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[Walmart] Walmart display model TVs 50% off - YMMV

Its that time of year again. A crew goes in to each Walmart and takes down the display model TVs and puts them on a skid to sell. Each store does their own clear out pricing. However eventually it seems the managers in the GTA are doing 50% off. I was looking one model specifically and got the deal. TV @ MSRP $999 for $350.

Also since 10 units get discontinued all at the same time BNIB units are getting marked down also. It looked like 10 to 25% off

Example Walmarts stores I checked.
Newmarket Yonge was on Wednesday
Newmartet 404 was 2 weeks ago
Uxbridge was yesterday
Aurora was 2-3 weeks ago

Their TVs @ are allowed to run 24hrs a day. The TV I was hunting for had 200 days run time on. Check via Service Menu... units varied 200 to 355 days on. I used the service menu also to test and look for issues. There was no bad pixels, burn in, back light issues.

You get a warranty and are allowed to buy their 3 year extended warranty. They offered $60 for 3y on 65" TV. I declined and will use my CC extended warranty.
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Maybe better to hope for another price mistake like the 50" Sharp TVs that were $195 instead of $495 but barring that, this could yield some bargains. Thanks for the heads up. Will check some of my locals today...
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Looks like they're setting up for TV dominos to me. Face Screaming In Fear
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OP - just curious, what CC do you have that has extended warranty on TV and electronics?

I've seen CC insurance on travel and cell phones which are not uncommon but not electronics like TVs. Thx
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BabyYoda wrote: OP - just curious, what CC do you have that has extended warranty on TV and electronics?

I've seen CC insurance on travel and cell phones which are not uncommon but not electronics like TVs. Thx
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BMO also (World Elite Mastercard): "Shop confidently with an extended warranty and purchase protection."
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Thanks op, but i've never seen this at my local walmarts in scarborough. Hopefully they'll have it this time?
Also great advice to check the service menu on run times.
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hseeng wrote: Its that time of year again. A crew goes in to each Walmart and takes down the display model TVs and puts them on a skid to sell. Each store does their own clear out pricing. However eventually it seems the managers in the GTA are doing 50% off. I was looking one model specifically and got the deal. TV @ MSRP $999 for $350.

Also since 10 units get discontinued all at the same time BNIB units are getting marked down also. It looked like 10 to 25% off

Example Walmarts stores I checked.
Newmarket Yonge was on Wednesday
Newmartet 404 was 2 weeks ago
Uxbridge was yesterday
Aurora was 2-3 weeks ago

Their TVs @ are allowed to run 24hrs a day. The TV I was hunting for had 200 days run time on. Check via Service Menu... units varied 200 to 355 days on. I used the service menu also to test and look for issues. There was no bad pixels, burn in, back light issues.

You get a warranty and are allowed to buy their 3 year extended warranty. They offered $60 for 3y on 65" TV. I declined and will use my CC extended warranty.

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Check with your card insurance policy. Most credit cards don't cover used/refurbished items.
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IshfaqueR4678 wrote: Check with your card insurance policy. Most credit cards don't cover used/refurbished items.
The receipts don’t say anything like “demo” or “refurb”

They’re sold as if they were new but receipt shows a 50%+ discount
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I know the shelf-life of these tvs is pretty good, but I'm still wary about buying a tv thats been running at max brightness 24/7 for a year or more
If it’s not at least 50% off is it really a deal?
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A lot of more premium credit cards have warranty and also have insurance. My visa infinite has 90 day buyer protection and then after that a 180 day (I think) cell phone insurance. Also has extra 2 year extra warranty
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Does anybody know if the Walmart extended warranty covers burn-ins?
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was at walmart copper creek in markham yesterday and saw 3 display tvs on clearance near the check out.
saw a yellow tag at the bottom of each tv saying $19 and thought that was the price but turns out its some energy saving tag lol
Thanks RFD I'm poor because of all the deals :cry:
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Temporel wrote: Does anybody know if the Walmart extended warranty covers burn-ins?
These are LEDs (don’t think Walmart sells OLED) so there’s no burn in risk.
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Lebon1 wrote: These are LEDs (don’t think Walmart sells OLED) so there’s no burn in risk.
Walmart have many OLEDs online. I presume they have a few in store.
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Rikon wrote: was at walmart copper creek in markham yesterday and saw 3 display tvs on clearance near the check out.
saw a yellow tag at the bottom of each tv saying $19 and thought that was the price but turns out its some energy saving tag lol
Lol if these demos were for that price, I’d buy as many I can fit in my car. But at only 50%, pass
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I pick up a display LG smart 50" 2 years ago from walmart mark down to $100,no remote.

still working great, I was a bit worry but for $100 Ill bite
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Lebon1 wrote: These are LEDs (don’t think Walmart sells OLED) so there’s no burn in risk.
Lol.

They might not be burnt in but they're worn out to absolute shit in most cases. LEDs have a limited lifespan. Eventually they get dimmer until they get dimmer and then... They just die. And when they die, they short out, which allows the rest of the strip to light up. Except without the forward voltage drop of the diode. So they're all running brighter, and brighter and brighter... Until the PSU decides that there's obviously something wrong, or until all the LEDs burn out because they're running at like 300v.

Also, ALL TVs have a hour meter built in. You just need to find out how to open the service menu and get to it.

Now, the most worn TVs are obvious. That means obviously: try it before buying, you dum dum.

Is it worth it to save money on a tv with these? Honestly at my local walmart they **** shave off 19$ on an RCA POS.

If I wanted that particular pile of ewaste I'll get it somewhere else, brand new, and at a higher discount. Thanks.
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