Anyone else have big unexpected expenses arise AFTER the major purchase of HT Gear??

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  1. William Ward

    William Ward Supporting Actor

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    I've been cursed by this for two years. First, after I got my 1st DVD player(Aug '99) I had my car engine break down and I had to pay out the wazoo to fix it. Then, when I got my center channel speaker(June 2000) I had a large dental bill to pay. Finally I just purchased my widescreen TV and have had to pay $450 to replace the tires, change the transmission fluid, get a battery replaced. Now the alternator goes bad on the same darned car and I'm really ticked off. It takes me forever to get back to even after springing for new gear because crap comes up two to three weeks later that wasn't expected.
    Good thing my HT is pretty much complete.... [​IMG]
    Anyone else have this problem???
    PS: I also have to replace a wheel on my wife's car which could be upwards of $100...... ARGH!!!!!!
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  2. Steve Schick

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    quote: Finally I just purchased my widescreen TV and have had to pay $450 to replace the tires, change the transmission fluid, get a battery replaced. [/quote]
    You would think these would be covered under warranty?
    Well...they just don't make TV's like they used to.
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    [Edited last by Steve Schick on September 10, 2001 at 08:57 AM]
     
  3. KyleS

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    Damn Steve now that was funny [​IMG]
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  4. KeithH

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    Steve, that is a riot. [​IMG]
    My unexpected purchases tend to be new A/V gear, either upgrades or additions. I can't count how many times I have said, "O.K., now I'm done." [​IMG]
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  5. Bill Slack

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    Yeah, I ended having to buy close to 500 movies!
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  6. BryanZ

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    Steve,
    Your comment was completely and totally ....
    priceless. [​IMG]
     
  7. Brent Cantrell

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    Ugh. I hate this topic. I just finished paying for my VSX-39, and my wife just called to say the Jeep has puked it's coolant all over the garage floor at her office. Ugh. Ick. This comes a week after my Harley chewed all the teeth off the clutch hub.....anyone want to buy my life?
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  8. Mark Dubbelboer

    Mark Dubbelboer Screenwriter

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    How about all those dvds you ended up buying after the first dvd player?
    idk about you guys but there was some major cash flowing out of my wallet after that monumentous day.
     
  9. Burke Strickland

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    Sometimes even just thinking about an upgrade can have costly effects. This past February, I went to an HT dealer to look at a pre/pro that I was seriously considering for my HT, and less than 10 minutes after pulling out of that store's parking lot, the front end my car was ripped off by another vehicle that ran a red light.
    Fortunately, I was not seriously hurt. But even though the other guy's insurance supposedly covered all the damage, the aftermath of the incident still ended up costing me nearly a grand ($1,000). However, when I did end up buying the pre/pro a few months later, that is about how much I got off the list price, which had been quoted as the sales price on my first visit. So in the greater scheme of things, I came out about even, I guess. :>)
    Burke
    [Edited last by Burke Strickland on September 10, 2001 at 05:49 PM]
     
  10. Philip Hamm

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    Well, my recent acquisition (sp?) of a DVD-A player highlighted my need for an Outlaw ICBM.... Does that count? [​IMG] I can't wait!
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  11. AaronNWilson

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    Isn't this the thing they were talking about in Fight Club? You know where your posessions start to own YOU. [​IMG]
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