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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Toshiba 40” LCD A Hot Deal


Recently I had a TV dying and decided to upgrade to current technology. I am one of those stubborn souls that feels if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. I am going to live with my low resolution tube TVs until they die. Well considering I won the aforementioned dying TV in 1985 in a sales contest I think it served me well.

Shopping for a TV is an interesting experience. I blogged on my Best Buy experience on February 9th. They would have had a sale except for the surly twit that drove me out of the store. Target had a Magnavox 1080p, 42” that was priced at $699.00 which was a good deal, except they didn’t actually have it in stock. Kmart had a good deal too except they too didn’t have it in stock. Hmm, you can put anything you want on sale for a great price if you don’t actually have to deliver something. I went to a local retailer and they were $200.00 more than my $699.00 target price. I talked to one of the owners and she said she would find me one. I told her she could exceed my targeted price of $699.00 but I didn’t want to pay a two hundred dollar premium to buy locally. I emailed her the next day and she was off but when she did get back to work she told me she would email me some prices that week. I’m still waiting.

The next day I was surfing when I remembered good experiences with Bob and Ron’s World Wide Stereo, a local retailer. Twenty years ago they had treated my then teenage son very well on his sound equipment. I really like buying locally and was pleasantly surprised I didn’t need to pay a premium to do so. I checked their web site and they had the Toshiba 40RV525U on sale for $699.00. I called and they actually had three in stock. I picked it up, set it up and I love it.

There is a Cnet review of the Toshiba here. I set out to buy a 42” and got a 40” but I don’t feel shortchanged. The Toshiba has plenty of connections and I am pleased with it’s performance. I just ordered a 256mb video card and a RAM upgrade for the computer that I have attached. I will let you know how that works out sometime down the road. In the meantime I am enjoying my new toy.


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