Retailers, consumers and prices
How quickly thing change, especially in the world of electronics.
This year, as TV makers confront excess supply and shoppers show a reluctance to splurge on big-ticket items, Costco is selling bundles of two flat screen TVs, pricing two for basically the price of one.
Right now on Costco.com, consumers can buy a 52-inch Sharp LCD TV bundled with a 32-inch Sharp LCD TV for $1,799.99. Or shoppers can get two 42-inch LCD Sharp TVS for $1,499.99.
It appears the same Sharp 52-inch LCD TV is listed for $1,699.99 on bestbuy.com.
Early bird buyers with shopping carts stuffed with toys, electronics and clothes stood 10 deep in checkout lines and the parking lot was packed with cars at 7:30 in the morning. In Valley Stream, Long Island, the crush turned tragic when a temp worker was killed by the crowd surging through a Wal-Mart’s doors.