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2011 LG - Panasonic - Samsung Plasma Price Tracking Master Thread

triwood 1,732 May 17, 2011 at 06:37 AM in HDTV (7)
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Piggybacking off last year's Samsung thread, I'd like to generate a wiki for the 3 major plasma brands for 2011. Most of the manufacturers place restrictions on pricing and don't allow online retailers to show prices until final checkout. This thread will allow us to weed through those restrictions and find the best current prices.

I am much more informed with pricing on the higher end models for all 3 manufacturers, but admittedly, I could use some help on the lower end.

Any help keeping the wiki current is appreciated. I will do my best with what I have already documented on some of these models, but again, I do not have info on every model.

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The first Panasonic bundle including 2 pairs of glasses popped up at BB [bestbuy.com]. They're calling it the 55GT31, which is obviously a BB exclusive. It includes the 55GT30, 2 pairs of rechargeable glasses, skype camera, BDT110 3D Blu-ray player, Avatar 3D, and wireless adapter for $2249.99 + tax/shipping.

This is hardly a deal, but at least a sign Panasonic will be rolling out the bundles soon.
Funny, I was just doing the math on this same deal while shopping for a 55GT30.

It isn't horrible or even a decent after doing the math using current Amazon prices:

TC-P55GT30 - 1714.95
TY-EW3D2MMK2 (Avatar 3D + 2 rechargable glasses ) - $258.28
TY-CC10W Panasonic Skype Camera - $299.95 ( via 6ave )
DY-WL10 Panasonic Wifi adapter - $79.95
BDT110 Blu Ray Player - Free

Total w/ no tax + free shipping: $2353.13. So its a good $100 cheaper than online right now actually.

CA tax kills it for me by bumping this to $2458.10 after tax and store pickup. So if you live somewhere with lesser or no tax, it seems like a deal right now.

But with my silver rewards membership points it helps soften that by $40-50. That plus the comfort of a local pickup/return option versus waiting for delivery/pickup might make my pull the trigger.

I'm also going to try and haggle the extra few bucks off w/ a manager to even this out.

That or just hope I can get them to price match the single 55GT30 + BDT110 to Amazon's prices ... which is all I wanted in the first place!!! I don't even need the Skype cam, wifi, etc. Darn you Slickdeals for always making me look for the best ( and sometimes unnecessary ) deals!! laugh out loud
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#167
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The first Panasonic bundle including 2 pairs of glasses popped up at BB [bestbuy.com]. They're calling it the 55GT31, which is obviously a BB exclusive. It includes the 55GT30, 2 pairs of rechargeable glasses, skype camera, BDT110 3D Blu-ray player, Avatar 3D, and wireless adapter for $2249.99 + tax/shipping.

This is hardly a deal, but at least a sign Panasonic will be rolling out the bundles soon.
nice find....now i have to decide whether to wait for the vt30 bundle...i have a $600 best buy credit...ugh
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Quote from dbong1021 View Post :
Funny, I was just doing the math on this same deal while shopping for a 55GT30.

It isn't horrible or even a decent after doing the math using current Amazon prices:

TC-P55GT30 - 1714.95
TY-EW3D2MMK2 (Avatar 3D + 2 rechargable glasses ) - $258.28
TY-CC10W Panasonic Skype Camera - $299.95 ( via 6ave )
DY-WL10 Panasonic Wifi adapter - $79.95
BDT110 Blu Ray Player - Free

Total w/ no tax + free shipping: $2353.13. So its a good $100 cheaper than online right now actually.

CA tax kills it for me by bumping this to $2458.10 after tax and store pickup. So if you live somewhere with lesser or no tax, it seems like a deal right now.

But with my silver rewards membership points it helps soften that by $40-50. That plus the comfort of a local pickup/return option versus waiting for delivery/pickup might make my pull the trigger.

I'm also going to try and haggle the extra few bucks off w/ a manager to even this out.

