Originally Posted by ucsdsig
Yes, I noticed the price increase as well. Unlike the 55 and 65 inch F9000 models which enjoyed a permanent price decrease, seems that the F8000 and F7100 only had a temporary promotional discount.
I'm very happy that I exchanged my 75F7100 for a 75F8000 last week, before the price increase. Saved a nice chunk of change, especially since my local Best Buy matched Pauls TV no sales tax promotion.
Congratulations on getting a great TV, at a fantastic price.
I would have certainly purchased the UN75F8000 last week, had I known that the price was going to increase by $1,000! Samsung didn't give any indication that the $6,000 cost was a "temporary promotional discount", though. I'm quite disappointed... because unfortunately, I don't think I can personally justify paying $7,000 + tax for this TV. Now I have to decide whether to purchase from an "unauthorized" reseller, or wait for the price to drop (again). Hmmm...