Still a Good Buy at Best Buy

Boy, I was going to write about an incredible deal today that I found while preparing Professor Poor’s Weekly Price Intelligence Report. In Sunday’s circular, Best Buy advertised the Panasonic TH-50PZ77U for $1,709 after instant savings. That’s a 50″ plasma with 1080p resolution, and that’s a killer price that matches well against the second and third tier 1080p LCD offerings. And it’s an unbelievable deal.

Of course, that’s the operative word: unbelievable. The company goofed, and meant to advertise the 42″ TH-42PZ77U model instead. It’s still a 1080p resolution model, and this is still an impressive price. All is not lost, however; Best Buy hopes to make amends for its gaffe by offering an extra $100 off all plasma HDTVs; the in-store prices will reflect this discount beyond the regular sale prices.

So we’ll just have to wait another two months to see the heart-stopping, breath-taking prices, if you can stand to wait that long.