You could probably guess that we were gonna start out this story with the “We know you want a smart TV, but they’re so expensive!” spiel. Well, you’re right. Even when they’re on sale, 55 or 65-inch TVs are still likely to be over two grand.
Okay, bear with us here: Try a refurbished one.
Wouldn’t you feel cool AF with people visiting your house, admiring your massive OLED smart TV on the wall, being completely oblivious to the fact that it’s refurbished? Because Walmart has two from LG on sale today, with the 55-inch one coming in at under $1,000 and the 65-inch one on sale for less than $1,600. That’s insane. (For reference, a brand new version of the 55-inch would cost you $1,499.99 and a new 65-inch would be $2,499.99. So.)
LG’s line of OLED 4K TVs debuted in 2016 and kinda blew people’s minds. They got some serious recognition from multiple tech reviewers (like CNET) and Mashable’s own Raymond Wong. He refers to the TV’s HDR picture quality as being “more real than reality,” which is the exact thing you want to hear when shopping for a TV.
The 55-inch TV (OLED55B7A) and the 65-inch TV (OLED65B7P) have identical specs, with 3840 x 2160p resolution, active HDR with Dolby vision and Dolby Atmos audio, perfect black picture (for those dark scenes that you couldn’t see previously), and more. LG’s OLED pixels are said to create their own light, and can apparently switch off when needed to achieve perfect black levels with zero light bleed — aka the ideal foundation for showing the vibrant color and dark scenes where what’s going on is actually visible.
And if you’re still hung up the refurbished thing, don’t be. This isn’t like getting some crappy used TV off of Craigslist. Walmart tests all of its refurbished items to make sure that they work just like new and have no visible signs of wear. But, if you really can’t stand it for some reason, Walmart does have a 90-day return policy. (One of our coworkers got their parents a refurbished LG TV three years ago and it’s still kicking, so we think you’ll be fine.)
Walmart customer billy writes about his refurbished 55-inch:
“Wow! I am impressed, did not know what to think about ordering a refurbished unit – Walmart blew away my expectations. This is one of the best TV’s you can buy, and for a price this low – why not get refurbished. Quality is amazing, upgraded from my 4k LG 2017 model to this OLED and the colors are incredible. The customer service was surprisingly phenomenal, each time I called regarding this order my rep went above and beyond my expectations. This purchase has really changed my view on Walmart entirely.”
Regularly, these refurbished TVs aren’t even this cheap. Their usual refurbished prices are both up to 25% more than this current deal, and we’ve never seen that before. You’re basically getting a double sale price. Find the 55-inch TV for $949.99 here and the 65-inch TV for $1,549.99 here.