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Panasonic TH46PZ81B Reduced to £999.00 @ John Lewis

£999.00 @ John Lewis
This set was £1450 a few months ago and £1199 just two days ago. And don't forget the John Lewis 5 year guarantee! This is a discountinued model but is a good spec set with built in Freesat and is … Read More
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8y, 2m agoFound 8 years, 2 months ago
This set was £1450 a few months ago and £1199 just two days ago. And don't forget the John Lewis 5 year guarantee!

This is a discountinued model but is a good spec set with built in Freesat and is the very desirable 46 inch size.

Just ordered ours. They won't be around for long!
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#1
Good deal, there is cheaper but the JL warranty swings it, also been hovering on this model among others.
#2
in five years time what year will it be? 2014
do you really think JL will be able to repair this TV for you by then?

this type of TV will be long gone.
#3
Yes it will be long gone but its still upto them to sort it either way.
#4
conquer
Yes it will be long gone but its still upto them to sort it either way.


you'll end up getting a partial refund based on how long you've had the TV. don't expect much back.
#5
Does anyone know why this model is being discontinued? I thought it was one of the best models having freesat built in etc.
#6
glynf;4864236
Does anyone know why this model is being discontinued? I thought it was one of the best models having freesat built in etc.


Panasonic launches it's 2009 models this month - supposedly even better, slimmer etc. New model is TX-P46G10 - you can pre-order from Play.com for £1150 (list is £1400).

Personally I'd pay the £150 more (although you do get quidco from Play) and get the newer model. The PZ81 was their first FreeSat model so there are bound to be some improvements!
#7
I think OLED TVs will take along time to come down in price so Plasma TV's maybe around for longer than people think
#8
In response to the comments;

£999 had been the cheapest I have seen in recent days; Crampton and Moore offering for this price but this was only with 1 year warranty and then you have to pay delivery. Cost then around £1186. Just seen though that Pixmania now have the set for £955 but this is only a 1 year warranty. Still glad with the JL deal :)

The newst equivilent 46 inch set with Freesat is around £1399 at the moment. OK, you get the new technology but it's forever a game of catch up with such things. Would rather save the £400 and have something else too! Yes, the Play.com price is cheaper but no extra warranty and it certainly makes it easier when you've got a fault with something, you can go into a shop and discuss the issue rather than delaing with people on the phone.

As for the JL guarantee issue, it just gives some peace of mind. As with any insuracne, you will only know how good it is when you need to claim.
#9
slackrat77
you'll end up getting a partial refund based on how long you've had the TV. don't expect much back.


Sorry but you haven't got a clue!

Try reading JL's Ts&Cs before posting misinformation!

JL will have to replace it with a new equivalent model if it cannot be repaired - even if that happens 4 years, 11 months, 3 weeks and 6 days into the 5 year warranty period.
#10
Yup its all in the T,s&C,s well spotted grump , john lewis is still the fore runner on warrantys
we here are also hovering about which new tv to buy next lcd / plasma -- panny or sony etc
Does anybody know of any other offers out there ---- ie ---- easter specials
#11
slackrat77
you'll end up getting a partial refund based on how long you've had the TV. don't expect much back.

Not true, I had an issue after 4 years on a surround sound system when the basic ones cost £500 when originally purchased. I was offered the latest model or a cash refund. I went for the cash.
#12
c00li0
Not true, I had an issue after 4 years on a surround sound system when the basic ones cost £500 when originally purchased. I was offered the latest model or a cash refund. I went for the cash.


Thanks for proving that Slackrat is talking out of his **** AGAIN!
1 Like #13
there will not be an equivalent model to this in 5 years.
thats my whole point.
maybe i had been misinformed but i was always told that any refund issed if it couldnt be replaced or repaired was pro-rata based on the age of the unit.
but i have no problem being proved wrong.

i've yet to hear about anyone claiming on the JL guarantee who was unsatisfied, but am sure there have been some.

talking out of my **** is my job. i work for DSG.
according to people on here at least, we know sod all about our products.
i'll admit to having less knowledge about the competitors free warranties but considering their electrical sales were reported recently as being 13% down on last year, they're doing as badly as everyone else now!
#14
slackrat77
there will not be an equivalent model to this in 5 years.
thats my whole point.
maybe i had been misinformed but i was always told that any refund issed if it couldnt be replaced or repaired was pro-rata based on the age of the unit.
but i have no problem being proved wrong.

i've yet to hear about anyone claiming on the JL guarantee who was unsatisfied, but am sure there have been some.

talking out of my **** is my job. i work for DSG.
according to people on here at least, we know sod all about our products.
i'll admit to having less knowledge about the competitors free warranties but considering their electrical sales were reported recently as being 13% down on last year, they're doing as badly as everyone else now!


indeed....i seem to recall DSG announcing a £200m LOSS recently......i'm sure JL are turning a profit at the very least....
1 Like #15
£200m loss? er i don't think so.
£60m at PC world last year but as I said, I could be wrong.

just about everyone on the high street is struggling, JL included but its never reported here cos the people running this site have a vendetta against DSGi.

can't blame them. for years the customer service was a joke but now the big boys are trying everything to improve it. maybe its too much too late.
it pays my bills and I like the people I work with.
simple as
#16
slackrat77;4870322

just about everyone on the high street is struggling, JL included but its never reported here cos the people running this site have a vendetta against DSGi.



