Monday, November 12, 2012

I got me a new TV!

As some of you may or may not know, I've been trying to save up for a new television for a little while now due to the fact that my old one, which I got on my 15th birthday and is in fact almost 8 years old, started going on me.

First it was the picture; got duller in sharpness and color, had lines running through the screen and started to flicker. Then it was the VCR (it was a TV/DVD/VCR combo) broke out of nowhere, which made me sad because I liked taping things.

The old gal; she did me proud!

Thankfully it didn't COMPLETELY crap out on me, which gave me plenty of time to start saving up, which I found to be quite easy because I just kept winning gift cards! When I hit $220, I was ready to look around.

Low and behold, I didn't have to look far!

While out with the BF, we stopped at Walmart and decided to check out the televisions, just to see what they had. It was there that I found 'The One.'

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With some more running around (or shall I say driving), figuring if things were in stock, and deciding on what else I needed, I agonized and worried for an hour thought about it carefully and decided to go for it!

Now, I'm NOT that kind of person that just buys something on a whim; I like to research, compare, and bide my time with big purchases like this. That being said, I tend to OVERresearch, OVERcompare, and OVERbide my time to the point where I just don't want anything anymore, which is why I just went for it for a change.

Isn't she gorgeous?!

Along with the television, I bought an inexpensive DVD player and some cables which enable me to hook up my computer to the television and play movies and things through there. How awesome is that!

Aside from the DVD player and cables, how much do you think came out of my pocket for the $260 sum television?

A whopping $40!

Of course having a boyfriend who works at Walmart and gets a discount helped considerably, too ;) Speaking of which, I got an early birthday gift from my sweetie...

He knows me so well! Another Miyazaki film added to the collection ^.^


Rebecca said...

awesome tv way to go getting a good deal as well

XmasDolly said...

That's wonderful sweetie! I'm so happy for you I've een in bed most of the day but what I'm wondering is did I miss your birthday??? Bad Cyber Mommy. I've been so ill lately I'm missing everything. I hurt so bad I can't see straight. Going to bed now I'll feel better tomorrow and write you a note. hugs and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Terra Heck said...

That's awesome! Congrats on getting something you really wanted, and at a great price. I have a decent TV but would love to buy a flat screen one someday.

Colette S said...

We are twins. Sometimes it takes me days, weeks, even years to purchase something! I save up and then research and research and compare and OMG I just about run myself ragged before committing!

I love your little baby! And especially the gadgets to hook up and play through the tv.

Enjoy it honey! I remember saving up and buying my first one!

Jennifer S. said...

NICE! That's a great upgrade!

Krishenkas Treasures said...

Well that is indeed a great deal you got yourself there and Spirited Away is brilliant. I have, I think all of Miyazaki's films. Have you got Princess Mononoke? Enjoyed your post and BF should get an extra big hug for the discount xxx

Liz Mays said...

Whaaaaaaaaaaat? That was a total score! Awesome, awesome, awesome!

Unknown said...

Looking pretty good! And I think you got an amazing deal!