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10/19/2012
By: jacketfansville
TV & Electronics Gifford
We always like to shop local & support our community but I just cant justify paying alot more for the same thing. My son bought a range there back in the spring and soon after found it nearly 200 bucks less somewhere else. I had the same luck with my last small tv but while looking for a larger one for our den, Giffords said led was the best so we measured the screen and took down the model. When looking at it online we found it on tigerdirect for 600 bucks less and it even came with extra 3d glasses. Service is nice but what I keep hearing is that all the new stuff is just made to throw away anyways, so if thats the case then well take the 600 dollars. When our washer needed new bearings and a pump it was less to just order a new one from Lowes than to even mess with the repair and the guy even told us theyre all built by the same people anyways. Id shop there if they could at least be more competitive but overtime it just seems like they keep getting higher and higher and dont have what it takes to make a difference with service. At least then we might could still justify it but when we have to replace it anyway and sometimes wait weeks for calls or parts then were just going to start watching our bottom line. jacketfansville
09/21/2012
By: teddv05
TV & Electronics Gifford
After 5 service appointments and waiting for weeks to have my directv fixed... I still had issues with it and was locked into a 2 year contact. I started calling directv instead and their guy had the problem fixed in 15 mintes for no cost to me. Ive already started using someone else for my appliance and tv fixes too. When I took my flat screen in they said the screen went bad and that it would cost more to fix then to replace it and then tried to get me to look at new ones for $2500. I took it somewhere else a week later and then was told that it was just a minor repair and walked out for less than $200. The other guy in the metroplex said he gets that all the time. So needless to say, I wont be back to giffords.
01/29/2013
By: pkpbrooklyn
TV & Electronics Gifford
Don't listen to the negative people on this site. Gifford's was awesome. They have by far the best selection of tv's and appliances anywhere around. The prices on what I was shopping for was far less than any other place around. I just moved here and found them to be the best I have ever dealt with. They were very knowledgeable on everything and made some great suggestions that helped me find exactly what I was looking for. Thanks Chris. So my advice would be don't listen to the people who talk bad about them. Give them a shot and see for yourself. They are the best.
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