The festive season is upon us and Christmas shopping is already driving traffic to shopping malls, with technology products featuring high on the “gifts of choice” list this festive season.

eBucks recently predicted that tablet PCs, DStv mobile products, smartphones, 3D LED TVs and Xbox 360 Kinect will top sales this Christmas. While some of these predictions are debatable, flat screen TVs are always popular.

LCD and LED TVs have been a sought after items for a few years now, and this trend is likely to continue with all major retailers advertising aggressively priced flat screen TVs.

Brands like Samsung, LG, Sony, Sinotec and Hisense are battling it out for market share in the local TV market, and consumers are the beneficiaries of cut-throat prices.

The following table lists some of the prominent deals from major retailers, including Makro, HiFi Corp, Game and Dion Wired.

TV prices
Retailer Brand TV Price
32” TVs
HiFi Corp D:sign 32” HD Ready LCD TV R1999
Makro Sinotec 32” Full HD LCD TV R2999
Game LG 32” Full HD LED TV R4499

40” – 42” TVs
HiFi Corp Samsung 40” Full HD LCD TV R4499
Makro Sony 40” Full HD LCD TV R4999
HiFi Corp Samsung 40” Full HD LED TV R5699
Game Samsung 40” Full HD LED TV R5799
Makro Sony 40” Full HD LED TV R6799
HiFi Corp Hisense 42” Full HD 3D LED TV R6999
Game LG 42” Full HD 3D LED TV R7699

46” – 50” TVs
Makro Sony 46” Full HD LCD TV R7999
Makro Sony 46” Full HD LED TV R9999
Dion Wired LG 50” FHD Plasma TV R10000
HiFi Corp Samsung 46” Full HD 3D LED TV R12999