03-29-2021 08:48 AM
I recently purchased 2 Sony TVs, 2 soundbars, and 2 subwoofers from BB. One TV is 75" QLED 8K and one is a 49" QLED 4K HDR.
Originally I had planned a complete home theater installation instead of soundbars, but the installation SOW was $21,000, so I went with the soundbars. One of the soundbars purchased was the Sennheiser that would be wired via HDMI to the Sony 75" 8K TV.
Surprisingly, the new estimate to install the 75" TV with sound bar and subwoofer was $17,000, assuming I would install the 49" TV with soundbar and subwoofer by myself.
So, I said no to that as well as I could not figure out why the tv plus soundbar and subwoofer installation would cost so much.
I had an electrician install new electric outlets and run HDMI cables, subwoofer cables, and coax cables for $450.
One TV is 75" and was to be installed above the fireplace and the other TV is 49" and was to be installed on a wall in a new den recently added to the home. I installed the 49" with soundbar and subw, and I had BB mount the 75" TV above the fireplace for about $200; they connected the Sennheiser and Subwoofer using the cables run by the electrician. They plugged the TV and Sennheiser into the new power outlet installed by the electrician.
So, where did this quote of $17,000 come from for installing the 75" TV with soundbar and subwoofer? Why was this then changed to about $200 for mounting the 75" TV, which included connecting the Sennheiser and subwoofer? This is very confusing.
Was the original quote an attempt to take advantage of the customer? Did they change the price to $200 once they realized that the customer was educated in electronics and home theater?
What's going on at BB?
03-29-2021 09:35 AM
$21,000 and or $17,000 for installation. Or are you saying $21000 for the whole works with installation?
That certainly does not sound right. I think the cost for delivery and installation is closer to $200, especially for something as simple as a sound bar.
But even $17000 would not be right even with 2 of the 77" A9G's and sound bars it should be a lot less than $17000.
Just to clarify, you wrote Sony and that they are QLED, which is Samsung.
On a personal note, if your going with the high end Sony OLED's I would go with the complete home theater rather than sound bars. The high end sound bars sound really good, but in no way can they compare to a really good home theater set up.
03-30-2021 01:48 PM
Hi there, mrecchia.
Thank you for visiting our online community. It is always nice to hear from our customers, and it sounds like you’ve recent purchased some amazing new home theater equipment. We appreciate you choosing Best Buy for the investment. Professional installation is always something we recommend, and our Geek Squad Agents have the skills to offer efficient support. Being educated about the estimated cost and the work that will be performed is important. You can view the TV and home theater service details on our website, which may provide additional insight.
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03-31-2021 05:14 AM
03-31-2021 09:12 AM
Hello again, mrecchia.
Thanks for the update. This does sound odd, as our teams have the tools to provide the pricing for each service and product our customers inquire about. We would be curious to learn more about your interaction, although we would need a bit more information.
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04-01-2021 02:45 PM
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