Being in college I have many friends who always ask what the best stuff for the money they can get is. I roll off tons of names and then prices. They obviously aren't going to spend their beer money on that. They always reply w/ well what's the best I can get at Best Buy, Circuit City and sometimes Sears. So and so works there and I might be able to get a discount. So what is the best stuff or best bang for your buck stuff you can get at these places? Which of their products are crap and which are actually solid buys? Let's hear some experiences and not bash other's experiences. Many would say the Kenwood 504 HT in a box and the Sony Sawm40 subwoofer are good buys. What about the JBL speakers or Velodynes subs? What about Polk subs, DCM speakers and the Sony Receivers. I'd like people's opinions, b/c this is the type of advice most people are looking for. I'm sure all of us started w/ something from these stores or are quite content w/ what we got from these stores. Let's share our knowledge for those of us at different stages. P.S. Not everyone is willing to order internet... yet.