Sony KDL-55EX503 55in Full HD 100Hz Freeview HD LCD TV £999 at Argos - HotUKDeals
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2010 Sony Bravia 55" full HD telly. Best alternative price I could get was £1349 with a trade in of old TV from indie online retailer. Play.com is £1499 and Sony Centre £1699.

NOW reduced to £1349

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http://www.argos.co.uk/sonyvoucher link here for £200 off.

Quidco tracked for me at £22.50

Plus you get a £150 argos voucher for buying any TV over £1000. Brings price down to below £1000

http://www.sony.co.uk/product/t46-ex-series/kdl-55ex503

3 years manufacturers warranty.
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#1
http://www.sony.co.uk/product/t46-ex-series/kdl-55ex503

[URL="www.argos.co.uk/sonyvoucher"]www.argos.co.uk/sonyvoucher[/URL]

Seems a pretty good deal :)
#2
hot deal. I love to get one :)
#3
I already have a 55" sony SXRD, sadly it's developed a green tinge and out of warranty (even though the same set in the US sony have admitted liability for the fault, Sony UK said get bent).

So wanted a very specific size, and have been looking at this set for a while, this is by far the cheapest I've seen it.
#4
Surely gift voucher value shouldn't be included in calculating the headline price?
Is there a thread somewhere on the site that summarises what is allowed?
#5
Sorry Stoko, I dont know, not really posted deals before, for me it was a case of sticking voucher to one side and using it for christmas presents, so for me, it was as good as cash off. But I apprecaite others may not feel that way, but you equally cannot ignore a £150 voucher is a significant incentive (and would cover the cost of a good blu ray player for example)
1 Like #6
fieldsy
Sorry Stoko, I dont know, not really posted deals before, for me it was a case of sticking voucher to one side and using it for christmas presents, so for me, it was as good as cash off. But I apprecaite others may not feel that way, but you equally cannot ignore a £150 voucher is a significant incentive (and would cover the cost of a good blu ray player for example)


No need to apologise to me old chap. Was just wondering what the normal pricing rule is. It still looks like a good deal even if you don't include that voucher value. Thanks for posting it :thumbsup:
#7
Sounds like a great deal!

Where is the info about the £150 voucher?
#8
[URL="www.argos.co.uk/static/ArgosPromo3/includeName/free_tv_voucher.htm"]www.argos.co.uk/static/ArgosPromo3/includeName/free_tv_voucher.htm[/URL]
1 Like #9
ty just ordered
#11
@lovetolaugh nice one, hope you enjoy the set.

@newsgroupmonkey, it was working earlier, thanks for the new link.
1 Like #12
fieldsy
I already have a 55" sony SXRD, sadly it's developed a green tinge and out of warranty (even though the same set in the US sony have admitted liability for the fault, Sony UK said get bent).
So wanted a very specific size, and have been looking at this set for a while, this is by far the cheapest I've seen it.

If the retailer is still in business then the idea of an INHERENT fault at the time of purchase admitted in that way should give you excellent grounds for suing them; otherwise hopefully you bought on your credit card and have the option to sue their deeper pockets too. Leave it to Sony UK to give them evidence to contradict the prima facie evidence of Sony US in your favour.
eg see
http://www.bis.gov.uk/files/file25486.pdf
see page 15+

(As I understand it Sony have no responsibility to you OTHER than any warranty they offered you which you say has run its time. It's the retailer (and/or credit provider) to take the contract responsibility for selling you a product. The DTI guide covers the idea of benefit you've already received and whether a repair is possible or not.)

MKD
#13
Where's Peggy Bedford comment about this tv? :p
#14
fieldsy;8578127
I already have a 55" sony SXRD, sadly it's developed a green tinge and out of warranty (even though the same set in the US sony have admitted liability for the fault, Sony UK said get bent).

So wanted a very specific size, and have been looking at this set for a while, this is by far the cheapest I've seen it.


1. Contact the retailer's head office: You won't get any joy from youthful shop staff or call centres. Be firm and explain you think your product hasn't lasted a reasonable amount time. You want it to be investigated and repaired, or replaced if it turns out to be faulty.
2. Get an independent report: A major retailer is likely to have its own repairs centre or an arrangement with the manufacturer, but this may result in sky-high call out charges. Contact an independent repairer and ask it to produce a report. Most of the independents we contacted charged between £30 and £40 to visit and many would write a short report as part of the cost. You can claim back up to £200 for the costs of the repairer's bill.
3. Commission a repair: Ask the retailer to repair or replace the goods. If the repair cost is disproportionate the retailer can offer a refund of the original purchase price, though probably not a full refund. If the shop makes life difficult you can ask go to an independent repairer and reclaim the whole cost. Make sure they provide evidence of the fault.
4. Be prepared to battle: The company could refuse to refund the repair cost, leaving you to chase them through the small claims court. A judge can order the retailer to settle the claim - up to £5,000 - and pay legal costs. For information on taking a case to the small claims court, read our guide published last week (guardian.co.uk/money). Consumer Direct is the government's new online and telephone advice line. Call an adviser on 08454 04 05 06.
1 Like #15
jonpal88;8579788
Where's Peggy Bedford comment about this tv? :p


