Have any of y’all gone out and tried to purchase a TV lately?
I hadn’t up til now, so I had no idea what I was getting myself into. We’d recently decided that it was time for us to replace our current TV, as we bought her back in 1986. She’s run perfectly entire time since, and is by far best TV that I’ve ever owned.
Times change, though, and I came to realize that my TV has some marked limitations. It doesn’t have enough memory to play all of channels currently offered by my cable provider, and speaker on it is really tiny. If I played an Elvis or BTO video I had to jack up sound as loudly as I could, but if I got it too loud distortion would make songs unintelligible. It was a true dilemma, plus, add in fact that screen was relatively small, and it all pointed towards my need for a new one.
I proceeded to gird my loins for battle, as I despise shopping about as much as I would a beets flavored ICEE. I can’t even tell y’all where most of major shopping outlets are around Macon, and I aim to keep it that way. The only thing worse than shopping is to have to eat low calorie foods, and since I’ve just finished three chili dogs, I’ll keep this week’s discussion focused on shopping.
After doing some research, I decided to shop at three major area television retailers, and one relatively small one. Thus decided, I promptly got in my car and started making rounds.
My first stop was at a large retail discount store, one that everyone knows, and I figured they’d surely have what I wanted. I went inside, and first thing I discovered was that store was huge, as you could buy anything from food to gasoline there. I was as lost as one person could be, and I silently cursed retail gods for allowing such monstrosities to exist. After asking several clerks where TVs were and getting nada answers, I just happened to see some monitors hanging on a wall in back of store. I immediately went back there, and saw that there were dozens of TVs, in all kinds of sizes, shapes, and configurations.
I‘m not kidding, there were big screen TVs, plasma TVs, TV/DVD/VCR combos, wide screen TVs, high definition TVs, wall mounted TVs, projection TVs, home theatre TVs, and that‘s just naming a few. How can you possibly decide which is best? Determined to find one right for me, I slogged my way through lots of sets, checking out their features and prices. I actually found one that I liked, a thirty-inch wide screen TV with stereo surround sound and high definition capabilities. When I asked clerk about purchasing one, he told me that store was all out as they’d had ten of them til about a week ago, but decided to ship them all back to their warehouse. Strangely enough, clerk then told me they’d had two customer requests for them in past couple of days. Go figure.