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"We need a new TV"

April 17th, 2015 at 01:05 am

Dh's words, not mine. He told me this last night after he realised that the volume had stopped working on our bedroom tv. It's over seven years old, I had it when I lived at home.

I told him we would have to save up for one, we could possibly have one in time for his birthday in September. I'm saving up for our photo shoot first, so that takes me to June. I said we could save 50/month. I looked online and a lot of them seem to be about 150+, if he wants the same size, that is. Dh thinks we could only afford to save 5/month.

The other option would be using one of our catalogues. I don't want to because I will be getting a mattress for SG's bed soon since it didn't work out getting one from my cash flow a while ago.

If we actually do save up for this, it will be the first household item that we've paid cash for - all the others were ordered from our catalogues/given to us when we moved in almost three years ago.

10 Responses to “"We need a new TV"”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I say save up for it. It'll make you feel like a million bucks to pay cash! (Or maybe for you, a million pounds!) Smile

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Yes, if you can stand lower volume for awhile longer, I'd attempt to save up.

  3. crazyliblady Says:

    One possible question might be "do you need a tv in the bedroom?" if you already have one in another room that works for your needs. I agree with CB, though, to save up for it. Credit card interest is terrible.

  4. snafu Says:

    How many hours per week does DH watch TV in bedrm? Since the current TV is older technology, I wonder if DH would be ok with an older type TV as opposed to flat screen, high performance TV. In our community people are selling or just giving away smaller sized TVs as they are buying giant screen, flat screen TVs to hang on walls a job.' I often miss my targets but I keep trying. Over time I realized that having a plan reduced impulse spending. I find a lot of impulse purchases end up being poor choices that disappoint or that I regret later. It's better to have positive self talk - 'made a plan and stuck to it, yippee.'

  5. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Save up and buy it from Groupon.check out the TV deals there

  6. Ima saver Says:

    I agree, you should save up. If it makes you feel any better, we are still using a tv that we had when we lived in Florida, 30 years ago. The tv in our bedroom is quite old and has a bad picture. I plan to save for a new one.

  7. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I hope you can save up for it too! That way, once it's bought, that's it, that's the end of it. All you have to do now is enjoy your new TV.

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm with the others - I think you and maybe DH too will enjoy the new TV much more if you've paid for it in cash. Big Grin

  9. snafu Says:

    Sorry, computer is contracting sentences and words have disappeared! I'm beyond frustration and can't figure out what causes these messes.
    I was trying to say...with new income as a result of returning to the workforce, I hope you make a plan. I suggest giving every dollar a 'job.' I find that reduces impulse purchases which are often disappointing in the long run.

  10. Kiki Says:

    Does it have to be brand new? You might find one on a facebook or craigslist page for much cheaper or even free

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