Last chance to score a deal before HDTV prices rise?

If you’re looking to buy a new television, this weekend might be the best time to buy. According to many in the industry, the pricing of high definition televisions (HDTV) is about to change. The days of big discounts might be over for some televisions.

For most products, I recommend you shop around to find the best price. Many sites like PriceGrabber and Shopzilla make comparison shopping easy. You simply enter the product you’re looking for, and within seconds a bunch of online prices pop up. With some tech products, there’s no need to shop around because the manufacturer sets the price. Now, some in the tech industry say this will be the case for some high-end HDTV sets.

HD Guru reports that April 1st Samsung will offer what’s called a Unilateral Pricing Policy for higher end models.  Another source, Dealerscope, reports Sony will start the same policy as well. What does this mean for you? On high-end devices, you might not be able to get a discount from a third-party retailer.

Whether you buy into this speculation or not, this might be a good weekend to buy last year’s model television at a discounted rate. TV’s will be on sale because of the Final Four and it’s time to make room for next year’s model.