Last week Twitter’s Earlybird took flight with its first deal, tickets for “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” a film from Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Today, Twitter is unveiling its second deal from the new sales initiative, a TV. The new deal offers a 32-inch Vizio HDTV for $349.99 at Target, along with free shipping.
As we wrote in our previous coverage, Twitter is partnering with advertisers to distribute offers via the @EarlyBird account, and they get to determine the terms of the offer, including availability, amount, and pricing. Twitter says that deals will be published via the @EarlyBird handle several times a week.
So is it a good deal? The TV is listed on Target as $388 (the original list price is $450), so you’ll get a little less than $40 discount plus free shipping. On Amazon the TV is listed for $405 but Walmart has the same TV for only $358, which is just $10 more than the discount. Sam’s Club has the TV for exactly $348. Of course the Twitter-sponsored deal includes free shipping.
This post has been written by Leena Rao on Jul 20, 2010 couresy of techcrunch.com.