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Originally Posted by darinp2
You'll laugh at this one. The BDP-S1 looks like they might have sold one or maybe zero in the last 2 weeks or so. With stock going up by 1 I'm guessing a return. They may end up getting stuck with more Samsungs than they want. They have 191 in stock and looks like they might be selling 2-3 per day. But the Sony is worse. They say they have 337 in stock and it doesn't look like they are selling at all. I think the PS3 is probably the dominant factor for Blu-ray software sales.
The standlones sell much better at B&M stores. In fact my friend's best buy (he's a manager) received 11 Sony Blu-ray players in Jan. 4 Sold in Jan, 6 sold in Feb. 1 left. Here's what happens:
"Ok, I want this Sony Tv, what's the best deal you can give me?"
"How about this Sir, see this $900 High definition player from Sony? - we'll give it to you for half !"
"Sounds good, we have a deal"
The same goes for Toshiba HD DVD players. But it's much harder to match a Toshiba tv with the player since Best Buy sells Sonys to Toshiba at a 20:1 ratio almost.
My Dad once said to me: "Son, quality over quantity - always"
Of course he was referring to girlfriends after high school, but the same applies to subs - which, if you are in this forum is the girlfriend we have an affair with for a running time of 2 hours in one session.