Buy Plasma TV Now or Later?
October 3, 2007 11:58 PM   Subscribe

Should I buy an LCD or Plasma now or wait until closer to Christmas time for the specials?

I am in Australia and we are currently enjoying a good spot rate against the greenback so I am considering buying a 42" Panasonic Plasma whilst the going is good. The question is, should I wait longer (until the end of the year sales) as I dont see the Greenback recovering in any great way before Christmas or should I get it now?
posted by OzMoges to Shopping (7 answers total)
I think this is like with computers: no matter when you buy, a better deal will come along a week after that.

But if you wait for the best deal, you'll wait forever. If you wait for closer to Christmas, you might get a better deal, but if you buy now, you'll have it now and be able to watch it now.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 12:24 AM on October 4, 2007

Agreeing with Steven. I work, in a fashion, for a big box retailer, and there's never exactly a good time to buy. Great sales are on and off all the time. If the goin' is good now, then go.
posted by Roman Graves at 12:35 AM on October 4, 2007

Some people swear by the week after the Superbowl, but others disagree.

Any way you go, be sure to go with a place that has a 30 day price guarantee, and follow up.
posted by blenderfish at 12:42 AM on October 4, 2007

I agree with Steven, also. Whatever money you might save by waiting until winter to buy the TV will be well worth spending to have the TV right now and for the next few months.
posted by puritycontrol at 6:11 AM on October 4, 2007

I just bought a 42" Panny Plasma and couldn't be happier. I went with the "Professional" line (no tuner, no speakers, more picture controls) which may not be for everyone. Model number 42PH10UK. I got it from Visual Apex, which came highly recommended to me from a number of forums. I pass along the recommendation; they are very helpful and know a lot about the products they sell, which really helps you feel confident when you have a plasma TV shipped across the country from some online store!

I would say buy it now, the holidays are still a ways off and prices have been fairly stable/low for a while.
posted by lohmannn at 8:41 AM on October 4, 2007

Seconding lohmann, I bought the same display from the same place, and they were great and the display is totally gorgeous. The price has dropped - for what I paid for the 42" I could get the 50" - but seems to have stabilized.
posted by nicwolff at 4:14 PM on October 4, 2007

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