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Topic # 4340 3-Jul-2005 19:59
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Just doing some research, if you were in the market for a plasma TV, would you seriously consider buying online if it were 10% cheaper ??


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  Reply # 16274 3-Jul-2005 20:07
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I can't see why not, as long as it came with the usual standard warranty and was from a trustable source.




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  Reply # 16275 3-Jul-2005 20:40
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depends on the brand.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 16276 3-Jul-2005 20:50
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If we're assuming that it's 10% cheaper than exactly the same product elsewhere, then my answer is yes. I would have to have it delivered anyway, so the convenience of physically walking into a shop and picking one up off the shelf doesn't apply with respect to this particular product.

Before buying online, I would check that the dealer is reputable, and I would also ensure that the goods are not parallel imported to ensure that the warranty is safeguarded in case the dealer goes bust.

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Reply # 16277 3-Jul-2005 22:14
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Same as Muppet and was a brand that was known and could be purchased at Noel lemming Bond&bond etc etc,

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  Reply # 16278 3-Jul-2005 22:24
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i've given this some thought, and i gotta say, no, i would not. it's important to me that there's somewhere i can go and find a real person to fix any problems that arise, especially with something so expensive. There's too much customer service delay, anonimity, and potential for bad practises on the web. I've bought $3k+ products from websites, but only when i know there's also a physical presence in my city.

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  Reply # 16285 4-Jul-2005 13:05
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I buy cheap things willy-nilly on the net, but not a TV.

I saw a 42" Plasma in Bond and Bond last week for $5k. Very tempted...

Just bought a DVD recorder from Harvey Norman. Was $499 - the sales lady said "You guys come here a lot, i'll see what discount I can give you" and came back at $435 (we didnt even ask for the discount).




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  Reply # 16289 4-Jul-2005 13:29
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Thanks all, thats really great feedback, appreciate your time.


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