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# 38234 26-Jul-2009 21:54
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HI there.


Me and my wife are looking forward to buy a new television.
I have no experience with LCD but we are keen to spent some money.


To get some informations about LCD TVs, i looked at amazon.de as well to read the references.


I cant decide between the Sony KDL46W5500 or the Samsung LA46B650.


Maybe some of you well known this LCDs and can tell me something about it?


the second thing....


compared to my amazon price for the Sony KDL46W5500 =1279,95 EUR = 3.096,33 NZD= 4299$ at Noelleeming


or


Samsung LA46B650 = 1169,99 EUR = 2.827,93 NZD= 4299$ at Noelleeming


i realy dont understand this extreme price differences.


Does anyone have experience with overseas purchase and delievery to Auckland?


is it worth?


Thanks


Maxim








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  # 239209 26-Jul-2009 23:21
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Q: Why is the price higher in NZ?

Economies of Scale:
Amazon has a huge customer base, they sell way more units, they can get cheaper bulk pricing from the wholesaler/sony/samsung than a NZ based retailer can get

Geographical Isolation: 
The cost of international shipping to a small low population geo-graphically isolated country like NZ is high. Economies of Scale also applies to shipping, a larger overseas importer can probably get discounts on bulk shipping.

Bricks and Mortar vs Online Store:
You are comparing a physical "bricks and mortar" store vs an online store.  The online store does not have same level of physical fixed costs as a retail store (staff, rent etc).

Q: Is it worth purchasing overseas and getting it delivered?

Warranty and RMA:
I highly doubt it, the cost of shipping a single unit of something large and fragile like a TV is probably going to be high. You are also in a difficult position if happens if there is a fault and you need to RMA it.

Bargining:
Consider you can almost certainly bargin with Noel Leeming and get a significant discount on that list price.

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  # 239267 27-Jul-2009 09:50
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Ragnor has covered if very well. I would add to his last comment. If you can pay cash expect a good discount. If they don't offer it then go somewhere else that will. Personally I have always found Harvey Norman to be good in this regard but it does depend a bit on the salesman. If the one you are talking to is not flexable try a different one.

Even if buying on HP you should at minimum be able to get interest free for 12 or more months and maybe a discount on top of that too. Retailers are falling over themself to try and sell at the moment.

As for which TV see if you can find some reviews online. Unfortunatly although looking at a TV in the shop can help they are always setup for shop use so colours etc are way out (normally very very strong colours and massive contrast) so it is hard to get a real feel of what the TV can do.

I just got the KDL46V4000 which looks great after some calibration but out of the box oh boy was it bad.







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  # 239302 27-Jul-2009 11:39
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Also a large part of the price difference lately has come down to the NZ$.

Talking to some of the buyers that I know, most of the purchases were made when the dollar was around the US$0.550 mark, as there were few signs if any pointing to it going up, but plenty pointing to continuing weakness.

Its going to be a few more months yet before you see the current exchange rate filter through to the retail prices.



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  # 239936 28-Jul-2009 21:07
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Thanks for the answers.

I searched in the inet and found at farmers homepage the price for samsung la46b650 is reasonable 3699. Plus you can get with these one a 22" second LCD free.

You think it is possible to get the same price at Noel leeming because I have a 200$ voucher of them as well?

If this will work I would pay 3499 incl a second 22"LCD plus I have my warranty.

Will this work?

My other concern is the connection oft devices
I own a ps3 , xbox 360 and logitech z5500.

What's the best way to connect them all perfect?

Thanks for your help

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  # 239966 28-Jul-2009 22:10
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dont go noel leeeming, try harvey norman or JB Hifi - When they have a sale that is




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  # 239999 29-Jul-2009 01:24
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TheMaXim: Thanks for the answers.



I searched in the inet and found at farmers homepage the price for samsung la46b650 is reasonable 3699. Plus you can get with these one a 22" second LCD free.



You think it is possible to get the same price at Noel leeming because I have a 200$ voucher of them as well?



If this will work I would pay 3499 incl a second 22"LCD plus I have my warranty.



Will this work?





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  # 244546 9-Aug-2009 21:14
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Personally i would go with the Sony. Especially if you are getting a ps3.

It is currently on special at bond and bond for 3499, they will always price match any competitor anyway.

I doubt you will get it elsewhere for too much cheaper anytime this year..



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  # 244772 10-Aug-2009 15:38
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Hi thanks for your answer but i bought the samsung. I realy could compare both of them and I have to say that the samsung had for me the better picture.

I also got a pretty good deal with hdmi cable, surge protector and extended warranty for 5 years for 3600 at jbhifi plus I got a second LCD for free(22", perfect for te bedroom). In the end I don't realize any input lag or other points.

I am happy with the decission.

But thanks



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  # 244773 10-Aug-2009 15:38
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Hi thanks for your answer but i bought the samsung. I realy could compare both of them and I have to say that the samsung had for me the better picture.

I also got a pretty good deal with hdmi cable, surge protector and extended warranty for 5 years for 3600 at jbhifi plus I got a second LCD for free(22", perfect for te bedroom). In the end I don't realize any input lag or other points.

I am happy with the decission.

But thanks

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