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Posted: 6:00 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2013

Save money on high-end electronics

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By Clark Howard

ClarkHoward.com


If you're looking for high-end electronics, there's a website you need to know about.

MonoPrice.com originally made a name for itself by selling cheap HDMI cables that actually worked. But in January, the site announced it would begin selling big-ticket electronics items.

So if you're in the market for home theater equipment, networking stuff, and even ink & toner, give them a look.

Meanwhile, the December 2012 issue of Consumer Reports recently came out with ratings for both traditional retailers and online retailers who sell electronics.

The two online retailers who got the highest score are consistently rated as two of the best. They are NewEgg.com  and  BHPhotoVideo.com. Meanwhile, Amazon.com  and  Costco.com were in a dead heat right behind those two leaders.

When it comes to physical stores, Costco Wholesale and theApple store both tied as top contenders. Costco also was named the lowest cost place for electronics among brick-and-mortar retailers. On the other end of the spectrum, Wal-Mart stunk it up as the worst among physical store locations.

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