I had a pretty nice monitor in my studio. Flat screen, beautiful display. Probably cost me about $150 a couple years ago, right when the price for a flat screen monitor was dropping.
A couple days ago I started noticing a little flickering and thought nothing of it. I turned it off and on and it went back to working. Then I started noticing it going black for no reason. And finally today it wouldn’t come on at all. To say the least I was pissed and a little distraught because I’ve got a lot of work to do and need it to work. I’ve had it over two years so i already know that the manufacturers warranty isn’t an option, plus i tend to think warranties are rip-offs anyways. My first instinct was to check prices at microcenter and staples for a new one: $119, $129, $150, etc. Not trying to spend that right now.
Then it dawned on me that I should hit the salvation army up. I drove out there this morning and found this joint:
The second pic is the price. That’s right, $3.93 for this monitor. Works fine. In fact, i actually owned this exact model of monitor for 4-5 years and recently gave it to my mother, so seeing it in there for $3.93 really hit me. I’m glad I resisted the temptation to hit up Microcenter or Staples.
So how about yall: any recent money-saving stories? If so, please share. I’m always down to learn.
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