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We know it's been a long wait since CES, but after getting pawed at by both Blake Griffin and yours truly, the Vizio Tablet is starting to show up in stores right about on schedule. Frequent Engadget commenter DaHarder took a step away from the Disqus box and snagged this tablet at a local Costco...

July 22nd 2011 at 7:46am 0 Comments
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Every time we're ready to file the Verizon's HTC Trophy under 'myth', it peeks out to say hello. In this particular case, the evasive Windows Phone was caught in Costco's inventory system offered for $150 -- around the starting price we'd come to expect for it being Verizon's very first WP7 dev...

May 19th 2011 at 8:50am 0 Comments
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Never would we have guessed that third-party wireless retailers would be aiming to launch AT&T's powerhouse Atrix 4G for just $150 on contract -- $200 or $250, sure, but not $150. Alas, just a few hours after AmazonWireless' peep show, we're seeing an alleged leaked screen shot of Costco's inve...

January 28th 2011 at 11:16am 0 Comments
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While Apple continues to line up 3rd-party retailers, discount chain Costco is bailing out. The Seattle Times reports that Costco will begin to phase out all Apple products, though a timeline was not given. The retailer has been selling iPods and pre-paid iTunes gift cards for years. However, Apple...

December 9th 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Right on cue, VIZIO's latest XVT 3D LCDs have been spotted on retail shelves. Reader Evan noticed this 55-incher at Costco with a $1,999 price tag, a few hundred bucks off the initial MSRP. We'd still like to see some of those 3D specs thrown in, but with a pretty significant price advantage over s...

November 25th 2010 at 1:43pm 0 Comments
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The yet-to-be-confirmed HP Mini 210 has popped up at a couple online retail spots already, but now it seems to have landed in the Real World courtesy of a Costco in Hillsboro, Oregon. We've seen the netbook listed at $280, $320 and now $350 pricetags, so we really don't know who to trust anymore (c...

January 2nd 2010 at 11:38pm 0 Comments
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We'd been promised at CEDIA that VIZIO's first LED backlit LCD would be hitting stores within days and were thankfully not misled. EHD reader Evan spotted this VF551XVT chilling on a Costco rack (not the best place for PQ evaluation, we know) nearby rocking a $1,999 price tag, we're sure they can b...

September 26th 2009 at 10:35pm 0 Comments
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In case you hadn't already learned your lesson and started checking behind the displays while HDTV shopping, the HD Guru points out another element of the in-store experience that throws off buyers (and likely contributes to the LCD vs. plasma choices we find so infuriating): lighting. In case you...

August 10th 2009 at 5:01pm 0 Comments