teevee shopping conundrum

teevee shoppingI'm somewhat confused, decidedly undecided and a little bit worried... all of which is making me cranky...

To start the story at the end, I went looking at flat screen teevees again this afternoon, and while I think I found one I like, that goes with an entertainment system I like, the sum total of which would turn four appliances into two, it's still a big fat chunky of change... and even though I have the money and fully intend to get a new teevee and entertainment system, it's still kinda hard to lay out the big bucks like that.

It's also something of a "windowsill" problem (which I'm sure I've explain before, but I can't find the explanation right now... essentially, doing one thing means you notice something else which should be done, which means you notice somethings else, etc, repeat until insane)...

Yes, it means I can get rid of the old teevee and the stereo and the DVD/VCR and the set top box... but it also means I'll probably have to replace the until my teevee currently stands on... and the bricks the stereo is on would also go, then there would be a strange gap around the unit, and I'm planning on replacing my bookcases at some point too... and then where do I repatriate all the stuff that's currently sitting on and around the teevee and stereo now...

The stereo definitely doesn't owe me anything, since I've had it for about a billion years... in fact I've had the same stereo for over half my life... I got it when was about 15... and the teevee and DVD player have been around for at least 5 years, which isn't outstanding, but pretty good for modern electronics...

And yes, I have the money, and yes I should be working until at least August... and we all remember my legendary spending freakouts from The Bed and The Laptop...

Add to that the fact that it's something of a limited time offer (although with The Good Guys I don't think there's ever a problem about asking for their best price, especially if you go in and wave cash about at them)... so if I decide to get it, it's probably going to be tomorrow... theoretically we could have done it next week, but we've got plays to see and possibly street art to view and Ma's having her hair did...

I currently have $500 burning a hole in my wallet... another $350 in my safe place... Ma's suggesting putting in another (from memory) $300 of "birthday money", plus she has someone who'll take my old teevee off my hands (and possibly the stereo and the DVD player as well). And I can draw the rest of the money out of the bank tomorrow.

For the record, they're both Sony products... the KDL-32W5500 Bravia LCD TV and the DAVTZ200 DVD Home Theater System... so, good quality stuff, at least on the face of it... plus I'll be able to use a single remote instead of the three I'm currently using...

Can you tell that I'm either trying to talk myself into it or out of it... in equal measure...

In other news from today, we went to the supermarket, I bought things, Weetbix have changed the size of their 1kg packet, which I'm not pleased about, I bought some "Thomas Rosenthal Group" Santoku knives very cheaply thanks to collecting stickers at Foodland, we went to West Lakes, bought nothing, I was semi haunted by guys in pale chambray shirts and white shorts, as well as guys in dreadlocks... I was happier about the latter than the former.

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3 comments:

Tom said...

Totally understand, I hate spending money on big things. There's always a bit of a feeling that you could have got a better deal, and that you didn't really need whatever it is anyway.

But that passes when the whiz-bang shininess of the new product reveals itself!

Sounds like you might be paying in cold hard notes.... is it the Good Guys who advertise "for cash" deals on tv? Pretty sure it is, so make sure you ask if there's a cash discount. :)

yani said...

Yeah, Good Guys is a place where they do you deals for cash, although I already asked for their "best price"... part of the reason I like going there, I never pay sticker price :)

And yes, I always feel like if I wait a bit longer a better deal will come along, but then I lament not taking the deals that did come along... :P

Victor said...

I purchased the Sony Bravia (but a larger size) last year and am very happy with it.

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