There was just a local news segment which stated that the holiday season is not the best time of year to buy flat screen TVs and some other electronics.
This has me wondering if I should wait on picking up a TS-590s and AA-600.
I have tracked the prices on both for a few months and the AA-600 has come down quite a bit. But while other models seem to have good discounts/rebates, prices on the TS-590s have not changed much.
When have others here found the best time of year to buy HAM equipment?
If you are located near Hamilton Ohio. R and L has their yearly Customer Appreciation Sale December 14 2013, I believe everything is 10% off. I don't know if that also means online. http://www.randl.com/shop/catalog/events.php
Otherwise the best time to buy ham equipment new would be at Dayton Hamvention. For used, see if your local ham radio club is running an auction. Or try E-Bay
Edit: Eh ... forget E-Bay, I just looked. Two different sellers from Japan have it selling for over $3,000 and a seller from Greece has it for over $2,000.