Sales of flat-screen TVs up this year

December 2, 2011 1:05:53 AM PST
Shoppers are going for iPads and smartphones as expected, but there's also been a huge rush on television sets. Industry analysts report sales of flat-screen TVs are up 15 percent compared to last year.

Customers are clamoring because of big discounts offered on big screens.

The website says there were 77 major sales offered during Black Friday weekend. Target was selling a 46-inch Westinghouse LCD for half off -- just $298. Best Buy took $400 off the price of a 55-inch Samsung LED.

Retailers say they plan even more sales this holiday.