# Sheer stupidity.

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My wife got a JVC LCD TV LT-26X575 a few years ago from work in good condition with no stand or remote. We picked up a remote just so we could get it to work (controls won't let you do anything useful without the remote)

But the replacement cost on the stand from JVC is 150 dollars!
This is an early 720P LCD TV, only 26 inches.

A brand new 26 inch TV with stand cables remotes and everything is only 250 dollars....

I just don't get it.

#### Chippie

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A brand new 26 inch TV with stand cables remotes and everything is only 250 dollars....

I just don't get it.

But..is the new tv a JVC or else just some el cheapo brand name?

Do you need a stand for it?

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That's what I said in the post didn't I? Why would you ask that?

#### Chippie

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That's what I said in the post didn't I? Why would you ask that?

Wow....ducks for cover....

Soz I commented on your post...

Sounds like you need help...

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Umm... This is the ****-chat forum. All I was doing was griping that the replacement cost of just a stand was greater than 50% of the cost of a new TV. Didn't want help was just a gripe =) You asked a question that had already been answered in my original post. Didn't make sense.

The 26" TV is actually 5 inches shorter vertically than the 26" standard tube we have in our living room because of the aspect ratio difference so it's not worth spending any real money on it, I'd mainly like to use it as an auxiliary PC monitor at some point, at which point I'll just build a stand for it myself.

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#### tcmtech

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I thought this was going to be a thread on stupid people and the many things they do that make us wonder how why they manage to live and multiply at such alarming rates.

Turns out its just a 'getting ripped off by the manufacture' thread.

#### tcmtech

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Have at it!

If you dont have anything nice to say come sit by me and we will compare stories!

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Not hostile at all Chippie, it was as simple question. Why would you ask that? =) If I smile and joke does it sound less hostile? =)

I think we have enough threads in here like that already tcmtech, although someone really should spend the time to collect them all into one nice grouping. You've posted some doozies.

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#### Chippie

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Not hostile at all Chippie, it was as simple question. Why would you ask that? =) If I smile and joke does it sound less hostile? =)
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Yes....

I find it all too easy to write something and press the enter key without reading what has been typed in...

There are times when I write, re-read and dont even bother to reply because of what I've written may offend or be taken in the wrong context...

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Chippie...
"That's what I said didn't I?" is completely neutral question because I did say that =) "Why would you ask that?" was a simple question because your post didn't make sense. You can infer any emotional connotation to the words I used, believe me none was intended.

People will always take what you say in the wrong context eventually, as this thread seems to obviously show =) that's why I asked. All you can do is ask, but if you think I was being hostile, I can absolutely positively state that I had no intention of being hostile. Like TCM said, there's a lot of variety of people here, pretty much none of us think the same so if you perceive an emotional responce in something as simple as the words that go on here you have to get things clarified, there aren't any visual or audio clues as to intention like in real life.

#### tcmtech

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being socially polite and reserved is very admirable. But unfortunately some times you just have to have a bit of a fit and toss some stuff around while getting up in someones business in order to get the proper service you expect!

I did the reserved and quiet thing for most of my life and got nothing for it. So I learned to be more outspoken and more thick skinned in regards to others comments and actions. I do get more of what I want in return now and dont feel bad for doing it either!

I've been through the same experience with getting replacement parts as you. It sucks and it unfair that you can buy something new for what a replacement part costs.
My printer cost $38 new and will print about 200 pages before the ink cartridges run out. The new cartridges cost around$45 for the set and will print about 200 pages also.

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#### JimB

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My wife got a JVC LCD TV LT-26X575 a few years ago from work in good condition with no stand or remote. We picked up a remote just so we could get it to work (controls won't let you do anything useful without the remote)
But the replacement cost on the stand from JVC is 150 dollars!

Chippie said:
Do you need a stand for it?

That's what I said in the post didn't I? Why would you ask that?

At the risk of stating the blindingly obvious, no you did not.

You stated that the TV had no stand, and that the cost of a replacement stand was $150. It is IMPLIED that you need a stand, but you DID NOT STATE EXPLICITLY that you needed a stand. There is a difference. JimB #### Sceadwian ##### Banned Sanity check on thread 100633 please, sanity check on thread 100633. #### tcmtech ##### Banned Most Helpful Member Hey Sceadwian you ever get the feeling some people have nothing better to do than sit on a chat forum and nit pick stuff just to be jerks some days? You know you made it to the big time when you cant even have a good rant without getting run over for it! #### Roff ##### Well-Known Member If the TV is several years old, they won't be manufacturing the stand in volume. As we all know, price goes up as volume goes down (usually). One of the issues here is sensitivity to "tone of voice". The other may be that some people are a lot more literal than others. I read Sceadwian's original post, and I knew exactly what he meant. apparently, Chippie didn't. #### be80be ##### Well-Known Member Your tv is like a laptop I got some years back I needed the power supply they wanted more then what I paid for it I got it on ebay It was made for telephone repair men I gave$200.00 for it used and it came with out the power supply.
The supply cost something like \$159.00 for a new one I done some checking and a 12 volt DC wall wart worked just fine with it.
Looks like the ass that sold it to me would of said it didn't have one with it when he said it worked lol

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