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4 things to expect cheaper in 2013: despite tax increase, some prices will fall

Published: Friday, Jan. 4 2013 10:40 a.m. MST

Television consumer Steve Micheli looks at various televisions at Anderson's TV in Redwood City, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006. The lone cathode ray tube television, set in foreground, at Anderson's TV store here sat by the side wall like a cast-off among flat-panel and big-screen models that glistened with vivid color images. The obvious neglect reflected the wallflower syndrome CRT TVs face today, but it also portended the mature technology's doomed future: The old-fashioned boob tube that catered to generations of Americans will soon shrivel to near extinction. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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Good news for those planning to buy a used car: It should be cheaper in 2013.

There are four things that will drop in price this coming year, according to a video by The Wall Street Journal.

Prices are expected to be 4 percent lower on used cars by the end of the year.

Along with used cars, flat screen TV’s, digital media and visual entertainment options are also expected to cost less.

A 32-inch flat screen television has dropped 50 percent in price over the past two years — from about $600 to $300.

Magazine subscriptions for e-books are already cheaper than the paper version, but with new settlements of lawsuits coming this year, prices could become even more affordable.

More partnerships in screening companies, such as NetFlix, allow entertainment costs to be offered at a fraction of the old prices with the same content.

EMAIL: alovell@deseretnews.com

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