New LG TV Costs More Than Average US Household Makes a Year
NEW LG SPACE SAVING SIGNATURE TV WILL COST MORE THAN THE AVERAGE US HOUSEHOLD INCOME
So LG makes a lot of pretty amazing products, that’s just a fact. I’ve loved their Bluetooth headphones for years now. But they’ve really gotten into quite the range of TVs, from the most basic to the insanely fancy. Yet I’m having some trouble digesting one of their latest TV models, the LG Signature OLED R. If the word signature there makes you think this is high-end and pricey, you are correct. But to say pricey doesn’t really do it justice. This thing costs more than the average US household income in a year! Sure, there’s a market for that. But we’re talking about a TV here, folks.
SURE, WE ALL LOVE HIGH RESOLUTION, BUT YOU CAN BUY A COMPARABLE LG TV FOR $2,000
So now, income brackets are also going to be separated by the resolution of the TV you have in your living room. But the new LG TV’s price is simply a stunner at $100,000. And yes, you read that right. Sure, it’s a space saver and all, which I’m sure is an important factor for some folks who have large annual incomes. But mostly, it seems to me that this TV is simply on sale for people who can enjoy saying they can afford it. Because aside from the space saving feature, there’s not much else that separates the Signature model from, well, an LG TV that only costs you $2,000.
FOR A $100,000 LG TV, MOST AMERICANS WOULD BUY A CAR, FOOD, OR JUST PAY THE DAMN RENT
So sure, the Signature is rollable and it’s 65 inches. But is the rollable space saving feature worth $98,000? Just think of all the fairly high-end cars you could buy with that cash. Or, well, real estate, investments like stock and IRAs, healthcare, (gasp) debt. And with the pandemic economy, that kind of money means quite a bit more to the average American. But I suppose that’s the rub, isn’t it? Anyone who can afford the Signature in the US isn’t feeling this economic forest fire like people who barely make it on a month-to month basis. Sure, the Signature rolls down like a car window to save space. But paying literally 50 times the price for that feature? I call that crazy.