Friday, 16 October 2009

TV envy...

Around a week ago our main TV went wrong - not worth fixing (it was one of the old, fat ones), so we resurrected an old portable to use until we could sort out a permanent replacement.

I want to get a reasonably sized LCD - nothing massive, just something that is good to watch that will work well with the Wii. Don't really want something the size of a cinema screen...

The kids have added the idea that we could also get a new PC and hook it up to the TV, allowing us to play things like Sims 3. Of course, the PC could also be used to play DVDs and music CDs... They are also angling for something a bit bigger than I am thinking of...

But now I have to decide what to buy, where and when!

What is going to happen to prices as Christmas approaches? Should I buy now or hold on until the Pre-Christmas Sales kick in? LED TVs are starting to appear, so will LCD suddenly get even cheaper? I hate it when I buy something only to see the price fall through the floor a week later...

We will see...

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Looking forward to Sunday, as I am taking the kids and some of their friends to play Laser Tag. Great fun - like paintball but without the mess and pain...

Have a great weekend!

3 comments:

terri said...

That's a tough call on the t.v. Prices may fall as Christmas approaches, but supply may be lower then too. Good luck, whatever you decide to do.

I bought a pair of shoes two weeks ago. Saw the same ones yesterday for half of what I paid. Even a drop in price on a purchase so small as a pair of shoes really bugs me!

Have fun at laser tag! That's what Jake does at his job... he's the laser tag guy. Loves it! He's always trying to get me to come in and play. Mark has, but I haven't... yet.

agg79 said...

Tough call. Buy now when you can shop for deals and enjoy your new toy with the family or wait until Christmas and see what bargains are to be had. Don't know you your stores are, but around here, the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) is when everything goes on sale and all the stores put out some serious bargains. Some people wait until then to get all of their Christmas shopping done.

We are waiting to pay off some bills before I will get a new LCD tv. Of course, our networks have switched over Digital which means all old sets not longer work without either cable or a converter box. Good luck and shop large.

Laser tag is a blast. Where else can you shoot up everybody and act like a kid?

morethananelectrician said...

My wife is the master at these type of purchases...incredible timing. Patience is always the key to semi-large purchases and I don't feel it worth all of the trouble...so she is in change of this portion of our lives.