Every month the editors of Washington Consumers' Checkbook magazine report here some of the best prices they have found in surveying more than 300 area retailers.
The retailers have promised to hold these prices -- and offer rainchecks -- until July 31. It is a good idea to call ahead to check that a product is in stock. Explain to the retailer that you want the price quoted in "Checkbook Bargains." Stores may limit purchases to one per customer.
Here's a partial listing of bargain prices based on Washington Consumers' Checkbook survey:
Freezers Amana ESU15, Upright, 15.0 cubic-feet -- $469 at A&A Appliance in the District (723-3315).
Frigidaire UF16D, Upright, 16.0 cubic-feet -- $350 at Alco Electronics, Inc., Alexandria (780-5180), Fredericksburg (703-373-1797).
Whirlpool EV150CXS, Upright, 15.1 cubic-feet -- $330 at all Reliable Home Appliances. 937-7177 for locations.
White-Westinghouse FC105J, Chest, 10.1 cubic-feet -- $269 at A&A Appliance in the District (723-3315).
Exercise Bicycles Tunturi Home Cycle 3 -- $199 at Accredited Surgical Co., Silver Spring (585- 7711).
Bodyguard 955 -- $309 at Springriver Corp., Rockville (881-5694), Falls Church (241-2818).
Monark 805 -- $212 at American Physical Fitness, Rockville (340-0001).
Schwinn AD-3 AIR-DYNE -- $575 at Wheaton Cycles, Wheaton (949-1649).
Tunturi Executive Ergometer -- $269 at College Park Cycles, College Park (864-2211).
Compact Disc Player Mitsubishi DP-209R, Wireless remote control, repeat -- $248 at Sound Electronics, in the District (347-6499), Rockville (984-7504) and Alexandria (750-0710).
JVC XL-V330B, Wireless remote control, 15 programmable selections, repeat -- $249 at Paul's Audio Video Center, Vienna (827-5797), The Stereo Man, Arlington (522-5151).
TEAC ZD-700, Wireless remote control, 16 programmable selections, repeat -- $429 at Saxitone, in the District (872-8273), Rockville (762-8273), Alexandria (671-8273) and Falls Church (321-8273).
Sony CDP-110, Wireless remote control, 20 programmable selections, repeat, audible fast search -- $248 at Audio Buys, Gaithersburg (840-9180), Bailey's Crossroads (578-3033).
Binoculars Leitz 8X20 Leica Trinovid -- $340 at Heller's Camera, Bethesda (654-2333).
Pentax 7X35 BWCF -- $110 at Conn Camera & HiFi in the District (293-5484).
Bushnell 10X50 Explorer II -- $49 at Evans Distributors and Jewelers. See above for locations.
If you feel a retailer has not met its commitments, or if you would like to know more about Checkbook magazine's Bargains survey, call Checkbook at (202) 347-7283.