TV sales The good news for consumers is that most televisions get a 10% to 15% price dip in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, according to price-tracking site Decide.com. The bad news is that they're just clearing last year's holdovers to make room for the toys that debuted at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas a month earlier and hit showrooms and online stores in March. When post-holiday consumers do splurge for a TV, though, they go big. In past years during the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, nearly 60% of TV spending was screens 46 inches or larger, according to the NPD Group. Even as TV fizzled 7% last year, consumers picked up 82% more TVs 55 inches and larger than they did in 2011. Prices on those bigger models are coming down by roughly $160, which NPD says is 10% lower than last year. Stores such as Target ( TGT) and Super Bowl ad buyer Best Buy ( BBY) have been running sales for much of the past week to decrease supplies. With the latter offering a 55-inch version of its in-house Insignia brand for $550, bargain-hunting buyers should feel free to spike their receipts right in the faces of the Black Friday line-sitting friends. -- 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.