Is your TV on the blink and no longer covered by warranty? Thinking of junking it and getting a new CRT, plasma or LCD TV? There are a number of reasons you may want to consider having it repaired instead of thrown away. And since getting a new one means hard-earned money out of your pockets, checking out those reasons may turn out to be worth your while.
Whatever type your current TV is, having it repaired might be a better idea because of the following reasons:
1. Getting that new Plasma or LCD TV is likely to be more expensive than having your broken one repaired. Depending on what’s wrong with it, it may be more practical to have it looked at first to see what’s wrong. You can either bring it to the manufacturer’s service center for some diagnostics (which may entail some costs), or you could troubleshoot it yourself! Information about CRT TV Repair, Plasma TV Repair or LCD TV Repair is readily available from the internet. You can get this information then find out what’s wrong with your TV using a few simple steps and tools then decide whether to have it repaired or replaced.
2. Televisions have components that contain stuff like heavy metals and chemicals that may be harmful to the environment. Having it repaired and keeping it means it doesn’t go out there to do its damage to mother Earth. Zero garbage is the wave of the future!
3. There is a market out there for used or refurbished TV. If you really wish to go get a new one, one option is to have your current one repaired or refurbished so you can sell it. You save some money and help keep more trash from the environment. See number 2.
4. Diagnosing it and perhaps repairing it yourself means you have just acquired a very useful skill! You may pursue it as a hobby or seriously as an alternative source of income. Either way you win.
Getting a new TV isn’t always the best solution when you encounter problems with your current one. I believe the preceding 4 reasons are good enough justification for going the repair route when the costs justify it.
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