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Question Someone offered me a Panasonic TC-P65VT60 with 4200 hours...

...and they told me to offer a price. So my question is: what would a reasonable price for this TV in Canadian dollars? Thanks.
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I don't really know what a good price would be, so all I can say is start low and work your way up. I paid $2100 American dollars for a 65" VT60 with zero hours in September of 2014, I believe. At that point they were no longer available via normal retail channels. I bought it second hand and it did not come with a transferrable warranty, so I was taking a risk that nothing would go wrong etc. I felt like that was a very good price at the time.

A few months earlier I paid $2250 for a 55" VT60 that had approximately 1000 hours on it. That probably wasn't such a great deal, but it did come with a full manufacturer's warranty.
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...and they told me to offer a price. So my question is: what would a reasonable price for this TV in Canadian dollars? Thanks.
Not sure about Canadian Dollars but I would think a fair price to offer would be between $2,000 and $2,500 American. Depending on the hours and condition of the VT60.


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Certainly not more than a new LCD.

I have two plasmas and love them but no way would I pay more used than I would pay new.

LCD's are not THAT bad.
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Certainly not more than a new LCD.

I have two plasmas and love them but no way would I pay more used than I would pay new.

LCD's are not THAT bad.
LCd's are not THAT good (in the dark). I would not pay more than €1000/€1500 for a used TV though.
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LCd's are not THAT good (in the dark). I would not pay more than €1000/€1500 for a used TV though.
I'm hoping I get at least 5 more years out of my two Panny's.

They are ALMOST catching up to Plasma in sets that don't cost the moon, (ie. OLED).

The 50inch Panny 720p set I got 5 months ago free from a friend as it was in his conference room for presentations and he didn't need it at home.

Use it in my secondary room.

Sit about 10 feet away and damn if that thing doesn't look almost as good as my 1080p P60ST30 at 15 feet.

But for a used set, no way more than $1000 US.
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I don't know if the OP purchased it yet or not but it's not as cut and dry and just the forum shouting out amounts to offer. You need to fully check out the set, especially since it's a Plasma. Image Retention is generally the #1 factor to consider. It may be near burn-in stage. Check the condition of the cabinet in regards to scratches or dings as well as any scratches on the screen. Any repair history. This can be checked by contacting the manufacturer and providing the serial number I believe. 4200 hours is low but it doesn't mean the set was treated like a baby.
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Thanks for the input, guys. I passed on the deal, because I offered $1,200, and the guy wanted around $3,000.
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Thanks for the input, guys. I passed on the deal, because I offered $1,200, and the guy wanted around $3,000.
I hear ya! No way I would pay $3,000 for a VT60. I would pay that for a ZT60 though.

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I hear ya! No way I would pay $3,000 for a VT60. I would pay that for a ZT60 though.

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There isn't much difference between the VT60 and ZT60, at least from a picture quality perspective. In a dark room they are going to look essentially the same. The ZT60 has a better filter for light room viewing and no space between the front glass and the panel. The VT60 is actually better in some ways, such as speakers, and actually came with some options that were not available on the ZT60, such as the camera. I think the 65" ZT60 also came with one more fan. Otherwise, they are essentially the same television.
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going off memory, i think the 65vt60 was around $3500 'at cost' when new. like brand new had to wait for them arrive new. i want to say the 60" sold for as little as 2500 NIB near the end, but then went up again when plasmas were officially 'killed'

that all being said, there is no way the owner doesn't have a price in mind. s/he is most likely hoping you'll offer too much. i don't blame them, if you offer less they say no, if you offer too much they say yes. so, if i were you, i'd either ask them what they want, or offer a bit low. start at like 1500, with the hopes of getting it for around 2000(if in good shape). i mean, it is a couple years old, it has a fair bit of use on it, and presumably no warranty whatsoever. i've never been a believer that a product should ever increase in price, and my usual rule of thumb is 50% of new. but this tv beats the snot out of anything on the market right now that could be bought for under 4000, so personally i'd still rather overpay for an awesome tv than get a sweet deal on anything other than an oled right now.

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remember Should I trade in my Panasonic ZT65 for a 4K OLED? when someone offered 5 grand for 3 year old zt65?
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There isn't much difference between the VT60 and ZT60, at least from a picture quality perspective. In a dark room they are going to look essentially the same. The ZT60 has a better filter for light room viewing and no space between the front glass and the panel. The VT60 is actually better in some ways, such as speakers, and actually came with some options that were not available on the ZT60, such as the camera. I think the 65" ZT60 also came with one more fan. Otherwise, they are essentially the same television.
I hear ya! And I didn't mean to sound like the ZT60 was better than the VT60. Just last week I lined up my 2012 VT30 next to my ZT60 in my dark family room. Ran the same ocean documentary blue-ray at exactly the same time. I swear I couldn't tell a difference between the two. Kind of made me mad about buying the ZT60 last month when my VT30 was just as good. Just that light filter is better but if they're both in a dark room then there is no difference. For me I kind of liked the idea of having the very last model built. Like a novelty thing or something. But you're right no difference.


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