Appliance meltdown

posted by Jeff | Saturday, May 13, 2006, 9:35 PM | comments: 0

Buying appliances is something you normally don't do often, and it's usually not something that you get a rise out of either. Unfortunately, a bunch of mine are failing.

First off, my vacuum sucks. Or rather it doesn't, and that's what the problem is. Even with new filters, it just doesn't have suction it used to. It's only about five and a half years old. Stephanie works at BBB, and fortunately she's going to get me the hook up with a Dyson. Hopefully it's the last unit I buy for a long time.

My grill is a mess. Basically everything other than the shell itself is corroded to the point of not being useful. That's kind of my bad, because I didn't understand early on how to take care of it. Now I know better.

My Sony receiver, which is about eight years old, is starting to cut out on the left channel. That's really weird. These kinds of things just don't go bad. You're supposed to get one and it lasts a decade or two. The only reason I bought this one was to get Dolby Digital and DTS, which my previous unit didn't have. I don't know if it's a heat related problem (fewer components these days, but the receiver, Xbox 360 and DVR computer make a lot of heat), but I'm annoyed.

The timing is bad because I'm trying to make quick headway on paying off all of the business debt incurred by gearing up for video. By quick I mean by the end of the year, and that means putting money back into the business from my day job. The vacuum is the only thing I can't not get, so the rest may have to wait.


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