04-23-2017 06:14 PM
Really interested in the LG Gram line of laptops. Since Best Buy sells a lot of LG products - why no LG laptops? They have some of the best reviews out there on the web. Reading reviews of HP, Dell, Asus and Lenovo just scare me. So much so that I have been in limbo on a purchase for almost 6 months now.
Apple is fine but the price of a 15 inch Macbook is prohibitive. Samsung is a product line I no longer even consider based on a couple of bad experiences ... I have had great luck with LG products so I really wish I could get one of their laptops ...
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04-24-2017 08:01 AM
The LG Grams do seem to be really highly rated and have a lot of attractive attributes.
I do not believe any of the moderators on these forums will be able to you release any news or prospective on products that they do not carry at this time or future products until they have an official press release.
Looking into the Gram a little deeper though I would speculate that the Gram is not being carried by Best Buy, or any other physical store, becuase LG seems to be controlling distribution at this time. It appears that the Gram is only available from online only retailers (3 of them) at least when I look at it from my physical location.
Personally I purchase quite a few things a year from online only stores. But I don't think I would ever purchase something as important or expnesive as a laptop from Amazon or B&H where I cannot get the service plan that Best Buy offiers.
I would keep checking back to see if BB starts to carry them.
04-24-2017 08:19 AM
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04-24-2017 12:28 PM
I think it is a common practice for developers of products or provider of services (like travel) to pay people to post reviews on their company's behalf. Unfortunately it is not illegal to do so, just immoral.
it is also difficult to prove if a review is authentic or paid for.
We also need to take with a grain of salt people that really trash on a product without giving solid citations of why a product is bad. I have seen many negative reviews on a product but it you read the whole thing it may be because thier shipment was a day late or they had to wiat a few days to pick it up. The issue is not even about the product itself.
I have done a lot of looking into the travel industry and I have learned when you see a simply glowing review of a destination with no grammar or spelling errors there is a good chance it may be fake. I try to write travel reviews without these kinds of errors, but I try to be honest.
On another of your points. I think people can be very abusive to their equipment and then blame the product.
Granted there are sometimes issues with new products.
04-24-2017 12:39 PM
04-24-2017 12:44 PM
I agree seeing a price history may be nice. But I think it would cause a lot of problems for Best Buy as well. I have too often observed people who see an Ad price one week and it has an expiration date and they come in the day after and get upset because they cannot get that price. I think a similar situation would arise from a price history.
Or what could happened in the example of $300 off this week then only $150 off the next week. Then a little while later it is cleared out and no longer available. Then people get mad because they didn't get one.
04-24-2017 02:19 PM
04-24-2017 03:15 PM
In 2009 I had made the decision to buy a big HD TV.
I am the type of person how does a lot of research and hands on comparing before I buy electronics that cost a lot of money.
I generated my own list of the best brands and sets.
One of the TV's I had focused on was Pioneer Kuro Plasma. They had one on display in the front of the TV section at a local BB. When I walked in I said this is the most amazing TV they have on display.
Unfortunaltly the price was serious sticker shock.
So I made a bookmark to it and 2 others I had picked out and watched the ads every week. And I got in the habit of checking the bookmarks several times a day. One day I clicked on the Kuro and it was marked down $2000 from what it had been the day before. I called the BB near my house. And they had one on display and one in the box.
I had a stack of gift cards and I purchesed it online right there.
Long story short, for me at least, is to find what I want and keep checking it. The TV I wanted went on clearance. I got a $3500 TV for $1500. Still looks great to this day.
Great deals are doable. Sometimes it takes a little luck.