When free stuff is a bit too much
A week ago, I responded to a Freecycle ad that was giving away a 37″ Sony Trinitron XBR TV. It needed a new circuit board, which should only cost a couple hundred dollars to replace. Since I’m constantly wanting a bigger TV, I saw this as a good opportunity to save money by spending a little.
We went to the giver’s house to check out the TV. It was huge. I can carry our 27″ Panasonic just fine, but this 37″ Sony had to weigh close to 300lbs, and the husband couldn’t help as he recently injured himself. We couldn’t carry it out that day, but promised to come back with help the next day.
Well, thinking about it overnight, Stacie thought that it was just too big to move around in our house, and when we upgrade our TV, we’ll get a nice light flat screen that we don’t have to fix first. I grudgingly agreed and replied back to the giver that we’ll have to pass this time.
Sigh, I coulda had picture-in-picture and HD. Oh well, sometime when we don’t have debt I guess…
And you can never “save money” when you’re spending it. The two concepts are incompatible.