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Super Bowl Drives Up TV Sales

MEDFORD, Ore. — With the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl, local electronics stores say it’s driving up sales of HD TV’s.

Fred Meyer says it typically sees a large run on flat-screen TV’s in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl and says retailers generally roll out special offers around that time. This year, the sales are even better, because of the teams playing in the big game.

“It’s usually pretty big every year. I think this year’s a little bit bigger because there’s a West coast team in the Super Bowl, thr 49ers are playing, and we’ve got a lot of people in the store that are 49ers fans and also here in town, there’s a lot of 49ers fans,” said Fred Meyer employee Brandon Pinkerton.

Fred Meyer also says sales of recliners go up before the Super Bowl, along with the usual food and drink sales.