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hook ups at Abt Electronics?

I am looking to pick up a new TV, stereo reciever and blu ray player for my basement. I would like to purchase this before 11-24 and due to my busy schedule looking to do this all over the phone and take advantage of the free Chicago land delivery.

Abt already has pretty good pricing, but have found other brick and motor stores on google shopping search that can beat the prices on each of the items that I am looking for.

I know that Abt has several different pricing catagories that they can sell at, and suspect that they can match most of the prices I am looking for. If you know somebody or you yourself have a hookup at Abt, please post or PM me.

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They will beat any other stores prices. All prices at Abt are negotiable.

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^^^ not true they get you with the "they have to be a authorized dealer" line

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They'll beat any reasonable offer though. I've had good luck just calling them up and negotiating with their phone sales reps, if you don't feel like going into the store.

I have their Abt credit card too... it's the only store card I have, and I use it with them because they'll offer 0% financing over a period of time. Hard to beat "same as cash" deals and I pay off my purchases within 1/2 the timeframe anyway.

Call and talk to them - they have access to the same stuff on the 'net as you do. As long as it's a legitimate, reputable shop, they'll price match. Or print out the ad (like I found a Home Depot online only special once) and brought that in, and they matched it.
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They are more willing to negotiate over the phone. They will usually match the best online price out the door with delivery.
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Talk to Abe if he's there, but any of them can wheel and deal, markups vary by product and sales, incentives, etc. Last Saturday I helped my friend pick out TV's and an entire home theater for about $15k, they could discount just about everything but labor for install. Right around 30% seemed to be most of the discounts.
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I know that they are authorized to wheel and deal but I was hoping somebody had a friend whom I could just shoot an email/ phone call.

I will call in and try it that way

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Everybody wants something for free these days. So you're saying they have the best deals in town and you still want them to go down? Sounds like the people I deal with on a daily basis.

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Everybody wants something for free these days. So you're saying they have the best deals in town and you still want them to go down? Sounds like the people I deal with on a daily basis.
So what, I should just over pay for things because your customers won't overpay you?

Thank you again for the constructive addition to this thread.

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Everybody wants something for free these days. So you're saying they have the best deals in town and you still want them to go down? Sounds like the people I deal with on a daily basis.
Typically I might agree with you, however Abt's advertised prices suck and they will haggle with you for some big savings. It's worth negotiating, knowing someone just saves you the 10 minutes of haggling and gets right to the point.

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I have seen very good prices on TV's at Costco too.

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I've seen this go both ways. Salesmen will screw you whether or not you know someone. Talk to any sales guy and they will tell you that when someone "knows" someone they make more money for two reasons. One - there is common ground and it's easier to engage that customer and get them to like you. Two - that customer is less likely to push for a better deal than the first offer because after all he is a friend of a friend and you want to help him out. They will make you forget that other deal at that other place cause after all we are friends and you"ll spend more time by not buying now. Let's make this easy for you.

Knowing someone does not get you a good price.

Here is how you get a good price. There are two options:

1) The best thing to do is give them your price. And then tell him to give you a call back if they are interested in selling it to you at that price. Tell him you will pay for it over the phone immediately if he meets your price. It may take a few weeks or till the end of the month, but if a sales guy needs to make his numbers, he will sell something at little to no margin.

2) The only way you save a ton of money with a "friend" is if they buy it at cost (taking advantage of employee discount which is illegal) and you settle the bill and receive it off site at a later time.

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+1^^^^

Abridged version. If the sales guy has some personal connection, they think guaranteed sale but not necessarily the best price.

Find the best shipped price on the net, call a sales guy and ask them if they will beat it out the door. Easy as that.

Just as white said above, be ready to pay CC over the phone.
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Everybody wants something for free these days. So you're saying they have the best deals in town and you still want them to go down? Sounds like the people I deal with on a daily basis.
if you ever had the request of the customer asking for a bj from one of the seasonal cashiers, thats me.


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So what, I should just over pay for things because your customers won't overpay you?

Thank you again for the constructive addition to this thread.
Again? I only made one point...but not exactly. Nice oversimplication. I'm talking about posted prices. Just because we're in a weaker economy, people think that retailers will just arbitrarily reduce prices.

I'm not saying that people shouldn't shop around but too often, we'll quote a price. The customer leaves and gets our price beaten by a competitor and they'll return trying to get it beaten again. Next time, save your gas...won't happen. There's a difference between savvy shopping and being a cheap ass trying to buy something you couldn't normally afford.

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