Consumer site Decide.com tried to tell shoppers in November that buying a TV on Black Friday was a sucker's bet.
You're sitting on line overnight and elbowing people in the throat to get a "great" price on a third-party TV brand nobody's heard of. Shoppers will be lucky if those sets see another Christmas, never mind multiple football Sundays.Meanwhile, new televisions arrive in the spring and stores that were unable to foist their old stock off on Super Bowl party planners are stuck with last year's dust-collecting models. Many of the arguments C-Net made two years ago about buying a TV around this time of year hold true, while Dealnet notes that prices of 55-inch and 60-inch HDTVs are the lowest they've seen in a year. Meanwhile, 3-D HDTVs that were going for more than $1,400 last year are now available for as little as $450. -- Written by Jason Notte in Portland, Ore. >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Jason Notte. >To follow the writer on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/notteham. >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.