This is kind of a silly question and it’s surely a first world problem. Remember when I wrote about buying a new TV recently? Well, I can’t get it set-up.
When it comes to anything handy, I’m all thumbs. Scratch that… I’m all left baby toes. When it comes hanging what is essentially a very extremely piece of glass that could be a big deal.
So I did what I thought was the smart thing. I went to the local audio/video store and asked about pricing. They asked a few questions and came back with a number. That number was 3 times more than I thought it would be! The price? Around $850. That’s almost as much as some televisions.
One of the reasons it’s so pricey is that I want an arm that extends so that I can position the television for when I’m cooking in the kitchen. Another thing that adds to the price, concealing the cords in the walls. One further thought, I think it would be best to NOT conceal them as my television set-up is very elaborate with home theater PCs and such. I just don’t know if the wife will go for that.
I figured, maybe they are simply overcharging me? So I went on Angie’s List to see if there were some better options. I saw some ads for mounting from $99 to $129! Now we are talking, right? Unfortunately those vendors seemed to be California… about 3000 miles away from me. I think there was only one vendor in 50 miles that offers the service… and I don’t know if they’d travel that far.
I almost thought about not mounting the television. However, with a 4 and a 5 year old running around the house, not to mention the dogs we sit, it seems like an accident waiting to happen.
I looked on Amazon and it seems like there are some mounts that are very, very cheap and very, very high rated with 15,000 or more reviews. Here’s one example for only $65 though I might want more of a tilt angle.
Has anyone ever paid for a television mounting service? Anyone contact a handyman to have them do it? Anyone do it themselves?
This article is a little light on the personal finance. I’m winding down trying to get everything done for the holiday season while also doing a bit of traveling. I’m planning to still publish regularly, but what I plan and the reality don’t always work out especially when it comes to me and traveling.