September 5, 2006

big ones

You know those scams where you fill out credit card offers and give someone your kidney and they give a trip to Hawaii? Lauren and I signed up for one. It took us several months and about $150, but we were finally set to receive our forty inch plasma TV we were promised.

Except…

We got a letter stating that the TVs were discontinued, and that they would be sending us cash instead. After quite a bit of research, we decided that the original TV did not fit our needs anyway, and instead bought this 62″ Toshiba:

thems big uns

Total out of pocket cost including all the offers and getting the TV to our house ended up being just over $200.

No, you cannot move in with us ;- ).

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  1. is that TV so big that you had to use TWO tv stands?
    I hate you.

    Comment by Kelcium — September 5, 2006 @ 8:34 am

  2. OMG, you HAD to get the TV now, NOT a year EARLIER! :-(

    So what’s the trade off? A telemarketer calling every 5 minutes? A mailbox full of junk mail
    everyday? Your SOUL?

    Comment by Byron — September 16, 2006 @ 12:18 pm

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