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# 177539 5-Aug-2015 22:39
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PB had a sale in April for only 699 but it's 899 now. I do have a screen shot pic showing the 699 price on their website.

Any chance I could talk the price down a bit? I'm going to buy one tomorrow. 



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  # 1359751 5-Aug-2015 22:46
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Doesn't hurt to ask but the dollars gone to crap since then so the current price is quite fair.




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  # 1359752 5-Aug-2015 22:49
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I have no idea about PB but generally for big box retail, the reason why sale prices are what they are and the sales assistants cant go lower is the way the sales operate.
Eg your TV might have a cost price of $800. during the sale period, the supplier says something like, move 200x units of this and ill give you a rebate of $80 per unit. They might also say move 500x units and youll get a rebate of $120 per unit.
So by pricing it at $700 during during the sale they are losing $100 on their original buy price, but if they hit their targets, make a solid $20 per unit and the high volumes make up for a potentially lower margin. Im simplifying here but you get the idea.

This is also why cost price sales are a sham in the home appliance market - its not the true cost to the store.

So based on this, no you probably wont get close to that price and this is likely why.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1360754 7-Aug-2015 16:28
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I'm in store in Hamilton branch right now and this model is on for $696 inc GST. Offer available 5th - 9th August, salesperson said it can be met in any store, just reference the promo

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  # 1360768 7-Aug-2015 16:47
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If this was a monitor I would be all over it. but im never bothering with a TV as a monitor again.




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  # 1361186 8-Aug-2015 15:54
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Is there any benefit in 4k at 40" over 1080p? I thought it was only seen at larger sizes for practical seating purposes.

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  # 1361194 8-Aug-2015 16:14
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All depends on how close you are. In a small bedroom, Probably yes.

If your the type of person to buy a small tv for a lounge room because you "don't want to dominate dominate the room" or other silly crap to try to justify owning a screen far too small for a room then no as you are already compromising your viewing by having a screen that is too small.




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  # 1361338 9-Aug-2015 00:40
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TeaLeaf: Is there any benefit in 4k at 40" over 1080p? I thought it was only seen at larger sizes for practical seating purposes.


No really. My living is quite small, but even in that distance one cannot tell the difference between 4K and a good 2K source. 

But it all comes back to price. Despite of lack of Freeview Plus, that particular LG model is quite good in all other aspects, 3 HDMI 3 USB, Optical and analogue audio out, wireless smart function including Youtube and Netflix. It is a true 100/120Hz interporation TV. And it has 2 remotes supplied.  

So in this price point, I'm not buying it for 4K, but for the whole package. Other similarly priced model like LG 40LF631V cannot really compare, despite it has new FreeviewPlus. 





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