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    When is Best Time To Buy A New HD TV on sale?

    I have no aversion to buying say a 2004 HD LCD TV new if I buy it at a substantial savings over a comparable new model. My question is, for the biggest savings, when between now and the first week in January, can you find the biggest sales bargain on TV's at Chain Stores
    (Best Buy, Circuit City, online places. etc) as I don't want to buy anything now if I can get it alot cheaper at a known time in the future?

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    Dude why the cheapness? You're not a tightwad are you?

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    Good Guys is going out of business some stores are open until the end of November and you can get some good savings

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    Right Now Good Guys Sucks For At Least Me

    Quote Originally Posted by LMB
    Good Guys is going out of business some stores are open until the end of November and you can get some good savings
    I went to Good Guys yesterday in LA as Paul on this board got a $1,000 sub for $500 but for me was extremely dissapointed on the pricing as I saw nothing along those lines in regards to TV's. As several people said who were around at the same time, the stuff presently being marked down is available at similar prices at the chain stores. Maybe in a few months this will change but as of yesterday I didn't see any steals.
    Last edited by EdwardGein; 11-02-2005 at 10:11 AM.

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    Cheapness

    Quote Originally Posted by N. Abstentia
    Dude why the cheapness? You're not a tightwad are you?
    The thing is I took an early retirement & can manage OK on a fixed income- thank god I don't have kids or I couldn't have afforded to retire & if its a matter of waiting 2 months to save $400
    on an item I'm not urgent for like a 34" HDTV to replace my 30"HDTV, I'll wait. Its better then working!

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    Check for sales on the day after Thanksgiving. CC & BB will both be running big sales. But you have to know what you want, and where they keep it before you go in. You won't have enough time to hit both as all the best sale items go in the first few minutes. Watch the adds, pick out the deal you want, then go there a day or two before hand to get an idea of how the store is laid out. Show up at 5AM or earlier as there will already be a line. Be prepaired for a lot of pushing and shoving. It's a pain in the ars but it's the price we pay for getting the deal.
    The last time I did this was a few years ago. I got there at 4:55 am. I had to park across the street because the parking lot was full. The line was around the building. There was a huge wall of TV's stacked up by the doors. (They opened at 5) By time I got in they were all gone. I was able to get one of the last ones in storage in the back. But I did end up getting a 32 inch TV for $199.95.
    WARNING! - The Surgeon General has determined that, time spent listening to music is not deducted from one's lifespan.

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    EG- Why the change? The 30" too small? Just wondering. I'm still not into the HD world, but I'm thinking about it more and more.

    I stay far away from BB/CC the day after Thanksgiving- the line was about 400 people long- it's a madhouse. I went there later in the day and they still had some items (not the dirt cheap stuff- just as GM said, they go really fast), but still needed to wait over an hour in line- for me, not worth the $50 savings for me- if I would save $200+, then I can deal with the wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Z
    EG- Why the change? The 30" too small? Just wondering. I'm still not into the HD world, but I'm thinking about it more and more.

    I stay far away from BB/CC the day after Thanksgiving- the line was about 400 people long- it's a madhouse. I went there later in the day and they still had some items (not the dirt cheap stuff- just as GM said, they go really fast), but still needed to wait over an hour in line- for me, not worth the $50 savings for me- if I would save $200+, then I can deal with the wait.
    And "mad house" is really an understatement. It looks like a war zone without the blood. If you do it, be ready for that. Nothing more disturbing than seeing too old ladies fighting over the last TV on the floor.
    WARNING! - The Surgeon General has determined that, time spent listening to music is not deducted from one's lifespan.

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    Black Friday would be my choice for lowest prices

    here is a list of Sears and Walmart sales for Black Friday (day after Christmas). There are some TVs listed.

