Originally Posted by rman66
I can try to explain.
It is similar to how an IPO stock behaves on the first few trading days. Anyone remember Facebook? People were dumping it at $20.. just a few months ago.
Since these TVs were clearanced earlier this year at some out of th world prices (Eg: TC-P60ZT60 $2400 at bestbuy.com) the prices are wildly flutuating.. once the early dumpers leave there will only be people wanting these units and not too many sellers wanting to sell.. the result is a price jump. The currnt frothy prices are occuring because of the clearance action a few months ago. There is a risk to these prices and that is technological obsolescence. In absence of a siesmic shift in display technologies (i dont believe the current crop of 4K units are there yet) the prices on the ZTs will keep climbing.
I dont think so
Your facebook example is not really the same as people were buying that specifically to make a profit
I am not sure sure buying a TV is really something is essentially a "for profit" transaction
while there are some that would pay a premium for a new in the box units vs the open box units that available for $1800-2000
I dont think it will be anywhere near the prices some are throwing out there
Use my example I stated earlier of the Sharp Elite 70"...there are used ones out there for $7000 with no warranty
a year ago you could buy an open box at Best Buy for $2500( or less) with a factory warranty
I think the person that will pay $7000 for that unit..or what I have seen a couple of ZT's listed for is a needle in a haystack buyer and does by no means represent the market value
Especially since there will always be someone that will sell it for a realistic price
People said the same thing about the Pioneer Kuro
There are goofballs with crazy asking prices...then there are those that are asking what they should be for a 5 year old TV
When the F8500 inventory is gone...the same thing will happen..mark my words
Tv's have gotten too commodity oriented with the "next best thing" coming almost every year
There is a very small percentage that would pay these crazy asking prices that some have thrown out there
I think the vast majority of people believe there will be something bigger and better on the horizon. Therefore those willing to pay some of these crazy asking prices will be a very small ( if any) selection of buyers
by the way...the 65" ZT was going for the $2400 you mentioned...not the 60