My former Mum-In-Law, who generally hated having stuff laying about the place (to the point that she once chucked out two of her four dining chairs and only kept the two that she did because she realised we might think her odd if she tossed them all), was quite clear about how she couldn't throw out any of the four printers she'd accumulated since the arrival of computers because she felt sorry for them.
I wonder why she differentiated between printers and chairs.
I'm boggled to learn that anyone still actually rents a TV!
We did until comparatively recently. I liked the idea that repairs and replacements were taken care of and I wouldn't suddenly and unexpectedly be hit by a big outlay.
Now, of course, we don't have a TV at all.
We have one, but for the amount it gets watched, it's not good value for the licence fee, I suspect!
We decided we weren't getting our money's worth. Also, that having a TV in the house meant we watched far too much rubbish.
I thought TV rental had gone out with Radio Rentals!
No such sentimentality from my mother! I'd seen how relatively bijou
her TV was (20", maybe? SD, and purely analogue), and made a Christmas present of a 1080p 32" with Freeview HD, which has been performing sterling duty since. (I believe it packed in a few months later, apparently bearing a grudge against being ousted)
On the other paw, I do have quite a time parting with old tech bits, even if they're non-functional, or completely obsolete, like my past PowerBooks, and even a pair of Ricochet
modems. Maybe they'll become collector's items? =:)
We rented a TV until quite recently. Yes, it worked out more expensive, but I liked not having to worry about it going wrong.
We haven't rented a tv in the last 15 years. We bought it from Comet - in fact it was more than 15 years as it was while I having a carer from Able Care
What's 15 years in the great pageant of the centuries?