That or just hope I can get them to price match the single 55GT30 + BDT110 to Amazon's prices ... which is all I wanted in the first place!!! I don't even need the Skype cam, wifi, etc. Darn you Slickdeals for always making me look for the best ( and sometimes unnecessary ) deals!! laugh out loud

Panasonic is offering Avatar free though through rebate, so don't count that.
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Panasonic is offering Avatar free though through rebate, so don't count that.

Hmm, true. Hey wouldn't that mean that I could get a 2nd copy of Avatar to flip on eBay to lower my overall cost! Smilie

Anyone know the model # of the glasses that come w/ that 3D package so I can find the cost of just 2 pairs of glasses?
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Hmm, true. Hey wouldn't that mean that I could get a 2nd copy of Avatar to flip on eBay to lower my overall cost! Smilie

Not sure if getting Avatar in a bundle would disqualify you from the rebate - but its worth a shot. I know with Samsung you are disqualified from their glasses rebate if you get a pair at time of purchase - you have to show a receipt for a tv that does not include glasses.


I need a bundle to be about $1500 before a bite, for a 55, Bluray and glasses =) I think that is reasonable... It can be the ST30. I know the ST30 and Bluray is around $1500 now, but not sure about glasses.
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I need a bundle to be about $1500 before a bite, for a 55, Bluray and glasses =) I think that is reasonable... It can be the ST30. I know the ST30 and Bluray is around $1500 now, but not sure about glasses.
Yep, just depends how bad of an itch you have for a TV right now. I'm still on my Panny 42 EDTV ( and really am quite satisfied still ) but scoring that Target PS3 deal, demo'ing MLB The Show in 3D, and seeing how nice the GT30 is in person has me up late @ night lately dying for this upgrade.
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#172
One Call's deal on the PN59D7000 is pretty damn slick!
Oh the itch...I could use the points toward a 3D BR player.....ITCH

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One Call's deal on the PN59D7000 is pretty damn slick!
Oh the itch...I could use the points toward a 3D BR player.....ITCH

Anyone have experience with One Call?
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#173
Haven't dealt with them in a while, but I would put them in the "quality sellers" category, the shortlist of vendors I am reasonably confident in dealing with; Amazon, Newegg, Vanns, Beach Camera, Crutchfield, etc. I think their reputation remains good, generally.
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One Call's deal on the PN59D7000 is pretty damn slick!
Oh the itch...I could use the points toward a 3D BR player.....ITCH




Anyone have experience with One Call?
$2337 shipped? For less that $100 more you could get the 8000 from US appliance. BTW if you hold out until the 12th I believe the 5500 blu ray player will also be included free.
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$2337 shipped? For less that $100 more you could get the 8000 from US appliance. BTW if you hold out until the 12th I believe the 5500 blu ray player will also be included free.
No, it is just under $2K for the 59D7000 with about $200 worth of their bonus dollars
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#176
I am curious to see price for the Panasonic TC-P50X3. In the WIKI, price is mentioned to be at $599 on 28 May @ HHGregg B&M. Checking the store, it says $639.

How can I get the TV priced at 599. Help is appreciated.
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I am curious to see price for the Panasonic TC-P50X3. In the WIKI, price is mentioned to be at $599 on 28 May @ HHGregg B&M. Checking the store, it says $639.

How can I get the TV priced at 599. Help is appreciated.
It may be a regional thing. I was in HH Gregg this weekend (Atlanta) and the price was $599. You could probably get them to match their own price if you're seeing it for $639.
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I am curious to see price for the Panasonic TC-P50X3. In the WIKI, price is mentioned to be at $599 on 28 May @ HHGregg B&M. Checking the store, it says $639.

How can I get the TV priced at 599. Help is appreciated.
The TC-50PX34, is that very different? Listed at Costco online for about $680 shipped. Almost positive its <$600 B&M. Costco membership required.
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#179
pulled the trigger on the 55vt30.....delivery set for saturday

thanks bb employee discount and $600 store credit...lol
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pulled the trigger on the 55vt30.....delivery set for saturday

thanks bb employee discount and $600 store credit...lol
HATE YOU!!! Smilie

so jealous!

I'm still stuck debating GT30 or d6500/7000 .. patiently awaiting a deal that will make me jump for either or
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