First of all, no one cares where you work. This forum is for Target employees, which you are not. Vizio is a great VALUE buy for an average consumer, like most Target shoppers. Vizio is the name that continually comes to the top of the list when it comes to price versus quality. Their CEO emphasizes that they don't build a cheap product, they build an affordable product. Yeah, if I was in the market for a 55" right in the middle of the living room TV, I'd probably pick a Samsung or Sony but many consumers aren't as picky as me. As retail associates, yes it drives profitable sales to upsell our customers (in an honest, forthright way) but it is stupid to talk a guest out of purchasing a Vizio because you have the notion that it's a completely inferior product.
P.S. can you cite your source on the CEO saying he doesn't support repairing their products? I'd love to give that a read.
P.P.S very few companies guarantee their product FOR LIFE. Hence the "limited" warranty.