Wednesday, April 16, 2008

TV Crapped Out


Recently, my TV decided that it was being too cooperative and finally did something about it. I had a 56" DLP and man it was great over the past 2-3 years. Here was the best part, I bought it at SAM'S(I go here a lot due to the Mr. Pibb factor). But that in itself isn't nearly as good as their return policy on display models. Yup, my TV was the last of its kind and SAM'S has an unlimited warranty on display TV's and of course, I called them on it. Nearly 3 years later an I got all of my $1500 back plus tax. So of course, I asked if they had another display with the same size parameters and I didn't care if it was DLP, LCD or plasma. Go figure, they didn't have one. So, I ended up with an LCD 47" for $200 less than what I paid for the original TV. Now I have an extra $200 to spend at SAM'S or Wally World and my head is about to explode (and no Kim, you will not get this to paint your damn house, you were asking for it and so were your cats).

Tip: Obviously, if you're looking for a TV and they have a display only, buy the som' bitch!

5 comments:

Kim said...

56 inch! Wow, that's big! Ours is 50 and I thought that was big! Got ours at Costco...I love Costco and I'm there probably as often as you're at Sam's.

Complaint Department Manager said...

"Was" big. I thought that going from 56 to 47 would be kinda crappy, but it really isn't that big of a deal now. When a man has to give up 9 inches of anything, it's usually an ordeal. I miss the saftey net warranty, but this new one has a rating of 20+ years at 6hrs a day usage, not too shabby. DLP lamps give you only a few years, then you have to spend another $200 on the new lamp, kinda sucks there.

theangryengraver said...

Wow those are big.

We have a 42" Plasma, and just got an LCD 42" one now. The boy is happy cause he has a dedicated Rock Band TV now instead of "sharing" it with us.

Kim said...

My neighbors just got Rock Band so I finally checked it out...pretty neat!

California Girl said...

My 52 inch died last year and its still sitting in my living room not fixed. Glad to hear you got a nice new one! And yes, I have always liked it when a guy has a bigger........tv. <; )