Sometimes you can get floor models for a lot cheaper also. If you live in a condo building, some people are always selling TV's and sometimes giving them away.
Now, he is fighting the store and the manufacturer to get their TV repaired. Buyer Beware. Do your research, compare what the salesman tells you, and use good judgment in deciding who is telling the truth. Ask other people if they are satisfied with their purchase.
Go to the Internet and check the list of recalls for TV's. Don't overspend by buying extra equipment you don't need. Check your sales papers for the best price and pick a store you trust and ask them to give you the lowest sale price.
By Coreen Hart
Also, check the internet. Shop around find the better deals from your home. When you make your decision, don't let a salesman change it for you. You know what and how much you want to spend. The salesman wants to add all the little frills which increases his commission.
Also, they will probably ask about an extended warranty. Read the fine print. Know what you are getting into before deciding on the extended warranty if you even want one. Most of the manufacturers are only giving out 1 year warranty on products so maybe an extended warranty is a good thing. But do your shopping first. Know what you want and how much you can afford and don't let the salesperson change your mind.
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How can I buy a nice TV on a very tight budget?
Deb from Terre Haute
It depends whether you want brand new or can take a used one. For new I would recommend Sam's Club or a scratch and dent store. For used try freecycle.... some people can afford to get brand new before the old ones fall apart.
Check out the thrift stores such as the GoodWill or the Salvation Army Store. If you find a TV which is affordable, make sure that you test it out first before you buy it.
Repair shops sometimes sell TVs that people have left and not picked up for the repair fee.
YARD SALES! I bought 3 for 5.00 apiece. I still use them. They were in excellent shape.
With so many people upgrading to flat and plasma screens - many old (perfectly usable) larger televisions will be put out on the curb for the trashman.