(October 3, 2009) The HD GURU obtained an advanced copy of next week’s Best Buy’s (BB) weekly circular, and thoroughly researched its HDTV weekly “sale” prices to let readers know which models are “real” deals (see the list below). Unfortunately, most of the HDTVs advertised “On Sale” at Best Buy this coming week, actually are priced higher than in the recent past! The website (LINK) does an excellent job of tracking Best Buy prices.

In addition, BB, known primarily as a “brick and mortar” retailer appears to be continuing its test of a lower “online” HDTV pricing strategy. Next week, prices on select Samsung and Panasonic HDTVs are as much as $300 less on its website than in BBs latest (Oct. 4, 2009-Oct.10, 2009) weekly sale circular.

The following HDTVs are priced lower at than in  its weekly sale advertising. Circular prices are rounded up a penny or two to save space.

Make/Model   Size     Circular    Online      $Difference

Samsung/UN55B8000 55″  $3400 $3009.98         $390

Samsung/LN46B550 46″    $1200 $1059.99         $140 (Now $1159.99 10/4009 on line a $40 difference)

Samsung/LN46B640  46″   $1420 $1319.99         $100

Samsung/PN50B450  46″   $850   $799.99           $50 (Raised 10/4/09, now the same price)

Panasonic/TC-P42X1 42″   $700  $599.99           $100

The following HDTVs are at the lowest price ever at Best Buy, as listed in its 10/4/09-10/10/09 weekly circular.

Make/Model   Size                                Was    Now

Sony/KDL-52Z5100 52″ 240Hz LCD $2800 $1799.99

LG/55LH90 55″ 240Hz LED LCD     $2800 $1999.99

LG/47LH90 47″ 240Hz LED LCD    $2200  $1399.99

You should use the HD Guru Pricegrabber search box (located on the left side column of this page under “Check Prices” or LINK) to get the best “online” deals and/or use Best Buy’s blowout prices to help you get a better price from your local retailer, if that’s from whom you choose to buy. For tips on how to negotiate like a pro, go to our article here (LINK).

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