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January 11, 2011

Best Buy turns HDTV upgrading into a money-making activity with Buy Back program

best-buy-logo.jpgMost home theater geeks are probably familiar with buyer's remorse, that feeling of regret you sometime have to deal with after shelling out a few dollars for a new HDTV. Why does it happen? Mainly because the HDTV just bought will be a technological midget compared to the next big thing that will be on shelves in 6 months.

Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy knows this and has today launched the Buy Back program, available this month in both bricks-and-mortar stores and online. The premise of the program? Buy, for example, an HDTV under $5000, purchase the Buy Back protection at the time of original HDTV purchase and then know that if you'd like to upgrade in less than 6 months you'll get up to 50% of the original purchase price back in the form of a Best Buy gift card.

Interestingly, the rebate is given back at the time of trade-in - no messy paperwork or waiting 6 weeks after a mail-in.

HDTVs themselves can be traded in for up to 48 months after the original purchase for a rebate of up to 10%.

The Buy Back program in expected to encourage early technology adopters to feel more comfortable making expensive technology purchases in an era of nearly constant product releases and updates from manufacturers.

Via ZDNet

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November 16, 2010

Walmart slashing HDTV, Blu-ray prices tomorrow

Walmart is kicking off the Black Friday festivities early tomorrow with its "Amazing Electronics Event". It has online salesviore.jpg available already but the in-store deals, which are said to be focusing on HDTVs and Blu-ray players, will not be available until tomorrow morning. Pricing will be different in the odd state and quantities will be limited. A note to remember: shipping on all electronics from Walmart will be free until December 20.

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November 7, 2010

2010 Sears Black Friday 2010 HDTV Deals

sears-bf-2010.jpgSears typically has some amazing Black Friday deals and this year is no exception. Listed below are 2010's best deals from Sears. Those marked with an asterisk are Doorbusters only available on Black Friday, November 26 from 4AM to 12 PM. Everything else is available on both November 26 and November 27 and can be ordered online for in-store pickup. For comparison we've also listed Amazon's prices on the same models and they are usually tough to beat. Most of the Sears deals are currently lower but expect Amazon to lower its prices to be competitive on Black Friday.

Panasonic 32″ 1080p 60Hz LCD TCL32U22 - $399.99 * (Amazon - $439.44)

Panasonic 37″ 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV TCL37U22 - $469.99 * (Amazon - $489.99)

Panasonic 46″ 720p 600Hz Plasma HDTV TCP46C2 - $499.99 * (Amazon - $511.03)

Panasonic 50″ 1080p 600Hz Plasma HDTV TCP50S2 - $799.99 (Amazon - $896.44)

Samsung 32″ 720p 60Hz LCD HDTV LN32C350 - $329.99 (Amazon - $398.00)

Samsung 40″ 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV LN40C500 - $497.99 *

Samsung 40″ 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV UN40C5000 - $747.99 * (Amazon - $899.00)

Samsung 46″ 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV UN46C6300 - $999.99 * (Amazon - 199.98199.9)

Samsung 50″ 720p 600Hz 3D Plasma HDTV PN50C490 - $899.99 (includes 2 free pairs of glasses) (Amazon - $969.99)

Samsung 55″ 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV UN55C6300 - $1,499.99 * (Amazon - 765.90765.76)

Samsung 55″ 3D 1080p 240Hz LED HDTV UN55C7000 - $2,199.99 * (includes 2 pairs of 3D glasses, 4 Shrek 3D movies and a 3D Blu-ray player) (Amazon - $2199.98)

Sony 40″ Bravia 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV KDLEX400 - $549.99 (Amazon - $599.00)

Sony 46″ Bravia 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV KDL46EX400 - $699.99 (Amazon - $762.90)

Sony 52″ Bravia 1080p 240Hz LED HDTV KDL52NX800 - $1,499.99 (Amazon - 69769)

LG 60″ 1080p 600Hz Plasma LG60PK750 - $1,499.99 * (Amazon - 555.00555.555)