    *** - Indicates early bird sale items

    Sears

    1 1/2 ct.tw. Diamond Necklace - $399.99 ***
    1 ct. tw. 14k 9-Stone Diamond Ring - $629.99 ***
    1 ct.tw. Diamond Anniversary Band - $399.99 ***
    1 ct.tw. Diamond Bracelet - $89.99 ***
    1 ct.tw. Diamond Cross Pendant - $179.99 ***
    1/2 ct.tw. 14k Diamond Stud Earrings - $89.99 ***
    1/2 ct.tw. Diamond Heart Pendant - $79.99 ***
    1/2 ct.tw. Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring - $539.99 ***
    1/4 ct.tw. Diamond Hoop Earrings - $59.99 ***
    1/4 ct.tw. Diamond Love Bands - $89.99 ***
    1/4 ct.tw. Diamond Pendants - $69.99 ***
    10% Cash Back Rebate on All Dyson Vacuums***
    10k Gold Multi-Strand Necklace - $79.99 ***
    20% off All Regular Priced Kenmore Home Appliances ***
    25% off "A Christmas Story" Village Collection by Dept. 56***
    25% off All Lego Sets***
    25% off Entire Stock of Men's Shoes ***
    25% off Plus Extra 10% off All Collectible Ornaments ***
    25% off Plus Extra 10% off All Holiday Candle Gift Sets ***
    25% off Plus Extra 10% off All Holiday Village Collection ***
    25% off Select Fragrance Gift Sets***
    3 ct.tw. Diamond Bracelet - $399.99 ***
    30-40% off All Handbags and Small Leather Accessories***
    30-40% off Apostrophe, Latina Life, Classic Elements Clothing***
    30-40% off C.L.O.T.H.E.S., Belongings Clothing***
    35% off All Relic Watches ***
    35% off All Seiko, Citizen & Bulova Watches ***
    3-Piece Cultured Freshwater Pearl Strand, Bracelet & Earring Set - $34.99 ***
    40% Entire Stock of Nail and Color Kits***
    40% off All Dockers Gift Sets***
    40% off All Excalibur Gifts and Games***
    40% off All Rendezvous Bras***
    40% off All Sleepwear and Robes for Her***
    40% off All Vanity Fair Bras***
    40% off All Women's Slippers***
    40% off Entire Stock of Bath Sets***
    50% off All Boxed Fashion Jewelry ***
    50% off All Holiday Slippers ***
    50% off All Men's Arrow Dress Shirts***
    50% off All Men's Dockers Dress Shirts***
    50% off All Robes and Sleepwear ***
    50% off Entire Stock of Bath Sets ***
    50% off Entire Stock of Holiday Fashion Jewelry***
    50% off Fleece & Activewear For The Family ***
    50% off Kid's Fashions - U.S. Polo, Skechers, C&B, Carters & More***
    50% off Select Colormate Sheets, Towels and Rugs***
    50% off Select Handbags or Minibags ***
    50% off Selected Shoes & Boots - 25% off All Other Shoes***
    50-60% off Outerwear and Sweaters For The Family ***
    60% off All 3-Stone Diamond Pendants, Rings & Earrings *
    Craftsman 20" Wide Plastic Hand Box - $9.99 ***
    Craftsman 21-Piece Speed-Lok Drill and Screwdriver - $9.99 ***
    Craftsman 2-Pack 10" Carbide Blades - $9.99 ***
    Craftsman 2-Pack 19.2-Volt Batteries - $29.99 ***
    Craftsman 3-Gallon Air Compressor - $84.99 ***
    Craftsman 5-Piece Bolt-Out Add-on Set - $12.99 ***
    Craftsman 5-Piece Bolt-Out Set with Case - $12.99 ***
    Craftsman 5-Piece Power Bolt-Out Set - $12.99 ***
    Craftsman 7-Piece T-Handle Hey Key Set - $10.49 ***
    Craftsman 83-Piece Mechanics Tool Set - $39.99 ***
    Craftsman 9-Piece Combination Wrench Set - $14.99 ***
    Craftsman All-in-one Cutting Tool - $29.99 ***
    Craftsman Digital Multi-meter - $14.99 ***
    Craftsman Edurable 5-LED Tool Light - $9.99 ***
    Craftsman Electronic Stud Finder - $7.49 ***
    Craftsman Laser Level - $14.99 ***
    Craftsman Lighted Magnetic Pick-up Tool - $7.49 ***
    Craftsman Mechanic's Gloves - $9.99 ***
    Craftsman One-Handed Bar Clamps - $11.99 ***
