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Should I import my old Plasma and projector or a new TV?

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RetinalNV

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Hi Guys,

Panasonic 42" 1080P Plasma TV - TH-P42U30

I really love the PQ on my Plasma. The resale value here is very bad (like INR7k) so I'm thinking of carrying it back to India on TR and getting a projector as well.

Obviously buying a new TV is more attractive - but based in Australia and prices aren't super competitive, sometimes there's blowout deals and for last years stock.

Instead of splurging on a new TV I was thinking of buying a projector instead.

On ToR the import duty is 15% on the invoice price.
 

RetinalNV

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Looks like about 72000/- INR for Optoma in Melbourne and price in India is around 110000-/ INR with taxes and 2 year local warranty?

E.g.
Optoma HD141X
Optoma GT1080
 
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Vinod.R

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Get the plasma. If it is working fine, bomb proof pack it and bring it.

The latest 4K oir LED TVs are mostly prone to failure within 2-4 years of purchase.

Since it is a TR, your duties are likely to be less.

But I will let others comment on that.
 
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RetinalNV

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Get the plasma. If it is working fine, bomb proof pack it and bring it.

It's working perfect and sparingly used. I have the option of professional packing (re-enforced plasma box with 4 corner styrofoam insert and box straps) for around 5k INR or do it myself packing (packing blanket wrapped, in a box, in a bigger pox surrounded by styrofoam/filling to take the flex and keep first box in place).

While I have not kept in touch with all the new technology, I don't like the look of the new sharp LED's. Plasma quality on this panel suits my viewing tastes!

The latest 4K oir LED TVs are mostly prone to failure within 2-4 years of purchase.

Since it is a TR, your duties are likely to be less.

But I will let others comment on that.

The duty is 15% on items.

Also for used item of 4 years depreciation could be around 38% of the original invoice.
 
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RetinalNV

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I'm getting the Optoma HD26 for INR 35000/- Duty on TR will be around INR 5-7k based on the customs exchange rate calculation.

So if the same is available in India with warranty for around 55-60k I would buy locally but so far I've seen 75k+ prices on the forum.

Any info?

Thanks
p.s. I'm also interested in the Benq HT675 but finding hard to source at a reasonable price.
 
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