Toshiba 46″ 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV 46G300 - $649.99 * (Amazon - $735.00)

RCA 24″ 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV LED24A45 - $299.99 *

RCA 26″ 720p 60Hz LCD HDTV 26LA30RQD - $299.99 *

Sylvania 22″ 720p 60Hz LCD HDTV LC220SS1 - $189.99 * (Amazon - $233.27)

Sylvania 26″ 720p 60Hz LCD HDTV LC260SS1 - $259.99 (Amazon - $320.64)

Zenith 42″ 720p 600Hz Plasma HDTV 42PJ240 - $399.99 *

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June 17, 2010

Walmart ships Xbox 360 for $99...sort of

xbox-gift.jpgWalmart has a pretty sweet deal happening this Father's Day. An Xbox 360 Arcade only costs $99 up through June 20 when it comes down to the nitty gritty. You'll still pay the new $149 price tag but with that you'll get a $50 Walmart eGift card you can use to buy a game or other accessory (you can use it for other stuff too, of course). Oh, and you'll get 2 free games right off the bat including Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts and Viva Pinata), as well as a wireless controller. Nice.

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November 17, 2009

Meijer.com Black Friday HDTV, Blu-ray and video game deals

If you're okay with forking out some dough for a second-tier brand HDTV this Black Friday, Meijer.com may be a good place to check out. Among its published Black Friday HDTV deals:

Sylvania Blu-ray Disc Player $89.00
Blu-ray Movies - Over 24 Title to Choose From - (Live Free or Die Hard, Die Another Day, Speed and more) $9.00
Sylvania 19" Class LCD HDTV $129.99
Sylvania 42" 1080p LCD HDTV $499.99
Buy Any Xbox 360 Game System or Bundle, Get Grand Theft Auto IV and Halo 3 FREE $0.00
Buy a PS3 120GB Slim Console, Get 2 Buy-ray Movies and 2 Video Games (Exclusions Apply) $0.00
Nintendo DSi Video Game System w/ FREE $30 Meijer Coupon Good For Your Next Purchase $169.99
Nintendo Wii Console w/ $50 OFF Your Next Meijer Purchase Coupon $199.99

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November 15, 2009

Black Friday ads: Best Buy, ToysRUs, Radio Shack

icon-bestbuy.gifHere's some of the latest Black Friday HDTV deals that have appeared on the web. Best Buy has the best (and most) stuff I've seen so far.

ToysRUs

Haier 22" LCD TV $199.99
Xbox 360 Arcade System With Carry Case And Three Games $229.95

Radio Shack

Samsung BD-1600A Blu-ray Disc Player $149.99
Gigaware Micro Projector $99.99
AOC 22" 720P LCD HDTV $199.99
Auvio 3.5" Pocket Digital TV $79.99
Auvio 7" Portable TV $119.99
Samsung 32" LCD HDTV $399.99
Xbox 360 Elite System w/$60 Cash Back & 2 Games (Lego Batman and Pure)

