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Busy Weekend

May 31st, 2010 at 03:16 am

Saturday morning, DH and I went to my bank to deposit couple of check both were stock dividends. The line was as always in that bank. After we went to another bank to open a new joint account, finally there is a bank is Australia that offer no monthly fees for a classic saving account. Never in my life have I encounter one. The process of opening one didnít take that long at all, but the waiting to see the lady took over half an hour. The guy before us took FOREVER! He wonít stop talking to her about goodness what, and she obviously didnít want to be rude to him. Hopefully, by July I wonít have to pay anymore bank fee.

Saturday afternoon, we went to Aldi to get milk, eggs and bread then we went to another shop to get fruits and vegetables. We got something for DHís new hobby, it cost couple hundred dollars and it will be his early b-day, xmas gift, etc for this year. We also went window shopping...

Sunday, we decided to get a new TV, I know crazy right? I donít think Iíve ever mentioned here that we been wanting to get a decent tv for more than 5 years now. The last tv set we got was worth $150, it was a no name brand, 20inch CRT tv (no fancy thing like widescreen or digital). Because it's not widescreen we cannot see some of the stuff that's on tv. Also in Australia everything is going to be in digital soon, so the old tv will not work unless you have set top box to convert it. And the one we got before that was a 2nd hand one worth $100, I think it was probably made in the 80ís. So, in the last 5years or so weíve thought about getting a good 21st century TV. We both didnít like the LCDs and Plasma because of how much electricity it uses. Few years ago I read about LED which is more energy efficient. So we waited and waited and waited because we also were not going to buy it until the price is right for us. Well, anyway on Sunday I guess everything aligned for us. We managed to negotiate the price down by quite a bit and we also got some extra free stuff with it. We are both very happy with our purchase.

5 Responses to “Busy Weekend”

  1. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    Well done on the TV negotiation ! :-)

  2. whitestripe Says:

    plasmas are so cheap now, and lcd's are coming down in price because of the new LED's. We're in the same boat as you guys were, our TV is one of the 'tube' ones, it's about 10-15 years old Big Grin I believe the AV wires are pushed in with pieces of cardboard to make them work Big Grin I'd love to get an LED but we're settling for the LCD one, there are many with 5 star ratings now which is exciting.

  3. Shiela Says:

    What we got is actually the 3D LED LCD and it can access the internet, which is really good coz I watch a lot of shows online. Now I can watch it on the big screen. The star rating for it is more than 5 star. It also comes with a free 3D BluRay player and 4 pairs of the 3D glasses. We thought we should just go for the latest thing now rather than trying to upgrade in couple of years time.

  4. whitestripe Says:

    good choice Smile it must be a 6 star then because i think that's all they go up to. we're not into the 3D tv's so thankfully it's not something we have to think about.

  5. Shiela Says:

    We didn't really get it for the 3D tv but because the price was so good we thought may as. It wasn't that much compare to the regular LED tv. And the free Bluray player it just seal the deal for us. By the way, you don't have watch the shows on 3D if you don't want to, it's just an option you have with it. Otherwise is a normal TV.

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