This is way off topic but it does pertain to my life. We bought our TV in Feb of 2009 for like $1,200 at Best Buy. It’s served us well since then but has been developing problems.
The problems revolve around these thick black bands that run vertically across the screen. They are very obvious on lighter color screens.
Anyways, we have a service/replacement plan that will cover the repair/replacement of our TV. Geek Squad will be arriving this afternoon to deliver a diagnosis and let me know what we are dealing with.
I’m pretty excited because I think it will need to be replaced and we will get that value of what we paid for the TV in store credit.
I was looking yesterday and for the same price, we are looking at a 60 inch TV by today’s standards. That’s so friggin awesome. I’ve wanted a new TV for awhile and now I may be able to get one at no cost.
I realize that in reality and considering what we have going on in our lives, this shouldn’t be a big deal. However, sometimes it’s nice to be able to do something like this and feel like any other family for a change. Sometimes there is a need for normalcy.
What’s this going to hurt?
This is the very reason we had the service plan in the first place. It’s not my fault the TV is going bad and I shouldn’t feel guilty about using the plan to get it fixed or replaced. Best case scenario, we get in store credit. We can’t exactly pay the bills with that.
I’ve decided that I’m going to remain excited and guilt free.