she's too busy vacuuming her dolls house with the fantastic 'deal' she posted yesterday.
#16
Good deal, ordered.
A little concerned about the £150 voucher.
There was nothing on the order confirmation mentioning it.
All I know is that the vouchers come 14 days after delivery.

Anyone know better? Should I have inputted some sort of voucher code?

Thanks anyways
#17
kientang
Good deal, ordered.
A little concerned about the £150 voucher.
There was nothing on the order confirmation mentioning it.
All I know is that the vouchers come 14 days after delivery.

Anyone know better? Should I have inputted some sort of voucher code?

Thanks anyways


no code required form the looks of the blurb, by virtue of ordering the set you automatically get the voucher.

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How to redeem online

Place an order for any TV over £500 on [url]www.argos.co.uk[/url] and receive a free Argos voucher. Your Argos voucher will be delivered approximately 14 days after your appliance is delivered.
#18
Ordered after much deliberation, damn it. :thumbsup:
#19
I did a bit of recalculation and it seems the deal is better than first posted

£1500
- £200 (sony200 voucher code)
- £39 (3% quid co)
- £6 (free delivery)
- £150 (Argos giftcard)
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£1105 (what you actually pay for TV)

Ok.............. before I get blasted about the delivery charge..........most retailers charge to deliver items of that size so I considered it as a saving.
#20
kientang
I did a bit of recalculation and it seems the deal is better than first posted

£1500
- £200 (sony200 voucher code)
- £39 (3% quid co)
- £6 (free delivery)
- £150 (Argos giftcard)
-------------
£1105 (what you actually pay for TV)

Ok.............. before I get blasted about the delivery charge..........most retailers charge to deliver items of that size so I considered it as a saving.



Agree with the other poster that a £150 voucher is not the same as cash and not everybody uses quidco (which may not track with the voucher code if you did anyway)

How can you take £6 off for free delivery ??? :?
#21
now this is avery good saving as the tv is a good set aswell, good find cheers
#22
tallpete33
Agree with the other poster that a £150 voucher is not the same as cash and not everybody uses quidco (which may not track with the voucher code if you did anyway)

How can you take £6 off for free delivery ??? :?


Have updated the price to £1126.50

£1499

-200
-22.50 (quidco, this is what has tracked for me)
-150 voucher.
#23
How long do Argos typically take for TV deliveries?

Very good price on a nice set.
#24
The 3% Argos Quidco special for TVs vanished today - so only 1.5% there and on TopCashBack again.

MKD
#25
marscay
How long do Argos typically take for TV deliveries?

Very good price on a nice set.


well, on avforums someone ordered the 40" version today and it's arriving tomorrow.

I ordered this set on Monday and will get a call on or before May 22nd with a delivery date.

so, the answer to your question is, "how long is a piece of string"
#26
If your trying to convince the missus it's not too big don't use the dimensions on the argos site :w00t:

Taken from the sony site

With Table Stand (W x H x D, cm)
132.4 x 83.2 x 35.0

Without Table Stand (W x H x D,)
132.4 x 79.5 x 10.5
#27
fieldsy
well, on avforums someone ordered the 40" version today and it's arriving tomorrow.

I ordered this set on Monday and will get a call on or before May 22nd with a delivery date.

so, the answer to your question is, "how long is a piece of string"


They do state upto 28days delivery, ohhhh the agony :whistling:
#28
One tip - delivery might NEVER happen... if your order ended with...

"Thanks for placing your order.
"Unfortunately, we can't confirm your order at the moment but we'll send you an email shortly (this may take a couple of hours during busy periods).
"There's no need to re-submit your order.
"Thanks for shopping at argos.co.uk"

Having waited fruitlessly for 20 hours for that "email shortly" to arrive, then it may well mean:
a) your bank/creditcard provider may have asked the merchant for extra security information for fraud prevention BUT Argos' system doesn't cater for that
b) they thus simply DUMP the (attempted) order with NO RECORD ("for Data Protection reasons") and nothing else is likely to happen at all unless your bank/creditcard provider decides to take it up with you
c) the promised Argos email won't arrive within a couple of hours "at busy times" (though they allege that an email SHOULD arrive within 1-2 DAYS saying NOT confirmed - though I'll believe that if/when it does arrive)
d) you may queue for 20 minutes plus on their 0845 number speaking to THREE departments to find they "know nothing" and then to be sure they haven't got the order lurking somewhere in their systems
e) the ecommerce people saying "that's just how the system works" - ie tough luck for dealing with Argos!

