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[Costco] LG C8 55" (Winnipeg) YMMV - $1499 [Costco]

Ran into my local Costco (Winnipeg) to return something and noticed they are blowing out the LG C8's since the C9's showed up. Only difference I could ascertain with the newer C9 is the processor but the panel is the same and LG's OLEDs reputation obviously precedes them. Last month it was the 'B's they were selling off for $1299. $200 more for a C8 is a no brainer in my humble (and techy Smiling Face With Open Mouth) opinion.
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Kleftiko wrote: Ran into my local Costco (Winnipeg) to return something and noticed they are blowing out the LG C8's since the C9's showed up. Only difference I could ascertain with the newer C9 is the processor but the panel is the same and LG's OLEDs reputation obviously precedes them. Last month it was the 'B's they were selling off for $1299. $200 more for a C8 is a no brainer in my humble (and techy Smiling Face With Open Mouth) opinion.
C9 can do 4k120p with it's HDMI 2.1 support. Definitely not *just* a newer processor.

Not saying 4k120 is important (we don't even really have 4k60p content at the moment except some youtube footage) but C9 are value wise, significantly better since it is definitely future proof for a good while.
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Cucumference wrote: C9 can do 4k120p with it's HDMI 2.1 support. Definitely not *just* a newer processor.

Not saying 4k120 is important (we don't even really have 4k60p content at the moment except some youtube footage) but C9 are value wise, significantly better since it is definitely future proof for a good while.
eARC is a big deal for me. VRR is a big deal for others.

I'd consider getting the C8 if it was >15% cheaper than the C9. Otherwise I'd get the C9.

I'm happy to wait with my 65" C8 now though, until I can get a less expensive 77", and until after HDMI 2.1 products have matured in terms of interoperability.
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EugW wrote:
I'd consider getting the C8 if it was >15% cheaper than the C9. Otherwise I'd get the C9.
What current price on the C9 are you basing that on??
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Got the same deal in London last night. Maybe not just YMMV then?
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In the GTA Vaughn, Richmond hill, Brampton and Downsview have them in stock
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Kleftiko wrote: What current price on the C9 are you basing that on??
C9 55” at the CNE is $1850.

$1499 for the C8 55” is almost 20% less. Great price, for a great TV, with the Costco warranty.
Miller.Time wrote: Got the same deal in London last night. Maybe not just YMMV then?
Yes YMMV. It’s clearance.
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EugW wrote: C9 55” at the CNE is $1850.

$1499 for the C8 55” is almost 20% less. Great price, for a great TV, with the Costco warranty.


Yes YMMV. It’s clearance.
Why do I keep buying things at the wrong time? I just bought the TV two weeks ago, and I thought I was getting an amazing deal at $1629. Now it dropped to $1499...

By the way, it’s worth mentioning that Costco’s warranty doesn’t cover burn-in.
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EugW wrote: C9 55” at the CNE is $1850.

$1499 for the C8 55” is almost 20% less. Great price, for a great TV, with the Costco warranty.


Yes YMMV. It’s clearance.
Are you sure it's $1850? I heard it was around $2099
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undacova wrote: Are you sure it's $1850? I heard it was around $2099
$2099.99 including 13% HST and shipping.

$2099.99 / 1.13 = $1858.40
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Are you guys purchasing the extended warranty?
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EugW wrote: $2099.99 including 13% HST and shipping.

$2099.99 / 1.13 = $1858.40
Thanks for the explanation, was wondering if you knew how any defects would be handled with the CNE vendors?

Is it straight to lg or I can exchange?
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Colin0317 wrote: Are you guys purchasing the extended warranty?
Costco already covers two years IIRC, and as mentioned, they don’t cover burn in.
heyyoudvd wrote: Why do I keep buying things at the wrong time? I just bought the TV two weeks ago, and I thought I was getting an amazing deal at $1629. Now it dropped to $1499...
I find that if you wait too long, sometimes you miss the deal completely. $1629 was a very decent price... at that time.

Note that many stores now do not have any stock of the C8 anymore.
undacova wrote: Thanks for the explanation, was wondering if you knew how any defects would be handled with the CNE vendors?

Is it straight to lg or I can exchange?
Dunno but I assume LG. Teletime is an authorized reseller but I would not expect liberal exchange policies at these prices. They do have physical stores though.
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Wonder how long until we see the c9 at this price.
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Colin0317 wrote: Wonder how long until we see the c9 at this price.
Summer 2020. This is what happened last year with the B7 models etc.
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picked one up at $1499. too good of a deal to pass on. soon they be all gone
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skitalz wrote: picked one up at $1499. too good of a deal to pass on. soon they be all gone
Where did you pick it up from?
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Colin0317 wrote: Wonder how long until we see the c9 at this price.
From what I can see the C9 looks like it has a lower starting price as the non sale price is $2700 and not $3000 like the C8. I am watching their VIP sale Thursday to see if bestbuy has the 55C9 for $700 off and a $200 gift card. At $1800 I would bring my $1500 55B8 back to costco and get the 55C9.
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