I'm wondering if we'll see any sales on the F8500 coming up near the end of August, beginning of September. I've read that this is a common time for manufacturers to offer sales to coincide with the start of the NFL season, and looking at price history of the PN64F8500 on camelcamelcamel, this went on sale for $2,899 ($300 off) in this time frame last year (lowest price to date).
Don't want to wait too long and risk the F8500 selling out, but at $3,100 a pop it isn't like they are exactly flying off the shelves at Amazon for example (appears they've sold 1 this week, earlier this week said 18 were available now says 17). If they'll go on sale for another 10% or more off in the next month then I'm really debating whether to just buy it now or wait a little while longer (assuming it won't sell out though). I'd be content with the $2,900 price (which equates to 10% off today's price and matches a previous best buy sale price), which with 10% back in rewards would put me close to $2,600 (plus tax).
Of course Best Buy offers 45 day return policy for elite plus (which I'd be after buying), so if Amazon does drop the price anytime during the 45 day window (which would be 9/8), I could go in and get Best Buy to price match and refund me the difference. At least that way I wouldn't have to worry about it selling out in the mean time. Hard to know just how short the supply of 64" is right now and whether they'll really sell out for good before Samsung shuts down production in November.