Does “Liquidation” mean Lower prices?

In tonight’s “Ask Amy” segment, we went shopping.  (And I get paid to do this job!)

I’ve actually had a lot of you ask me if those liquidation sales, like the one at Circuit City now, really have good deals.

To find out, I picked several products at Circuit City, wrote down the model numbers and compared the prices at competitor Best Buy.  Best Buy is not liquidating.

We also took it a step further and looked for the same items at a reputable e-tailer. Who has the best prices?

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Check it out here:

Samsung52″1080pLCDHDTV                                                                                                         

Model: LN52A550

Circuit City: Liquidation Price this week: $1890.99        

Best Buy: $1899.99

Amazon: $1489.98

Samsung 46″120HZ1080pLCDHDTV                                                                                                 

Model LN46A850               

Circuit City: Liquidation Price this week  $2340.

Best Buy: $2099.99

Amazon: $1788.98

                                       

Samsung 46″1080pLCDHDTV                                                                                                        

Model: LN46A550

Circuit City: Liquidation Price this week $1440.

Best Buy: $1299.99

Amazon: $1099.98

               

Samsung26″FlatpanelLCDHDTV                                                                                                  

Model: LN26A450

Circuit City: Liquidation Price this week $585.00

Best Buy: $649.99

Amazon: $499.95

                   

HooverSteamVacAllTerrain                                                                                                          

Model: F7452900

Circuit City: Liquidation Price this week: $234

Best Buy: $269.99

Amazon: $263.66

                     

AudioVox7″DigitalFrame&MessageCenter                                                                                

Model: DPF710K

Circuit City: Liquidation Price this week: $89.01

Best Buy: $129.99

Amazon: $92.70

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5 Responses

  1. I got a good (not a great) deal on a Lenovo IdeaPad Y430 laptop earlier in the week.

    Circuit City carried two models, and I got the higher-powered model. That actual model is not available from any other retailer, but if one customizes a comparable machine on the Lenovo website, the price is substantially more than what I paid.

    I used a cash-back credit card to pay for the thing, and the card I used extends the warranty by one year. I would advise anyone buying a big-ticket item at CC right now to try to use such a card if possible.

  2. I have found untill they hit the 30% off or great i can usually find a better deal online.

    Just make sure to get an idea of prices online before you go to the store.

  3. how do i online shop for circuit city? cant find any links or anything please reply?

  4. Samsung ln46a550

    Samsung LN46A550P 46-inch 1080p LCD HDTVTHIS IS MY FIRST SAMSUNG TV AND IT HAS THE BEST PICTURE I HAVE EVER SEEN MY 360 GAMES LOOK SO SWEET IN 1080P IT HAS COLORS AND DETAILS I HAVE NEVER SEEN ON MY OLD TV A SONY 1080I LCD PROJECTION.I DID A LOT RESEARCH TRYING TO FIND THE BEST SAMSUNG WITH A LOW PRICE.AND AFTER BUYING MY SAMSUNG I NOTICED A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE GAVE THIS TV A HIGH RATING EVEN BETTER THAN THE 650P.I BOUGHT THIS TV FROM AMAZON,THE SHIPPING WAS STANDARD AND TOOK 2 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY,LONGER THAN I WANTED TO WAIT BUT WHEN I GOT IT, THERE WAS NO DAMAGE TO THE BOX OR THE TV AND IT WORKED GREAT.I PAID 1760.00 DOLLARS AND NOTICED TWO WEEKS LATER THE PRICE DROPPED 260.00 DOLLARS,I CALLED AMAZON ABOUT THIS AND THEY REFUNDED ME THE 260.00 DOLLARS SO IONLY PAID 1499.00 HOW FREAKIN COOL IS THAT.

  5. Samsung LN52A560
    I’ve been doing the research and visiting the brick and mortar locations and I’ve concluded the Samsung features are the best on the market currently. I’ve been concerned about the auto shut-off problem I’ve been reading. I called Samsung Customer Support and was told it is not an issue but they didn’t mention the firmware update which is indeed posted on their Web site today. Go to the Samsung Web site and look under “SUPPORT/NEWS & ALERTS” – A650 Series LCD TV Auto Off Firmware Update. A small number of Samsung A650 series LCD TVs turn off automatically. The following models are affected:

    * LN40A650A1F
    * LN46A650A1F
    * LN52A650A1F

    Samsung has released a firmware update that fixes the problem. If you have one of these models, Samsung recommends that you install this firmware update on your TV, even if you are not experiencing the auto off problem. If you have a USB memory drive, you can download the firmware from our website. For complete instructions on downloading and installing the firmware update, go to […]. If you do not have a USB memory drive, Samsung can send you a drive containing the firmware. To have a copy of the firmware sent to you, call Samsung Customer Care at 1-800-Samsung (1-800-726-7864). Have your model and serial numbers on hand when you call.

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