September 13, 2004

Major Durable Good Purchased

WE ARE NOW the proud owners of a new 24-inch SONY FD-Trinitron Flat Screen Television, with Vivid Color and Surround Sound and a screen that allows one to watch movies without straining one's eyes. It is the first new television we have had in ten years, and it is a considerable upgrade from our box-like 13-inch RCA model.

We can say with authority that this television was worth the $319.99 we paid for it this past Saturday. In retrospect, given the awful result of the Michigan-Notre Dame game -- there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth -- we probably ought have waited until this week to buy the thing.

Besides, it would have given the electronics firms time to prepare for the inevitable. After all, if we bought such a good, it is a clear sign the market is saturated to the point of absurdity, and the companies which produce said goods are going to see their shares revert to the mean something fierce. Still, we look forward to seeing how televisions will have improved in 2014 -- when we buy the next one.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at September 13, 2004 05:59 PM | TrackBack

What's next? Broadband? *gasp*

Posted by: Jesse at September 13, 2004 11:01 PM

Wow, that's a good deal.

Posted by: davie d at September 14, 2004 10:11 AM

Sure. Buy the TV I tried to get you to buy AFTER I leave. Jeez.

Posted by: simon from jersey at September 15, 2004 10:01 AM

You know, you're right, Simon -- that WAS the TV you had suggested I buy! Well, I agree it was dumb of me to buy AFTER you came up ... I sure as hell could have used a second person to drag the thing home.

Posted by: Benjamin Kepple at September 15, 2004 08:49 PM