Friday, April 06, 2007

SPF - Holy...

Kristine's assignment this week is Holy. No, that didn't come out right. The assignment itself isn't holy, but we're supposed to find a picture to represent Holy. Does that make sense? Okay.

There are so many directions I could go with this, but here is what I chose.

This is my 42" television. It died. Now, fortunately we bought an extended warranty on it, so I just called up the warranty people. This was four weeks ago. First I had to go through the whole receipt and read all the numbers on it.

"And how much did you pay for the television?"
"Um, $250." It was on clearance. Somebody returned it because it had a problem. Apparently those people never heard of manufacturer's warranties.
"Really? $250?"

So they send somebody out. He says he needs to order a part. But since this is the same part that was bad when we first bought it, he thinks Samsung might replace the television for us. Cool!

Three weeks later, I find out that the part we need is not made anymore. The warranty people are going to have to replace the television. At this point, I'm thinking what if they only give us our $250 back? Or what if they give us a $250 television? So they called on Wednesday with the model number of the tv they are going to send us. It's a Sony, it's 50", and it's REALLY nice.

But then, the woman on the phone says, "Or we can send you a replacement check for $1895."

And that's where the "Holy...!!!" comes in, folks.

They are sending us a check for $1900 (she's rounding up for us). For a tv we paid $250 for. And we've already decided we're going to get a nice multimedia projector instead of a television, so we can have a giant 11' picture if we want to. Those are generally around $1000. What about the rest of the money, you ask? We're going to Disney World! I mean, we were already planning to, but this will help pay for it!

Life lesson - When buying open box or returned merchandise, always, always, ALWAYS buy the extended warranty!


  1. $250? THAT is the HOLY!! How did you get that deal?

    So cool!

  2. HOLY COW! That is AWESOME!

  3. Wow... please don't tell my hubby you got that for $250... we have a 42 inch plasma and it was WAY more than that! What a steal... you are so lucky. Have fun in Disney!


    That is Too awesome. That's what I call excellent customer service.

  5. Ooooooh yeah, take that money and run!

    Happy SPF

  6. OH HELL YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Buy the cute little mickey mouse ears that says, "I BOUGHT THE EXTENDED WARRANTY!!"


    Have fun and YAY YAY YAY!!

  7. Holy wow indeed. You are one lucky chica!!

    Enjoy whatever that cash will getcha!

  8. HOLY is right! That is awesome!

  9. That's so cool! Have fun spending the money!

    I played.

  10. The right story for Holy. Unbelievable and great for you and your family. A new TV or projector and more Money for Disneyland.

    Thanks for your comment about the eggs.

  11. Now that is truly a GREAT use of the word holy!!! That is unreal!! I always buy the replacement warranty on my son's game systems and they have always been a great insurance policy!

    I played as well, so feel free to come by!

    Happy Easter!