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Thinking of renting a TV

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by rossyl, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. rossyl

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    Looking to spend £40 a month max for 6 months, and nothing less than 32" on an LCD.

    Any tips...I've looked at
    http://www.martindawes.com/
    http://www.rmtv.co.uk/

    Don't seem to be any others.

    I'm thinking of doing this on the basis that the £240 I will spend will be recovered when i buy a Hi-Def LCD TV next year. I think that prices will drop generally. Therefore, taking into account the £240 I am spending now, I will pay the same amount or less next year and get a better TV.

    I think much of the technology out now is brand-spanking new and hence the price is high. Plasma's for example have dropped in price over the past two years, and LCD's increased in size and dropped in price over the past year.

    OPINIONS....?

    Thanks

    Ross
     
  2. igauk

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    Well, you forgot Boxclever (www.boxclever.co.uk) formed out of the ashes of Radio Rentals and Granada.

    Not sure about your logic. Rent for six months = £240, so if prices fall £300 in six months, you'll have saved £60. If prices only fall £150, you'll have spent an extra £90 compared to just buying the TV six months ago.

    Of course you could just rent the TV full stop, upgrade when you want or the technology changes and get it fixed or changed if it breaks down for free. I doubt you'll be able to rent just for six months though, when I worked for Radio Rentals the standard contract was usually 12 or 18 months. Rent for a shorter period and you tend to have a restricted choice and higher payments.
     
  3. domtheone

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    Blimey

    You know I considered this once but things have moved on since the time of £9.99 a month for a half dcent telly from Radio Rentals way back in the early 90's??:eek:

    £60 a month for a decent, say 32" LCD.

    Outrageous :nono:
     
  4. akki007

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    Surely nobody rents a TV anymore, surely! Just buy a 20" LCD for now if you want to wait for better tech in the future.

    Renting = chucking your cash in the bin.
     
  5. GrahamC

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    I thought that there were also min rental terms as well probably 12-18 months. :thumbsdow
     
  6. getdownmonkeyma

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    Rental agreements usually tie you in for a minimum of twelve months.

    I looked at renting a Sharp 32GAs, but at £95 per month I said no thanks!.
     

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