Things were simple when I lived in a small apartment. I could talk about anything without thinking too much. I was obviously (visibly) poor. So, if I save money and buy an expensive guitar, it was cute. I didn’t offend anyone.
Now that I have a house, my pictures create an illusion of being rich. I worry about that.
I did receive an email saying "Are you a millionaire?" this person stated that I buy whatever I see at Costco without thinking. So… I’ll have to be careful and see how it goes.
With that, here we go..
I had to buy a bigger TV. I have a 32" TV but it’s too small for this house. I used to watch TV from 5 – 8 feet away from the TV. Now I watch TV from 8 – 18 feet distant. I had to get up and walk closer to the TV so I can read scores, captions, and program descriptions. Additionally, my vision is not as good as 10-20 years ago. Older folks should know what I’m talking about.
A bigger TV was on my shopping list for last 3 months. This was not an impulse buy. I enjoy watching television every day, and I put high priority on TV. This was something I absolutely wanted.
* Some non-TV watchers tend to look down upon TV watchers, as if they are suprior human beings. I have things to say about those people, but I will not. 🙂
Anyway, I’ve been checking Costco website every day for a good deal on big screen TV.
On Monday, I finally found a 55" Samsung TV with $700 instant rebate. So, I bought the TV the next day (Tuesday). When I went back to Costco 2 days after, these TVs were sold out. (They were also sold out from Costco.com a week later).
This is a Christmas gift from me to me. Picture quality is amazing. I am loving it. Costco guy was helpful with my decision making process. I did comparison shop online. There were other online stores with similar prices. But, Costco was the best deal. Costco has the best return policy. I even picked it up the same day.
FYI: it has estimated yearly energy cost of $11 (year).