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ViperZ wrote:
Dec 14th, 2012 11:04 pm
Decent explanation on the differences between TVs. Author has no idea about positives and negatives of plasma, which is pathetic for a big magazine. Author also has poor to decent understanding of LED backlight and how it works in LCD TVs.
feel free to enlighten us :)
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Badman wrote:
Dec 12th, 2012 3:04 pm
Well if it's like that then the best time to buy those tv's would be January/Febuary where the stores are hardly making sales and might be more willing to negotiate. Plus You already saw boxing day prices and start from there.
There is not much left to sell in Jan/Feb. Most of the inventory is gone by the end of December, what is left there will not be much discount on cuz they need to keep something on the shelves until the new 2013 models come out, in the spring.
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My local Walmart has been stocking up on these 32" RCA LED's

http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/rca-32-dire ... Arca+32%22

Current price is 248 but they have 43 in stock right now. I am imagining some sort of doorcrasher deal on boxing day with this TV being in the 178-198 range. Cheap brand, but the tv is great for what it is.
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Tkavil wrote:
Dec 16th, 2012 1:06 am
My local Walmart has been stocking up on these 32" RCA LED's

http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/rca-32-dire ... Arca+32%22

Current price is 248 but they have 43 in stock right now. I am imagining some sort of doorcrasher deal on boxing day with this TV being in the 178-198 range. Cheap brand, but the tv is great for what it is.
RCA is not the RCA company from days of old. The rights to the brand were picked up by Curtis International
http://www.curtcoint.com/about-us.asp
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Looking to buy a new TV and was considering buying one from the US. But I've never done cross boarder shopping before. Here's what I got so far:

- tv >$800 = no exemption
- made in China or Japan = 8% duties + 13% hst, so 21% "cross boarder fee" (got the duties rate off of another site, I know it's only an estimate and ymmv but I'm sure it's pretty accurate?)

...this means unless there is >30% price difference, it won't be worth the hassle of getting a TV from the US?

Please correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks =)
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dollars wrote:
Dec 19th, 2012 2:39 am
Looking to buy a new TV and was considering buying one from the US. But I've never done cross boarder shopping before. Here's what I got so far:

- tv >$800 = no exemption
- made in China or Japan = 8% duties + 13% hst, so 21% "cross boarder fee" (got the duties rate off of another site, I know it's only an estimate and ymmv but I'm sure it's pretty accurate?)

...this means unless there is >30% price difference, it won't be worth the hassle of getting a TV from the US?

Please correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks =)
You miss the 8% duty if you buy a plasma since they're made in mexico...
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I am not sure whether your calculation is correct.
Since you will need to pay 13% HST if you purchase in Canada anyways.
However, you should include the tax in US too (Ex. Buffalo is 8.75%).
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dollars wrote:
Dec 19th, 2012 2:39 am
Looking to buy a new TV and was considering buying one from the US. But I've never done cross boarder shopping before. Here's what I got so far:

- tv >$800 = no exemption
If you stay in the US more than 48 hours you can get $800 exemption


Are duties applied to the origin of manufacturing, origin of assembly, or the parts? Cuz the parts of most TVs are probably all made in China anyways...
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dracore wrote:
Dec 19th, 2012 1:42 pm
If you stay in the US more than 48 hours you can get $800 exemption


Are duties applied to the origin of manufacturing, origin of assembly, or the parts? Cuz the parts of most TVs are probably all made in China anyways...
If it says 'made in Mexico' on the back, that's what they're looking at. They will not pull out every microcircuit to inspect whether it was manufactured in Mexico or Taiwan.
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I'm looking for 47' 3D LED around $650- $700. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance :)
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Anyone have any experience with the 50" Sony LED TV? Model KDL50EX645
It's on page 2 of the London Drugs flyer for $881.02

Some really good reviews online but would like to hear if anyone on here has experience with it

Thanks!
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jussumguy wrote:
Dec 19th, 2012 11:49 pm
Anyone have any experience with the 50" Sony LED TV? Model KDL50EX645
It's on page 2 of the London Drugs flyer for $881.02

Some really good reviews online but would like to hear if anyone on here has experience with it

Thanks!
I know someone who has it, it's a good TV. I also had a previous generation of this TV, it's definitely great for the price.
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I hope someone sells another 43" samsung plasma for $299 like last Boxing Day. That was awesome! My sis picked up one of those. :D
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ViperZ wrote:
Dec 14th, 2012 11:04 pm
Decent explanation on the differences between TVs. Author has no idea about positives and negatives of plasma, which is pathetic for a big magazine. Author also has poor to decent understanding of LED backlight and how it works in LCD TVs.
no kidding. LED is far from the clear winner.

i also think it's funny that ppl think LED is going to replace plasma... like somehow a different backlight can make the LCD panel perfect
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