Panasonic Offers 2.99 Percent Financing

SEACUCUS, N.J.:Panasonic is deploying its own version of the back-to-school sale with several incentives, including low-interest financing through the end of September. The video industry vendor is offering 2.99 percent financing for 24 months on several models, including its AJ-HPM110 P2 mobile HD recorder/player. For 25 percent down on the AG-HPX170 P2 HD camcorder, Panasonic will do zero percent financing for two years, or 2.85 percent, no money down.

Other models sport rebates for as much as $800. An AVCCam camcorder purchase is accompanied by free Edius Neo 2 editing software valued at $199, Panasonic said. The AG-HMC150 AVCCam is being packaged with a free 16 GB Class 6 SDHC card valued at $229, and the AG-HMC70 comes with a SD-slot equipped Blu-ray player.

In addition to Facebook and YouTube pages, Panasonic Broadcast also launched a new support Web site for its products. It sports a prevalent model number search, plus a ZIP Code finder for the nearest service center.

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January 13, 2009: CES: Panasonic Urges 3D Standard; Introes Portable Blu-ray
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