This Week’s Best HDTV Deals
The HDTV makers continue to experience lower than expected sales. The biggest tool in their arsenal is another price drop, and that is exactly what’s happening. HD Guru obtained an advanced copy of Best Buy’s weekly circular (August 7-13) and found a number of HDTVs are now at the lowest advertised prices of the year.
We chose the best deals. In almost every instance, Amazon’s pricing is lower (up to 47% off retail). If the Amazon price is higher on Saturday, it usually drops the next day when the Best Buy circular is released to the public.
Amazon direct offers free shipping on HDTVs.Ã‚Â Best Buy (BB) is now offering free delivery on HDTVs they sell for $899 and up (down from $999).Ã‚Â They just addedÃ‚Â a “Best Buy 60 day price drop promise” where they will refund you the price difference in that time period for their TVs priced at $899 or higher, though you need to track Best Buy pricing to learn if it drops they will not notify you. BB also now offer a 30 day return policy on HDTVsÃ‚Â sold for over $899Ã‚Â with free pick up to their “Standard Local Delivery Area”. (We wonder if this offer will exist at Super Bowl time?)
While Best Buy will not price match Amazon direct prices, Amazon will match Best Buy through their low price guarantee on all TVs sold directly by them. Ã‚Â Note: prices are correct as of posting and may change at any time, please verify with our links;Ã‚Â Most states do not collect sales tax on Amazon orders [with the exceptions ofÃ‚Â 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?Ã‚Â Learn all the pros and cons in our article here.
Also check out our article on the new Energy Guide labels youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be seeing on websites now.
Sharp LC46LE830U Quattron 46-inch 1080p 120 Hz LED-LCD HDTV, Black Retail $1300/ BBÃ‚Â $999.99/ Pauls TV via Amazon $$997.30/ 23% off
LG Infinia 55LV5500 55-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED HDTV with Smart TV Retail $2100 / BB $1479.99/Amazon $1114.00/ 47% off
Sony BRAVIA KDL46EX720 46-Inch 1080p 3D LED HDTV, Black Retail $1700/ BB (derivative model KDL46EX723) $1349.99/ Amazon $1098.18/ 35% off
Toshiba 32C110 32-Inch 720p LCD HDTV, Black Retail $350/BB $249.99/28% off/ Amazon $305.97
Toshiba 55G310U 55-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV, Black Retail $1200/BB $899.99/ 25% off/Amazon Update
$ 999.88 $899.99
Samsung UN60D6000 60-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV (Black) Retail $2800/BB $2199.99/ Amazon $2022.74/ 28% off
Sony NSX-32GT1 32-Inch 1080p 60 Hz LED HDTV Featuring Google TV, Black Retail $800/ BB $499.99/Amazon $495.73/ 38% off
Samsung PN51D530 51-Inch 1080p 600hz Plasma HDTV (Black) Retail $1000/BB $799.99/Amazon $799.99/ 20% off
Panasonic VIERA TC-P42ST30 42-Inch 1080p 3D Plasma HDTV Retail $1100/BB $799.99/Amazon $799.00/27% off
Panasonic VIERA TC-P60ST30 60-Inch 1080p 3D Plasma HDTV Retail $2400 /BBÃ‚Â $1979.99 + free Panasonic 3D Blu-ray Player Model DMPBT110 /Amazon $1745.23/ 27% off + DMPBT110 not free, but $90 offÃ‚Â ( if purchased at the same time) Reg. $125.46-$90=Pay $35.46 for the Blu-ray player.
Samsung UN46D7000 46-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D LED HDTV (Silver) Retail $2400/BB $1799.99/ BB bundle includes Megamind 3D Starter Kit (disc and 2 pair3D Glasses) and Samsung HT-D5300ZA Home Theater in a box/ Amazon $$1449.98/ 40% off Amazon Bundle includes Megamind Starter Kit and Samsung BD-D5900 3D Blu-ray Player (see link for details)
Samsung UN55D7000 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D LED HDTV (Silver) Retail $3200/BB $2399.99/ BB bundle includes Megamind 3D Starter Kit (disc and 2 pair3D Glasses) and Samsung HT-D5300ZA Home Theater in a box/Amazon $1999.99/ 37.5% offÃ‚Â Amazon Bundle includes Megamind Starter Kit and Samsung BD-D5900 3D Blu-ray Player (see link for details)
Samsung UN60D7000 60-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D LED HDTV (Silver) Retail $3800/BB $2999.99/BB bundle includes Megamind 3D Starter Kit (disc and 2 pair3D Glasses) and Samsung HT-D5300ZA Home Theater in a box/Amazon $2599.98/ 32% offÃ‚Â Amazon Bundle includes Megamind Starter Kit and Samsung BD-D5900 3D Blu-ray Player (see link for details)
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