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Calgary - Soundsaround Liquidation Sale

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Is this the big 4 salejust they cheaped out and quit holding it at the big4?

if this isn't the big4 sale i'd wait for that.
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So, this year is not at the big 4 but at their own stores ??

As for plasma, their feature Philips 50" one doesn't seem like much of a deal at all...
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hdom wrote:So, this year is not at the big 4 but in their own stores ??

As for plasma, their feature Philips 50" one doesn't seem like much of a deal at all... Costco has similar 50" for about the same if not less.

I'd never buy a phillips... they were a good name back in the day... but i have been far from impressed by their new stuff.
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A warning about Soundsaround. I bought a refurb 42" Sony lcd projection from them and they swore up and down it had a 1 year warranty on it. They took out the 1 year warranty card, confirmed it with the manager - everything. My bill was marked final sale and I left with the tv.

As soon as I got it home, there was an issue with changing channels - made a huge popping noise through the speakers. They said to call Sony, I did, and there was no warranty. Needless to say, it was my word against the sales guy, so it went no where.

I solved the noise issue with the edition of a Shaw HD digital box (it changes the channels, not the Sony,) but I'm still pissed off at them. They lied to get my sale and I'll never go back.
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Jul 31, 2006
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I will never, ever purchase anything from soundsaround again. I have had so many issues with their products, and sales people.

Plus they have the crappiest return policy in the business.

Better off to go to FS or BB or visions and get a price match.
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T3rry wrote:Is this the big 4 salejust they cheaped out and quit holding it at the big4?

if this isn't the big4 sale i'd wait for that.

Ya, this is the BIG 4 sale...Cheaped out this year. I had called last week about getting passes to the pre-sale and they told me it is all just instore this year.

And as above...their return policy is COMPLETE CRAP! As for their Sales People, they used to be good, but as with anything in Calgary these days, you don't anywhere near the customer service/knowledge as you would've 5 yrs ago. Just all part of the huge labour shortage here.

But...all that being said, this sale normally boasts some awsome prices that is worth overlooking the above. Just make sure it is something you really need or really really want. If it is broken in the frist few days, you can get it replaced after a bit of arguing...but if it is after 7 days, you have to right to the manufacture. You CAN NOT return any thing for refund, just store credit.

I bought my TV from them during this sale 2 years ago, and I am very happy with it. The sales guy was a goof, but.... 6 of one, 1/2 dozen of the other....
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kringram wrote: Better off to go to FS or BB or visions and get a price match.
That's the other thing, BB, FS, Visions and AB Sound normally always put out their own CALGARY ONLY flyers for this weekend to, to compete with this sale.
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Yeah, this is the best time to buy anything as they compete - we win. ;) However, any one tried to PM at FS/BB/etc for this sale before ??
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chances are they'd all say its a limited time offer and you can't do it (AKA their screw the customer clause), also it's impossible for them to check stock so they won't match it, as soundsaround is often very limited... also they don't advertise some of the really good deals so the only way to see the deal is to be there.
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T3rry wrote:chances are they'd all say its a limited time offer and you can't do it (AKA their screw the customer clause), also it's impossible for them to check stock so they won't match it, as soundsaround is often very limited... also they don't advertise some of the really good deals so the only way to see the deal is to be there.
If history shows as any example, SS will advertise all specials in both the Sun and Herald on Wed...unless they've cheaped out on that too!


EDIT: Just heard on CJAY that the adds are actually in the papers on Friday....
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robskot wrote:If history shows as any example, SS will advertise all specials in both the Sun and Herald on Wed...unless they've cheaped out on that too!


EDIT: Just heard on CJAY that the adds are actually in the papers on Friday....

yeah, but what they advertise is only really a small sample of the deals they're having.
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robskot wrote:Ya, this is the BIG 4 sale...Cheaped out this year. I had called last week about getting passes to the pre-sale and they told me it is all just instore this year.

And as above...their return policy is COMPLETE CRAP! As for their Sales People, they used to be good, but as with anything in Calgary these days, you don't anywhere near the customer service/knowledge as you would've 5 yrs ago. Just all part of the huge labour shortage here.

But...all that being said, this sale normally boasts some awsome prices that is worth overlooking the above. Just make sure it is something you really need or really really want. If it is broken in the frist few days, you can get it replaced after a bit of arguing...but if it is after 7 days, you have to right to the manufacture. You CAN NOT return any thing for refund, just store credit.

I bought my TV from them during this sale 2 years ago, and I am very happy with it. The sales guy was a goof, but.... 6 of one, 1/2 dozen of the other....
Not in the Big4 building! Crap! That means I probably have to go to all three locations to find the stuffs that I wanted! :mad:

I got a Pioneer Elite receiver last year and it is a OK deal (in Canada). Pretty happy with it. No problem whatsoever. But the salespersons on site (Big4 last year) that I had talked to have zero product knowledge. You basically did your research, go early and grab the stuffs. They were pretty pushy, too, last year (I have been to one only even though I have been here for 10+ years :razz: ).
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T3rry wrote:yeah, but what they advertise is only really a small sample of the deals they're having.
Neg, last 3 years everything has been listed in the flyers...is normally about a 16-18 page flyer...they know exactly what they'll be having long in advance, as a pile of the product is previous seasons leftovers sold to them direct from the manufactures...or packages set up especailly for this...

I am guessing that it is going to be pretty lame this year...I am suprised this place is still in business...
LEGO BUY SELL TRADE HERE

HOCKEY IS one of Canada's National Sports, Since 1994!!!! MORE INFO IN THIS THREAD

SARCASM - Because arguing with stupid people isn't nearly as much fun!!!
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They have advertised a 50" Philips Plasma (50PF9431) for $2444. Any opinions on whether that is a good tv or a good price?
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