So... rather a DSG style moment - where what you get from Argos in BLACK AND WHITE from them means NOTHING at all except a wasted hour :x and a lost 1.5% £back opportunity if I deign to consider shopping with their PATHETIC online system again! Argh! :x

MKD

PS: Another 24hrs on and as expected NO sign of that "we can't confirm, you didn't order" email - just ongoing silence. Mmmm should I / shouldn't I deal with such incompetent non-e-commercer's who've cost me 1.5% Quidco already.... time will tell.
#29
mk-donald


PS: Another 24hrs on and as expected NO sign of that "we can't confirm, you didn't order" email - just ongoing silence. Mmmm should I / shouldn't I deal with such incompetent non-e-commercer's who've cost me 1.5% Quidco already.... time will tell.


I got a order email and they have taken the money. I did ring to enquiry about stock/delivery, but got the 'we'll call you on or before the 22nd'. I did notice that when I ordered it said 7 days for delivery, by checkout it was 14 and now is 28.
#30
fieldsy
I got a order email and they have taken the money. I did ring to enquiry about stock/delivery, but got the 'we'll call you on or before the 22nd'. I did notice that when I ordered it said 7 days for delivery, by checkout it was 14 and now is 28.


Well... fingers crossed for you if the World Cup games = a goal, you may yet scrape in!

The magic bit seems to be that you get an order NUMBER not just the promise of one by email (within 2hr during busy periods, or beyond 2 days if they were just LYING about having placed an order) - it cuts down the number of choices on their terrible phoneline anyway:whistling:

If they do delay you further, try to extract some compensation from them. I got £20 when they repeatedly misled me about delivery of an oven a couple of years back (when first one arrived smashed; the replacement made the din of an aeroplane - great when you've fully fitted/rewired it in!; and the third alternative one was perpetually manana'ing itself). All my experiences of past masochism (ie shopping with Argos) have come flooding back - still can't decide whether to re-punish myself - their price is SO much lower than competition and it IS the best set for my needs/wants. Last time it was an easier choice as had won £££s of Argos vouchers - ie had my nose HELD to the grindstone for me :thinking:

MKD
#31
So, erm, you're buying a TV for £1,200 or whatever and you're moaning about 1.5% quidco cashback? If you want the TV and have the cash, buy it, but please stop ****ing moaning about your £20 cashback on something costing well over a grand. Or will lack of the quidco cashback going to put this TV so tantalising out of your price range?

Man up and make a decision.
#32
GafferTape
So, erm, you're buying a TV for £1,200 or whatever and you're moaning about 1.5% quidco cashback? If you want the TV and have the cash, buy it, but please stop ****ing moaning about your £20 cashback on something costing well over a grand. Or will lack of the quidco cashback going to put this TV so tantalising out of your price range?
Man up and make a decision.

Nah Gaffer - it's too late to cry over that spilt milk. My dilemma is whether having been bitten a few times now by dealing with Argos, I fancy putting my head on the block again with them. This is a great price for the TV with the Sony 3yr warranty, just not a no-brainer supplier for me (more no-brain) - witness the OP sharing his experience of THREE delivery periods already - and it ain't been delivered yet! Have been watching the thread in the hope of reading/feeling some reported good vibes to counter my bad vibes/experiences.

I took the time to share my experience of BELIEVING I had place an order - as stated by the Argos system, wrongly - to make sure no-one else was living in cloud cuckoo land expecting a TV/delivery-call that was NEVER going to come.

I agree the £back %'s aren't material at this level, but generally on here people like to be accurate - and 19 quid is 19 quid = quite a lot of HotUKDeals potentially :)

Argh as you say - which side of fence to get off... I made the decision ONCE, now have to make it again somewhat battered by a wasted hour of phonecalls and £19 worse off...

MKD
#33
The 55" is now gone from their site, let's hope we actually receive our sets.

I was talking to a Sony sales rep the other day when i was looking at the EX503's and he said stock is pretty sketchy with these.
#34
marscay
The 55" is now gone from their site, let's hope we actually receive our sets.
I was talking to a Sony sales rep the other day when i was looking at the EX503's and he said stock is pretty sketchy with these.


