I know many of you were waiting to read the story about the TVs we bought from Dubai for in-laws & my parents.
So.. what happened is that my Dad asked me to buy 50 inch LED for him from Dubai as it is cheap there and of course he kept asking me to promise him that I will take the money from him for TV. We agreed!! But unfortunately we could not buy 50 inch one, it was out of stock so I bought 32 inch for my Dad, he wanted small one as well for his shop. Also bought 40 inch LED for in-laws as MIL kept saying indirectly how others have LED and they don’t. (Also it was a trick to make them happy while we were there, so that they let us live there peacefully ;-))
You have to know the amounts to really know what happened. We bought TVs for 25000 Indian Rupees each. Not much difference in cost of both TVs. Then, we paid extra luggage to check them in at Dubai airport, we paid 16000 INR for that. Then, when we reached India we paid 1000 INR for 40 inch one for duty(under the table).
After 4 days, MIL called us & said that their TV was broken and asked if it is same with my Dad’s TV but fortunately Dad’s TV was alright. In the beginning we all were tensed, what to do, we called Samsung customer care as we had International warranty as well & all that. But could not do anything. So, we asked them to repair it. Now.. the repairing cost was another 20,000 INR.
According to PK if we have spent this much(25000 + 8000 + 1000),it is still cheaper than what we would have paid in India. In India, same TV costs 66,000 INR. So, PK said let us spend 20,000 INR extra and repair it as we did not had any other choice. Many people asked us to just throw it away!!
If we throw it away it, it will be like throwing away all that money we spend on that TV & if we repair it it will be almost same as we pay in India, although it will be not be the brand new one then but at least in-laws will have that TV and our life will be bit easy.
So, PK told the in-laws to get it repaired & we left for Australia. As we reached Australia, we got email from PK’s Dad that they have sold the TV in scrap for 5000 INR!!
This was a big shock to PK. He was not happy that they made the decision, did not even asked the opinion of the person who has spend so much of his hard earned money, they did not got that repaired( we were to pay for repair, not they!!)
\And now we again will have to spend all the money(about 66,000 INR) to buy them new TV, which we are not prepared now as we are building our own house and we have other commitments as well..
So.. there people.. just for the greed of getting 5000 INR the TV was sold as scrap!! 😦