Best Buy

Insignia Blu-ray Disc Player (Model # NS-BRDVD3) w/Superman Returns or Beetlejuice Bluray $99.99
Samsung BD-P1600 Blu-Ray Disc Player $149.99
Samsung BD-P4600 Blu-ray Disc Player $279.99
Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray Disc Player $149.99
Logitech Harmony 510 Advanced Universal Remote $39.99
Western Digital WDTV Media Player $74.99
4' Monster Cable 700 Series HDMI Cable $49.99
Init Cherry Wood Stand With Mount For TVs Up To 46" $99.99
Init Cherry Wood w/Black Glass Shelves TV Stand $149.99
Klipsch Icon 2-Way Triple 5.25" Floorstanding Speaker $186.99
Klipsch Icon 2-Way Triple 6.5" Floorstanding Speaker $236.99
Samsung 5.1 Channel 1000W Home Theater System With Blu-ray Disc Player $399.99
Sony 5.1 Channel 1000W Home Theater System $279.99
Sony 7.1 Channel 770-Watt A/V Receiver $279.99
Dynex 19" 720p LCD HDTV (Model # DX-L19-10A) $149.99
Dynex 32" 720p LCD HDTV (Model # DX-L321-10A) $299.99 *
Dynex 40" 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV (Model # DX-L40-10A) $499.99
Insignia 42" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV (Model # NS-L42Q120-10A) $699.99 *
LG 32" 1080p LCD HDTV (Model # 32LH30-UA) $439.99
Panasonic Viera 50" 1080p Plasma HDTV (Model # TC-P50U1) w/Blu-ray Disc Player (Model # DMP-BD60K) $999.98
Samsung 32" 1080p LCD HDTV (Model # LN32B530P7F) $497.99
Samsung 32" 720p LCD HDTV (Model # LN32B360C5D) $397.99
Samsung 40" 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV (Model # LN40B500P3FXZA) $597.99
Samsung 42" 720p Plasma HDTV (Model # PN42B400P3DXZA) $547.99
Samsung 46" 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV (Model # UN4686000VF) $1599.99 *
Samsung 46" 1080p LCD HDTV (LN46B500P3FXZA) $847.99
Samsung 50" 1080p Plasma HDTV (Model # PN50B530S2F) $897.99
Samsung 50" 720p Plasma HDTV (Model # PN50B430P2D) $697.99
Sony 32" 720p 60Hz LCD HDTV (Model # KDL32L504) $377.99
Sony 40" 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV (Model # KDL40S504) $662.99
Sony 46" 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV (Model # KDL465504) $852.99
Tilting Wall Mount For 30"-56" Flat-Panel TVs $99.99

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November 7, 2009

Amazon offering free $100 gift card with Xbox 360 Arcade purchase today. So is Walmart.

xbox360arcade1.jpgToday Amazon is boasting some super hot pre-Black Friday deals that include a $199.98 Xbox 360 Arcade that includes a $100 promo code for the free purchase of other items. The first run is already 100% claimed for this morning, but it'll be on again at 12 PM PST. You'll have to be on the ball though as I expect the 360s will sell out in a matter of minutes. Other Gold Box deals today include a 32-inch Sony Bravia HDTV for $399.99.

Walmart will also be offering the same deal in retail stores across the United States, though there will only be 10 units available per outlet.

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November 2, 2009

Sears Black Friday deals

It may still be three weeks away from Black Friday 2009, but it's never to early to get your shopping plans in order. Skimming the net this evening, I've been trying to pull together the best home theater/HDTV deals I could find! Here's what I have so far from material that has already been leaked.

From Sears:

Panasonic 42" plasma-->$649.99
Samsung 50" PN50B430-->$699.99
Sony 40" Class LCD HDTV (Model KDL40S504)-->$664.99
Sony 46" Class LCD HDTV (Model KDL-46S504)-->$854.99
Sony 46" LCD HDTV (Model KDL46V5100)-->$1239.99
Sony 52" LCD HDTV (Model KDL52V5100)-->$1599.99
Sylvania 37" LC370SS9 LCD HDTV-->$399.99
Samsung Blu-ray Disc Player (Model BD-P1600-A)-->$149.99
Sony Blu-ray Disc Player (Model #BDPS360)-->$149.99
RCA 5.1 Channel 250 Watt Home Theater System RTD317-->$99.99
Samsung 5.1 Channel 1000 Watt Single Disc HT-Z320 DVD Home Theater System-->$197.99
Samsung Blu-ray Home Theater System (Model HT-BD1250)-->$397.99
Sony Bravia 5.1 Channel 1000 Watt Integrated Home Theater System DAV-HDX589-->$329.99
Blu-ray DVDs - $14.99

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October 24, 2009

Black Friday deal rumor: $49 Blu-ray players

bluray_machines.jpgWill we see $49 Blu-ray players this Black Friday? Research firm NPD's director of industry analysis, Ross Rubin, thinks it's possible. Given the huge uptake in Blu-ray sales this year as prices continue to fall, he thinks if anything we'll definitely see a ton of $99 deals. And as opposed to last year, 2009's deals won't be from second-tier brands like Magnavox and Sylvania, but first-tier brands that ship web-connected models. What do you think? We'll we see a $49 Blu-ray player this Black Friday?