Ah well - that's made my mind up - for now :whistling:

Argos' T&Cs are clear they only accept an order when they DESPATCH so fingers crossed for you:
"2.3 Acceptance of your order and the completion of the contract between you and us will take place on despatch to you of the products ordered unless we have notified you that we do not accept your order or you have cancelled it (please refer to Returns and refunds)."

MKD
#35
mk-donald
Ah well - that's made my mind up - for now :whistling:

Argos' T&Cs are clear they only accept an order when they DESPATCH so fingers crossed for you:
"2.3 Acceptance of your order and the completion of the contract between you and us will take place on despatch to you of the products ordered unless we have notified you that we do not accept your order or you have cancelled it (please refer to Returns and refunds)."

MKD


No different to any other store to be honest.

I'm thinking they have sourced x amounts of these and now they've all been ordered, these seem in short supply everywhere so it's not just Argos.

If it gets delivered for £1150 great :thumbsup: but if it doesn't life goes on and i will consider buying it from elsewhere for a bit more .....it's replacing a working 56" 720p set so i can afford to be pragmatic ;-)
#36
marscay
No different to any other store to be honest.

I'm thinking they have sourced x amounts of these and now they've all been ordered, these seem in short supply everywhere so it's not just Argos.

If it gets delivered for £1150 great :thumbsup: but if it doesn't life goes on and i will consider buying it from elsewhere for a bit more .....it's replacing a working 56" 720p set so i can afford to be pragmatic ;-)


Good attitude.

I went to Currys and Comet today to see if I could see this beast but none had it.

I did get a demo of the Pana 50" with 3D TV - £60 a pair of glasses! Great stuff, but probably tiring after a bit. Far too expensive - 2299 including 2 pairs of glasses. The Grand Canyon demo they have is pretty neat.
#37
I saw the 40" EX503 and i was very impressed even through the crap setup job most stores have. The blacks look very good as does the motion and at least you know the black level won't get worse with age on these.

3d as it stands aint for me, i'll wait until there is some decent amount of content and the 2nd/3rd gen sets are out. Early adopters always lose out :)
1 Like #38
Woohoo!! This TV is back in stock! Get it while it's hot.
#39
Interestingly I had daily been checking the page and had just noticed it was back. (The way the Argos Part# just vanished from the site meant MORE than just "out of stock" as plenty of items continue to have their website page even when OUT of stock for both home/store.)

Well "in stock" is a bit optimistic but the offers are back to as good as they ever were when the OP first found/publicised this HotUKDeal, ie:
a) The TV is at the price it was (and "Current selling price valid until 25/05/2010")
b) Quidco is currently back at the bonus rate of 3% for TVs (to Tue 25th)
c) The SONY200 code £200 off still works - actually it's £205.95 because using it NOW adds the delivery £5.95 back in (which wasn't there before - as currently all TVs free delivery = different to last week when delivery was there !)
d) The £150 voucher for buying an over £1000 TV is still current

And this time my credit card company knew the transaction was coming and their/Argos' systems got to giving me an Order Number and that is working through the online tracking too = THIS time I got my order in (obviously it won't be confirmed until such time as they despatch it).

The reason I say "in stock" = optimistic as initial enquiry said available within "35 days" and the order tracking reports "we'll contact you by Monday 21st June 2010 to arrange a convenient day and time for delivery" = first day of Wimbledon 2010 :) but rather late for any World Cup afficianados.

So net cost should be:
As charged to card £1299.99
less 3% Quidco -£38.99 =£1260.99 [3hrs tracked 1.5% of £1499.99, so maybe 3% of that = £44.99, £6 more!)
less £150 Argos voucher to spend on other things = £1110.99 net-cost with Sony 3yr warranty.

Best elsewhere seems to be a c£1350 after trade in (ie an old TV lugged to their store) BUT with a 5yr warranty from someone, and more typically c£1500+

BTW: Worth double checking the Sony specs - as Argos reckon it weighs 62kg (= the weight of my 9.5yr old 32" Sony Trinitron CRT) but the Sony website reckons a far, far more reasonable
Weight With Table Stand (kg) 30.7
Weight Without Table Stand (kg) 26.7
http://www.sony.co.uk/product/t46-ex-series/kdl-55ex503#pageType=TechnicalSpecs

MKD
#40
I cancelled my order a couple of days ago which probably explained them back in stock temporarily, i notice they're gone again now.

Ended up buying elsewhere for a little more but with a 5yr Sony guarantee so i'm happy, arrived this morning ...stunning picture and haven't noticed any backlight bleed :-D

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