Samsung BD-P1590 Blu-ray Player Spotted at Wal-Mart
It looks like the store specific model bandits have struck again. This time the culprit is Samsung BD-P1590 Blu-ray player, which looks to be an exact clone of Samsung’s BD-P1600 (MSRP 299$). The BD-P1590 is on sale now at your local Wal-Mart for $248.00. Our local store had just received a shipment of 5 of the players.
We think making store specific models (that are exactly the same except for the model number ) is a dubious practice, it is anti-competitive, and is intended to gouge consumers by avoiding price matching policies.
We do wonder who is fueling this fire? Is it the discounters like Costco, Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club?, or is it the retailers that sell the products for the full MSRP? *cough* Best Buy *cough*
Past Store Specific Models:
Sony BDP-BX1 (Costco)
Panasonic DMP-BD605 (Costco)
Samsung BD-P2550 (Best Buy)