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Topic # 191222 28-Jan-2016 08:21
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Hi all

TV decided to die on me, currently a Samsung 59" smart TV. .... any idea who's selling smart TVs for cheap.
Looking for the same spec, maybe bigger.

Don't care about 3D....and defiantly don't care about high refresh rate.

Online or offline is fine :)

Thanks





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  Reply # 1480414 28-Jan-2016 08:35
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My first thought is that the cheapest place to buy a TV is wherever PriceSpy says. Do some research on what features, etc. you want, find the brand/models that have those features, then look in PriceSpy for the best price. And bargain - with so many players in the market you can usually get something off.  

 

My second thought is that domestic "smart" TVs haven't been around that long. How old is yours - is it still covered by a warranty? If not, it is probably covered under the CGA, in which case your first stop should be where you bought it.




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  Reply # 1480419 28-Jan-2016 08:40
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Purchased the TV 4 years ago...doubt it will be covered?
Busy looking on pricespy now.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1480431 28-Jan-2016 08:54
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BinaryLimited: Purchased the TV 4 years ago...doubt it will be covered? 

 

A TV should be expected to last more than four years and it should be covered by the CGA.


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  Reply # 1480434 28-Jan-2016 08:56
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BinaryLimited: Purchased the TV 4 years ago...doubt it will be covered? 

 

A TV should be expected to last more than four years and it should be covered by the CGA.

 

 

 

 

depends on how much you use it


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  Reply # 1480435 28-Jan-2016 08:59
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BinaryLimited: Hi all

TV decided to die on me, currently a Samsung 59" smart TV. .... any idea who's selling smart TVs for cheap.
Looking for the same spec, maybe bigger.

Don't care about 3D....and defiantly don't care about high refresh rate.

Online or offline is fine :)

Thanks


What went wrong? It may be a simple fix. It could be a gift failure so you can get a new toy ;)




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  Reply # 1480446 28-Jan-2016 09:16
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MikeB4:
BinaryLimited: Hi all

TV decided to die on me, currently a Samsung 59" smart TV. .... any idea who's selling smart TVs for cheap.
Looking for the same spec, maybe bigger.

Don't care about 3D....and defiantly don't care about high refresh rate.

Online or offline is fine :)

Thanks


What went wrong? It may be a simple fix. It could be a gift failure so you can get a new toy ;)



It turns on....and after 10min or so the screen goes black....audio is still playing.
After a Google search, apparently it's the capacitors that need changing.
I don't like electricity and it doesn't like me....




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  Reply # 1480784 28-Jan-2016 17:38
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+1 for a CGA claim. We've just been through the process on our 4yo LG. It was a bit painful, but we stuck to our guns and it got sorted in the end.

By all means buy a new TV (it could be many weeks to fix the old one) but make them fix the old one too.

sxz

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  Reply # 1480790 28-Jan-2016 17:43
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Lawyer here.  +10 for the CGA.   A smart TV 4 years ago would have cost lots, so should last longer.  Read the article I wrote here about the CGA: http://brlegal.co.nz/img/BRL_2013_(4)_-_Nov_to_Jan.pdf 

 

specific examples are interesting:

 

While each case is decided on its particular facts, two examples are noted in particular: in 2009 a fridge-freezer was ruled not to be of acceptable quality when its compressor pump failed after seven years - a full refund was given. In contrast, in 2010 a four year old motor scooter with a failed base gasket was ruled to be of acceptable quality because the damage probably occurred because the annual services were not completed in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications - screws on the base gasket should have been checked and tightened


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  Reply # 1480801 28-Jan-2016 17:55
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Pricespy is only the start.

 

Just because you see a cheap price, it doesn't mean other stores won't beat it.

 

Buying solely from that means you'll often be paying more than going into a store and pressing for a deal.


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  Reply # 1480889 28-Jan-2016 20:38
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BinaryLimited:
MikeB4:
BinaryLimited: Hi all

TV decided to die on me, currently a Samsung 59" smart TV. .... any idea who's selling smart TVs for cheap.
Looking for the same spec, maybe bigger.

Don't care about 3D....and defiantly don't care about high refresh rate.

Online or offline is fine :)

Thanks


What went wrong? It may be a simple fix. It could be a gift failure so you can get a new toy ;)



It turns on....and after 10min or so the screen goes black....audio is still playing.
After a Google search, apparently it's the capacitors that need changing.
I don't like electricity and it doesn't like me....

 

 

 

Where did you buy it from? Try and get it replaced under CGA. 

 

I worked for a retailer that sold electronics good and you would be surprised how willing some company's are to foot the bill and repair it even thought its 4 years old, Panasonic are particularly good at outside warranty repairs from what I remember.


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  Reply # 1480893 28-Jan-2016 20:47
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@kopkiwi is/was selling one


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  Reply # 1480894 28-Jan-2016 20:48
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From that dodgy looking fella next to you in the pub. tongue-out


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  Reply # 1480937 28-Jan-2016 22:02
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@kopkiwi is/was selling one

 

 

 

 

Was. She got returned for a full refund




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  Reply # 1480985 29-Jan-2016 06:29
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Interesting!!!!!!

 

Time to get started with the process then,  I'm good at being stubborn (according to the other half). Also, I purchased it from The good guys when they used to be next to paknsave in botany mall...

 

 

 

Mmm wonder if I can find the receipt....

 

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UPDATE:

 

TV was purchased from Good Guys ....which was purchased by Noel leeming. ......sounds like such a mission now.





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