"If the repair cost is too high, I will buy a new one!" Is it the right decision to save money? How much is considered too high? Are you sure that a new one will be a better option and last longer than the one you currently have, or could it be worse?
The harsh reality is that nowadays, most manufacturers don't produce products that last up to 20 years anymore. Their primary objective is to force consumers to spend more and more each day.
For instance, consider cell phones. They are designed to be thinner, even extremely thin, which makes them more prone to breaking. Phone batteries have shorter lifespan, and you can't replace them on your own. Consequently, consumers purchase a new phone after two years of a contract.
TVs are no exception! (Neither are cars, houses, nor to utility devices!) Most older TV models were made with higher quality, are repairable, and have longer lifespan than newer ones! (Did you know that some new models and versions are designed with no repair option?)
Ultimately, it all boils down to this: "How much do you spend on TV expenses per year?" For example, if your TV costs $1500 (including repair fees) and you can use it for ten years, that's better than purchasing a new one for $800 and disposing of it after two years!
How do you identify high-quality TVs? What issues are fixable? What is the cost of repairing them to save money? (There are millions of TVs on the market, and they are not manufactured with the same components and features inside. Some are of high quality and repairable, while others are not.) To address these questions, you should consult experienced TV repair technicians for a diagnosis and an estimate.
You should not rely on public opinion. The risk is high (if you are ill, you should consult your doctor for a blood test, ultrasound, X-ray, and not ask your friends or neighbors, right?) What if you received a wrong estimate or diagnosis over the phone?
Simply pay a small estimate fee for the technician's labor to troubleshoot your TV directly, and then you will know the truth and make a more accurate and informed decision! (You won't make the mistake of disposing of a good, repairable TV and replacing it with a "lemon," or a bad one.)
We also have refurbished TVs with warranty, for sale in our shop, most starting from $100 up to $300.