The last item I purchased was this:
Our TV wasn't ancient, but it wasn't new either, & so it was on it's last leg. It started to crackle when we turned it on & was really discolored until it warmed up. Although it still did work, we decided to buy a new TV before it died completely.
I was so looking forward to Christening this TV over the weekend. Unfortunately, new TV's very first football game was a Steelers loss.
Oh well, we've got the rest of the season!