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    Plasma/LCD TV dealers

    I'm looking to buy my first big screen plasma or LCD TV in a couple of months - can anyone recommend a good dealer/store to go to (or one to aviod for that matter), preferably in the Des Moines metro area?



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    Re: Plasma/LCD TV dealers

    I really like American, not to mention I think they have as big of selection as you could possibly find. They have reasonable prices and knowledgeable people (unlike a certain store that starts with a "Best" and ends in a headache). American is on 86th right off the interstate, across from Texas Roadhouse.


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    Re: Plasma/LCD TV dealers

    Thanks Jeremy. I've considered American, but I think it might depend on the salesperson you get. I've heard both good and bad things....



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    Re: Plasma/LCD TV dealers

    I buy that sort of stuff at American as well.


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    Re: Plasma/LCD TV dealers

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    Re: Plasma/LCD TV dealers

    Shop around a little bit. After deciding on what model, I found it to be significantly cheaper at Sears. I was disappointed with the service at Traviss (surprisingly), Best Buy and American weren't even close on price and NFM didn't carry the model. Also, make sure you ask if there is a way you can get a better deal. Even if they can't cut one (most can), they may let you know if they are going on sale anytime soon.



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    Re: Plasma/LCD TV dealers

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    I really like American, not to mention I think they have as big of selection as you could possibly find. They have reasonable prices and knowledgeable people (unlike a certain store that starts with a "Best" and ends in a headache). American is on 86th right off the interstate, across from Texas Roadhouse.
    This is the correct answer. I got mine a few weeks ago there after shopping around. They had the largest selection and are willing to come down on price, especially if you act indecisive. Plus they have a guarantee that they will match the lowest price of any store in the area.



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    Re: Plasma/LCD TV dealers

    No one has mentioned Stogdill's yet - has anyone been there?



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    Re: Plasma/LCD TV dealers

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    No one has mentioned Stogdill's yet - has anyone been there?
    Been there to look around, but wasn't in the market for anything at the time... Very friendly, decent prices...



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    Re: Plasma/LCD TV dealers

    Quote Originally Posted by 83Clone View Post
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    Traviss, their prices are comparable to American, and they service stuff locally. I have been really happy with them.


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    Re: Plasma/LCD TV dealers

    If I were in your situation I would buy it the day after Thanksgiving at the cheapest place, which will probably be Sears, Wal-Mart or Best Buy.



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    Re: Plasma/LCD TV dealers

    I bought a Vizio from Costco in WDM at the beginning of the year and got a really good price and its a great LCD.



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    Re: Plasma/LCD TV dealers

    There should be some great deals on TV's this holiday season. I would hold out for a couple weeks.



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    Re: Plasma/LCD TV dealers

    My recommendation is to find the tv you want by looking at them locally and doing your research online. Then order from Amazon when theyre running one of their free tv shipping deals. Especially with higher end tv's that state sales tax adds up, and the base price on amazon is usually lower than you'd find it locally before tax too. And when they ship it theyll come in, set it up, and take the garbage away for you.


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    Re: Plasma/LCD TV dealers

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    I really like American, not to mention I think they have as big of selection as you could possibly find. They have reasonable prices and knowledgeable people (unlike a certain store that starts with a "Best" and ends in a headache). American is on 86th right off the interstate, across from Texas Roadhouse.
    Quote Originally Posted by UNIClone View Post
    Thanks Jeremy. I've considered American, but I think it might depend on the salesperson you get. I've heard both good and bad things....
    I agree about American, and the salesperson does make a difference. I've bought a tv stand, an LCD HDTV, and a home theater surround system there. On a couple of those shopping trips I got stuck with an annoying, pushy salesman and just walked away, only to come back later and make my purchase through less of a *******. The tv I bought was the same price as Best Buy but came with a $399 Blu-Ray player, so obviously I went to American. It was a couple hundered cheaper on amazon.com, but it was a couple weeks before the Super Bowl last year and I'm not that patient anyways once I decide I want something. Still, I didn't feel nearly as dirty buying a big-ticket item at American as I would at Best Buy.

    I've also browsed the furniture section there, but found those salespeople WAY too pushy so I never seriously considered buying anything.



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