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post #21 of 33
the first gen plasma tv came out. i bought a 42 inches panasonic for around 4700..
but it's sitting in my living room , n colecting dust for years..
post #22 of 33
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But this year there's another compelling reason: Several major manufacturers are moving away from MAP (or Minimum Advertised Pricing) to something called Unilateral Pricing Policy (UPP), which penalizes retailers for selling a TV below the manufacturer's preset price.

Don't think the big names will be able to enforce this for long, too many cheap alternatives to the big names and I wouldn't be surprised to see some more PC monitor makers enter the low end HDTV market to answer this move.
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Originally Posted by Phil~ View Post

Samsung has a 55" OLED coming out.


This. That was so beautiful.

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I don't buy brainwashing devices.
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Enjoying my 60" Sharp Aquos 120Hz right now tongue.gif
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post #26 of 33
So price fixing?again!good thing for the other tv maker lol.i wonder how long till sam and son change their mind.i ll get a 2012 tv and retailer will price it lower.if they want to sell!maybe they like full whse to stay full
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1080p is enough really since 95% of the content is still under that.
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I don't buy brainwashing devices.

Yet you pay for internet access. Funny.
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post #29 of 33
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Sounds to me like all-around, the MAP scheme works out best for retailers and consumers, and this new UPP scheme only works out well for the supplier. Big surprise things are being changed... rolleyes.gif



MAP works well for the customer and for internet retailers. Its killing brick and mortar ...


Why buy at Best Buy? "I can get it with free shipping, skip paying tax and 15% at Amazon!"
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Originally Posted by ivesceneenough View Post

MAP works well for the customer and for internet retailers. Its killing brick and mortar ...
Why buy at Best Buy? "I can get it with free shipping, skip paying tax and 15% at Amazon!"

This is all-around bad for consumers--all it does is remove the ability for a retailer to discount items--both B&M and etailers, and the manufacturer gets to set their retail price and can punish retailers for selling items below agreed-upon prices. All this does is inhibit competition and competitive prices.

And you still have to pay tax even if you buy something online--it's just that a lot of places don't assess taxes on you at the time of sale, but you're still legally obligated to pay these taxes when filing your annual tax return. Side-note, I look forward to when sales tax is imposed at the time of purchase for online purchases since no one seems to realize they are obligated to report it at the year-end.
    
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