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Walmart display model TV clearance

I've Been to the Ontario - st. Thomas, Woodstock, Kitchener and Waterloo Walmart. They all have display model 2015 TVs on clearance. Brands ranging from Samsung, Sony, LG, Emerson, RCA. I ended up picking up a LG 4K 55uf6800. They had it marked down to $900 from $1200 on clearance originally $1600 but because there was no stand I got them to drop the price to $800. Had to pay $39.50 for environmental fee as well as $109 tax. Total was $948.54
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Available online?
I try to buy smart but end up Penny wise Pound Foolish :(
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Would stay far away from floor models. Who knows what's wrong with them. Who knows how long they have been left on for or what customers have done to them ...
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The Master wrote: Would stay far away from floor models. Who knows what's wrong with them. Who knows how long they have been left on for or what customers have done to them ...
Been on the floor for a year, some stores turn the TVs off at night and others don't. Ask employee to find out.
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saturnvuebots wrote: Been on the floor for a year, some stores turn the TVs off at night and others don't. Ask employee to find out.
Lol ask a Walmart employee ? You're funny
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$950 for that LG seems like a lot of money especially since it is a floor model. It is a pretty average TV and reviews are so so. Should also mention it's a not true 4k and it is IPS.
There are much better TVs available brand new for that much money
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saturnvuebots wrote: Been on the floor for a year, some stores turn the TVs off at night and others don't. Ask employee to find out.
Have they offered you any extended warranty ?
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It's a bad idea to buy TVs at "discount" stores. Cheap things with prices that people know are priced competitively. Rare purchases aren't.
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immortal_kssss wrote: Have they offered you any extended warranty ?
Extended warranty was available, I paid with credit card to double my 1 year to 2 years
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Need a 42 inch tv with longer warranty. Is Costco better?
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saturnvuebots wrote: I've Been to the Ontario - st. Thomas, Woodstock, Kitchener and Waterloo Walmart. They all have display model 2015 TVs on clearance. Brands ranging from Samsung, Sony, LG, Emerson, RCA. I ended up picking up a LG 4K 55uf6800. They had it marked down to $900 from $1200 on clearance originally $1600 but because there was no stand I got them to drop the price to $800. Had to pay $39.50 for environmental fee as well as $109 tax. Total was $948.54
I'd stay away from the demo models unless they are just about giving them away.
They would have to be very heavily discounted (75-80%) before I'd even look at one of these, and then only as a bedroom or basement TV (not my daily driver)
They've been up there for almost a year and running 24/7 in most of the stores.
That's like 8-10 years of normal household use - not a lot of life left in those units
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saturnvuebots wrote: Extended warranty was available, I paid with credit card to double my 1 year to 2 years
If it goes in for repairs and your CC company somehow finds out that it's an open-box model, it won't be covered by that perks extension.
LG may not offer ANY warranty under the same circumstances (open-box product).
Hopefully your receipt doesn't mention that it's open/used/refurb/etc...then you're good to go.

Just get your story straight beforehand if you ever need an in-warranty repair....especially if it's got high hours usage.
Considering most Wal-Marts are open from 6am-11pm, that's a LOT of hours in a year.
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saturnvuebots wrote: Extended warranty was available, I paid with credit card to double my 1 year to 2 years
I was burned by this in past. Cc warrenty extentions typically do not cover open box, demo or refurbished items.

store coverage in this case can be better.
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Woah! wrote: LG may not offer ANY warranty under the same circumstances (open-box product).
Hopefully your receipt doesn't mention that it's open/used/refurb/etc...then you're good to go.

Just get your story straight beforehand if you ever need an in-warranty repair....especially if it's got high hours usage.
Considering most Wal-Marts are open from 6am-11pm, that's a LOT of hours in a year.
This... also look online if there is a way to check running hours for this TV (like an odometer on your car but in hours instead). You can get burnt by this. Some have a way to override the clock and reset.
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Floor models are constantly on, this will destroy the lifespan of the TV. I wouldn't buy one unless it was next to free.
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I took advantage of Walmart yr end floor model clearout a few years ago for a 42" Sony, and it is still running like a champ. I bought the extended warranty just incase there was a problem, but have never had to use it.
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Cobrastrike wrote: I took advantage of Walmart yr end floor model clearout a few years ago for a 42" Sony, and it is still running like a champ. I bought the extended warranty just incase there was a problem, but have never had to use it.
In your case you'd probably be fine for an in-warranty repair if it were well into your 2nd year on a credit card extension warranty.
If a TV needed repairs in a shorter span, say 2-3 months after purchase, it would be very difficult explaining the 6,205 hours of mileage, plus yours, on it (17hrs a day x 365 days of Wal-Mart display usage).
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it think the vizio d series can't be beat atm. full array local diming, great picture, smart, hdmi-cec, good sound..
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Even if they turn them off at night, and they've only been on during store hours, that's still a lot more usage than normal household usage.

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