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Old 2008-03-17, 09:56 PM   #1
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Default How much negotiating (discounting) can one expect for a HDTV at Future Shop?

Let's say you plan to spend around $2K or so on a new HDTV at FS, what sort of discounts can you expect if you're prepared to quibble for the best possible price?
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Old 2008-03-17, 11:42 PM   #2
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Depends on what the price is relative to list. For example, a good sale price on a $2000 TV is probably $400-$600 off list, and you may not be able to negotiate further, once the price is that low, whereas, if the $2000 List TV is on for $2000, then huge negotiations are sometimes possible. This will depend on the store, salesperson, manager, etc.

They are also often willing to negotiate (more) on the TV/package if you're willing to purchase high margin items like cables, Surge Suppressors, Extended Warranty, etc.
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Old 2008-03-18, 12:05 AM   #3
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They are also often willing to negotiate (more) on the TV if you're willing to purchase high margin items like cables, Surge Suppressors, Extended Warranty, etc.
The fishin rod is out big time! However, I was told the margin on HDTV is already fairly low compared to other item of the HT such as speakers, receivers etc...?
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Old 2008-03-18, 12:58 AM   #4
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Let's say you plan to spend around $2K or so on a new HDTV at FS, what sort of discounts can you expect if you're prepared to quibble for the best possible price?
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I have never been able to get any big discount from FS. My general rule of buying from FS/BB is that if the item is not on sale that week, you're probably paying too much for it.
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I tend to agree with you... and same applies to BB. Normally I use FS sale price as a lever to buy elsewhere at the best price! So far it always worked.
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