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[The Source] *DEAD* Sony W650D 48" 1080p LED Smart TV - Scratch & Dent - $199

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[The Source] *DEAD* Sony W650D 48" 1080p LED Smart TV - Scratch & Dent - $199

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69 units available as of this post.

Can ship to store and return right away if in bad shape...

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Check usage:

Power cycle your TV (On - Off) to ensure your television is in Stand-by Mode.
On your remote press the following sequence in less than 2 seconds: Display, 5, Vol-, PowerON

The bottom of the Self Check Screen shows three sets of 5 numbers.
xxxxx-yyyyy-zzzzz
Power on time in hours = (xxxxx)
Restart/Boot count = (yyyyy)
LCD Panel usage in hours = (zzzzz)
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very hot deal for someone who needs a TV! i don't, but thanked.
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Kind of hate to replace my plasma with winter approaching but this is too good to pass up.
Guess I'll just have to pick up a separate heater.

Thanks op.
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Does dent and scratch imply used floor models or shipping damage or cosmetic damage to actual item? Better or worse than refurb?

EDIT: Ordered one because why not. Assuming can't be refurb or floor models since there's 69 of them. Must be damaged during shipment or something? We'll see, too good to pass up
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Strange, the model number in the description is older/different
KDL48R550C NOT KDL48W650D
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Open Box also available for 249.99

Both scratch and dent and open box are not showing up when logged in using PSP account. Not sure if 10%off code will work.
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lifeisfuneh wrote: Strange, the model number in the description is older/different
KDL48R550C NOT KDL48W650D
Good catch. I wonder which one I will get in case I order one for bedroom use.
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Nice find OP. If only I needed a TV right now!
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lifeisfuneh wrote: Strange, the model number in the description is older/different
KDL48R550C NOT KDL48W650D
The order confirmation shows "Sony W650D 48" 1080p LED Smart TV - Scratch & Dent" under items being shipped.

Here's hoping they're actually sending the right one.
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$10 off VIP sign up code works, I just tried now!! Thanks OP!!!
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So folks, experiences seem to have been mostly positive with the scratch and dent, but some have reported a dent on the screen itself (unacceptable). I'm going to have to test each of the 8 units. I probably should've over-ordered on the expectation that at least two of the eight have some sort of screen issue. That said, I have two RCA 50" 4K TVs I picked up for $289 which I may not return if I have two dud Sony TVs to return.

Will report back.
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According to a thread from last year, seems like Scratch and Dent include floor models with 8000+ hours (one was 14000). Someone also mention receiving like new item with no hours. I'm assuming there's some self report bias happening for folks who got screwed. Luck of the draw I guess.
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dirtyid wrote: According to a thread from last year, seems like Scratch and Dent include floor models with 8000+ hours (one was 14000). Someone also mention receiving like new item with no hours. I'm assuming there's some self report bias happening for folks who got screwed. Luck of the draw I guess.
May be true, but I'm going to trust a Sony panel more than a Hisense panel in the longevity game (both were on S&D at one point). 4K vs 1080p is also meaningless to me, this is intended as a business presentation and conferencing panel.
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redflagdealsguy wrote: May be true, but I'm going to trust a Sony panel more than a Hisense panel in the longevity game (both were on S&D at one point). 4K vs 1080p is also meaningless to me, this is intended as a business presentation and conferencing panel.
Yup, just clarifying to others what scratch and dent actually entails. I don't know how long led panels last these days, never really had a TV die on me before. Floor model usage can't be that high if they actually send 2 year old model.
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dirtyid wrote: Yup, just clarifying to others what scratch and dent actually entails. I don't know how long led panels last these days, never really had a TV die on me before. Floor model usage can't be that high if they actually send 2 year old model.
Fair enough, but I do have another point.

Source: https://lcdtvbuyingguide.com/lcdtv/lcdtv-lifetime.shtml
Flat-panel LCD TVs have a lifespan newly approaching 100,000 hours on average. The lifespan of an LCD TV is generally longer than that of similar-sized plasma televisions. Some manufacturers even claim that their LCDs can last upwards of 100,000 hours when used continuously under controlled conditions (e.g., in a room with "standard" lighting conditions and 77° temperatures throughout). Just how realistic such claims are is debatable. After all, whose living room has no windows and remains at a perfectly comfortable 77 degrees year-round?
Let's say that lifespan is only 50,000 hours, it's still way more life than I'll need given my usage patterns with the set (and replacement cycle). Even a unit with 15,000 hours of prior use should last me years before I replace it... likely before it stops working.
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