Competition Awards New Samsung HDTV to Owner of ‘Fugliest’ TV10 Jun, 2009 By: Chris Tribbey
Online consumer electronics reseller BestBuyPCS.com is giving one consumer a new Samsung 40-inch 1080p HDTV … provided that consumer has the ugliest old TV in America.
With the digital broadcast transition here, consumers who have an older, working TV that is hideous can submit a picture of the TV to www.FuglyTVs.com for a chance to win the new Samsung.
The TV must display a picture from a current TV show, to prove it still works, and the public is welcome to vote on the winner on the Web site.
“The June 12 digital TV conversion is stimulating a big boost in sales of Samsung LCD TVs and plasma TVs,” said Scott Aemisegger, president of BestBuyPCS.com. “At BestBuyPCS.com we have a soft spot for people who’ve waited until the 11th hour to finally scrap their fugly old TVs. This contest is our way of rewarding the stubbornness of these holdouts.”
The winner will be announced June 30.