HD Guru® obtained an advanced copy of Best Buy’s weekly circular (12/6/09-12/12/09). It features a number of HDTV bundles consisting of select Sony HDTVs, a Playstation 3 (PS 3), a PS 3 game and a Blu-ray movie disc. You select from three game and movie disc titles (listed below). Best Buy (BB) claims a savings from $789-$1100 for the bundle. However, this is not accurate. Six of the twelve package deal TVs never sold for the “regular” price listed by BB.
Below are the twelve PS3/TV packages along with the actual current Best Buy HDTV price. Regardless of the misleading savings, a number of the packages are sweet deals.
HD Guru recommends you compare the price of the Sony HDTVs with Amazon listings to determine if it’s really a good deal.
Experience tells us, Amazon dealers often their lower prices after Best Buy’s weekly ad appears . We included Amazon links to each of the Sony HDTVs for easy price comparison.
The PS3 games in the ad are “Uncharted”, “Little Big Planet” and “Ratchet Clank Future”. The Blu-ray titles are “Taking of Pelham 123″, “The Ugly Truth”, “Year One”.
Camelbuy.com supplied Best Buy price history information.
Sony KDL-46Z5100 46″(sku #9279899): $2,099.99 TV + $299.99 PS3 System + $59.99 PS3 Game + $29.99 Blu-ray Movie = $2,489.96 Regular Price – $410 TV Savings – $428.98 Package Savings = $1,650.98 Package Price
Current TV price is $1689.99. This TV never sold at BB for the MSRP of $2099.99
Sony KDL-46XBR8 46″ (sku #8996508): $2,499.99 TV + $299.99 PS3 System + $59.99 PS3 Game + $29.99 Blu-ray Movie = $2,889.96 Regular Price – $500 TV Savings – $428.98 Package Savings = $1,960.98 Package Price
Current TV price is $1959.98 This TV sold for $2499.98 as recently as 12/4/09 when it was raised from $1999.98
Sony KDL-46XBR9 46″(sku #9276286): $2,399.99 TV + $299.99 PS3 System + $59.99 PS3 Game + $29.99 Blu-ray Movie = $2,789.96 Regular Price – $440 TV Savings – $428.98 Package Savings = $1,920.98 Package Price
Current TV price is $1959.99 .This TV never sold at BB for $2399.99 which is the MSRP.