Home » Science and Technology » Cable and Satellite TV

HDTV - How To Get The Best Deal Online On An HDTV

Apr 9, 2008
Prices are continually coming down on HDTVs so now is a good time to buy and get the best deal online on an HDTV. Here are some tips on how to save money on HDTVs.

1. First of all use shopping bots. Many of the online shopping sites are actually one-stop shopping sites where you can check on the prices for specific high definition television sets that you have in mind at literally hundreds of online retailers. You can usually sort through the listings by the price including any taxes and shipping costs. You can also check the reader reviews and comments on HDTVs on various retailers.

2. You can set up price alerts at some of the bots. They will send you price alerts by e-mail. Let them know your target price or range for the model you want and they will send you an e-mail when it finds a store that is selling at your price. So if you aren't in any rush, just sign up for the alerts and just relax until you get the right price.

3. Buy your HDTV from an online retailer or brick-and-mortar retailer who will match or beat a lower price from any competitor. Head to the store when you know the price you want to pay and negotiate. Many stores, after a sale, will guarantee you a refund if they reduce the price on your HDTV within 30 days or so. Some may also give you a refund if you find the television set selling somewhere else for less.

Be careful to check the details and restrictions closely though. Some like Best Buy has a 60-day guarantee on HDTVs. Hold on to your sales receipt and keep checking all the other competitor ads after you've purchased it.

4. Don't buy the extended warranty. Buying an extended warranty on a high definition television set such as an LCD or plasma TV is a waste of money. Both of these types have a low rate of repairs during the first two years. Most of the required repairs cost less than $190. An extended warranty will cost at least that much if not more.

However if you buy a rear-projection micro display, they usually have repairs more often than the flat-panel HDTVs. Bulb replacement seems to be the most common repair. A bulb can cost between $210 and $340. You can easily replace it on your own. If you do decide to get an extended warranty a good figure to use would be about 15% of the cost of the HDTV or find out the cost of the bulb and use that as the maximum amount you would pay.

5. The reliability of the brands you choose should be a consideration. And different models within a brand can make a difference. Well-known brands may be a better choice rather than off-brands. The service for off-brands may be hard to find especially if the company doesn't have parts and service organizations affiliated with it for off-brand parts.

Some of the many TV brand names include Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, Mitsubishi, Pioneer, JVC, Hitachi, Toshiba, Visio and Phillips, etc. While you're at it do your homework on indoor and outdoor antennas, receivers, tuners, converters, cable, resolution and satellite receivers.

To wrap up my tips for buying high definition television sets shop wisely and carefully and don't get into a rush. Take a little time to check out all the flat screen, plasma and LCD reviews, ratings, rankings, comparisons and forums both online and offline and you're sure to find the best HDTV, whether it's 32, 37, 42, 55 or 1080. Perhaps you'll even find a cheap HDTV. Then there is Comcast, DIRECTV and Dish Network to check for HD offers. In any event you will get the best deal online on an HDTV.
About the Author
For more info on finding the best HDTV deals go to http://www.GetTheBestDealOnline.com for all types of electronics, merchandise, credit, cruise deals, airfare, etc. and for tips on the best discounts, hot deals, low cost, wholesale deals and the best deals online .Online shopping tips, fraud and security info.
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 281
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources