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Just wondering what kind of price drops everyone thinks we'll see after the Super Bowl. Take the Samsung LN-T4661F for example. If it currently sells for $1700, does anyone think it could fall to $1300-1400 by March?


If LCDs in the mid $1k range will only fall by $100 or so, it's not worth it to me to wait. But if the price drops get into the $250+ range, things become more meaningful. Your thoughts?
 

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You can track price history of most panels at streetprices.


In the past three years I've observed minor discounts during/post Super Bowl and the primary consumer bait I've seen is zero interest long term financing for those that are disciplined consumers-or subprime losers that are planning for bankruptcy anyways that may want to stock up before they cannot even get a candy bar on credit.



You may see certain models reduced due to transitional phases with new panel debuts from Sharp, Samsung, Toshiba, et al to also to clear out previous gen inventory.
 

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Greetings


Please note AVS Forum rules: please do not list specific prices (other than MSRP) / no coupons or where to buy


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Buy now while they are still available. If the price drops, then you can get the difference back within 30 days. Price guarantees at CC are for 60 days and BB is for 90 days.
 

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 http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/2008...pcworld/141582


Excerpt:


"Uneven Sales


The story for the LCD panel industry in 2007 was one of famine and feast. The industry opened the year in over supply as a few new manufacturing plants ramped to heavy production levels and flooded the market with excess panels, Witsview said. By mid-year, companies had reined in production and strong sales of TVs, laptops and monitors pushed prices higher for seven consecutive months. But as the year closed, it appeared to set up 2008 for a repeat of last year.



Witsview believes strong LCD TV demand in the U.S. ahead of the American Football championship, the Super Bowl, coupled with demand in China ahead of the Lunar New Year in February, will help stabilize large-sized panel shipments in the early part of this year. Once those holidays pass, however, worldwide economic problems may impact consumer buying power in key markets such as the U.S., where some economists are already forecasting a recession. LCD shipments could dip, with a rebound in the summer as people buy new LCD TVs ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing in August."


Plus, everyone knows N.E. will win so there won't be a huge rush to purchase for the occassion (yawn).
 
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