Originally Posted by fudsak
Samsung uses unilateral pricing, so does Sony and now LG. This is the same thing you'll find with brands like Apple and Tempurpedic. You get a license to sell their producted (hence licensed retailers) and if you abuse the terms of their license they yank their product off of your shelves. They are basically fixing the margins for wholesalers and retailers and ultimately it's a worse situation for the consumer.
That being said, if you see a deal on a Samsung TV, you will see the same deal everywhere. If you're in the market for a Samsung you need only determine who your favorite retailer is for whatever reasons those may be (brick and mortar location, tax free, warranty, etc).
Well said perhaps this will reduce the endless posts about bargains on the the forum
Now that members realize unilateral pricing
good terminolgy You are correct Apple is number one at that.
The way some merchants got around that was to offer a incentive such as a gift card, some of the retailers are now offering free sound bars
or sound bars at reduced prices.