Bringing on the Deals8 Jun, 2010 By: John Latchem
In a week with only a few new releases and no major exclusives tied to them, retailers offered a slew of deals on catalog product and hardware to attract customers.
Best Buy used a page in its weekly circular to tout a 3D home theater system at $2,919.94 for a 46-inch TV or $3,549.94 for a 55-inch TV package. The bundle includes a Samsung 3DTV and 3D-capable Blu-ray player, an HDMI cable, four pairs of 3D glasses, a copy of the Monsters vs. Aliens 3D Blu-ray and set-up by the Geek Squad.
Best Buy shoppers also can get $50 worth of free Blu-ray movies with purchase of a $399.99 Panasonic 5.1-channel BD home theater system, or $30 worth of movies with a $179.99 Panasonic BD player.
A Walmart in Long Beach, Calif., recently upgraded its electronics department to a more upscale footprint, though it is still working out the kinks of getting product onto shelves on time. The store still has plenty of Avatar displays and now offers a Father’s Day display of DVDs at $9 and under. The store also has a selection of Fox titles at $15 and under that contain $7.50 movie cash toward theatrical releases The A-Team, Knight and Day or Predators.