The regional retailers who Dealerscope polled as part of our latest December roundtable provided a mixed report on how consumers are embracing 4K and Ultra HD TV in general. While some consumers are enthusiastically embracing UHD, especially as pricing continues to decline, others remain firmly on the sidelines, we were told. UHD TV pricing is still too high for some consumers—or is still perceived to be too high, at the very least. Here's the dealers' take on UHD TV and other challenges they are facing.
AmTRAN is adding at retail in late January 2015 an 85-inch JVC-branded UHD TV to the 65-inch model it started selling in September at $1,999.
Around 950 member companies and over 4,000 attendees made the trek to Nashville this week for the Nationwide Marketing Group’s PrimeTime! Conference. Once there, they were entertained by the likes of top-tier music talent (including performances at the Grand Ole Opry by some of their own), exposed to the wares of some 200 product and services vendors, educated by multiple seminars on business management, marketing and sales, and reassured by a bullish Robert Weisner, the group’s co-CEO with co-CEO Les Kirk, that Nationwide would continue to be “the savior of the independent.
Here are some of the vendors and their products – displayed Aug. 11 and 12, 2014 in Nashville. (Photos: Nancy Klosek)
Nationwide Marketing Group is offering front row tickets and backstage passes for Martina McBride's concert during the upcoming PrimeTime! event.
It’s been an eye-opening few weeks for those in the consumer electronics industry who thought that the summer of 2014 was going to be a time to take a breather before heading into Q3 and the holiday selling season.
Walmart on Wednesday announced a big move, announcing that it will offer a "Savings Catcher" mobile feature to compare and match competitors' prices, on products that include TVs.