7:00 am October 13, 2010, by Rana Cash
The prices of flat screen televisions dipped 20 percent during last year’s holiday season. While we won’t see such a dramatic drop this season, experts predict that prices will fall as much as 8 percent, according to research from DisplaySearch.
Said the Los Angeles Times:
U.S retailers can’t blame the soft discounting on booming business. There’s a surplus of unsold TVs nationwide because so many households already have high-definition televisions. That’s why forecasters predict that sales will be flat compared to last year.
“It seems like it would make sense to drop prices on TVs when you have a warehouse full of them,” said DisplaySearch analyst Paul Gagnon. “But that’s not the whole story.”
Other hot electronics items this season, according to Mashable.com:
Apple’s new iPod
Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect
Samsung’s Galaxy S
The Droid and the Kindle are also anticipated hot items.
What gadget do you want to give or receive this holiday season? Which electronics will be hot items?
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