I’m a fan of Amazon.com. For years now I’ve been a loyal shopper, buying mostly movies and video games but sometimes other items as well… And it seems they’ve decided they want a little bit more of my credit card balances, because today they sent me an enticing email.
The era of 3D home televisions is apparently upon us, and they want to hook me.
Here’s the text of the email in question:
Dear Amazon.com Customer,
As someone who has shopped in our Televisions & Video Store, you might be interested in learning about our newest product launch. Samsung is celebrating the launch of their 2010 line by giving away a 3D starter kit with the purchase of one of their qualifying 3D HDTVs and the BD-C6900 3D Blu-ray Disc player. The 3D starter kit includes two pairs of 3D Active Shutter glasses and a copy of the new hit movie “Monsters vs. Aliens.” Bring the excitement and a one-of-a-kind 3D experience right into your living room.
In addition, most customers can now schedule their own delivery day–including weekends–and a two- to four-hour window for delivery (dependent upon Zip Code) with a common carrier when they purchase select HDTVs 36 inches or larger from Amazon.com. Learn more about our delivery options, including FREE Super Saver Shipping on TVs 32 inches or smaller (restrictions apply).
Of course, I scoffed at the notion of spending a tremendous amount of money on a television, when I already have a 50″ HDTV in the living room and a 32″ HDTV in the bedroom… But that didn’t stop me from exploring, naturally.
Link a punch to the gut, I discovered that even coming CLOSE to the size of television that I have in the living room would be outrageously expensive. The Samsung UN46C7000 46-Inch 1080p 240 Hz 3D LED HDTV is the nearest match, a little smaller than my current set-up.
And it’s on sale for just $2,339.00.
Before anyone schedules an intervention, NO, I’m not giving the barest hint of consideration to buying it. Not only do I not have that kind of money to spend (or the willingness to add it to my debt) but I’m practical enough to acknowledge that I have a perfectly good television now.
Still, it’s pretty.