact is they must be the ones with not a brain cell between them if they think they can get away with this. Give them a shock and not only report it to BC but also to the police as basically this is fraud (or maybe even obtaining monies by deception). Whatever it is, they need to be stopped. Plain and simple.
     
  28. hornydragon

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    Utter madness........ (oh yeah and the welsh are daft)
     
  29. Messiah

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    Don't you mean 'udder madness'. Sorry, just had to be done :blush:
     
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    nah its BSE.....................................


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