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November 23, 2004 6:51:08 PM

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I have heard from more than 1 person that the price of big screen TV's
will be less immediately after the super bowl due to reduced demand
and from a glut of returned TV's.

Anyone know if this is just an urban legend or not?

Thanks
Anonymous
November 24, 2004 3:08:56 AM

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On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 15:51:08 -0500, Sean <sean386@yahoo.com> wrote:

>I have heard from more than 1 person that the price of big screen TV's
>will be less immediately after the super bowl due to reduced demand
>and from a glut of returned TV's.

I dunno.... I'm a bit skeptical of this. Last year, the best deals
were between now and Christmas and we commission salespeople just
about starved from January to March because the prices went back up.
Traditionally, TV's aren't like clothes, where your best deals are
AFTER Christmas, your best deals will END after Christmas and until
closeout time.

I hope this is true, actually. Maybe I'll be able to eat steak a
couple of times a week in Jan-Feb.... but again, I'm highly skeptical.
What I am inclined to say is, pick out the TV you want, find out who
price matches, spot the best deal in town between now and Christmas,
then take it to a competitor who gives you an additional percentage
off on a price match (and who you want to do biz with), and buy your
TV, then enjoy it :-)

Fact is, your best deals will be in a couple of years, NOT between now
and Christmas and not after Christmas either..... in the meantime,
you've saved some money but lost out on the enjoyment of having a REAL
TV in your home for yours, and your family's enjoyment.

Just my 2 cents :-)
Anonymous
November 24, 2004 8:35:10 AM

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"Sean" <sean386@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> I have heard from more than 1 person that the price of big screen TV's
> will be less immediately after the super bowl due to reduced demand
> and from a glut of returned TV's.
>
> Anyone know if this is just an urban legend or not?

That's reasonable but it may not work out that way. There are always lots
of variables in the retail business. Prices may be driven down low enough
by competition before the Super Bowl that there's not much room for price
reductions afterward.

Also the value of the dollar is decreasing right now, although not very much
against the Asian currencies. At some point that will change and the change
could be rapid. When it does, the price of everything made in Asia will go
up sharply.

Plus, if you wait until after the playoffs and SB to get your HDTV, you
won't be able to watch them on it. That's worth at least what you could
save after the SB, right there!

mack
austin
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Anonymous
November 24, 2004 11:39:14 AM

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In article <jq88q09aq1ijn3tkl30m49jf4nrr371b1c@4ax.com> HDTV-slingr
<NOSPAMMERS@hotmail.com> writes:

>On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 15:51:08 -0500, Sean <sean386@yahoo.com> wrote:

>>I have heard from more than 1 person that the price of big screen TV's
>>will be less immediately after the super bowl due to reduced demand
>>and from a glut of returned TV's.

>I dunno.... I'm a bit skeptical of this. Last year, the best deals
>were between now and Christmas and we commission salespeople just
>about starved from January to March because the prices went back up.
>Traditionally, TV's aren't like clothes, where your best deals are
>AFTER Christmas, your best deals will END after Christmas and until
>closeout time.

It's going to depend in large part on how well pre-holiday sales actually
go in terms of volume versus back room inventory levels. Everyone is
"predicting" record sales volumes on wide screen TVs this holiday season
mostly because of pent-up demand. If these predictions come true then
leftover inventories could be minimal and there will be no reason to blow
out the remaining sets at fire sale prices. However, many retailers are
laying in huge stocks, literally betting the ranch. Will they be wrong?
Will they have ordered too many?
Anonymous
November 24, 2004 4:50:03 PM

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"Sean" <sean386@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>I have heard from more than 1 person that the price of big screen TV's
> will be less immediately after the super bowl due to reduced demand
> and from a glut of returned TV's.
>
> Anyone know if this is just an urban legend or not?
>
> Thanks

Most major retailers will price match up to 30 days after the sale, buy from
one that has this policy so if there is a "big" sale after Christmas you can
realize the benefits from the price drop.
November 25, 2004 12:48:20 AM

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On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 15:51:08 -0500, Sean <sean386@yahoo.com> wrote:

>I have heard from more than 1 person that the price of big screen TV's
>will be less immediately after the super bowl due to reduced demand
>and from a glut of returned TV's.
>
>Anyone know if this is just an urban legend or not?
>
>Thanks


Yeah, I'd think the price will be lower after the super bowl than
immediately before, but you might see a better sale between now and
then.

I was in Circuit City tonight, the day before thanksgiving, and while
I was standing there looking at a TV, an employee comes up and swaps
out the price card. Both said SALE!!!!, but the new one was $100
HIGHER.

