Last week we reported how cracks finally appeared in Best Buy’s 2011 model HDTV pricing.  Best Buy published poor quarterly revenues and earnings and a lack of HDTV sales due to high prices on new 2011 HDTVs did not help.

With the Memorial Day holiday giving retailers, etailers and set makers a good reason to lower prices in hopes of greater sales volume, next week’s Best Buy Sunday circular (May 28-June 4, 2011) contains substantial discounts on select Toshiba, Samsung, Panasonic, and LG HDTVs. On top of the aggressive pricing, LG (only at Amazon)  and Samsung (BB and Amazon) are offering a free Blu-ray player with the purchase of select 2D  and 3D models. Samsung continues its free 3D glasses offer (link).

We compared the Best Buy circular prices with deals on Amazon, and found greater savings at Amazon on many of the BB sale models , along with the  sweet bundle deals (offered only by buying from Amazon direct, not one of its dealers.)

Below we have the BB sale price and Amazon’s better deals alongside with a link.

In addition to deeper discounts, all listed Amazon HDTVs include free shipping. Amazon also offers a low price guarantee on all TVs sold directly by them.   Note: prices are correct as of posting and may change at any time, please verify with our links; Most states do not collect sales tax on Amazon orders [with the exceptions of CO, KS, KY, NY, ND & WA]. You always must pay sales tax when buying at any brick and mortar store. Should you buy an HDTV from on-line or from a retail store?  Learn all the pros and cons in our article here. (BB=Best Buy)


Toshiba 55SL417U 55-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED-LCD HDTV with Net TV Retail $1800 BB $1499.99 Amazon $1350.01

Samsung UN40D6000 40-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV Retail $1100 BB $899.99 Video Audio Center via Amazon $845.77

LG Infinia 42LV5500 42-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED HDTV with Smart TV Retail $1200 BB $989.99 Amazon $839.00- Bonus Amazon direct includes free LG BD630 Network Blu-ray player ($130 retail)

Panasonic VIERA TC-P50S30 50-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV Retail $1100 BB $939.99 Video Audio Center via Amazon $861.44

Samsung UN55D6000 55-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV Retail $2100 BB $1699.99 Paul’s TV via Amazon $1549.99

Samsung UN55D6300 55-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV Retail $2300 BB $1799.99 Amazon $1619.98 (that’s almost 30% off!)

Toshiba 32SL410U 32-Inch 720p 60 Hz LED-LCD HDTV Retail $500 BB $399.99 Worldwide Stereo via Amazon $393.92


3D HDTV Bundles

All 3D TVs listed below include a free Samsung BDD5500 3D Blu-ray player ($180 retail) and Samsung 3D Starter Kit which includes: Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third Blu-ray 3D discs – all have been re-mastered in 3D; 2 pairs Samsung 3D Active Glasses Model: SSG-3100GB; Mail-in coupon for Shrek Forever After Blu-ray 3D disc; Mail-in coupon for Megamind Blu-ray 3D disc ($350 Retail). Bundle available from BB or through Amazon (direct only not a participating dealer).
Samsung UN46D7000 46-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D LED HDTV (Silver) Retail $2400 BB $1899.97 Amazon $1859.98

Samsung UN55D7000 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D LED HDTV (Silver) Retail $3200 BB $2499.97 Amazon $2299.98

Samsung UN55D8000 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D LED HDTV (Silver) Retail $3600 BB $2799.97 Amazon $2599.98


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