Free HDTVs in March!

“If it’s free, it’s for me.” How about a Samsung 52″ LCD HDTV, with a wall mount and a starter package from Belkin with a surge protector and an HDMI cable? How about 31 of these sets? That’s what Newegg is giving away this month: one every day in March. The company that has been known for computer components seems to be tackling the Tiger Direct/CompUSA.com congomerate head-on by trying to grab some mindshare in the flat panel TV market. Oh, and to cap it all off, someone will win a complete home theater with a 63″ Samsung plasma TV with Polk Audio surround sound speakers and an ONKYO home theater receiver plus Belkin cables to hook everything together.

The contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents (except people living in Rhode Island, New York, and Florida: sorry), and you can enter by going to www.newegg.com/EXTREME (or www.newegg.ca/EXTREME for Canadian entrants). The sooner you register, the more chances you’ll have to win one of the daily prizes.

I have to admit that this is a clever way to move inventory, but I expect that it will be effective at getting Newegg some attention in this space.