I don't recall ever seeing a 48" HDTV below $300 before... I am not even sure I have seen one below $400. Right now, this refurbished Haier 48D3500 48" LED HDTV is on sale from $399.99 down to $299.96. Today only, use this newsletter subscriber coupon code for an extra $25 off orders of $150 or more. That brings the Haier 48" HDTV down to just $274.96. Receive free shipping on all orders of $25 or more at The Source.
While this television is a refurbished model, it still comes with a three-month warranty to ensure that you do not have a lemon. However, all the kinks should be worked out already as it has been refurbished.
This television has a 48" LED screen with 1080p resolution: that is FULL HD (not 720p). The Haier television has a 60Hz refresh rate with a 5ms response time. On the television, expect three HDMI ports, one USB port, and a PC input as well. The television is also MHL enabled to connect to compatible smart devices as well as the Roku Streaming Stick. I am not familiar with MHL technology, but it sounds like it should come standard on every television out there.
Now, I price compared this television. This is an older model, thus it was out of stock most places I looked. I found the non-refurbished Haier 48D3500 48" LED HDTV for $549.99 at Sears Canada and for $428.99 at Shop.ca (both out of stock). Of course, we want to compare apples to apples. The refurbished model sells for $369.99 at Tiger Direct Canada. Thus, The Source Canada's price for the refurbished Haier is $95 cheaper than at Tiger Direct. In addition, you would have to pay shipping at Tiger Direct where you do not have to pay for shipping at The Source Canada.
According to one reviewer, this television tends to have a quite sound. For busy households with lots of children, a furnace, fans, and pets; this may not be the best television. However, for your average household it should be just fine. If you do fine the sound a bit low for your liking, try hooking up an external speaker or soundbar.
In order to use the coupon code, you must either log-in or sign-up to your account at The Source Canada. This coupon code is only valid today so I recommend making your purchase right away.
(Expiry: 21st July 2015)