Monday, October 10, 2016

LG's $8,500 fridge: Why appliance makers are moving upscale

OLED TVs, which start at about $2,300, have helped LG increase its market share in the $1,000-up range to 15 per cent in a mature TV market, Gagnon said. Samsung has 51 per cent of that high-end TV market, while Sony has 21 per cent.

Samsung, for instance, has an 80-inch curved 4K SUHD TV, also priced at about $20,000.

"Because TV prices overall are falling, TV makers are seeing lower profit margins on all TV sales," said Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Parks Associates.

"The highest-end premium market is the one place where the margins are still high."

From the article "LG's $8,500 fridge: Why appliance makers are moving upscale" by Mike Snider.

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