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Best Buy offering free TV delivery and setup

It used to cost 99 bucks to get a Geek Squad agent to come out and hook up your new flat-screen TV, but in “a sign of the competitive times,” the Wall Street Journal reports that Best Buy is offering free delivery and setup.

It used to cost 99 bucks to get a Geek Squad agent to come out and hook up your new flat-screen TV, but in “a sign of the competitive times,” the Wall Street Journal reports that Best Buy is offering free delivery and setup on certain purchases.

One analyst tells the WSJ that free delivery and setup are a way to make for a “seamless transaction” that makes it a little easier for customers to part with their money.

Another analyst, however, worries the retailer is giving away too many freebies. On certain purchases, Best Buy customers can get no-interest financing and Geek Squad services that usually cost at least $999.