I’m probably going to catch some trouble for this, but I am irritated enough now that I’m going to say something. Over the last 6 months or so I have had occasion to look over sales receipts from box stores that customers have shown us. Specifically when they get a ”great deal” on a new TV. Although the Tv may be bargain priced, I always notice there are inevitably other charges on there that people seem to get hoodwinked into. Things like horrifically overpriced cables, power accessories and extended service plans that end up adding another 30%-40% to the cost of the TV. One company that I won’t name even has the gall to sell customers cabling that isn’t even relevant for todays applications. Please people, it’s not called a “leader” item for nothing. It’s there to lead you in to the store so that you can be “attached” with high margin parts or even switched into a different product all together. Now don’t get me wrong, you do need additional items, but come on a $365 6′ HDMI cable isn’t one of them! Another thing I notice is that all of the cabling is too short to go from a cable box or DVD to the TV. What good is that? Flat screen TV’s are a commodity piece now, and we tell people all the time if they find a legitimate deal we will install it as part of the system we provide, we even pick them up for our customers. It just irks me when I see a $1200 TV with another $600 in accessories that really should be priced for $200. That TV really costs you $1800 when you do the math. Just be careful and call one of us here for advice. It’s free!