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

You can buy a good one for under £400.
#3
I'm afraid the working classes still have to pay for thing on the " drip ".
#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
#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
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
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.
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.
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.
#10
i think martin dawes need to rethink their tv rentals
#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
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
#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.
#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
#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
#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.
#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
#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 ?!
8 Likes #19
I bought an ex-rental TV and it had significant screen burn of an image of the Jeremy Kyle TV studio.
#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.
5 Likes #21
markweatherill
I bought an ex-rental TV and it had significant screen burn of an image of the Jeremy Kyle TV studio.


You sure it wasnt just a highly reflective screen?
#22
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


£25 a month for something you never own. You would be better getting a 0% credit card and spreading the cost over the 0% period!
#23
Seems like a few nice items to be had - sadly its store specific, would be nice if stuff like that was in the title.

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.


Of course I agree with the above...

But I reckon if you cannot afford £400, you cannot afford £24/month. Let alone having a 42" LCD... would be better off sticking to a 28"... but I doubt people who "cannot afford it" will see it like that.


Though this is all wrong as well, its just poor financial sense. Get a CRT for free from freecycle etc. Save £24/month, buy your LCD outright.
#24
dga
Mada06
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

£25 a month for something you never own. You would be better getting a 0% credit card and spreading the cost over the 0% period!
Credit is only good for those who can get it, rentals are for those that can't or get offered 30%+ APR.

Its hardly suprising some people cant get credit when they cant see the financial sense in saving 400 over 12-15 months to spend on something that will last at least 5 years but would rather pay 1500 over the 5 years instead.
#25
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
My sentiments, it's just not rocket science. I just got a beat that quote offer in my inbox for a 20 months 0% deal. You could buy a great one for very close on £500 with a decent warranty to boot.
#26
There's me thinking a tv was a luxury... I think you would easily survive without one!

Renting a tv how very unemployed of you
#27
Renting is a mugs game...if ur paying £25 a month on a £400 tv, to get new tech,save up and buy the tv then keep putting the rent u would have paid into an account,then resale,ur get half ur money back at least,say every 18months or so and the money you save on rent will make up the differance for the next lastest model,and you,ll be quids in ,its called money management.
#28
I used to have the displeasure of working for Granada in my student days before they disappeared years ago. Most of their customers were either elderly or on low incomes. We had targets each week to try and meet on new rental customers but the problem was they were leaving rental twice as fast as they were signing up. The bottom line is when T.V's were expensive renting was a good idea but you get so much more t.v for your money now it just isn't a good option if you can afford to buy. Granada used to have these exrental sales too or as they used to call them 'mega event sales' X) . I used to feel guilty as hell selling some of the rubbish from out back onto the unsuspecting public. Some people got some cracking deals but it was complete luck of the draw.
#29
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


Give it a rest! If someone wants to rent a TV for ANY reason, let them be! FGS. Talk about sticking your nose in someone else's business...
#30
dga
Ok you go 12 months without a TV to save up £300 then.


Scary, are you saying you can't live without a tv? Go out for a walk, pull your plod, OR how about this? Get a part time job and work the hours you would've wasted watching tv, hey presto, you'll soon have saved enough money to buy another tv to do your thinking for you! :)
#31
Trickyjabs
dga
Ok you go 12 months without a TV to save up £300 then.


Scary, are you saying you can't live without a tv? Go out for a walk, pull your plod, OR how about this? Get a part time job and work the hours you would've wasted watching tv, hey presto, you'll soon have saved enough money to buy another tv to do your thinking for you! :)


I bet I watch more TV than you and can also think better. Conclusion: Watching TV does not in all cases negatively affect cognitive ability.


Edited By: Tarquin8484 on Apr 05, 2012 11:22
#32
Tarquin8484
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


Give it a rest! If someone wants to rent a TV for ANY reason, let them be! FGS. Talk about sticking your nose in someone else's business...


Sharing your oppinion is not the same as sticking their nose in... we can still think its stupid.
2 Likes #33
MrHot
Get a CRT for free from freecycle etc. Save £24/month, buy your LCD outright.


For people who can't get reasonable credit then this has to be the best advice so far. 30%+ APR offers etc are just there to exploit those with bad credit ratings and surely this is just a vicious circle?

Sorry for going off topic but I'm sure there are some bargains to be had on resale of these.
#34
Trickyjabs
dga
Ok you go 12 months without a TV to save up £300 then.


Scary, are you saying you can't live without a tv? Go out for a walk, pull your plod, OR how about this? Get a part time job and work the hours you would've wasted watching tv, hey presto, you'll soon have saved enough money to buy another tv to do your thinking for you! :)


Doesn't really matter - if someone wanted a TV that badly they would probably have one anyway, or would settle for an old CRT etc.
#35
I know a guy who rents TVs out and makes a good living. He even does ones with a coin box on them for those who can't afford the monthly payments but can afford it on a daily rate.

Yes it's surprising but it's still out there.
#36
RAFAVDV
dga
Mada06
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


£25 a month for something you never own. You would be better getting a 0% credit card and spreading the cost over the 0% period!

Credit is only good for those who can get it, rentals are for those that can't or get offered 30%+ APR.


Its hardly suprising some people cant get credit when they cant see the financial sense in saving 400 over 12-15 months to spend on something that will last at least 5 years but would rather pay 1500 over the 5 years instead.


There is no guarantee it will last 5 years. Why do you think 5 year guarantee's are so popular now?
#37
dreamager

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


But the tv will still be worth about £200 so that's dead cash if you're renting!

The fact is, if you can't afford something, you shouldn't buy it. It's the sad truth that our consumerist society has successfully made us deny. If you can't afford a £400 tv, buy a £300 one. If you can't afford that, buy a £200 one and so on and so on. There is no reason to deviate from this rule when you can walk into a charity shop and pick up a 28" crt for £25.

If you are in a financial hole, the best way to guarantee you stay there is taking out needless credit.
#38
snoop76
You can still rent TVs?
Have I gone back in time 10 years?



i know!
#39
araggedtiger
How can they justify charging £24.99 a month for a 42" tv.

You can buy a good one for under £400.


or £199 for a 50in 3d panny if you were lucky like me
#40
markweatherill
I bought an ex-rental TV and it had significant screen burn of an image of the Jeremy Kyle TV studio.


lololol!!!!!!

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