    Craftsman Professional 2-Piece Locking Pliers Set - $13.49 ***
    Craftsman Screw-Out Damaged Screw Remover - $12.99 ***
    Craftsman Shop Clock - $9.99 ***
    Craftsman Soft Sided Tool Bag - $5.99 ***
    Dearfoams Women's Cozy Pile Booties - $9.99 ***
    Diamond Accent Bracelet - $14.99 ***
    DieHard 6' Workboot or Steel Toe Hiker - $29.99 ***
    Digital Tire Guage - $9.99 ***
    Dorcy 2-Million Candlepower Rechargeable Spot Light - $12.99 ***
    DVDs & CDs Selected DVD Movies - $9.99 & $14.99***
    Entire Stock of Jean for Her On Sale***
    Entire Stock of Young Men's Jeans - $19.99 ***
    Flannet Sheet Set (Any Size) - $19.99***
    Fleece Throw (Choice of Styles) - $5.99 ***
    Forecast Saratoga 5-Piece Luggage Set - $49.99***
    Free $10 Sears Reward Card for first 200 Customers ***
    Free Jewelry Box with $25 Fragrance or Bath Purchase***
    Galaxy 1.4 cu.ft. Microwave - $48.99 AR ***
    Galaxy Upright Vacuum - $37.99***
    GE 2.4GHz Cordless Phone with Color LCD - $69.99 AR***
    GE 7' Alpine Spruce Pre-lit Christmas Tree - $149.99***
    GE 7' Just-Cut Spruce Pre-lit Christmas Tree - $199.99***
    GE 7.5' Just-Cut Columbia Fir Pre-lit Christmas Tree - $249.99***
    GE 7-Foot Decorators Choice Pre-lit Monroe Pine Tree - $79.99 ***
    GE Merry Midget 100-Count Mini Light Set - $1.49 ***
    Girls' Canyon River Blues Faux Fur-Trim Sweater - $10.79 ***
    Girls' Protection System Bubble Jacket with Hat - $17.99 ***
    Girls' Velour Jacket or Pants - $12.99 ***
    GPX 3-CD Cassette Stereo System - $49.99***
    GPX CD Player / FM Radio Boombox - $17.99***
    GPX Personal CD Player - $9.99***
    GPX Under-Cabinet CD Clock Radio - $27.99 ***
    Haier 42" Plasma Widescreen EDTV - $1299.99 ***
    Halex 600-Piece Poker Chip Set - $69.99 ***
    Halex Q2 5400 Electronic Dartboard - $99.99***
    Harley Radio Controlled Truck - $12.49***
    Harvard Blizzard Hockey Table - $99.99***
    Harvard Cool Zone 6' Air Hockey Table - $199.99***
    Harvard Dual Play Pool/Hockey Combo Table - $549.99***
    Harvard Folding Poker Table - $99.99 ***
    Harvard Fusion 12-in-1 Multi-Game Table - $99.99***
    Harvard Keystone Soccer Table - $199.99***
    Harvard Poker Table Top - $29.99 ***
    Harvard Victory II 15-in-1 Multi-Game Table - $199.99***
    Hitachi 42" Plasma HDTV - $1799.99***
    Hitachi DVD Camcorder - $399.99***
    Homedics Foot Spa with Remote - $19.99 ***
    Hoover Floormate SpinScrub 500 - $149.99***
    Hoover Tempo Bagless Widepath Vacuum - $45.00 ***
    Hot Shot Soccer Table - $99.99***
    HP All-in-one Printer Copier Scanner - $79.99***
    Juniors' Character Fleece - $14.99 ***
    JVC DVD Recorder with VCR - $249.99***
    JVC Mini-DV Camcorder - $269.99***
    Kenmore 1.2 cu.ft. 1100-Watt Microwave - $99.99***
    Kenmore 18.2 cu.ft. Refrigerator - $438.00***
    Kenmore 25.4 cu.ft. Refrigerator - $727.99 ***
    Kenmore 25.4 cu.ft. Refrigerator - $938.88***
    Kenmore 30" Radiant Range - $599.99***
    Kenmore 30" Self-Clean Radiant Range - $463.99 ***
    Kenmore 30" Self-Cleaning Electric Range - $329.98***
    Kenmore 4.4 cu.ft. Stainless Steel Refrigerator - $149.99 ***
    Kenmore 5.0 cu.ft. Self-Clean Gas Range - $663.99 ***
    Kenmore Bagless Vacuum - $49.99***
    Kenmore Canister Vacuum - $129.99***
    Kenmore Dishwasher - $299.99***
    Kenmore Dishwasher - $399.99***
    Kenmore Electronic Sewing Machine - $249.99***
    Kenmore Frost-Free 13.7 cu.ft. Freezer - $399.99***
    Kenmore Giant Tub Dishwasher - $367.99 ***
    Kenmore High-Efficiency Washer - $699.99***
    Kenmore PowerSpin Upright Carpet Cleaner - $149.99***
