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Big ex rental TV sale @ Martin Dawes

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Martin Dawes are having another ex rental TV sale on at their Warrington store ( the one by Ikea).

We drove by and turned around, left with a 40" Finlux Full HD (£150), a 26" Sanyo HD (£50) and 3 glass 3 tier stands (£10 each) for £210 (2 stands free)

Yes they are ex rental, and yes they have no warranty, but our last one from their sale is still going strong 20 months after purchase.

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    snoop76
    You can still rent TVs?
    Have I gone back in time 10 years?
    araggedtiger
    How can they justify charging £24.99 a month for a 42" tv.

    You can buy a good one for under £400.
    martroy
    I'm afraid the working classes still have to pay for thing on the " drip ".
    tyrannosauRoss
    araggedtiger
    How can they justify charging £24.99 a month for a 42" tv.

    You can buy a good one for under £400.


    Not everyone can afford £400. Not everyone can save £400 in a decent amount of time. They can't even afford credit. As such in a world of must haves and consumerism they are left with having to rent it or worse, buy from bright house.

    Edited By: tyrannosauRoss on Apr 01, 2012 12:45
    stamfordblue
    Renting is a waste of money imo.Especially for something like this.
    You'd be better off buying something secondhand, and getting a warranty on it if you can't afford £400.



    Edited By: stamfordblue on Apr 01, 2012 12:48
    araggedtiger
    if you can afford to pay £24.99 rent on a tv you must be able to either save or buy one.

    Plenty of 9 months 0% deals
    mikerr
    snoop76
    You can still rent TVs?
    Have I gone back in time 10 years?

    Actually it would be a good idea for Sky or Virgin Media to rent TVs
    - already paying £50 or whatever per month to them for TV channels, just add a tenner for a TV.
    leedale30
    When I needed a 42'' TV I got a local loan shark to lend me the money. I missed some of the payments and he killed my wife. Now I can watch the football without being nagged. Much better than renting IMO.
    Mada06
    whatsThePoint
    makes more sense than buying if you want the latest tech each year


    I don't see how this is better in the long run.
    gordon999
    i think martin dawes need to rethink their tv rentals
    stevo25
    why a rethink? if there is a market to support them why not? we are savvy are others are not or maybe don't want to be. People have the choice
    far-queue
    I just clicked on deals in the North tab and found this......I am amazed at some of the comments! eg get 0% ....save up...buy a second hand one etc etc I can only assume some of you guys are hoping to be government ministers? Talk about out of touch!

    Oh yeah.....Have some heat OP


    Edited By: far-queue on Apr 03, 2012 19:57
    ispartacus75
    far-queue
    I just clicked on deals in the North tab and found this......I am amazed at some of the comments! eg get 0% ....save up...buy a second hand one etc etc I can only assume some of you guys are hoping to be government ministers? Talk about out of touch!

    Oh yeah.....Have some heat OP



    Thanks far-queue. I would imagine it is rather difficult for most consumers to get a 0% deal these days. I know I have never been able to get one.
    tomwatts
    Ok, I'll get something clear.

    Renting isn't just for 'working class' people who can't afford it.

    My church had a huge celebration event and we needed more than one screen on the go - Bringing in more projectors wouldn't work as the screens had to be up high on the sides of the building, so renting 2x42 inch industrial plasma screens for a whopping £35 (and they delivered and picked up) did the trick. Ok?

    Edit - and they helped us set up and provided brackets for £15 extra since they had 'nowt else' to do in the day.

    Edited By: tomwatts on Apr 05, 2012 01:39
    dreamager
    Mada06
    whatsThePoint
    makes more sense than buying if you want the latest tech each year


    I don't see how this is better in the long run.

    As we're going on a £400 tv example here, at £25 a month that's 16 months to pay off the tv. If you are wanting new tech tv's quite often, some people will want to buy a new set that regularly, and given the previous examples of why renting is preferable it seems quite a good option
    MBeeching
    leedale30
    When I needed a 42'' TV I got a local loan shark to lend me the money. I missed some of the payments and he killed my wife. Now I can watch the football without being nagged. Much better than renting IMO.


    My 42" Panasonic is five years old, do you have a phone number?
    Can put my 3 year old brother up as collateral.
    welshblob
    Wow this is amazing they have got a 40" Sony KDL40CX523 for 36.99 per month and this is currently 399 in currys. So after 11 months you would have paid for it and I struggle to see how you couldn't find a better finance deal elsewhere and still have residual value left in the TV once you have paid it off.

    edit : this gets worse, just found "All products are rented on a minimum 18 month contract. Administration fee applies for all products."

    Edited By: welshblob on Apr 05, 2012 04:49
    Cheney!
    Why all the comments re rentals / renting ? This deal the op has posted is for BUYING the ex-rental televisions and accessories is it not ?!
    markweatherill
    I bought an ex-rental TV and it had significant screen burn of an image of the Jeremy Kyle TV studio.
    ANDYWOODY01
    Careful as MD's was in financial trouble, and now only have the one store (and skeleton staff at H/O). Seems like to me this might be a fire sale so no come back.
    Know the above as i used to work for them and still new people there when they got laid off.

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