- Dec 14, 2008
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QD-OLED being a direct competitor + the poor sales expectations means your TVs will go on sale sooner. So who wins, us, the consumer.Yeah, this year is pretty strange.
You can find 55G2 at $2,888 on Lazada now, official LG store on Lazada also “only” at $3,199 now. And warranty is 5 years, not sure if it really includes burn-in, though best denki people told me it is.
Samsung mini led tv also dropped much quite early.
Maybe all this because of QD OLED coming soon
I believe I mentioned it last year in the C1 thread as the TVs were being sold way cheaper than previous years. Like even cheaper than a display set.
Plus the fact that a lot of these TVs were sold based on market perception as opposed to actual value + a profit margin, what we end up with is an extremely bloated pricing.
For eg. In the US, the 77" LG OLEDs were sold at roughly SG$6000+. But our local 77" sets were sold for $11K previously and now around $9K. Still way more expensive than the US counterpart. This resulted in more OLED owners in Singapore owning a 65" at most. Quite sad.
So like I said in that thread, it is good to hold back on buying TVs immediately. For a TV that releases year after year, they need to get the TVs out the door as quickly as possible within a year. If sales target has not been met, that is why we are getting sales and discounts earlier on and it only benefits us the consumer from being charged ridiculous prices thanks to the marketing department's pricing of the products.
Hold out on buying for around 6 months and watch the prices drop fast. You'll end up with the latest TVs with prices that was only seen going on a bargain sale the following year. Do not buy any sooner. If too many people buy soon, sales targets are met, then we won't have any sales worthy to speak of.