    Kenmore Progressive Upright Vacuum - $129.99***
    Kenmore Quantum Series Gas Grill - $179.99***
    Kenmore Sewing Machine - $69.99***
    Kenmore Super Capacity Plus Washer - $415.99 ***
    Kenmore Super-Capacity Dryer - $499.99***
    Kenmore Water Softener - $379.88***
    KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer - $244.99***
    Kodak 3.2MP Digital Camera - $99.99***
    Kodak 3.2MP Digital Camera & Printer Dock - $149.99 ***
    Kodak 4.0MP Digital Camera / Printer Dock Bundle - $199.99***
    Konica Minolta 5.0 Megapixel Digital Camera - $149.99***
    Konica Minolta 8.0 Megapixel Digital Camera with Dock - $369.99***
    Lab-Created Pink Sapphire and Diamond Ring, Earrings & Pendant - $89.99 ***
    Lab-Created Sapphire or Ruby and Diamond Bracelents - $149.99 ***
    Lab-Created Sapphire or Ruby and Diamond Pendants - $49.99 ***
    Lab-Created Sapphire or Ruby and Diamond Rings - $89.99 ***
    Ladies' Fownes Leather Globes - $9.99 ***
    Lazer Challenge Set - $11.99***
    Lego Quatro Bucket - $14.99***
    Magellan Explorist 200 GPS System - $149.99***
    Magellan Roadmate 760 GPS w/ Free Explorist 200 GPS - $999.99***
    Magnavox 20" Flat Screen LCD TV - $399.99 ***
    Magnavox 27" Color TV / DVD / VCR Combo - $329.99***
    Magnavox 51" Widescreen HDTV - $999.99***
    Men's and Ladies' 2-Piece Watch Gift Sets - $19.99 ***
    Men's Covington Boxed Dress Shirt and Tie - $14.99 ***
    Men's Covington Cashmere V-Neck Sweater - $39.99 ***
    Men's Covington Flannel Lounge Pants - $9.99 ***
    Men's Covington Flannel Pajamas & Robes - 50% off ***
    Men's Covington Leather Jacket - $49.99 ***
    Men's Covington Short Sleeve Pique Polo Shirt - $9.99 ***
    Men's David Taylor Acrylic Sweater - $15.99 ***
    Men's David Taylor Slip-on Shoes - $24.99 ***
    Men's Dockers ProStyle Shirt - $17.99***
    Men's Grandpa Fleece Shirt - $19.99 ***
    Men's John Henry Dress Pants - $22.50 ***
    Men's or Women's Claiborne Coffret - $19.99***
    Men's Reebok Switchout 3D Ultra Lite Shoes - $19.99 ***
    Men's U.S. Polo Assn. Puffy Jacket - $39.99 ***
    Misses' Apostrophe Double V-Neck Sweater - $17.99 ***
    Misses' Apostrophe Velvet Jacket - $28.99***
    Misses' Blassport Velour Crew or Pants - $14.99 ***
    Misses' Classic Elements Chenille Cardigan - $17.99 ***
    Misses' Classic Elements Embroidered Wool Blend Topper - $34.99***
    Misses' Classic Elements Fleece Crewneck or Pants - $7.99 ***
    Misses' Classic Elements Holiday Fleece - $14.99 ***
    Misses' Classic Elements Holiday Tops - $8.99 ***
    Misses' Covington Cashmere Turtleneck - $38.99 ***
    Misses' Covington Jeans - $19.99 ***
    Misses' Covington Sportswear Hoodie - $10.99 ***
    Misses' First Issue Sportswear - 50% off ***
    Misses' Free Country Down Coat - $45.99 ***
    Misses' Gloria Vanderbilt Amanda Jeans - $19.99 ***
    Misses' Holiday Cardigan - $17.99 ***
    Misses' Leather Scuba Jacket - $79.99 ***
    Misses' Shearling Jacket - $69.99 ***
    Mitsubishi 65" Widescreen Rear Projection HDTV - $1999.99***
    Mizerak 7-Foot Breakpoint Pool Table - $199.99 ***
    Mizerak Chamption 8' Pool Table - $599.99***
    MPIO 256MB MP3 Player - $19.99 AR ***
    Mr. Coffee 12-Cub Programmable Coffeemaker - $49.99***
    My First Craftsman Power Drill & Flashlight - $14.99***
    My First Craftsman Rollaway Chest - $29.99***
    My First Craftsman Take-Along Tool Pouch - $4.99***
    My First Kenmore Kitchen Playset - $24.99***
    New Traditions Comforter Set (Any Size) - $19.99 ***
    NordicTrack C2200 Treadmill - $799.99***
