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Are either of these model TV's expected to drop in price soon? Only thing I've decided on is I want a 65" for my basement. I would've liked to have it all set up for football season, but I still have a 50" GT50 plasma upstairs, so I don't mind waiting. Especially if I can grab either 65" for like $2,200 before the Super Bowl, or is that wishful thinking?
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According to CNET the 8500 started out at $3,300 (average) and $3,000 discounted in March. In early Aug the average dropped to $2,800 with discounted sets going for about $2,500. The discounted prices have held at $2,500 for the last couple of months. Overall, I'd say the big post-release reduction has already happened. The VT60 has followed a similar pattern although it's average price is higher and discounted is slightly lower ($2,400) than the 8500. We'll probably see some more discounted prices as we approach the Christmas season but it's hard to say how much this would be or if it's worth waiting for.
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Just yesterday I got BBY to price match Abes of Maine on the 55" VT60 from their $2300 down to $1705.

Now, I also bought a stand, speakers, BD player and 4 year service plan, so I don't know if buying more helped factor into their decision to price match or not.
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Just yesterday I got BBY to price match Abes of Maine on the 55" VT60 from their $2300 down to $1705.

Now, I also bought a stand, speakers, BD player and 4 year service plan, so I don't know if buying more helped factor into their decision to price match or not.

Is Abes of Maine on the list of online retailers that Best Buy price matches? Or is it going to be one of those YMMV depending on the manager.

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The later - part of EC, NYC Powerseller and who knows what other dba's. Good luck and if you have more than one location where you are be sure to keep trying if the first store says no.

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Call every Best Buy in town asking if they will match on-line prices. I did this and got them to match East Coast TV for the 64" Sammy...great deal.
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Was the 64" in stock at your local best buy or did you have to order it rob?
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