Originally Posted by igreg
Why would the 8500 start to become hard to find if the true date of end of manufacturing is November 30? That implies one of three: true date is prior to November 30 or Samsung plans to make fewer sets per month , or marketing hype. Otherwise, should be plenty to satisfy demand thru at least end of September/October. Not at all hard to find now. All Best Buys have them available. And would think could order them directly from Samsung into November.
This is the same thing people said about Panasonic when they said Plasma operations would cease in March...come December/January there was definitely not plenty of supply as production actually ended earlier. Although we're talking about two different corporations here I'm sure production won't continue in a normal volume as they wind down production...one day they'll be easy to get and the next thing you know, they'll be unavailable and you'll be paying above MSRP.
ht Panasonic TC-P60ZT60, Monitor Audio: Silver RX6, RX Centre, Radius 90HD; Martinlogan Dynamo 700, Marantz SR5006, PS3, Oppo BDP-103D
2ch Marantz PM8004, Sony BDP-S1000ES, JVC T-X3 tuner, Monitor Audio Silver RX1, REL T3, Apple TV, Peachtree Audio DAC•iT
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