    NordicTrack CX938 Elliptical - $599.99***
    NordicTrack SL728 Recumbent Cycle - $399.99***
    Norelco Reflex Plus Rechargeable Shaver - $34.99***
    Norelco Reflex Plus Shaver - $19.99 ***
    Oster 14-Speed Stainless Steel Blender - $39.99***
    Oster 6-Slice Stainless Steel Toaster Oven - $69.99***
    Panasonic 5.8GHz Dual Handset Phone System - $79.99***
    Panasonic 50" Plasma HDTV - $3599.99***
    Panasonic VHS-C Camcorder - $189.99***
    Ping Pong G3 Tennis Table - $89.99 ***
    Ping Pong Lynx Tennis Table - $179.99***
    PlaySkool Discover Table - $11.99***
    Playstation 2 Controller - $6.99***
    Presto Professional Jumbo Electric Griddle - $14.99 ***
    Prima 13" Color TV / DVD Player Combo - $94.99 ***
    ProForm CrossWalk 370e Treadmill - $399.99***
    ProForm XP I10 Elliptical - $399.99***
    ProForm XP Treadmill - $599.99***
    Protron 26" LCD HD-Ready Television - $599.99 ***
    Protron 32" LCD HDTV Monitor - $799.99 ***
    Protron 7" Portable DVD Player Kit - $89.99 ***
    Protron DVD Home Theater System - $59.99 ***
    Protron DVD Player - $19.99 AR***
    Remington Precision Titanium Personal Groomer - $17.99***
    Remington Titanium Ultra Shaver - $19.99 ***
    Rival 6-Quart Slow Cooker - $18.72 ***
    Roomba Automatic Vacuum - $119.99 ***
    Samsung 1GB Digital Music & Movie Player - $179.99***
    Samsung 26" Widescreen LCD HDTV - $1259.99***
    Samsung 27" HDTV Monitor - $369.99***
    Samsung 5-Disc DVD & DivX Home Theater System - $199.99***
    Samsung 7.0 Megapixel Digital Camera - $199.99***
    Sapphire, Ruby or Emerald & Diamond Bangles - $89.99 ***
    Sapphire, Ruby or Emerald & Diamond Earrings - $39.99 ***
    Sears Black Friday Ad Provided by GottaDeal.com - 10.30***
    Selected Video Games - $9.99 & $19.99***
    Sony 20" Wega LCD TV - $629.99***
    Sony 3-CD Mini Stereo System - $159.99***
    Sony 600-Watt Home Theater System - $179.99***
    Sony 7.2 Megapixel Digital Camera - $339.99***
    Sony Digital 8 Camcorder - $269.99***
    Sony DVD Camcorder - $549.99***
    Sony Network Walkman 512MB MP3 Player - $79.99***
    Sony Personal CD Walkman - $29.99***
    Sony Ultra-thin 5.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - $449.99***
    Sterling Silver Necklace with 14k Slide - $49.99 ***
    Sunbeam Twin Elite Warming Blanket - $49.99***
    Sylvania 20" Flat Screen Color TV - $89.99 ***
    Sylvania 27" Color Telvision - $149.99***
    Sylvania DVD Player / VCR Combo - $59.99 ***
    T-Fal 9-Piece Perfection Cookware Set - $99.99***
    Toastmaster 10-Cup Coffeemaker - $9.53 ***
    Toastmaster 2-Slice Toaster - $9.53 ***
    Toastmaster 4-Slice Toaster Oven - $18.72 ***
    Toastmaster Steam and Dry Iron - $9.53 ***
    Toshiba 23" LCD TV / DVD Player Combo - $1079.99***
    Toshiba 32" Color Television - $279.99***
    Toshiba 51" Projection HDTV Monitor - $899.99 ***
    Traincase Cosmetic Color Kit w/ $300 in Items - $19.99 ***
    Turtle Wax Gift Pack - $9.99***
    Ultimate Car Care Kit - $16.99***
    Uniden 2.4GHz Expandable Phone / Answering System - $49.99 AR***
    Vehicle / Marine Digital Compass - $16.99***
    Vtech 5.8GHz Cordless Phone w/ 3 Handsets - $64.99 AR ***
    Weider Pro 4250 Corner Gym - $299.99***
    Weider Pro Bench/Combo Set - $79.99***
    Whirlpool Extra Large-Capacity Dryer - $299.98***
    Whirlpool Super-Capacity Washer - $299.98***
    Whole Home 14-Piece Platinum Cookware Set - $149.99***
    Women's Canyon River Blues Boots - $19.99 *
    Women's I Love Comfort Casual Shoes - $14.99 ***
    Women's Reebok SwitchOut 3D Ultra Lite Shoes - $19.99 ***

