Despite “Clearances,” Circuit City to Keep HD DVD
Contrary to multiple reports last week that it had placed its HD DVD players on clearance, Circuit City now says that no such decision has been made, and that the stores that did in fact tag their players with clearance stickers did so inadvertently.
A Circuit City spokesman told the Web site Punchjump.com that Toshiba’s HD-A3 and HD-A30 have not been placed on clearance and will continue to be available at the chain’s stores for the foreseeable future. The players were dropped in price last month, to $149 and $199, respectively.
Circuit City also told the site that sales, following the price cuts, have been strong, and that the chain plans to remain “platform agnostic.”