Originally Posted by eric3316
I don't need to do any math and I also know everyone on the internet can afford anything they want.
My point is, you said the F8500 isn't worth the price. I wasn't asking if you would keep your old TV, my question was more about someone who needs to buy a new TV. If the F8500 isn't worth it's retail price, what TV in a 65" size will offer you the same pq as an F8500 at a much lesser price?
So to me, based on what is available at those sizes under $2,000, yes the VT, ZT and F8500 do justify its higher price for its superior pq to anything less. If pq isn't important to you, then of course you won't spend that much on a TV but it's doesn't mean the price isn't justified.
then why even include this sentence"...Most people that say something like this is because they cannot afford to buy a TV that cost $2999"
and saying I can afford to pay $2999 for a TV means nothing, other that I can...and really is being able to afford that really any big deal?
I said I would not pay $2999 for the TV...you asked what I would do..and I told you what i would do..
In my situation, with the expectations that I have for both audio and video performance...I would have upgraded audio had I not found the Conn's deal
if I was in the situation where I NEEDED a new TV....which I assume you meant that one's current TV is broken?
I have never been in situation so perhaps I look at things differently
but as many deals as I have gotten over the years...and seen others get them as well
It would be VERY hard for me to pay anywhere near what the prevailing retail price is
As many deals as there have been..now and in the past, its all about waiting and being observant
As I said in an earlier post...TV's have gotten like computers what's hot today is probably going to be lukewarm tomorrow
Clearly...I have never been an early adopter on any A/V product and if that means paying retail..I never will
btw..I assume you paid retail?
To answer another one of your questions.....basically what else could I buy in this size if I had to pay retail....
Nothing, is my answer
However ..before I paid retail for one of these my audio system would have to far exceed my expectations, because that cost would far exceed the cost of one of these TV's