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Sears, Best Buy Begin Pre-Super Bowl Sales

Hoffman Estates, Ill. – Sears
and Best Buy are getting a jump on the Super Bowl by kicking off a series of TV
promotions in advance of the big game.

“With the playoffs in
full swing and the championship game right around the corner, Sears is offering
great discounts on a number of HDTVs for fans,” the retailer said. The sale,
which begins Jan. 23 and runs through Jan. 29, includes a 60-inch Sony Bravia

1080p 120Hz LCD TV for $1,700 reduced from $2,500; Samsung’s 40-inch Touch
of Color ultra-slim 1080p LED TV


bundled with a free Blu-ray Disc player and wireless adapter,

for only $750, reduced from a $1,460 bundle; and LG’s 50-inch Zenith-branded
720p plasma TV for $550, reduced from $700.

To sweeten the deals,
Sears is also providing in-store pick-up for online orders, and a four-year
extended payment plan on purchases of $750 or more.

Meanwhile, Best Buy is
offering three-year interest-free terms on home-theater purchases of $899 and more,
plus its “lowest advertised prices” on a 60-inch Sharp 1080p, 120Hz LCD
($1,200, down from $1,700); a 42-inch Samsung 720p plasma ($470, down from
$600); and a 32-inch Panasonic 720p, 60Hz LCD ($300, down from $450).

The deals, good through
Jan. 22, are touted in Best Buy’s weekly circular, which boasts: “The best
brands for the big game — bring ’em home with great financing.”

TV Super Bowl sales should
kick into high gear following this weekend’s conference championship playoffs.