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 rain checks if supply runs out -- until Nov. 30. 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 the Checkbook survey.

Snow Blowers/Throwers Ariens ST2+2, thrower -- $499 at Kohler Equipment, Landover Hills (577-4146).

Echo 210E, blower -- $149 at Kohler Equipment, Landover Hills (577-4146).

Honda HS35, thrower -- $550 at Lawn & Power Equipment of Bethesda, Bethesda (652-5075).

Snapper 3201S, thrower -- $419 at Maryland Cycle & Equipment Co., College Park (474-6722).

Toro 521, thrower -- $725 at Lanham Bicycle & Turf, Lanham (577-9763), and Upper Marlboro (627-2458).

Toro S120, thrower -- $200 at Lanham Bicycle & Turf, Lanham (577-9763), and Upper Marlboro (627-2458).

Compact Disc Players (not portable) Denon DCD-1700, wireless remote control, 15 programmable selections, repeat, audible fast search -- $837 at Audio Associates, Langley Park (434-4740), Laurel (953-7242), Rockville (762-3701), Arlington (525-1889), Fairfax (385-4464), and Springfield (971-1060).

JVC XL-M700, wireless remote control, 32 programmable selections, repeat, audible fast search -- $449 at Paul's Audio Video Center, Arlington (522-5151), and Vienna (827-5797).

Magnavox CD-B460, wireless remote control, 20 programmable selections, repeat -- $149 at all Reliable Home Appliance stores. Call 937-7177 for locations.

Mitsubishi DP-409R, wireless remote control, 30 programmable selections, repeat -- $428 at Audio Buys, Gaithersburg (840-9180), and Bailey's Crossroads (578-3033).

Pioneer PD-M50, wireless remote control, 32 programmable selections, repeat -- $319 at all Reliable Home Appliance stores. Call 937-7177 for locations.

Sony CDP-C5F, wireless remote control, 20 programmable selections, repeat -- $399 at Audio Buys, Gaithersburg (840-9180), and Bailey's Crossroads (578-3033).

Camcorders Canon VM-E2, 8mm, 120 minutes maximum taping time -- $1,149 at Graffiti Video in the District, (296-8412).

JVC GR-C7U, VHS compact, 60 minutes taping time -- $1,099 at Paul's Audio Video Center, Arlington (522-5151), and Vienna (827-5797).

RCA CPR100, VHS compact, 60 minutes taping time -- $1,195 at Alco Electronics Inc., Alexandria (780-5180), and Fredericksburg (703-373-1797).

Sharp VC-C20UA, VHS, 160 minutes taping time -- $1,190 at Paul's Audio Video Center, Arlington (522-5151), and Vienna (827-5797).

Sony CCDV9, 8mm, 120 minutes taping time -- $1,495 at Graffiti Video in the District, (296-8412).

Sylvania VCC157AV, VHS, 160 minutes taping time -- $1,099 at Twinbrook TV, Rockville (424-8111).

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.