    Walmart

    23" Color Television w/ Front AV Inputs $99.72
    Bratz Wild West Meygan Doll, Horse, Outfit $19.97
    Cinderella Solstice Roadster Ride-On $199.44
    Fisher-Price Tumble Time Tigger $24.88
    Philips HDD077 2GB MP3 Player $99.72
    VTech V.Smile TV Learning System $49.84
    1/10th Scale Hummer H2 or Jeep Radio Control Vehicle $20.00
    12 cup Coffeemaker, Food Chopper or 2 qt. Slow Cooker $4.24
    150 Count Multi-Function Light Set $7.76
    16 qt. Roaster Oven $20.00
    18\" or 20\" Figaro or Rope Chain (10kt Gold) $18.88
    2 Pair Earring Set (White or Yellow Gold) $18.88
    2-pack Fly Wheels or Hot Wheels Gravity Set $5.00
    20\" Flat Screen TV / DVD Player Combo $129.83
    256MB USB 2.0 Flash Drive $13.88
    27\" Flat Screen Tube TV $247.00
    3-pack Fashion Jewelry Gift Box $3.00
    4-post \"Princess\" Bed Canopy $77.34
    48 Piece Table & Flatware Set $19.83
    Assorted DVD Movies (Minority Report, Entrapment, more) $3.44
    Assorted DVDs (Passion, Miss Congeniality 2, more) $13.72
    Board Game 2-pack Combo $10.00
    Boys Athletic Works Reversible Vest $7.00
    Boys Faded Glory Carpenter Jeans $6.47
    Boys Flannel Sleep Pants $4.00
    BRATZ Big Babyz 14\" Doll $19.66
    Brietta the Pegasus from Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus $21.44
    Brother Sewing Machine $55.00
    Cabbage Patch Newborn $10.00
    Canister Vac with Onboard Tools $20.00
    Care Bear with Bonus DVD $5.00
    Casio 61-Key Keyboard w/ Sing-Along Feature $89.76
    Cingular Motorola Razr V3 Package $88.73
    Cyberhome CH-DVR1200 DVD Recorder $79.86
    Delphi RoadyXT XM Satellite Receiver $76.36
    Disney Dress Outfit $10.00
    Dora the Explorer 13\" TV & DVD Player $99.77
    Dora the Explorer: Dora\'s Talking Kitchen $79.94
    DreamLife Plug n\' Play TV Game $29.88
    Durabrand 5-CD Home Stereo System $38.77
    DVD Box Sets (Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, more) $19.86
    DVD Recorder w/ VCR Combo $168.87
    Emerson Dual Screen 7\" Car DVD Player $149.84
    Farberware 24 Piece Cookware and Bakeware Set $49.97
    Fisher Price Little People Animal Sounds Zoo Playset $10.00
    Fisher Price Little People Noah\'s Ark Playset $10.00
    Fisher-Price Dora\'s Talking Dollhouse $44.87
    Fisher-Price Dora\'s Talking House Furniture $14.97
    Fisher-Price Dress & Dance Dora $24.88
    Fisher-Price Elmo or Pooh Knows Your Name Plush Doll $38.88
    Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning Home $54.47
    Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Musical Learning Chair $24.77
    Fisher-Price Star Station Entertainment System $49.76
    Fisher-Price Stride-to-Ride Learning Car Walker/ Ride-on $27.77
    FujiFilm 6.3 MP FinePix F10 Digital Camera $348.47
    Furby Emototronic Friend $29.88
    FurReal Friends $39.97
    Gameboy Advance SP (Cobalt, Platinum, Flame, Onyx) $48.88
    Garth Brooks Limited 6-CD Box Set $25.00
    Girls Faded Glory Embroidered Jeans $6.00
    Girls Faded Glory Ribbed Sweater $6.00
    Girls Holiday Sleep Pants $4.00
    Girls Quest Tetra or Boys Quest Boomer 20\" Bike $25.88
    Hamilton Beach BrewStation 12-Cup Thermal Coffeemaker $32.47
    Hamilton Beach Toasteroven $32.47
    Hamilton Beach WaveStation 8-Speed Dispensing Blender $32.47
    Home Theater Sound System $59.87
    Home Theater Sound System with Speakers and Subwoofer $248.00
    Home Trends Entertainment Wall System $144.93
    Hot Wheels AcceleRacers AcceleDrome Track Set $49.97
    HP Pavillion 1203w-b Desktop w /15\" LCD Monitor $398.00
    HP Pavillion Computer w/ 15\" LCD $588.00
    HP Pavillion ze2308wm Notebook Computer $398.00
    HP Photosmart E317 Digital Camera $98.88
    HP Photosmart M415v 5.2MP Digital Camera w/ Instant Share $148.76
    ilo 26\" Widescreen LCD HDTV Monitor w/ DVI $696.00
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    You forgot one item.
    Look & Listen

