Re: Buying DVD players

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Posted by Diana on November 09, 1999 at 13:47:16:

In Reply to: Re: Buying DVD players posted by Sarah M. on November 08, 1999 at 17:42:03:

: : : Good morning,

: : : For those of you still looking for DVD players (who isn't?) for TV, here are a couple of interesting links I've found.

: : : offers people's "epinions" and ratings on a wide variety of products. It's interesting reading and might help you select a product.

: : : If you are looking for a low price, a website called Best Stop Digital finds the lowest price on the web, from which you can order your DVD player.

: : : Although, I'm still taken with Kate's idea of getting one for the PC so she can grab pictures. Decisions, decisions....

: : : Cheers,
: : : Sarah

: : I went to Sears this weekend and bought a great Toshiba DVD player for $340.00 This little baby has everything!! Dolby, DTS, etc, and a great slo-mo fowards and backwards, Zoom!, and alternate angles if the dvd has that. This thing has everything for a realitively low price....GO GET IT!!!

: : Its model 3109

: : Norm

: Hi Norm --
: Toshiba seems to be a really good brand for DVDs at a good price. I was looking at the next one down, the 2109, which seems to get really good reviews. It's nice to know Sears carries Toshiba, because I would rather get it locally than over the web. But I do have to do my price comparisons!

: Thanks for the info.

: Cheers,
: Sarah M.

Hi Sarah,

Thanks to having to do a paper in my Business Law class on e-commerce and point and click contracts, I ran across an article in the business news section of that might be of interest to those shopping online for DVD's (or anything else for that matter.) The article called "Let the Online Buyer Beware" looked at different prices of the same DVD player (Panasonic DVDA320) when accessing a retailer's Web site through different search engines. If accessing, for example, through Yahoo's search "bar" it costs $399.99, but if accessed through Yahoo's "shopping link" the price jumped to $499.00. "The same DVD player located through Excite's search engine costs $550, while AltaVista, AOL and Infoseek list the product anywhere from $357 to $400." The article also advises to be sure to check shipping and handling charges which are sometimes disquised.

I found all that very interesting and scary! One more thing to know as we forge through the this new "frontier" of e-commerce.

Stay Well,

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