How To Buy A Flat Screen TV
Knowing how to buy a flat screen TV can save you a bunch of money and hassle in the long run. Knowing what variables to consider and what you should be paying can make sure you come home with the right television.
- Know your budget. A lot of people go to buy a flat screen TV without making a budget. Write a number down before you go out and do not pay a cent over it. This includes tax or any fees. Make sure you factor this in before you decide to purchase. Especially with luxury items like televisions you can often get excited while buying. Better yet, do not bring your credit card with you when you go to look at flat screen TV's. Decide on what you want, go home and sleep on your decision. If you are still gung ho about it the next day, go ahead and get it.
- Read Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports is an excellent resource for buying flat screen televisions. You can never trust sellers to give you the full scoop. Consumer Reports will give you the full scoop. They will tell you which televisions are worth your money, which are the best at keeping their luster over time and which won't break down the day after the warranty wears out. On top of that, go online and read ratings by people who have bought the television that you may be considering.
- See the television in person. Oftentimes it is cheaper to buy online. However, do not buy a television unless you have seen it in person. Although it may come highly rated, you may not like the contrasts. Or, you may prefer the rendering of sports of a different one. Write down the model number and then look it up online. Most likely they will deliver it to your door without any shipping costs.
Posted on: Apr. 29, 2010