Nice, but it looks like we're still quite a fair distance from the US street pricing. The 65" pricing we've seen is much closer to US street pricing.
My sis' in the same boat. Was considering a bigger TV, but the jump in price from the 65" to the 77" is a little too much right now, especially when you consider differential pricing of the LCDs.
I think once the street price of the 77" OLEDs gets to about $5000, we are going to see an avalanche of 77" orders.
YMMV but a few people have been able to negotiate similar prices or sometimes lower (Top Choice), or else prices within about $50-$100 of those prices (ie. less than $3000 for a 65" C8) at various stores, including multiple Visions stores in several cities and at other stores.Hobbess wrote: ↑ Yes you can get these TVs in Calgary... but getting the same prices as have been reported seems to be a bit more of a stretch. The best prices for 2018 I believe were the original BestBuy ones reported in the OP. Other better prices all seem to be CNE related or local to a single Visions store in ON.
Unfortunately though, it depends on how willing your local retailer is to bargain. Some will bargain to get that lower margin sale, while others just can't be bothered.
The Best Buy prices were never the best though. I posted them mainly because they were representative of national advertised pricing. These Best Buy prices were the real starting point for negotiation, not the insane $4999 price point for the 65" C8 that we had. ie. If you pay more than $3500 (even with extra warranty) for a 65" you are getting hosed, as you really should be paying several hundred dollars less than that. Whether you can hit south of $2900 is another matter though. Things may change for the worse on Sept. 6 though... until the next sale.
The previous sale with sanctioned advertised pricing had the 65" C8 at $3700.
The current sale with sanctioned advertised pricing has the 65" C8 at $3500.
I don't know when the next sale will be after that, and what the pricing will be.
Agreed. Excellent deal on the B7 at London Drugs in-store on weekends... until stock is exhausted, which I'd guess is sooner rather than later.The "best" deal in Calgary (that I took advantage of) was the 2017 models at London Drugs though stock on those is going fast and prices appear to be weekend only.