To get an all-in-one, or decrease the odds of something failing and taking everything else out….
Decisions, decisions. Always tough, when it comes to me spending my money on something my subconcious is tempted to label as “frivolous”. To wit, I’m buying a new TV, DVD player and VCR. Or I’m buying a combo deal, where I get a TV/DVD/VCR all in one. After moving twice in one year, I tempted to go with an all-in-one (less to pack up again, for one thing,) except for the seductive cry of “Something will break! Something will breeeak…” The money’s not helping either, since I’m able to find combo deals that come out to about the same money as buying them all separately.
On top of that, like I said my subconcious tends to label most expensive entertainment equipment as “frivolous” and demands to pay absurdly low prices for them. (Same tends to go for computer equipment as well, which is why I have mostly older computer equipment. Which is fine, as long as I have my lovely, lovely PowerBook.) Most vendors aren’t down with this approach to shopping, so I generally don’t get stuff that I can’t justify to myself. This is why I don’t have an iPod. Or a G4. Or a gigantic plasma screen. OK, the last is because if I had $7,000 to spare, it’d go towards paying off the car or the downpayment on a house. On the other hand, I had no problem whipping out the charge card to pay $350 to get my PowerBook’s LCD screen fixed after it got smashed last month.
Current frontrunner to “I want to be Flounder’s next TV!”: Emerson 27-inch TV/VCR/DVD Player Combo – $357.00
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