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I am honestly surprised that the pricing on the 60GT50 has moved so much higher than when I purchased mine in late July. When I purchased my 60GT50 from Best Buy, it was initially $1899 with a free Panasonic DMP-220 BDP.
As I was not aware of the BDP Promotion until I got home after purchasing my GT50, I ended up having to wait until after delivery on the TV to get the BDP as the TV and BDP have to be on the same receipt for the BDP to zero out. Had I done it before delivery, I would have lost my scheduled delivery date. Amazingly, when I went in to get the BDP, the Manager priced down the 60GT50 down to $1750 and the BDP at $150.
I then called BB's 800 Number and the store as well and asked if there was an issue if I wanted to return the BDP. Amazingly it was no problem and thanks to the TV being marked down to $1750, the 4 year Product Protection Plan went from $499 to $329. So I ended up returning the BDP and putting the proceeds towards the PSP.
Currently, BB has the 60GT50 for $2199 and Amazon is selling it for $1998. It just seems leading up to the Summer Olympics that the pricing would have been much higher then.
Hopefully. the pricing will come down to $1850 around Black Friday.
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