I was doing my part for the economy, by buying a new TV from Amazon.com
for myself. TV's have gotten really cheap, compared to just a few years
ago: a 19" Vizio LED LCD 720P, made primarily for bedrooms and kitchens
only costs $128. I paid $250 for a 15" TV about 4 or 5 years ago, and
the picture is not very good at all, compared to the CRT TV it replaced.
Anyways, when I went to check out, it showed a $50 gift card credit,
with the explanation that if I signed up for an Amazon Rewards Visa
card, I would get an instant $50 gift card.
That made my $128 TV cost only $78. It took less than 5 minutes from
start to finish. For $50, I will go to a little extra trouble to pay an
extra bill this month.
I use my 'little' TV quite a lot, and I have never been very pleased
with the one I have been using. Reviews of the Vizio have been very
good, especially given it's price point, which used to be $150, last
With the Cyber Monday discount, and the $50 gift card, I got it for almost exactly HALF that price. Hard to beat.
When it was really hot in the summer, I got in the habit of watching my
small TV much more, because my 32" Vizio with the stereo amplifier put out a very noticible amount of heat.
Now, I watch my smaller TV much more than the 'main' one, which is what led me to buy a better TV.
I'm really looking froward to a bigger, brighter TV set.