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Topic # 112385 6-Dec-2012 18:45 Send private message

If yes, it looks like you got shafted.
I know I did.
TV Makers Pricefixing





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  Reply # 728211 6-Dec-2012 19:16 Send private message

floydbloke: If yes, it looks like you got shafted.
I know I did.
TV Makers Pricefixing

That link is broken.
Try this
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business/20608949

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  Reply # 728246 6-Dec-2012 20:16 Send private message

Given the EU guidelines on anti-trust fines it seems they got off very very lightly.

The firms involved held what they called "green meetings" across Asia and Europe to discuss price-fixing tactics, so-called because they were often followed by a round of golf. Lower-level meetings were called "glass meetings"


Lol. Glass meetings were probably on Fridays. ; ).

More detail from the source here: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-12-1317_en.htm

I wonder if there will be a flow on anti-monopoly case in the US. Maybe it will not occur unless there was a related crt manufacturer based there.

Same applies to crt computer monitors during this period.

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  Reply # 728318 6-Dec-2012 23:17 Send private message

Looks like all the big players except for Sony...

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  Reply # 728320 6-Dec-2012 23:25 Send private message

Dunnersfella: Looks like all the big players except for Sony...


Knew there was a reason I liked Sony stuff, well apart from the nicer designed stuff they do.

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  Reply # 728376 7-Dec-2012 09:13 Send private message

floydbloke: If yes, it looks like you got shafted.
I know I did.
TV Makers Pricefixing


Bet I get shafted in 50% of things I buy lol Cry

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  Reply # 728381 7-Dec-2012 09:22 Send private message

mattwnz:
Dunnersfella: Looks like all the big players except for Sony...


Knew there was a reason I liked Sony stuff, well apart from the nicer designed stuff they do.


Because they're good enough not to get caught?




 

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  Reply # 728525 7-Dec-2012 13:47 Send private message

TinyTim:
mattwnz:
Dunnersfella: Looks like all the big players except for Sony...


Knew there was a reason I liked Sony stuff, well apart from the nicer designed stuff they do.


Because they're good enough not to get caught?


Its a bit like Vaccinations, if 90% of the country has them the other 10% remain protected by default.  Sony would have ridden that wave happily!



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  Reply # 728711 7-Dec-2012 19:17 Send private message

itxtme:
TinyTim:
mattwnz:
Dunnersfella: Looks like all the big players except for Sony...


Knew there was a reason I liked Sony stuff, well apart from the nicer designed stuff they do.


Because they're good enough not to get caught?


Its a bit like Vaccinations, if 90% of the country has them the other 10% remain protected by default.  Sony would have ridden that wave happily!


Did they manufacture their own tubes?  I've had a cursory search but couldn't find a definitive answer.





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  Reply # 728713 7-Dec-2012 19:29 Send private message

Sony Trinitron. Definitely.

[Edit: wikipedia says manufacturing in Japan and Singapore]

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  Reply # 728727 7-Dec-2012 20:16 Send private message

dude, i don't think this is the only thing ... look at the banks! they have the same interest rate and they make billions off 4 million new zealanders every year ... it's a shame they got caught




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  Reply # 728729 7-Dec-2012 20:20 Send private message

gzt: Sony Trinitron. Definitely.

[Edit: wikipedia says manufacturing in Japan and Singapore]

Ah yes, of course.  Quite a big marketing push in the 80's if I recall  (in my defense, a lot of my time in the 80's was spent under the influence of alcohol, that's my excuse)





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  Reply # 728905 8-Dec-2012 11:00 Send private message

TinyTim:
mattwnz:
Dunnersfella: Looks like all the big players except for Sony...


Knew there was a reason I liked Sony stuff, well apart from the nicer designed stuff they do.


Because they're good enough not to get caught?


Think Sony were winding down CRT production by then.

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  Reply # 729033 8-Dec-2012 17:04 Send private message

Everyone was. Some were trying to keep the prices high while doing it.

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  Reply # 729345 9-Dec-2012 17:32 Send private message

ilovemusic: Think Sony were winding down CRT production by then.


Not quite in 1996.

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  Reply # 731500 12-Dec-2012 16:57 Send private message

In spite of any alleged price fixing, the CRT TVs purchasable between 1996 and 2006 could represent better value that any of the LCD and Plasma equivalents available since.

I think LCD is a greater scandal. How many years have they been milking and remarketing this inherently flawed technology. It was never a progressive step for the display industry. I would be generous in calling it a sidestep.


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