Wal*Mart Offers $99 HD DVD Player; Best Buy Matches Offer
Black Friday is coming four weeks early for Wal*Mart customers, as the retailer announced that it will sell the Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD player for $98- starting on Friday, and continuing throughout the weekend. The chain, as well as Amazon and Circuit City, had said earlier this week that they would begin offering the same player for around $200.
Meanwhile, Best Buy announced late Thursday that it too is now selling the player for under $100. The retail giant’s Web site had sold out of the player by the end of the afternoon, but the units will presumably be available at retail outlets.
As a result, the $100 barrier for hi-def disc players has been broken just days after the fall of the $200 barrier.