After re-reading I can see my post wasn't very clear.
I guess I'm asking if anyone who who was looking at prices for the VT25 last year noticed a price drop around Christmas time. I know retailers often offer good prices for TV's around Christmas, just wasn't sure if that was true for Panny's flagship consumer model.
PC Richards is running a Employee Pricing sale right now until Wed and a 50"GT30 can be had for $1034 before tax. They have extremely low prices on just about everything in the store. I can't imagine the sets (ST,GT,VT)selling for much lower than what PC Richards is currently selling them for, even on black friday.
I helped setup my buddy's 50" GT30 and out of the box the picture was really nice, much better blacks than what I can achieve with my 50" G10. I can't wait to pick mine up on Wed when the next shipment arrives.
FWIW I bought my 50VT25 for 1800$ last December "boxing day" (our equivalent to black Friday which comes after Christmas) and it included the BDT100 player, 3 X 3D movies(Avatar, Coraline, Ice Age), extra pair of 3D glasses and a 3 year Panasonic (not store) warranty.
I would imagine US pricing to be even cheaper, of course.