Falling $NZ causing TV price increases

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 22-Jan-2009 08:08

I've been having a quick look around over the past few days at TV and it's interesting to note the significant price increases that are now hitting due to our falling $NZ.

Panasonic PZ850 50" Plasma TV's are one of the best TV's in the NZ marketplace at present. These TV's had a street price of around $4000 in mid December. During the boxing day sales prices fell as low as $3399 at DSE for this TV.

A quick look at DSE and LV Martin stores yesterday shows this TV now has a street price of around $5499. That's a whopping increase!

Speaking to a couple of retailers it appears price increases of around 20% are now taking effect. If you're in the market for a big screen TV then it'll pay to get in now!

If you are in the market for one of these TV's JB HiFi appears to have the best deal in the market - they still have these at $3993 but only have limited stock available.

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Comment by wmoore, on 22-Jan-2009 09:32

Same here in the UK, after the Dec/Jan sales with some places offering
75% off, prices are going up on 1 Feb.

Comment by kinsten, on 22-Jan-2009 14:53

I got my Samsung 680 40" LCD with Freeview tuner built in on Boxing Day sale.
Managed to haggle down @ power store whopping $700 to pay massive $2420.

Totally regretting it now.  I hate TV!  ANd my flat mates have totally taken it over anyways. 

*plots moving LCD into closet (bedroom)*

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