Super Bowl XLVII, the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) and the highest level of professional American football in the United States, is going to be played on February 3, 2013, to determine the champion of the current 2012 season. There are many sports fans who would prefer to upgrade their television sets before the Super Bowl XLVII starts. To grab this opportunity, many companies are providing big deals on big-screen TVs for the Super Bowl.
Price-tracking site decide.com has reported that the prices of most of the big screen TVs have reduced 10% to 15% for the Super Bowl. A 60-inch “branded” big-screen TV will cost now around $900 for the Super Bowl. Besides, people will also find a 60-inch “non-branded” LCD TV for around $688. On the other side, a 73-inch Mitsubishi TV will cost you $950 instead of regular price $1,600 because of Super Bowl. A 60-inch Vizio has been reduced by $400 to $899 (sale starts from Friday) and a 70-inch Sharp TV set has been reduced at selected stores (and online) $500 to $1,999.
Senior feature writer Louis Ramirez of dealnews.com said, “Big-screen televisions are about $200 cheaper than they were last year at this time. And 3D sets have really come down in price.”
Right now, online store Best Buy is selling 55-inch Panasonic 3D Smart Plasma TV for $850 instead of $1,260 regular price and a 55-inch Insignia TV for $549.99 instead of $799. A 70-inch Vizio model has also seen a $400 price cut from $1,999.99. It is now selling 60-inch Sharp Aquos Slim LED for $900, versus its regular price of $1,400. But, the big screen “branded” OLED TV sets will cost $10,000 or more.
Best Buy’s Jeff Haydock said, “These door-buster Black Friday-like deals will appeal to people who are getting stuff set up for the Super Bowl and the awards shows. With each passing year, it seems larger TVs become more appealing to people.”
Chief executive Mike Fridgen of decide.com said, “This is one of the best times of the year to buy big, flat-screen TVs.”
The price-watchers at dealnews.com has found the best deals for big-screen TVs. On the other side, to make your shopping easier, the editors at Consumer Reports have put together a list of their Top TV picks for Super Bowl XLVII.