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September 30, 2009

Microsoft gets ready for the holidays with XBox 360 Elite bundle

xbox-holiday-bundle.jpgMicrosoft announced Tuesday that it is releasing an XBox 360 Elite Holiday Bundle. The bundle features and XBox 360 console, wireless black controller, and copies of Lego Batman: The Videogame and Pure, an action sports game. Shipping Tuesday, the XBox 360 Elite Holiday Bundle will retail for $299.

Also in time for the holiday season, Microsoft will release the XBox 360 Wireless Controller Game Pack. The package comes with a black wireless controller and 4 XBox Live Arcade title including Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2, Lumines Live, Bomberman Live and Ms. Pac Man. Also included is a free 48-hour XBox Live Gold trial enabling buyers to try out XBox online. The Wireless Controller Game Pack will ship in November for $59.99.

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August 30, 2009

Huge Best Buy HDTV deals this week!

best-buy-screenshot.jpgAlthough the economy is arguably beginning to recover, HDTV retailers won't recover for some time. And many of us just don't have the extra cash around to purchase a new HDTV. Sooner or later, retailers like Best Buy have to cut their losses and clear inventory. Hence the giant savings revealed in today's Best Buy Sunday circular on big-screens sized above 39-inches. In fact, a few 46- and 55-inch Samsung HDTVs have $1100 lopped off the price tag. There's also a few HDTV, Blu-ray and home theater packages featuring big savings as well. Check out HD GURU or the Best Buy flyer for all of the details.

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August 18, 2009

Playstation 3 price cut to $299

kmart-ps3.jpgRumors of an upcoming Playstation 3 price cut have been flying around for awhile, despite repeated denials from Sony, maker of the game console. But today it appears that "the rumors are reality". A Kmart.com promotion has the PS3 listed for $299 (80 GB), a $100 price cut, a drop meant to prepare us for a "new" PS3--presumably the PS3 Slim. Later today there is a Sony press event in New York during which I'm expecting we'll hear more details. Stay tuned.

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July 15, 2009

Steals and deals: Buy a Mitsubishi HDTV and get a free Vudu movie box

vudu-logo.pngMitsubishi is offering a free VUDU box with the purchase of its HDTVs from July 16 to August 10. The VUDU box streams movies straight to your HDTV in 1080p and probably offers the highest quality streaming content around right now. It regularly costs $149 plus you'll get a $50 credit for movie purchases as well.

Mitsubishi is apparently looking to offer something a little different that the traditional HDTV/Blu-ray pair promos that most companies are offering. Plus Mitsubishi doesn't offer streaming services directly through its HDTVs yet, so by offering a VUDU box the company gets around this problem. The company says this is only a promotion and it doesn't have any plans for a long-term partnership with VUDU, nor does it have any plans to incorporate the technology into its TVs.

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Steals and deals: Get a Playstation 3 for $100

PlayStation-3.jpgRight off the bat, looking at that title, you should know there will be some sort of catch. And there is...but it's not that bad. Here's how you can net yourself a brand new Playstation 3 for $100:

Step 1: Sign up for Sony's new Playstation Visa Card--it comes with no annual fees and is an instant approval application process (US citizens only though)

Step 2: Order an 80 GB Playstation 3 from SonyStyle.com (yes you have to pay the $399.99 upfront)

Step 3: Wait 8 to 12 weeks for Sony to send you a $100 credit (effective price now $299.99)

Step 4: While you're waiting (within 12 weeks of your application), charge $1500 to your new Sony Visa and Sony will issue you another $100 credit (effective price now $199.99)

Step 5: Charge another $1500 to your Visa before the 6-month ownership mark and Sony will grant you another $100 credit (effective price now sits at $99.99)

There you go--a $100 PS3!

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