Samsung PS42A457P1DXXU 42in Plasma TV 100Hz only £486 at Argos - HotUKDeals
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Nice bit of kit if you missed the Sony deal.....

TV is item 536/6237 down from £599

TV stand 527/0048 half-price (£63.61) when bought together with this TV

Home delivery only ( £5.80 )

Elsewhere :
Comet £549.99
Lasky's £529.99
Nowhere else under £500 as far as I can see
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#1
Free 3 year warranty leaflet posted within 7 days of product delivery when you buy this TV. Offer ends 16th January 2009.


Special offer 2
banned#2
Richer Sounds £469.95 or £517 with a 5 Year Guarantee

http://www.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=SAMS-PS42A457
#3
wait for few days. John lewis will price match this argos deal with 5 yr guarantee;-)
#4
ra_2000k
wait for few days. John lewis will price match this argos deal with 5 yr guarantee;-)



I'm in no rush....will prob take the plunge in early January :thumbsup:
#5
Hmm - will john lewis price match ANYTHING like that DIXONS deal awhile back? (Panny TH42PX80B).
#6
tallpete33
I'm in no rush....will prob take the plunge in early January :thumbsup:


I ordered the Tosh 37" XV555DB (£465 with codes) from Dixons before Xmas, but canceled my order today (maybe stupidly) because I was tired of Dixons extending the date it would come back in stock every time I rang them up.

I'm tempted by this plasma as its a similar price, but do you think there will be a TV price drop, or a large amount of offers about come January?

So gutted I missed the 40" Sony at JL yesterday.
#7
i think all these deals do mean there are going to be a natuaral drop in all tv's.How can so many tv be in the sale.
Hopefully it does follw that way
#8
coupedummy
i think all these deals do mean there are going to be a natuaral drop in all tv's.How can so many tv be in the sale.
Hopefully it does follw that way



Personally I don't think they can get that much lower. Stores are having a last big push to get their year end sales up but slashing their profit margins in the process. Don't forget the pound is seriously weak so this will make imported goods more expensive longer term, so now is as good time to buy as any. That's my view anyway.
#9
Catch 22.
#10
Nice TV:thumbsup:, Only Downside is the Plasmas 380 Watts Power Consumption (about Double that of LCD TV):thinking:.
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tallpete33
Personally I don't think they can get that much lower. Stores are having a last big push to get their year end sales up but slashing their profit margins in the process. Don't forget the pound is seriously weak so this will make imported goods more expensive longer term, so now is as good time to buy as any. That's my view anyway.


Prices are almost guaranteed to drop much further. There are several reasons for this prediction:-
1/ Manufacturers will be lowering their selling prices to just above the cost of production, to keep the factories working.
2/ Supply & demand. There are many more TVs than consumers, the main stimulus to purchase is a keen price.
3/ The infamous credit crunch. People will be much more reluctant to part with money for a non-essential purchase. Aggressive cost cutting is one stimulus.
4/ False pricing. Large LCD TVs are very much overpriced. There will be a readjustment of prices in line with consumers disposable income. TVs are all made in the same factories, but the ones sold in the UK cost more. This is because the UK consumer has been milked for a long while compared to The US and Europe.
If you need/would like a new TV and can get a good deal in the sales...go for it. But don't be surprised if the same TV is heavily discounted in the spring when the buying frenzy is over and market forces drive the prices down even further.
#12
Snomaes
Prices are almost guaranteed to drop much further. There are several reasons for this prediction:-
1/ Manufacturers will be lowering their selling prices to just above the cost of production, to keep the factories working.
2/ Supply & demand. There are many more TVs than consumers, the main stimulus to purchase is a keen price.
3/ The infamous credit crunch. People will be much more reluctant to part with money for a non-essential purchase. Aggressive cost cutting is one stimulus.
4/ False pricing. Large LCD TVs are very much overpriced. There will be a readjustment of prices in line with consumers disposable income. TVs are all made in the same factories, but the ones sold in the UK cost more. This is because the UK consumer has been milked for a long while compared to The US and Europe.
If you need/would like a new TV and can get a good deal in the sales...go for it. But don't be surprised if the same TV is heavily discounted in the spring when the buying frenzy is over and market forces drive the prices down even further.


Fair do's...in the medium term for those (valid) reasons yes they will come down in price and the specs improve but...you may see a temp increase after the Jan sales. A lot of the current offers are only very short term or "until stocks last" (not long - e.g. the John Lewis Sony deal) so you could hold on indefinitely or get a decent deal right now...
#13
tallpete33
Fair do's...in the medium term for those (valid) reasons yes they will come down in price and the specs improve but...you may see a temp increase after the Jan sales. A lot of the current offers are only very short term or "until stocks last" (not long - e.g. the John Lewis Sony deal) so you could hold on indefinitely or get a decent deal right now...


snomaes has a good point, but its purely theoretical. having studied economics and applied theory awhile back at uni i can say that overall the UK is a slightly non-theoretical market as greed and overpricing in the UK versus rest of the world tilts it a bit. A lot of people have "mentally" adjusted to buy in january, not wait it out til some theoretical further fall occurs. This may or may not happen, and i really think stock will run out. There isnt that much landed stock in the country to dispose of, and anything new coming in is at much much higher exchange rates.

Case in point - 1 year ago, yes the ipod in USA was a bargain compared to here when paying USD. Nowadays tho - its almost parity and no margin in it really. EU citizens now flock HERE for the sales rather than the reverse situation over the last 5 years. At Selfridges i saw busloads of Japanese tourists at the sales for the same reason - exchange rates. UK enjoyed that run, and the new york pre christmas trip was a staple of shoppers, now its not viable really.

The main killer to the argument that we should wait it out is that stock will disappear, vendors will disappear (maybe you can get a deal that way, but no warranty?), and the exchange rate is too high to make for cheaper goods coming in.

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