There are many factors that should go into the decision of where to buy your home theater system at. Some of these factors include shipping costs, customer reviews, product cost, and warranty options, among others. Rating the importance of these factors should have some personal input but here is what I would suspect most people care about. First, price is the initial differentiator but it may not be the most important. Of course, you have to stay within you r budget and if that rule out some retailors, so be it. To fully understand the cost of your home theater system or speaker package you must also look into the shipping costs. Some smaller, compact systems will have minimal shipping costs while others may carry a large price tag. This is where the individual retailors can win out by offering free shipping. The next factor to focus on is the warranty being offered. In most cases, the only protection for your new home theater products will come from the factory but some individual home theater stores will offer their own plans either included or at a cost. This can be a huge value add to any purchase, especially if your purchase was costly. Future repair costs, should something go wrong, can get expensive and the warranties do give some piece of mind.
In any case, make sure you put as much thought towards your home theater store as you would in the products you are buying. Price shouldn’t be the only factor when making your decision!