Electronic stores have become a huge industry by catering to techno-fanatics and providing increased competition that passes hundreds of dollars in savings along to consumers. The hottest item sold in electronic stores is televisions. It wasn’t very many years ago that people bought their televisions at the local department store, but with the increasing complexity of technological options these pieces of equipment now consist of, experts are required in order to explain features to consumers and field the numerous amounts of questions a customer will have when making such a large purchase. The vast array of available television models can be overwhelming to the average consumer. Walking into an electronic store to find entire walls and aisles filled with televisions can make shopping for one seem like a lost cause. However, most consumers usually already have a general idea of the type of television they are looking for when they go in to an electronics store: a flat screen, wide screen, or a combination of both. Whichever the consumer is looking for, electronic stores will have the just the right fit for any room. These types of televisions are more popular than others because most offer high definition options which display a clearer and sharper picture than traditional televisions. This is important to today’s consumers because most DVD players and many television channels are switching to this form, leaving obsolete models in the dust. In regards to DVDs, many movie lovers choose to buy wide screen televisions for the fact that the majority of DVDs are formatted to be viewed in a widescreen format; whereas with a standard television, nearly two-thirds of the screen is not used, which can detract from the overall viewing experience during a movie. In addition, even some television channels have opted to run certain programs in a wide screen format. But televisions are not the only items that can be found in an electronics store. Home theatre systems are also a popular commodity, which is very popular when watching movies and sports. The best electronics stores will offer a wide range of brands and models, making it nearly impossible for consumers to not be able to find the right sound system to meet their needs, as well and the demands of their living room. Another product that has grown in popularity over the last couple of years is MP3 players. MP3 players have become the preferred music device of many over traditional portable radios and CD players. These nifty little gadgets provide their owners with the convenience of taking their favorite music with them wherever they wish to go. Prices and quality of MP3 players vary by manufacturer, so be sure to research and compare models. Unfortunately, the amount of horrible MP3 players available on the market is greater than quality ones, so be careful. And let’s not forget videogames. No electronic store would be complete without an entire section devoted to the billion dollar videogame industry. Video games have become much more advanced since the days of the first Atari, with graphics that seem almost real and plot lines that resemble big budget Hollywood movies. There are only three big gaming systems to choose from, which helps make the decision process easier; however, each offers its own unique features, as well as games, so some research and comparison will be necessary. Some things you might want to keep in mind when deciding is the price of accessories, memory cards, controllers, and the games themselves. All three of the big systems require most of this equipment to be sold separately, and each has their own set of prices. In some electronics stores the employees work on commission. Generally, it is these stores where you will find the friendliest and most helpful staff; staff that is trained to use and explain how the electronics are used. In most cases, staff members are trained in specific areas, so that they can focus their expertise on only one or two products, meaning that the consumer is sure to get all of their needs and questions met. Electronic stores are also a good choice for shopping because they often offer warranties on products in case of malfunction, or in some cases, an accident. To get the best service and value for your money, the next time you are in the market for new electronics, shop at an electronic store.