Originally Posted by Ghpr13
You are so right! I'm wanting to get a second TV for our front room so the wife can watch her Lifetime stuff without nagging me about sharing control of the TV... and I'm just waiting and watching the prices as the creep down. I hoping to get a 42" or a 50" LED set and put my 40" Sammy in the front room, keeping the LED for my TV room.
Prices have been pretty darn cheap for direct view TVs for the last few years.
Compared to 25 years ago, prices today are dirt cheap. If they get any cheaper, they'll have to put even MORE nets on the factories in China to prevent the workers from jumping off the building to commit suicide, like at the Apple Computer plant in China.
While everyone likes to save money and buy electronics cheap, I don't need a cheap TV so bad and at the expense of some poor exploited worker earning $.10 an hour and treated so bad that they want to kill themselves.
Whether they're Chinese or Americans, they're human beings. This goes DOUBLE for the United States, since we always want to criticize other countries over human rights....Charity begins AT HOME.
And that goes double for workers in this country....that you NEVER hear about. I've been across this country from end to end and top to bottom so when I see organizations asking for money for starving people in all these foreign countries, I can't help thinking that there are Americans starving RIGHT NOW across this country and you never hear ANYONE trying to help THEM.
And I'm not talking about illegal aliens either, I;m talking about plain old average Americans that were barely getting by and as all these factories closed they lost their job (which IMO those type jobs will NEVER come back again).
Oh, and btw-In the end, the televisions, or anything else that appear cheap because it's imported here for practically nothing, WE WIND UP PAYING FOR THE PEOPLE HERE WHO LOST THEIR JOBS THROUGH INCREASED TAXES.
I'm really sorry for the depressing outburst, but it's always on my mind and I just couldn't hold it in any longer.