Friday, May 18, 2018

Purchased 65 Inch Display Model TV At Walmart $ 224

This snow should be gone. Hill behind my house.


  I tried to get by with the postage stamp TV but broke down and went looking for a smart TV the same size as the LCD TV that failed. Due to cookies or whatever, Walmart sent us an email about a smart TV on sale. I had a Doc appointment and banking to do near there, so I went in. They do not sell the TV that was in the email, in Alaska. So after I got a manager to explain my options, he said if you are willing to take a display model with only a 90-day warranty and no box, he could give me a great deal on a Phillips 65 inch smart TV. He typed the TV info into a tablet and acted stunned to see the price $ 224. It printed out a new sale price label and he placed it on the TV.  They even carried it out and put it in my old van.

 After getting it on the TV stand at home, I realized it was a lot bigger than the one that failed. The picture is fantastic and it was easy to get connected to my router.  It would be easy to be a couch potato with this setup.


Leaves have not filled out yet and are yellow-green


  Today was paying house insurance which is now $ 1688 for a year. I was told that home building inflation was the reason for the new higher cost. Grrr. Then I had insurance swapped from the Florida car to the Alaska van like I do each year. That is just one of those snowbird things.

Update 5-30-18: Paid Ak home tax $ 3033, Fl Cabana insurance $ 1463. Paid Ak gas & elect for a year.


 It was a drizzly high 40s kind of day. I do have yard work to do but will wait for the mosquitos to hatch. That will make it even more fun.

6 comments:

  1. We purchased their 50-inch smart TV last winter. Nice picture, but sound was terrible. Speakers aim at the floor. We ended up buying a sound bar which made all the difference. Later, reading online reviews, others were unhappy with the sound also.

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    1. Thanks for commenting. I checked and yes the sound comes out the bottom on each side. So far I am happy with the sound as it appears to come out of the center of the screen. My stand provides good reflection and I am watching a youtube video with the volume set at 15. I am very happy with the sound so far but I do have an amp and Bose 901s that could be used to blow me out of my chair.

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  2. Just think... back in the 60's when the Quasar console model television was new it cost half a month's paycheck - that is if your father was convinced it was needed. Now you can buy a 65" smart TV for $224.

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  3. Not so sure things are better just because they cost less now. The 60's were a much better time in many ways. This TV was one of those you see playing a video in a store to compare picture etc. The price was right at $ 700 if they had one to sell. I guess they were not going to sell any more of this model. I also do not know how many thousands of hours it has played. If it dies in 90 days I get my money back. On this wet chilly day I have exceeded the 5 hours which is max set by some gov agency for watching TV. It is kinda large for the way I have the room set up. Way better than that 27 inch I tried to watch though.

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  4. I knew you'd be out TV shopping in no time. Hope it out lasts its 90 day warranty. That's about what our home insurance was on a rental house we had in Virginia. Doesn't sound bad to me. Well I was really envying you being in Alaska until you mentioned mosquitoes.

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    1. I have not encountered a flying insect yet. They usually pop out about 4 days after a rain if it is warm enough. So I do expect to get bit sometime this week and most of the Summer.

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