Best Buy, Where A Used TV Without A Remote Is Worth $20 More Than A New TV

If you’re looking for a bargain on a 55″ TV, you might think that choosing an “open-box” item would be less expensive than a brand new one, especially since the used TV lacks a remote control or owner’s manual. But then you might never have looked at the shelves at your local Best Buy.

Eagle-eyed Consumerist reader E. spotted these two Samsung 55″ LED TVs at Best Buy and noticed that while both versions were significantly marked down from the original $3,199 retail price, the brand new TV is on sale for $20 less than the one that’s already been played with and for which you’ll need to supply your own remote.

“Sounds like a steal to me,” writes E., presumably before looking online to buy the TV from some other retailer.