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    Actually the 30" Samsung HD is very good especially at its price which was about $700 on sale new with delivery a year ago but everytime I compare it to my 48" Mitsubishi Picture, there's a night & day difference, perhaps psychologically due to the size. That's why I want to go bigger. I'm also leaning to an LCD one based on my window shopping at Circuit City where I saw a Poloroid HD LCD (I didn't even know they made TV's) picture compared to the regular CRT pictures & it was so much better.

    I would recommend HD to anyone especially a big screen one

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    Poloroid doesn't. This once proud company now leases its name to any fly by night company that wants a recognizable name on its product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edtyct
    Poloroid doesn't. This once proud company now leases its name to any fly by night company that wants a recognizable name on its product.
    I know everyone on this board says don't buy TV's from companys you never heard of but all I can say is the picture on the Poloroid HD LCD I saw was surprisingly great.

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    The companies offering these "no name" LCDs are usually involved in the computer industry and experienced to some extent with LCDs, which go back a long way as computer monitors. The immediate picture that you see may not look bad at all. Problems might arise with scaling/deinterlacing and gradations of color and/or black and white that demand skillful execution and fairly expensive chips. Spend a solid half-hour or so throwing various kinds of material at the Polaroid in your typical viewing light. If it's still standing at the end, and you can live with what you saw, you may have a bargain.

    I'd be remiss if I didn't add what you already know. A lot of a TV's personality happens behind the scenes. You can't see how this thing is put together on the inside, but you can get some indication from how it's put together on the outside. Check the input-output suite. Is it up to date? Does it have everything you need? Does it feel like it will hold together? Is the spacing adequate? It's really hard to track some of these companies down if you have a problem that the store can't or won't handle. Risk in these situations is unavoidable. Affordability counts in that area as much as it does in price up front.

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    Your probably right & its too expensive to risk it but the picture on it was sure nice. It looks like I'll be playing it safe with a brand name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdwardGein
    Your probably right & its too expensive to risk it but the picture on it was sure nice. It looks like I'll be playing it safe with a brand name.
    I have read in several sources that for alot of electronics items the best time to buy is late winter/early spring. President Day sales often offer good deals. It is post-Christmas/pre Income tax and often a transition time between new/old models. A week or two before the Super Bowl also has some occasional finds as dealers try to get people to buy a new TV for the "big game".

    My advice is to figure out what it is you want to buy and watch the ads over a 2-3 month period. Most of your big chains run their ads in cycles and you can get a feel for the range of your item and know when it is really being offered at the lowest price.

