A Day of Frugality: PC Monitor
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: