Sweet Deals

Rating: NNNNNBay Bloor Radio's doing a bit of pre-spring house cleaning, and some really good buys are showing up in.


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Bay Bloor Radio’s doing a bit of pre-spring house cleaning, and some really good buys are showing up in the clearance section. The $999 32-inch Sony Trinitron floor model television — including stand — will probably be gone by press time, but anyone in the market for a DVD player will want to know about Panasonic’s top-of-the-line portable LA85 for $1,499 — $500 less than their pre-Christmas selling price — and Toshiba’s five-disc DVD for $429, which was selling closer to $600 two months ago. And if you’ve been waiting for prices to drop on mini disc players, Sony’s stripped-down MZR37SP is a very appealing $199. Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor West, 416-967-1122.As always, the Body Shop has some very sweet promotions for International Women’s Day. This Saturday (March 10), the Brit-based cosmetics firm goes all out to publicize issues related to violence against women, luring customers into its stores with the promise of free hemp hand massages, vitamin E temple rubs and quickie make-overs with products from the Shop’s new Hints Of Nature colour collection. What’s the catch? While putting up with the pampering, customers will be expected to make a donation to the Body Shop’s STOP Violence Against Women campaign, an arm of the Canadian Women’s Foundation. A token is all they’ll ask, but since March 10 is double-your-donation day (the company’s corporate coffers will match all customer contributions), it’s a good time to be generous. Toronto Eaton Centre (270 Yonge, 416-977-7364) and 10 other Toronto locations.DH *

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Bay Bloor Radio’s doing a bit of pre-spring house cleaning, and some really good buys are showing up in the clearance section. The $999 32-inch Sony Trinitron floor model television — including stand — will probably be gone by press time, but anyone in the market for a DVD player will want to know about Panasonic’s top-of-the-line portable LA85 for $1,499 — $500 less than their pre-Christmas selling price — and Toshiba’s five-disc DVD for $429, which was selling closer to $600 two months ago. And if you’ve been waiting for prices to drop on mini disc players, Sony’s stripped-down MZR37SP is a very appealing $199. Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor West, 416-967-1122.body beautiful

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