With good reason :-)
#17
I got this exact TV for £770.49 from Costco last month, also with a 5 year warranty!
It is superb - although I've not tried the freesat since I already have sky
#18
Voted hot though btw.
#19
slackrat77
there will not be an equivalent model to this in 5 years.
thats my whole point.
maybe i had been misinformed but i was always told that any refund issed if it couldnt be replaced or repaired was pro-rata based on the age of the unit.
but i have no problem being proved wrong.

i've yet to hear about anyone claiming on the JL guarantee who was unsatisfied, but am sure there have been some.

talking out of my **** is my job. i work for DSG.
according to people on here at least, we know sod all about our products.
i'll admit to having less knowledge about the competitors free warranties but considering their electrical sales were reported recently as being 13% down on last year, they're doing as badly as everyone else now!


+1 Rep for honesty!
#20
Great deal - thanks.

In case it's of any use to anyone, ASK are selling this at £949 and it's in stock at their shop on Tottenham Court Road. I'm not suggesting for a minute that you buy it there, but you could maybe save £50 with a price match.

http://www.askdirect.co.uk/uview?call=ask.productSearch&id=11704&make=Panasonic&topcatid=20
#21
slackrat77
£200m loss? er i don't think so.
£60m at PC world last year but as I said, I could be wrong.

just about everyone on the high street is struggling, JL included but its never reported here cos the people running this site have a vendetta against DSGi.

can't blame them. for years the customer service was a joke but now the big boys are trying everything to improve it. maybe its too much too late.
it pays my bills and I like the people I work with.
simple as

To be fair to the people who slate DSG, you have kind of proven their point in this thread by incorrectly slating a competitor's warranty without knowing the facts of how it works. Now, I'm not saying that is your fault - it may be that this is how you are briefed by your employer - but it does show perfectly why nobody should ever walk into a DSG store without knowing ALL the details in advance and should never ask for advice in them.

I agree with the other post though - good on you for your honesty on working there.
#22
JOHN LEWIS 5 YEAR GUARANTEE - PLEASE NOTE.

I until now was of the same opinion that John Lewis's 5 year guarantee was unbeatable, until I bought a 32" Sony Bravia from them on Boxing day last year, which then screwed up 5 weeks after receiving it. After initially stating they would replace it, it transpires that this model is no longer stocked and the only option of a replacement TV they will provide is wait for it ............................A 32" BEKO, YES A BEKO!

So dont believe they hype, John Lewis's 5 year guarantee aint all its cracked up to be.
#23
here's why i think JL guarantee is the best - This is from experiance...
I bought a Panasonic TH-42PX80B TV from JL for £650 - It was £900 instore but JL price matched.
The TV broke after around 3 months - JL were unable to fix so the ofered me either a new TV or £900 to spend instore - they explained that this was what my old TV was worth so thats what i had to spend.
So i gave them an extra £70 and bought the TH42PZ81B - result!!

So for me the JL guarantee is well worth getting.
#24
That_Bloke
To be fair to the people who slate DSG, you have kind of proven their point in this thread by incorrectly slating a competitor's warranty without knowing the facts of how it works. Now, I'm not saying that is your fault - it may be that this is how you are briefed by your employer - but it does show perfectly why nobody should ever walk into a DSG store without knowing ALL the details in advance and should never ask for advice in them.

I agree with the other post though - good on you for your honesty on working there.


as far as PCs and laptops which is my dept, I do actually know my stuff.
I was PC repair and sales at an independent PC store before it closed and I came to work for DSG and in these sorta times of unemployment being well into the 2million mark, am happy to just have a job.

I sold TVs when I first started and I honestly didnt know the difference between LCD and Plasma, assumed they were all made in the some far east factory and all rebadged.
all the product training I've had was instore from my own research or from actually listening to our TV dept head who is a total TV geek.
I got frustrated with rude customers who's opening line was while pointing at TVs in general "what free guarantee do you do on these things?"
when I would explain that Currys don't offer a free limited warranty, they'd leave.

it would be so simple of DSG to start competing by offering something similar.
however it was explained to me that JL only have a fraction of the number of stores we have and only sell a fraction of the TVs we do, so for DSG to take out an insurance policy with someone like Domestic and General (who I think cover JL) would cost vast amounts more, as we have way more stock and way more stores.
same with the free delivery that JL do.
my argument was that the majority of large ticket stuff on the Currys website can be obtained free delivery with promo codes which don't work in stores, or through the regular offers.
like when the UK was covered in snow, Currys email shot said "stay at home and order over £249 and get free delivery"
cheers. thats me standing in a store all day doing **** all now.
it shoulda been "brave the snow, order instore and get free delivery"
what kinda of incentive is that to the general public who basically want to rape all high street shops for internet prices & the ever present haggling for discount.

