Don’t rent an OLED or TV

Freddy

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Doesn’t workout too bad if my calculations are correct. Someone who is short of cash might benefit from this deal.
 
It turns out to be frightfully expensive. £10.49 per week over 5 years for a 55-inch TV is £2800. And you can buy it outright for £1049. You would expect most people (except gel of course) to keep the TV throughout the 5-year warranty period at least.

I've owned the 50-inch Panasonic plasma for 8 years and 32-inch Samsung TV for 13 years. I would've ended up paying a lot lot more if I decided to go rental route.
 

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It turns out to be frightfully expensive. £10.49 per week over 5 years for a 55-inch TV is £2800. You would expect most people (except gel of course) to keep the TV throughout the 5-year warranty period at least.

I've owned the 50-inch Panasonic plasma for 8 years and 32-inch Samsung TV for 13 years. I would've ended up paying a lot lot more if I decided to go rental route.
You can upgrade each year though (I think). Wouldnt recommend it though just highlighting a potential deal for some.
 
I always wonder who in their right mind is enticed by '50% off for for three months'.
It turns out to be frightfully expensive. £10.49 per week over 5 years for a 55-inch TV is £2800. And you can buy it outright for £1049. You would expect most people (except gel of course) to keep the TV throughout the 5-year warranty period at least.

I've owned the 50-inch Panasonic plasma for 8 years and 32-inch Samsung TV for 13 years. I would've ended up paying a lot lot more if I decided to go rental route.
I think you are quite right but in my experience those that rent are those that have no other option.
They can't afford to buy outright and cannot get a credit card etc.
 
I think you are quite right but in my experience those that rent are those that have no other option.
They can't afford to buy outright and cannot get a credit card etc.
Agree. Although in case of TVs, if people can't afford, it's better to buy a cheap second hand TV rather than renting the latest 2022 OLED. I remember buying my first TV (28-inch JVC) second hand for £40 in 2004.
 
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Agree. Although in case of TVs, if people can't afford, it's better to buy a cheap second hand TV rather than renting the latest 2022 OLED. I remember buying my first TV (28-inch JVC) second hand for £40 in 2004.
You can get one for £3.99 a week although not an OLED TV.
 

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That's a 32-inch refurbished (meaning used) TV. Minimum 12 months commitment. So you pay £208 for a used TV, when you can buy a 32-inch TV brand new for £199 and keep it forever. Or buy a used 32-inch TV for a lot less.
That’s true.
 

Friesiansam

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I just remembered, back in 1994 I rented a TV from Granada, in Wells, Somerset, intending to keep it for a year or so. A few months later I won a TV in a draw at work.

I went to the hire shop to ask them to take their TV back but, the staff just didn't seem to believe me and refused to do anything about it. I went home, put the TV in my car and around half an hour later, I went back in to the hire shop and parked the TV in the middle of the shop floor. Never heard anything more from them.
 
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