It may be the cheapest but it's not the best one out there. Retailers like Kmart, Wal-mart, Target and Sears are trying to unload their inventory from up to nine months ago so they don't have it on their books as Q4 comes to an end. What does that mean for us as consumers? Well, if you don't want the most current model HDTV, DVD player, iPod, etc. you are in luck- older models are priced to move... out of the store- ASAP, hence the low low pricing. In this case I did a price comparison on a 19" HDTV and realized I could probably get a better TV if I purchased it on a site that's promoting free shipping (like Amazon). On the pricing side, Wal-mart, Target and Amazon are in a pricing war that will last through the holiday. If you plan on buying anything online, Wal-mart may have the better prices, but Amazon whose entire business is built on web purchases, will probably handle your order better if you have to do a return.
Target: VIZIO 19" 720p Class LCD HDTV - Black (VA19LHDTV10T) $179 Available online and in Paramus Sylvania 19" 720p LCD TV - LC195SLX- $189 Available online and in Paramus
Wal- Mart: Everything is 97 cent shipping Sansui 19" Class LCD HDTV, HDLCD1909A $128 (only available at the store) Emerson 19" Class 720p 60Hz HDTV LCD TV, LC195EMX $178 (available online and at the store) Vizio 19" 720p 60Hz Class LCD HDTV, VA19L $198 (only available at the store) Samsung 19" Class LCD 720p 60Hz HDTV, LN19B360 $258 (only available online)
Best Buy: Dynex® HDTV and $20 Gift Card Package $149 with $20 free Best Buy gift card (avail at the store and online)
Sears: Philips 19" Widescreen 720p HDTV LCD Display $219 (available at the store and online with free shipping) AOC 19 in. (Diagonal) Class 720p LCD HD Television $199 (available online with free shipping)
Kmart: Sylvania 19 in. (Diagonal) Class 720p LCD HD Television ENERGY STAR® $219 (online and at the store but also free shipping)
Amazon: LG 19LH20 19-Inch 720p LCD HDTV, Gloss Black $218 w/ free shipping Insignia NS-L19Q-10A - 19" LCD TV - widescreen - 720p - HDTV $169