I'm quite happy to be on the PC dept, even in our small store.
the things I hate are
the lack of software choices. Norton-all versions or Kaspersky.
the new Tech Guys services.
£30 for 50gb online storage is acceptable. however theres not even an incentive price (called a when bought with) when sold with a computer.
same for in home pc setup £88. ouch. and wireless network setup £88 and additional £20 for each other item.
and tech friend-the free 24hr support line that also gives remote access. for £89 per year.

great ideas. not great prices. in my opinion.
however maybe thats why the PC repair shop I worked for closed down!
we were too cheap.
and maybe I'm used to that.

don't tar all DSG employees as you do me.
some of them really do know their stuff and if you cut them open you'd see Currys or whoever running through them like fairground rock.
#25
Glesgabear;4877885
JOHN LEWIS 5 YEAR GUARANTEE - PLEASE NOTE.

I until now was of the same opinion that John Lewis's 5 year guarantee was unbeatable, until I bought a 32" Sony Bravia from them on Boxing day last year, which then screwed up 5 weeks after receiving it. After initially stating they would replace it, it transpires that this model is no longer stocked and the only option of a replacement TV they will provide is wait for it ............................A 32" BEKO, YES A BEKO!

So dont believe they hype, John Lewis's 5 year guarantee aint all its cracked up to be.


If you have purchased a television, your service guarantee is automatically 5 years in total, or 3 years for a John Lewis large electrical domestic appliance. These are also subject to the following.

This additional service guarantee provides :
# A repair service in the event of breakdown of any functioning part of your product, for the period stated by the John Lewis guarantee.
# We'll provide the repair service without charge up to a cost equal to the original purchase price paid for the product.
# All repair services are provided by authorised service technicians.
# If we decide your product cannot be repaired, or is uneconomical to repair, we'll replace it with the same model. If it's no longer available, we'll discuss an alternative settlement with you.

Weren't they prepared to "discuss an alternative settlement" with you? A BEKO for a Sony sounds like a pretty unarguable proposition for a reasonable retailer to make.
#26
i was confused by the bit that says occaisionally they may ask YOU to pay for the repair then claim it back!
as written in their T&C

there also seems to be no pickup or max turnaround time stated.
so you could be without your appliance for who knows how long?
#27
This one is going off subject, voted HOT... cool price

Talking of the off subject, I used to use DSG stores only if I wanted to see something in the flesh before purchasing elsewhere.

A lot of the staff still don't give two sh**s about the customers or their jobs, sometime I wonder if it’s just one step up from MacDonald’s. But recently they seem to have improved, possibly because more people are working for them who used to work for smaller PC shops that closed.

No matter where you go these days, you still get idiots, even when you phone online companies (try saverstore :whistling:)..

The big thing that still winds me up is why do a "collect in store" price cheaper than anybody else, but advertise it for lots more in store.
#28
slackrat77
in five years time what year will it be? 2014
do you really think JL will be able to repair this TV for you by then?

this type of TV will be long gone.


Thet sorted out one of my TV's which was 4 years old, must have cost a packet to fix,
#29
rdann
Thet sorted out one of my TV's which was 4 years old, must have cost a packet to fix,


how long ago was this?

what I'm talking about is the current crop of LCD and Plasma tvs are lasting maybe 3 years or so in the average customers living room. the manufacturers bring out new tvs all the time but how much have TVs changed over the past 5 years and even the last year?

5 year from now in the world of TV technology is a long long time.
i would really like to hope that John Lewis will be able to fix or replace like for like your 2009 LCD when it comes to 2014 or even 2013, but it sounds highly unlikely.
however the responsibility is theirs to keep their customers happy.

and as for DSG, they have been going full force into trying to improve the worst thing about the business-the customer service
#30
slackrat77;4890188
how long ago was this?

what I'm talking about is the current crop of LCD and Plasma tvs are lasting maybe 3 years or so in the average customers living room.


That's a bit worrying! Are you saying they're breaking down within 3 years or so?
#31
no not at all, its about the amount of time people seem to be keeping them for before selling on/moving them around the house or just generally upgrading to something new.

because the technology is moving so fast, new plasma and LCDs and now the new LED backlit LCDs and soon the OLED TVs will be coming in and at more affordable prices.
#32
slackrat77;4891597
no not at all, its about the amount of time people seem to be keeping them for before selling on/moving them around the house or just generally upgrading to something new.

because the technology is moving so fast, new plasma and LCDs and now the new LED backlit LCDs and soon the OLED TVs will be coming in and at more affordable prices.


That's a relief! :)
#33
Just gone for it this is a cracking deal the latest 1080p 42" Pannys are this sort of money.

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