Friday, January 23, 2009

The Tale of our Television…a story about the economy we live in

About 5-6 months ago (before the collapse of Wall Street), when things were only “pretty bad”, we decided to buy a new television. Okay, we didn’t decide, our old television did. Anyway, we went to Circuit City and bought a 40 inch television. The brand name was Polaroid, who was filing for bankruptcy at the time, hence why it was a little cheaper. No problem, we have a service contract and warranty (and my feeling on things like Televisions/DVD players—as long as it’s a brand that you have heard of—its all the same stuff). So, New Years Day—the television blew up—sparks and everything. Calling Circuit City, they said they would have a repair guy (a subcontractor) come out and pick it up. A week later, we called and the repair man said that he was waiting for a part.

Today he called. Well, Polaroid is gone. Circuit City is shutting down. The part to repair the television is not forthcoming. The repair man said that we will be getting a refund. I am not sure from whom, but they assured us that we will get a refund. Because Circuit City will not do exchanges. Because like almost every company in the U.S.—they are going out of business or in trouble.

Once we get our money back, I guess we will go to one of the few stores that is doing well right now---Target or Walmart.

5 comments:

Kate said...

What a story! It's like a perfect storm of bankruptcy! We were at Wal-Mart and they have some good prices on HD 1080p TVs.

Cibele said...

OMG!!! I am so sorry

Another Dreamer said...

Ungh. I'm sorry for that. I am so sick of seeing stores close, it really hits the entire local areas hard. Not to mention each individual that gets hit upside the head with it.

Rachel said...

What a hassle. The picture on my TV is turing all weird shades of green and pink, so I know the end is near. I think I'll play it safe and buy it at Walmart or Target...but not until I absolutely have to...this one is going to limp along as long as possible, green faces and all.

~Jess said...

Our TV died as well. We had ordered one from BJs, but canceled it and got it from Walmart. That way if there is a problem we know they'll be there.

Hopefully you get your money soon.

Past Times

As we deal with new normals, each of us have our new "past times". After looking for employment, I spend my days running errands...