Today our father finally decided to buy the family a new TV, as he heard that SM had a sale for the weekend. So, with three of us in tow (me, my sister, and our cousin), we headed down to the Mall of Asia, and take a look at what models were available at the mall’s appliance center. Once we got there though, we were bemused to find out that, no, there wasn’t any current store-wide sale, but specific LED/LCDs models by certain manufacturers did have minor discounts or deals associated with them.
I didn’t really care much about the specific model, as the TV was going into my sister’s room anyway, so whenever my father gave me an imploring look (as if I was the most tech-savvy member of the family) I just gave a bored expression in return. Plus there’s the fact that, well, he was going to pay for it anyway; his money, his decision.
After ten-odd minutes wandering around the different models on display, he eventually settled on one of those buy one-get-another deals, in this case the main purchase was a 32-inch LED from LG that seemed to have most of the newer functions (up to and including being able to play MKVs and AVIs straight from a USB) except the ability to pick up wireless signals and play videos straight from the internet, while the bonus unit was a slightly-smaller LCD with some of the same functionality. Both, by the way, could be used as PC monitors if anyone wanted to. Seemingly happy with his choice, he disappeared for a bit to withdraw some money from an ATM, while me and my sisters had the units tested. With everything seemingly in order, my father went to the counter to pay for the new acquisitions, while the three of us waited for the units to be boxed and prepped for transport.
There was a promo in the store, where the buyer got a ticket for every thousand spent in the purchase, so while the store clerks were tying up the TV boxes (which I might add were very wide, but not thick) we divvied up the tickets among us to fill out. While I was a little dubious at the prospect of winning more stuff after buying already-expensive high-end appliances, it didn’t hurt to try anyway.
Once the packaging was done, my father and cousin carried out the boxes between them (said cousin carrying the smaller TV in his left hand while the two of them shared the load of the bigger one), while us girls dropped off the tickets as we left the store. From there it was a relatively short walk to the taxi stop, then it was straight home from there.
One would think we’d have the two TVs set-up as soon as we got home, but apparently tatay didn’t think things that far ahead. Why did I say this? Well, once the bigger TV was taken up to my sister’s room, we soon found that the darned thing won’t fit on the stand where our older TV had sat for fifteen-odd years. Oops. I expect some awkward moving around of stuff tomorrow, and me having to step in and do the initial set-up for both TVs too.
*sigh* Oh well, it’s not like I have classes tomorrow, since it’s a free day set aside for research and writing. Still, I’d have liked to actually be able to use the day for that, instead of tinkering with newfangled TV controls.