09:03PM | 11/19/04
Member Since: 11/19/04
3 lifetime posts
I bought a broken tv from yesterday - A Sony Trinitron XBR 32", model No.: KV-32XBR55, Serial No. A800208, made in Tijuana, Mexico in Feb 1992. It looked ok on Internet, so I didn't check it out before I did online bidding and won it.

After I took it home, I sadly found out it doesn't work at all - no sound, no color, I can still see all the channels. Both sides of the display look purple, while the rest of it is black and white. Since there is no 'menu' button on the screen, I rushed into London Drug and bought a Sony Universal Remote. Fortunately, the remote works well. I found the color was turned into zero. I tried to increase it, the display becomes green, totally green. I can adjust the volume, but still no sound heard. So, green color, no sound, bad image pictures.

I feel really really bad now about this tv. I paid good money for it - initially wanted to save some money. Since it's an auction, nobody is gonna be responsible for that - feel bad about that too, they should've at least tested the tv before they put it on Internet. There were a few tvs on the show, but most of them were connected with a dvd so that people could see the tvs worked ok. And the funny thing is those ok ones were bidded at beginning. This one was put at last, and the auction was moving fast by the time, no dvd was hooked up. I really don't know if they already knew it was a broken tv. There was no any message/notice that told me alone other bidders about the problems

Could anyone please tell me how to fix it??



10:17AM | 11/21/04
Member Since: 11/19/04
3 lifetime posts
I will try to talk to tomorrow with no/little expectation. And I won't spend any good money after bad, :).

I still strongly feel bad about it, it is partially because of the money loss. But mainly, I just can't find an good reason to explain to myself why it is even possible for me to make such a stupid mistake.

I can't find a way to send your the picture of the tv, minifoxx. Do you have any idea?


11:05AM | 11/21/04
Member Since: 11/19/04
3 lifetime posts

I just tried to find the item, but it seems to me that all information with regard to auction on November 18th is gone. They do this once every two weeks.

Thanks minifoxx!!



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