So much for the big after Thanksgiving sales ;) 

In truth, one set actually came down in price, but it was pretty much
a clearance item anyway, you could get it for the same price at
amazon.com with free shipping.

I think you'll just have to track the prices. It'll be dependent on
how sales go between now and xmas. A real price drop will be pretty
obvious. I don't see much price variation except for the junk stuff.
Anonymous
November 25, 2004 3:44:05 PM

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"Gomer Jones" <Iamnot@liberty.com> wrote:

>
>"Sean" <sean386@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:6i87q0lq49jncd4g9horbf1cqqstrvriku@4ax.com...
>>I have heard from more than 1 person that the price of big screen TV's
>> will be less immediately after the super bowl due to reduced demand
>> and from a glut of returned TV's.
>>
>> Anyone know if this is just an urban legend or not?
>>
>> Thanks
>
>Most major retailers will price match up to 30 days after the sale, buy from
>one that has this policy so if there is a "big" sale after Christmas you can
>realize the benefits from the price drop.

Just don't buy until after Jan 6 since the Superbowl is Feb 6.



joemooreaterolsdotcom
November 25, 2004 5:27:44 PM

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On Thu, 25 Nov 2004 12:44:05 GMT, Joe Moore <munged@bad.example.com>
wrote:

>"Gomer Jones" <Iamnot@liberty.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>"Sean" <sean386@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>>news:6i87q0lq49jncd4g9horbf1cqqstrvriku@4ax.com...
>>>I have heard from more than 1 person that the price of big screen TV's
>>> will be less immediately after the super bowl due to reduced demand
>>> and from a glut of returned TV's.
>>>
>>> Anyone know if this is just an urban legend or not?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>
>>Most major retailers will price match up to 30 days after the sale, buy from
>>one that has this policy so if there is a "big" sale after Christmas you can
>>realize the benefits from the price drop.
>
>Just don't buy until after Jan 6 since the Superbowl is Feb 6.
>
>
Won't be an issue here. Our local ABC affiliate is owned by Sinclair
who doesn't have enough money to upgrade to HDTV.
Thumper
>
>joemooreaterolsdotcom

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November 25, 2004 5:27:45 PM

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"Thumper" <jaylsmithXYZ@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> Won't be an issue here. Our local ABC affiliate is owned by Sinclair
> who doesn't have enough money to upgrade to HDTV.


Sinclair has revenues of over $700 million with an after tax profit of $25
million

It's not poverty, but a long standing corporate desire NOT to broadcast HD
and instead use the maximum amount possible of the public airwaves licensed
to them for pay data services - and the minimum allowed by law to broadcast
advertiser supported free TV. They tried mightily to stop HD and instead get
new regulation to render all sold-to-date ATSC receivers inoperative via a
shift in modulation standard that would have allowed them to sell more
profitable mobile broadband data services.

Here in Richmond, the Sinclair digital station didn't even transmit the real
network SD feed, but instead digitized a ghost and noise filled over-the-air
signal literally taken from a set of rabbit ears at the DT transmitter...
all within the letter of the law but completely brazen in violation of the
spirit of the law.

Sinclair is the zero by which all others are judged.
November 26, 2004 2:42:21 AM

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On Thu, 25 Nov 2004 13:36:44 -0500, "Randy Sweeney"
<rsweeney1@comcast.net> wrote:

>
>"Thumper" <jaylsmithXYZ@comcast.net> wrote in message
>news:jiqbq0ts87imu2up2mghkp2vafmruue8a8@4ax.com...
>
>
>> Won't be an issue here. Our local ABC affiliate is owned by Sinclair
>> who doesn't have enough money to upgrade to HDTV.
>
>
>Sinclair has revenues of over $700 million with an after tax profit of $25
>million
>
>It's not poverty, but a long standing corporate desire NOT to broadcast HD
>and instead use the maximum amount possible of the public airwaves licensed
>to them for pay data services - and the minimum allowed by law to broadcast
>advertiser supported free TV. They tried mightily to stop HD and instead get
>new regulation to render all sold-to-date ATSC receivers inoperative via a
>shift in modulation standard that would have allowed them to sell more
>profitable mobile broadband data services.
>
>Here in Richmond, the Sinclair digital station didn't even transmit the real
>network SD feed, but instead digitized a ghost and noise filled over-the-air
>signal literally taken from a set of rabbit ears at the DT transmitter...
>all within the letter of the law but completely brazen in violation of the
>spirit of the law.
>
>Sinclair is the zero by which all others are judged.
>
>
It's time we protested their licenses.
Thumper
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