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I amm the market for 65 inch and would like to follow the trends on price decrease on new models ST60. Read the post from last years Panasonic ST50 Deals and if history repeats the new model was released in march-april and by July was running some pretty big sales. Anyhow this is what I am finding now and would like to hear back from people as they find deals on this model


3/16/2013:

Panasonic TC-P65ST60 65-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV (Includes 2 Pairs of 3D Active Glasses)

Amazon: $2,569.98

EPP: $2,209.99 ??
 

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I'm following the 65" ST60 as well. It does not appear to be available from some of the usual retailers, like Best Buy, but it is out there. Best price I'm seeing right now is at Abt, $2398 including shipping.


My plan is to follow this for about the next 2 months and then do a price match at Best Buy for the lowest possible price. This thread should help, thanks for starting it.
 

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Despite their pricematch policy, I would't neccesarily count on BB doing so. Another user here already reported being turned down on an ST60 pm at BB (was one of the smaller models, to Sears price). YMMV, I suppose.
 

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Yes I read through the ST50 deals from last year it appears discounts started to appear June through July.

I still don't get how Panasonic or the seller justifies $900 price difference between 60 inch ST60 and 65 Inch, just mind boggling


You figure if 65 inch will be around 2K or just below the 60 would be close to 1K no?


From last years ST50 Tread:

7/4/12

Originally Posted by mnc

Anyone seen the 65ST50 for under $2k?

Just by a buck (Paul's). Went with Amazon for the usual reasons yesterday @ 2099.
 

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Originally Posted by AKA  /t/1468498/panasonic-st60-deals#post_23218213


Despite their pricematch policy, I would't neccesarily count on BB doing so. Another user here already reported being turned down on an ST60 pm at BB (was one of the smaller models, to Sears price). YMMV, I suppose.

Based on my own experience, when I tried to get the VT50 earlier this year, I was shot down by my local BB while several other people were getting rediculous price matches in other cities. I believe it's luck of the draw and which BB you get to deal with. If they turn me down then I'll go to another local store who will price match but doesn't have 24 months financing.


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Originally Posted by wirelessroute  /t/1468498/panasonic-st60-deals#post_23218366


Yes I read through the ST50 deals from last year it appears discounts started to appear June through July.

I still don't get how Panasonic or the seller justifies $900 price difference between 60 inch ST60 and 65 Inch, just mind boggling


You figure if 65 inch will be around 2K or just below the 60 would be close to 1K no?

I saw the 65" VT50 going for about $2400 back in Feb. I waited too long and missed the boat on that model and price. Now I'm grateful that happened because the ST60 is looking to be a better TV than the VT50, and it will cost the same or less than that VT50 I was shooting for back in Feb. So I have concluded Panasonic is pricing the 65" ST60 where it is for 2 reasons.... first, price is same as what the VT50 was going for 2 months ago because the performance of the ST60 is no worse than a VT50. Second, the price for a 65" ST60 gets you to start considering the VT60 which is where Panasonic likely prefers you to go. And a third reason could be that 65" plasma in general is a "premium" size so you must pay a premium price to get it.


For me, I budgeted about $2500 for a 65" Panasonic plasma, which was going to be a VT50 but will now be a ST60 (lucky for me). So I'm fine with the price and not thinking of the difference compared to the 60 inch ST60.
 

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Originally Posted by AKA  /t/1468498/panasonic-st60-deals#post_23218213


Despite their pricematch policy, I would't neccesarily count on BB doing so. Another user here already reported being turned down on an ST60 pm at BB (was one of the smaller models, to Sears price). YMMV, I suppose.
I believe that was because Sears did not show the item in stock. No company will price match a store that does not have stock on an item.
 

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I believe that was because Sears did not show the item in stock. No company will price match a store that does not have stock on an item.

I ran into a situation where it was in stock earlier in the day, I did a screen cap, came to BB, then it was sold out. They told me I was good to go, then at the last second called sears 800#, said just went out of stock, no PM. I was pissed. I may just order the TCP65S60 for 1499, and return it when sears gets the 60ST60 back in stock. Maybe I'll end up liking the 65" better anyways!
 

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Originally Posted by duckflewy  /t/1468498/panasonic-st60-deals#post_23228222


I got the TC-P60ST60 for $1397, FS, No Tax, from ABT. Join their news letter for a 5% off code (thanks chicken) and get an additional 2% cash back from FatWallet. I was going to go the EPP route but tax added $80+.

Apparently ABT won't price match and apply the coupon news letter coupon. I wanted the 65ST60 and had them price match it at $2199

What do you guys think will the 65 inch get much cheaper in next few months then $2199? Guy at Pauls tv told me something about price lock on Panasonic's (EPP) won't allow them to lower the price
 

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Originally Posted by wirelessroute  /t/1468498/panasonic-st60-deals#post_23241167


Apparently ABT won't price match and apply the coupon news letter coupon. I wanted the 65ST60 and had them price match it at $2199

What do you guys think will the 65 inch get much cheaper in next few months then $2199?

Where is the 65ST60 available for $2199 that you got Abt to price match?
 
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