List Of Televisions For Sale At Costco Australian Stores

List Of Televisions For Sale At Costco Australian Stores

Insanity prevailed at my last visit to Costco and I figured that it would be a good idea to provide our readers with a comprehensive list of televisions that Costco is selling in its Australian stores. As you can see from the list, Costco have TVs to suit all tastes, budgets and sizes from quality brands.

Part of the reason I have compiled this list is I know that there are many discussions on the internet as to the competitiveness of Costco’s prices on TVs and electronics compared to other retailers such as Harvey Norman, The Good Guys and JB HiFi. I would love to be able to add comparative prices to this list from some of those outlets, but that would be a mammoth task. So instead, if you are in the market for a TV that is on this list, please feel free to comment in the section at the bottom of this page or on our Facebook page (and don’t forget to ‘like’ Loaded Trolley on Facebook while you are there).

This list is based on stock at the Costco Docklands Warehouse in Melbourne on 21st November 2012. I am sure that the availability may be different from store to store and could have changed since I compiled this six days ago. If you know something is different at the other Costco Australian stores in Sydney or Canberra, again, feel free to comment.

One final word from an editorial viewpoint. I have only ever purchased two TVs in my life. One from a major electrical retailer and one from Costco. I know that the sticker price at most of those electrical retailers is just a guide and you can haggle with the sales person as I did with my first TV. You can also go from store to store to see if you can get the best price, assuming you can find the same model at each store. All this may save you some money, but as they say, time is money.

The second TV I bought was from Costco. I had a rough idea of the ‘sticker’ price range the major electrical retailers had for the size and specification TV I wanted from casual visits to those retailers when I was at the local shopping centre (not really much time wasted). When I went to Costco, I found the two or three TVs that suited my purpose and knew that I was getting a deal that was better than the sticker price of the other retailers and probably comparable to the price I might have ‘beat’ the sales guy down to. The bonus for me was I didn’t have to talk to a sales person, which I hate, and I could just grab the TV from stock on the shelf and pay for it in the same transaction as my bulk corn ships, salsa and six heads of lettuce that I was also at Costco to buy. Just my take on it.

So here is the full list of TVs I saw at Costco Docklands, in order of size then cost. Apologies if there are any mistakes with models, features or prices, but this list is simply transposed from the price labels on the shelf at Costco.

BrandSize (inches)TypeModelCost
Samsung19LCDES4000$179.99
TEAC22LCD DVD Combo22U83FHD$239.99
Samsung22LCDES5000$299.99
Toshiba23LCD DVD ComboDL900A$339.99
Panasonic24LCDViera X5$379.98
Samsung26LCDEH4000$339.99
TEAC26LCD DVD Combo26U83HD$349.99
LG32LCDLS4600$459.99
Samsung32LCDES5500$599.98
Sony40LCDBravia EX650$629.99
TEAC40LCD Bluray Combo40D10$699.99
Samsung40LCDES5500$759.99
Samsung40LCD Active 3DES6200$859.99
Toshiba42LCDHL900A$679.99
LG42LCDLS5700$779.99
LG42LCD Passive 3DLM6700$929.98
Toshiba46LCDHL900A$849.99
Sony46LCDBravia EX650$869.99
Sony46LCD 3DBravia HX750$1,349.99
Samsung46LCD Active 3DES7500$1,849.99
Panasonic47LCD Passive 3DET5$1,249.99
LG47LCD Passive 3DLM7600$1,479.98
LG50PlasmaPA6500$789.99
Samsung50LCD 3DES6200$1,179.99
Samsung51PlasmaE550$769.99
Samsung55LCDES5500$999.99
Panasonic55LCD Passive 3DViera ET5$1,399.99
Samsung55LCD 3DES6200$1,549.99
Sony55LCD 3DBravia HX750$1,649.99
LG55LCD Passive 3DLM7600$1,899.99
Samsung55LCD Active 3DES7500$2,399.99
Sony55LCD 3DBravia HX850$2,399.99
Samsung55LCD Active 3DES8000$2,899.99
LG60PlasmaPA6500$1,169.99
Samsung60LCDEH6000$1,399.99
Sharp60LCDAquos LC60LE630X$1,599.99
Samsung60LCD Active 3DES6500$2,299.90
Samsung64Plasma Active 3DE8000$2,499.99
LG65LCDLM6200$3,249.99
Samsung65LCD Active 3DES8000$4,699.99
Sharp70LCDQuattron 70LE735X$3,799.99

 

10 COMMENTS

  1. I just bought the 55ES6200 for $1399.99 last week! (Melbourne)

    I can not believe how much cheaper it was than the other retail electrical outlets. I saved about $300 (sticker price). I do note some online places have it for a similar price but I can not be bothered with the delivery headaches or warranty issues or the like.

    I am also happy that they have a refund policy on this product (as all others) as long as I keep my membership, so 5 years extended warranty typically costs $200-300, so that pays for my membership.

    • Hi again George…Last year we got a 26″ Toshiba from about $160 after an in store discount and a pre-loaded debit card as a redemption offer. That made it about $240 less than anywhere else.

      I hate talking to the sales people at most electrical stores that try to upsell me to a bigger TV or an over priced HDMI cable. The pseudo extended warranty is icing on the cake, but we need to be careful here in Australia as Costco in America has dropped the not question asked lifetime return guarantee on electrical items back to 30 days due to abuse of the system.

      It is also worth noting that if the price at Costco on the TV drops within 30 days of you buying it, they will refund you the difference. You don’t even need the receipt, just ask at the member service counter. One of the folks on Whirlpool exercised this rule recently and it worked like a charm.

  2. Corey said:

    Hi again George…Last year we got a 26″ Toshiba from about $160 after an in store discount and a pre-loaded debit card as a redemption offer. That made it about $240 less than anywhere else.

    I hate talking to the sales people at most electrical stores that try to upsell me to a bigger TV or an over priced HDMI cable. The pseudo extended warranty is icing on the cake, but we need to be careful here in Australia as Costco in America has dropped the not question asked lifetime return guarantee on electrical items back to 30 days due to abuse of the system.

    It is also worth noting that if the price at Costco on the TV drops within 30 days of you buying it, they will refund you the difference. You don’t even need the receipt, just ask at the member service counter. One of the folks on Whirlpool exercised this rule recently and it worked like a charm.

    [[Comment imported from LoadedTrolley.com.au] at 11:30 pm on January 9, 2013]

  3. Thanks Corey, I did not know they had a 30 day price match on the TV’s, I am glad because the new coupons are due out soon and I was debating if I should wait and see if they had any new specials. The price was good so I just went with it.

    Yeah I am aware that in America people where abusing the system a little bit, hopefully here with the consumer protection laws we have in Australia, people wont feel the need to do that.

    Worst case scenairo I am covered for at least 2-3 years under the law anyway.

    $240 off a 26″ is a good price, have you had any issues.

  4. George S. said:

    Thanks Corey, I did not know they had a 30 day price match on the TV’s, I am glad because the new coupons are due out soon and I was debating if I should wait and see if they had any new specials. The price was good so I just went with it.

    Yeah I am aware that in America people where abusing the system a little bit, hopefully here with the consumer protection laws we have in Australia, people wont feel the need to do that.

    Worst case scenairo I am covered for at least 2-3 years under the law anyway.

    $240 off a 26″ is a good price, have you had any issues.

    [[Comment imported from LoadedTrolley.com.au] at 12:20 pm on January 10, 2013]

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