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Big ex rental TV sale @ Martin Dawes

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ispartacus753y, 3m agoFound 3 years, 3 months ago
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 6 Likes #1
You can still rent TVs?
Have I gone back in time 10 years?
araggedtiger#2
How can they justify charging £24.99 a month for a 42" tv.

You can buy a good one for under £400.
martroy#3
I'm afraid the working classes still have to pay for thing on the " drip ".
tyrannosauRoss#4
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#5
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 4 Likes #6
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 1 Like #7
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 30 Likes #8
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 1 Like #9
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#10
i think martin dawes need to rethink their tv rentals
stevo25#11
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 2 Likes #12
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#13
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#14
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#15
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#16
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#17
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!#18
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 8 Likes #19
I bought an ex-rental TV and it had significant screen burn of an image of the Jeremy Kyle TV studio.
ANDYWOODY01#20
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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