Every month the editors of Washington Consumers' Checkbook magazine report 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 Jan. 31. Call ahead to check that a product is in stock. Tell the retailer that you want the price quoted in "Checkbook Bargains."
Here's a partial listing of bargain prices based on Checkbook's survey.
19- and 20-inch Color TVs Goldstar CMR-9080, 19-inch screen, 105 channels -- $189 at all Erol's Television locations.
Sony KV2080R, 20-inch screen, 181 channels, MTS stereo broadcast, on-screen display, remote control -- $495 at Nuri's TV & Video Center, Falls Church (560-0707).
Sylvania CXH165WA, 19-inch screen, 178 channels -- $219 at Twinbrook TV, Rockville (424-8111).
Zenith SD1907, 19-inch screen, 178 channels, remote control -- $299 at Alco Electronics, Alexandria (780-5180), Fredericksburg (703-373-1797).
Answering Machines Code-a-Phone 1390, beeper remote, with phone -- $99 at all W. Bell locations.
Panasonic KX-T2620, call screening, beeper remote, with telephone -- $140 at Telephone Warehouse in the District (333-2600), Alexandria (548-2998).
Phone-Mate 9700, call screening, beeper remote, tape-full message, time stamping -- $175 at Telephone Warehouse.
Phone-Mate, 9750, call screening, beeper remote, tape-full message, time stamping, with phone -- $199 at American Phone Shops, Arlington (979-9175).
Dishwashers General Electric GSD900G, three wash levels, four cycles, pot scrubbing cycle, energy saving water heat feature -- $349 at J.R. Enright Co., Chevy Chase (654-1700).
Kitchen Aid KUDC 210S, three wash levels, three cycles, energy saving water heat feature -- $420 at J.R. Enright Co.
Kitchen Aid KUDS 21CS, three wash levels, four cycles, pot scrubbing cycle, energy saving water heat feature -- $579 at A & A Appliance Co. in the District (723-3315).
Maytag WU202 three wash levels, four cycles, pot scrubbing cycle -- $389 at Alco Electronics.
Whirlpool DU3000XR, three wash levels, three cycles -- $259 at A & A Appliance Co.
Exercise Bicycles Schwinn AD-3 Air-Dyne -- $595 at Wheaton Cycles, Wheaton (949-1649).
Schwinn DX900 -- $259 at Wheaton Cycles.
Tunturi Executive Ergometer -- $279 at Adam's Bicycle and Fitness, Burtonsville (421-9777), Gaithersburg (840-0484).
Tunturi Home Cycle 3 -- $149 at Adam's Bicycle and Fitness.
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.