The best time to be in the television sales business is around Super Bowl. Next to Christmas, this is the one time of year where big screen TV sales go through the roof. Everyone wants to get the perfect screen for the big game. Thanks to the drop in prices, you could land a 55-inch flatscreen for around $600. If this is the first time you’ve shopped for a television in awhile then you’re going to discover the only TV you can get is a flatscreen. That’s probably for the best as these will take up the least amount of space and deliver the highest quality picture.
Old TV set.
You might be tempted to plunk down some extra bucks for a 3-D TV but you’re probably better off waiting. There isn’t a lot of programming available in 3-D beyond a bunch of Blu-Ray movies. While the technology is good for 3-D, it is actually getting better with every design cycle. You’re better off holding onto your money. If you want to spend extra, spend for a bigger screen. After all, you’ll be spending a lot of time in the coming years in front of this TV, so make it count.
A decent car should last you from five to six years. A mattress for eight years. This is about the same length of time that your major kitchen appliances like stoves, washers, dryers and refrigerators should last as well. This means that when it is time to replace those appliances, you might consider “splurging.” Digging deep into your savings to come up with those extra couple of hundred dollars can make all the difference when it comes to the longevity of that appliance.
Consider your fridge. It might be the most expensive appliance in your kitchen. It also happens to be the one appliance that is constantly running. You never turn your refrigerator off. That means it should be of high quality from a dependable manufacturer. You can probably pick up a used fridge on the cheap. Of course, you’ll just end up buying a new icebox when that antique goes up in a couple of months. Also, if you’re planning on adding to the family any time soon, you might find that you’ll quickly outgrow your old fridge.