The continuing HDTV saga

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Before dinner, I explained to Bill the cancellation by frys.com of our HDTV order due to the credit card magic number error and the subsequent reversal of the cancellation. He expressed interest in buying the 600U model instead since the 60U has been discontinued, a back-order arrival date wasn't available, and the 600U has updated features.

So I did some more online research about the Panasonic TH-42PX600U 42-inch Plasma HDTV and price shopping. the reviews are great (better even than the 60U) so I called frys.com customer service and cancelled the reversed cancellation of the 60U set.

Amazon's price for the 600U is $1499.99 (same as the 60U), but I discovered that the seller is actually an online retailer called OneCall and, although there's no tax, the shipping charge is $150.00 . Drplasma.com lists it for $1485.99 with free shipping and no tax and seems to be the best deal for the money. The customer reviews about OneCall and Dr. Plasma are OK (not spectacular). But it was the return policies that bothered me. I was OK with ordering a large, big-ticket item from frys.com because there is a Frys store in Fremont (even though the frys.com return policy isn't the same as the on-ground store's). I'm not comfortable, however, with ordering this large television from an online retailer.

So, we decided to buy the 600U set from Video Only, an on-ground retailer in Hayward (website) from which over the years we've bought the small television in the craft room, 2 VCRs, a DVD player/VCR, and probably one or two other items. It costs more at $1699.00 plus tax ($1858.74 total), but we're more comfortable buying this large item from an on-ground store. The item is in stock at their San Francisco store, and will be sent to the Hayward store for us to pick up by the end of this week.

Gotta go! Jack Bauer's on! (24, Day 6, Hours 3 and 4)

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

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