Saturday, November 11, 2017

Damn - It's Getting Expensive Around Here

A couple or few days ago, I sat down on my futon down in the basement and part of one end of it fell off. I figure a new sofa or futon will be in the $400 - $500 range. Okay, I can live with that.

Then last night, someone went to turn on our big TV in the living room and voila - no sound and no picture - in fact nothing on the screen at all. Yes, the TV turned on but that was it. I checked around and from what I can figure, it is not worth getting it repaired. Then I checked on prices of new similarly sized ones. I can get a decent one for about $1K and can get a much better one, but still not nearly the best, for about 2K. The one at 2K will come free a five year replacement warranty from Costco. Since a similar warranty at other stores runs from $400 to 500, I think I'll have to go with Costco.

I cannot believe I am about to shell out between 1 and 2K for a new television plus another $400-$500 for a new sofa or futon but such is my luck. Hopefully things will not come in three as bad luck so often seems to strike.

All the best,
GB

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