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Topic # 112385 6-Dec-2012 18:45
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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
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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
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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
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Looks like all the big players except for Sony...

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  Reply # 728320 6-Dec-2012 23:25
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Sony Trinitron. Definitely.

[Edit: wikipedia says manufacturing in Japan and Singapore]

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  Reply # 728727 7-Dec-2012 20:16
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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
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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
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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
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Everyone was. Some were trying to keep the prices high while doing it.

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  Reply # 729345 9-Dec-2012 17:32
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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
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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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