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Is it worth waiting for price drops?

TheSpiderWeb18

Novice Member
Hi, folks, I am planning to get either the XE90 or XE93 since I have heard that they are the best TVs for HDR excluding the ultra expensive OLED TVs but should I wait until Spring for the price drops? Funny thing is, xe90 used to be £940 but now it is between £999 and £1400.

How big of a price drop should we all be expecting?
 

simonlewis

Well-known Member
If it's last years stock it might be worth getting now before the stock runs out, however their might be sales in the spring as manufactures get rid of the old stock but that decision is up to you if you want to product watch.
 

TheSpiderWeb18

Novice Member
If it's last years stock it might be worth getting now before the stock runs out, however their might be sales in the spring as manufactures get rid of the old stock but that decision is up to you if you want to product watch.
I was thinking of saving my money until Spring since I have read a lot of posts saying that price drops happen during Spring but I have noticed the prices keep going up.
 

DevonMike

Active Member
I find it strange that a TV I bought in the new year,Sony 7073 is now £20 more expensive when I thought all 2017 models would be reduced by now.
 

dts

Distinguished Member
Prices are going up because of the exchange rates, this will not improve.. So if you have the money then buy now!
 

TheSpiderWeb18

Novice Member
Prices are going up because of the exchange rates, this will not improve.. So if you have the money then buy now!
I don't have the money now hence why I am saving up but what is annoying is when good TVs become discontinued only to be replaced with inferior TVs such as Samsung MS replacing the Superior Samsung KS TVs.

I did have the money before the increase but as I said, the only reason that I didn't buy a TV was because I was told to wait until Spring. I am sure Dodgexander has said the same thing too.
 

Kend3591

Active Member
Prices are going up because of the exchange rates, this will not improve.. So if you have the money then buy now!
Pound is the strongest it’s been for 12 months. Most companies buy forward and current quotes are for the pound to improve even more.
I think this is the increase before the Easter sales at end of Mach, so they can say previous price was xxxx
 

dhts

Active Member
I find pricespy great for looking at trends and of late only bought tv's when their replacements are out. Got my 65dx902 for £2000 when it started at £3500 and got a uhd player thrown in from JL.

I'd look at the previous years equivalent model, pull up the graph on pricespy, and that will I think give you a good idea as to what will happen with the current year ones.
 

dbeevers

Well-known Member
I've been hanging on for an upgrade, fancied the LG 55SJ850V and saw it in RS for £799, went up last week and it had gone up £100 overnight and as of today its £200 more!
Look like I might have to go Samsung
 

BillRawles

Active Member
I did notice that the 55" XE9005 went down by £100 in Richersounds in the last few days. Were I in the market I'd be tempted by that. Ordinarily I'd say March - April is the best time to get a deal on the previous years models but you are playing chicken with stock levels the longer you leave it - I got my DX902 for £1100 last year but we were very lucky as it was one of the last in stock.
 

Ste7en

Distinguished Member
I was recommended to wait until March or April rather than the January sales. So it would seem that it is the preferred tactic for the savvy shopper.

I didn't wait and bought my new TV in January. Fortunately, it was a ZD9 and Sony are keeping it in their line-up for another year :)
 

MikeKay1976

Distinguished Member
i saw the sony 75XE9005 for £2399 and the 75XE9405 for £3399 and i didnt bite as i was banking on £2000 or £3000

i am getting a bit squeeky bum now as my old plasma is on its last legs now and getting close to unwatchable.
 

Loopthrough

Well-known Member
Yes, it pays. I've been watching this for a few years now. Unless you're after a niche model only available at specialist retailers, all the 2017 models will be available for a while yet, as the 2018 ones aren't even out yet.

Big price drops usually happen when payday hits for most people, and when people have free time (eg Weekends, BANK HOLIDAYS and Easter Bank Holiday is always a big one), along with Prime Day in July.

I'd say waiting till Easter would guarantee a bargain.
 

Barrovian

Well-known Member
I paid £1599.00 for my Panasonic 55EZ952 OLED two weeks ago at John Lewis. Yesterday, it was selling for £1999.00. I'd actually budgeted for £2100, so the difference will pay for a new Apple TV 4K and 4K Blu ray player.
 

Loopthrough

Well-known Member
Really? I paid £629 on December 28th for it and now it's going for £649..
Yup. Nice TV though. They had it on deal of the day a few times, and then reduced it even further just after Christmas. Sold out in about half a day.
If you can be bothered to keep checking, you can get a steal, or you could just be happy you got it at a price fair to you and enjoy watching/using it...
 

Goldorak

Distinguished Member
Based on past statistics, last year Tv drop when the new range hit the shelf and you need to make space. Window is very narrow but it is there for those after maximum discount.

That means March/April period in general but can go up to may/June often...but the longer you leave it, the higher the risk of no stock.

Strangely a new trend also started in 2017 which saw some New TVs loosing £1k sometimes in the same period. Often due to competition and inflated initial rrp.

Keep in mind this year, we will see a more pronounced price battle due to oled overflow vs Lcd and World Cup.
 

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