This is a picture of my free 27″ TV sitting on top of my free TV stand. I acquired both during moves.
I got my TV stand a few years ago while moving from one campus apartment to another. I was taking out some trash and saw it sitting next to the dumpster. It was in great shape and clearly whoever discarded it had no space to take it with them. I hurried to the apartment office, grabbed a dolly and wheeled it inside.
I just got my TV this weekend.
After we packed up my possessions onto our rental truck, we headed over to a furniture store to pick up a couch Shane and I bought last weekend. This was the first new piece of furniture we have ever purchased! We got it for 75 percent off regular price because the side had some minor damage. It’s still functional and comfy as could be.
I have a magazine rack next to it and it covers it pretty well. Anyway, back to the story:
The furniture loading dock is adjacent to the Goodwill donations drop-off point. As we pulled in with our truck-and-car caravan, a woman was about to donate her TV.
I caught a glimpse of it, saw that it was much bigger than my 19″ set, and asked her if I could buy it from her.
“Oh just give it to her,” her husband called out.
The woman said she was ready to give it away anyway, and said I could have it.
And all I had to do was ask. The worst that could have happened? She might say “no.” But you won’t know unless you ask!
P.S. Yes, that is Andy Griffith on TV. Lol! Also, I plan to donate my old TV.