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Is Costco the best place to buy a TV? Because of Return Policy?

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Is Costco the best place to buy a TV? Because of Return Policy?

I want the 55Q7G but my local store doesn’t have it, or I want a TCL 6 instead, which they also don’t have. Walmart has the Q7G, but they have a 30 day return policy, instead of 90.
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Goosepants wrote: I want the 55Q7G but my local store doesn’t have it, or I want a TCL 6 instead, which they also don’t have. Walmart has the Q7G, but they have a 30 day return policy, instead of 90.
How can anyone tell you what the best store is to buy something if they don't know what you value? If you think there's a chance that you might want to return the TV in the 30-90 day range, then Costco is your best option. But if Costco doesn't have it, then your options are more limited.

Costco doesn't price match, but you could always return it and buy it at the other store. Kind of a pain in the butt for a 55" tv, though.

You also list 3 different tv's, but again, only you know what features/functionality is important to you.

Basically, if you want useful advice, provide useful context.

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Well I want to use it for gaming on PS4 and switch (and ps5), and watch Blu rays, and stream. But I’m not someone who know a lot about TV’s.
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Goosepants wrote: Well I want to use it for gaming on PS4 and switch (and ps5), and watch Blu rays, and stream. But I’m not someone who know a lot about TV’s.
Start with rtings.com, and read reviews. Figure out your budget. Figure out who sells tv's around you, and what they have available. Pull trigger.

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Instead of making another topic, how is the 55x750H? Reviews from stores say it’s great, but the x750f from rtings.com only has a 6.6, saying movies don’t look that great. Anyone here have that TV?
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Goosepants wrote: Instead of making another topic, how is the 55x750H? Reviews from stores say it’s great, but the x750f from rtings.com only has a 6.6, saying movies don’t look that great.
You get what you pay for. If you want a budget TV, you're not going to get the greatest PQ, or gaming experience, or # of HDMI ports, etc.

Will you notice a difference with regards to movies not looking that great? No idea. Have you accounted for things like optimal viewing distance (couch to tv) to screen size, and ambient lighting in the room? These things make a big difference. As well as properly calibrating the TV once you have it installed.

Those things being said, the general consensus is that the cheapo TCL/Hisense/whatever TVs are decent quality and people are generally satisfied with them. Take that for what it's worth.
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With return policy in mind, it's likely you will know if this is a keeper in less than 2 weeks, if you are shopping a lot of models with the intention of returning all but the keeper, I suspect this plan will fall on some hard rocks. Warranty takes some of the risk out of a purchase, the cheaper the TV the bigger warranty is best. Don't fixate on one brand or feature, go with the best deal that makes sense.
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Goosepants wrote: I want the 55Q7G but my local store doesn’t have it, or I want a TCL 6 instead, which they also don’t have. Walmart has the Q7G, but they have a 30 day return policy, instead of 90.
I personally think 30 days should be enough to decide whether one likes the TV enough to keep it or not. I would value the 2nd year free warranty more and that would be my primary reason to go with Costco.
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I honestly thought for a while that it is, but after others suggested reading rtings.com to compare a few models, I no longer feel that way. If you find the TV you want them sure, I would go for it, but we settled on the 55' TCL that Costco does not sell, and found it best of the class so off to Best Buy I went. I learned quite a bit doing research to get the best bang for my buck, which to me was more important than anything else.
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Goosepants wrote: I want the 55Q7G but my local store doesn’t have it, or I want a TCL 6 instead, which they also don’t have. Walmart has the Q7G, but they have a 30 day return policy, instead of 90.
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