    Also don't be afraid to negotiate or even get someone at the store to give you a committment on the sale price even after the sale ends. I did that last year with my Sony HD. Went to BB on the last day of the sale told the salesman I was not sure it was what I was looking for and I got him to honor the sales price for the next day.(in writting BTW) Waited a couple of days and went in and got for the sales price. In the mean time I got a 10% off coupon in the mail because BB sends them out to Reward Zone members during times when their are no upcoming "holiday" sales events. Before they even deliver the TV I go in with the coupon and ask for the additional 10% off which they agree to honor and then to top it off the girl at the counter takes the 10% off of the current price not the sales price I paid so I get about another 5% off there as well. Saved about $500 off the original price.

    Post Christmas "open box" items are sometimes a good deal (the first/second weekend after X-Mas is prime time) and again I have negotiated on them as well it just depends how many of them the store got returned. If you are really patient I notice that Wal-Mart and Sam's Club have pretty good deals on models a year or two past when the item was out in the mainstream stores. They don't ever go on sale but their prices are lower than sale prices than when the model was current.

    Good Hunting!

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    I salute you You got those people at Best Buy to do something for you & in writing no less.
    While the LA Woodland Hills store isn't that terrible my experience with Best Buy when I lived in the East was horrible- no one there knew what the hell was going on & it took forever to purchase an item. You the man!

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    Thanks for the props.

    I think it helps that there is literally a Circuit City across the street from the BB so when you threaten to go elsewhere you can just look out the window.....

    I also forgot to add that because of the cost of the TV and what I got the kids for X-mas I was later able to get a Sharp 25" TV for the bedroom for about $70 using Reward Zone coupons. I am not shilling for BB but my kids get a lot of CD's and Video games from them so I use their program a lot. I think CC offers something similar and perhaps a retailer out your way does as well. Joining one of these programs may be something to consider (if it makes sense based on your shopping habits) in order to lower the cost of the TV you are looking to buy.

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    Hey are you in LA? Reason I ask is there literally is a Circuit City across the street from Best Buy here in Woodland Hills. Will definite be heeding your advice. I actually get most of my electronics stuff from Circuit City as they seem to have the best prices on sale for things I'm looking for.

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    I often see "brand new still in box" listed in the local paper classified TV/Stereo section. Either someone who went over budget or perhaps the actual path from manufacturer to owner got somehow deflected .

    Likewise there is a site called "videogon" where I ocassionally see brand new stuff being dumped by pretending it's used.

    Both of these will be for cash and only the quick will benefit. You need to know exactly what you're looking at to prevent being scammed. (Know your model numbers).

    I have bough reputable manufactures brand new stuff in original shrink wrap packaging "used" on some sites.

    To take advantage of this kind of sale you need to dedicate some real time to the hunt. Scan at least daily. Good hunting.

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    Never pay the asking price! I live in Orange County Ca. I have a Best Buy, Ken Cranes and Howards Appliance store near me. As well as CC and GG.

    I just looked at the Panasonic 42" TH42PX50U plasma. It received a good review in the new Sound and Vision magazine on newsstands now. It's marked at $2,998 at all stores. I just ask them all for their lowest price because I'm going to the next shop and see if they will match yours.

    Well, Ken Cranes tells me $2,798 is their lowest. Then $200 for the wall bracket to hang it. I didn't ask BB but Howards told me $2,595 was their lowest price and $140 for the wall bracket. I'm saving serious $ already!

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    2 stores on the internet TH42PX50U for $1499.99

    http://www.buyersedge.com/Product/pr...geView=1&iDZ=7

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdwardGein
    Hey are you in LA? Reason I ask is there literally is a Circuit City across the street from Best Buy here in Woodland Hills. Will definite be heeding your advice. I actually get most of my electronics stuff from Circuit City as they seem to have the best prices on sale for things I'm looking for.
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    I am on the other coast but it looks like you can play them off each other from time to time. CVC is right on target. Negotiate-Negotiate. They can only tell you no but if your timing is right and the store is having trouble moving product then sometimes you get lucky. they are usually more willing to negotiate on the close out equipment.

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    What kind of tv do you have currently? I bought one about two years ago that only has 480i, 480p and 1080i and was wanting a new dlp with 720p but I am forcing myself to wait until the 1080P is available as a standard. I do think in this field waiting is excruiciating but very much worth it in the end.

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