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Yup, Samsung is clearly taking the lead again in smartphone design. What I don't get, however, is why the Fold starts at $1,980. Couldn't they have just said $1,999 and called it a day?!?

Haha yeah for real.  I really liked what I saw today.  I have an iPhone XS Max and itís a great phone.  I had the iPhone X before it and I actually prefer that size more than the 6.5 Max.  Having said all that, I sort of dislike being tied into the apple ecosystem.  I had a Galaxy S8 before the iPhone X, and itís the only Galaxy Iíve ever had but dang did I enjoy it.  Itís just unfortunate because neither is perfect, but both have their advantages/disadvantages.  Overall though, Samsung just innovates faster and really seems to not hold much back in regards to features and advancement vs Apple.  And itís a little frustrating knowing certain features could be 1-2 years away that Samsung phones have today.  Having said all that, a lot of it (in my opinion) is what youíre used to at this point.  If you primarily got used to using a Galaxy/Android first, then thatís probably what youíll prefer using and ditto for an iPhone. 

Having said all that I might give the S10 a shot.  It has my interest piqued big time. 
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Yup, Samsung is clearly taking the lead again in smartphone design. What I don't get, however, is why the Fold starts at $1,980. Couldn't they have just said $1,999 and called it a day?!?
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And for the record, I'm looking at Samsung's website and it says the Q90R will start shipping by March 8th?  Is that a place holder or legit?  That's only 16-17 days away.

I've requested info directly from Samsung on both the shipping date and terms of the tradeup program. I'll hopefully get back to you shortly with more info.

Awesome, thanks.  It was a good show today by Samsung for the S10 and products. 
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And for the record, I'm looking at Samsung's website and it says the Q90R will start shipping by March 8th?  Is that a place holder or legit?  That's only 16-17 days away.

I've requested info directly from Samsung on both the shipping date and terms of the tradeup program. I'll hopefully get back to you shortly with more info.
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And for the record, I'm looking at Samsung's website and it says the Q90R will start shipping by March 8th?  Is that a place holder or legit?  That's only 16-17 days away.
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The Premium/Extreme Gaming PC Builds / Re: Building a Supreme Dream HTPC Machine
« Last post by TekHed on February 19, 2019, 08:52:44 PM »
I mention this in the ad...with tax that $1300 becomes  $1400...so I'm  $200 under...
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The Premium/Extreme Gaming PC Builds / Re: Building a Supreme Dream HTPC Machine
« Last post by Ari Altman on February 19, 2019, 08:46:39 PM »
Looks good, but I'd note that the card is $1,300 at Amazon right now. Just see what the market will bear. If you don't get any interest after 3-4 days, lower the price.
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The Premium/Extreme Gaming PC Builds / Re: Building a Supreme Dream HTPC Machine
« Last post by TekHed on February 19, 2019, 08:30:02 PM »
Is my ad good?


https://www.heatware.com/for-sale/PNY-GeForce-RTX-2080-Ti-XLR8-Gaming-Overclocked-Edition-NV-Link-video-cards-3030.html

I noticed another 2080ti for $50 cheaper but maybe not quite as good as what I'm offering and with less good extras...
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The Premium/Extreme Gaming PC Builds / Re: Building a Supreme Dream HTPC Machine
« Last post by TekHed on February 19, 2019, 05:05:00 PM »
OK I posted my card up there...thanks!
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My thought on that is that it's very convenient for people who like to upgrade their TVs a lot, which makes sense given how quickly things are advancing. But it does have some pitfalls. First, of course, is that you need to buy another Samsung, which may not be the best model 2 years from now. Second of all, they may charge you a lot of interest in that financing program. You'd have to read the fine print, but it's a pretty critical issue, especially if they don't let you pay it off immediately. Third, there's the "up to 33%". Again, the fine print is critical here.

On the flip side, I do think 33% is a fair number. I've sold a number of used TVs over the years. The value just does not hold up the way you'd like it to. I'd say that on average, a two-year-old TV would be worth at most 50% of what you paid for it. But then you have to find a buyer, ideally someone local who can come pick it up, otherwise you start talking about huge shipping costs and potential damage. So 33% is totally fair to avoid that hassle, although you better check if Samsung will cover the cost of shipping it back, as that alone could be $150-$200.

And just my two cents on the value of your KS8000 today - probably $700-$800. A year from now, it'll be $500. Best place I've found if you're reasonable about the price would be Craigslist. Definitely not going to get you very far towards a Q90R though!

Agree on the current value of the KS8000.  If I could get $700-$800 for it, I'd sell it today.  I've never actually used Craiglist before.  Sold a TON of things on eBay (phones/consoles/tablets/processors/graphics cards/ for years and usually get really good amounts for my stuff, but it's usually because I buy quality stuff and sell it when the new model comes out.  Can't do that with TV's obviously... 

Yeah I'll check on the shipping cost and if Samsung pays for that.  I did read almost all of the fine print, and if someone went that route it just gives you the 'option' to upgrade after 2 years you obviously don't have to.  But if you do, you do have to pay your TV off if it hasn't been paid off by that point. 

I have the money, I'm just trying to build my credit up by buying the few 'luxury items' I really love and am interested in by financing some or all of it. 

I'd probably go with their "$97.23/mo for 36 mos at 0% APR" and then just pay it off ahead of time and then when the 2 year mark came around then I'd make my decision if I wanted to keep it, trade it in, give it to a family member (or get them to give me some $ for it, or whatever else..

My plan in my head right now if I do end up getting the Q90R, is to have it for 2-3 MAYBE 4 years but that's doubtful, and have it until MicroLED is affordable and upgrade to an 8k 75inch MicroLED in like 2022 or 2023 if that's even possible by then.

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