50 new HDTVs for a bargain, with a catch

They're broken

eBay

How does a truckload of brand-new plasmas and LCDs sound? We're not talking off-brands either, but the likes of Sony, Pioneer, Panasonic and Samsung, with most screens ranging from 42 to 60 inches. That's right, 50 HDTVs in all, worth more than $100,000, selling for $9,999 on eBay.

The catch? They're busted. And though some of the damage could be minor dents and scratches, the auction's description says broken screens are the "most common." That, frugral friends, would present a formidable challenge even to the most determined DIYer. We don't know of too many people who have sheets of plasma lying around the garage.

Still, it is an entire cargo shipment of new TVs. Even if just four or five were in decent condition, they would probably make up the cost right there. And remember, Father's Day is next month.

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    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.

     

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