Probably not the correct forum for the thread, but I will post here and can be moved if required..
A few months ago I purchased a Philips 1080p 42" LCD Tv from a company called 3pins.com The TV was advertised as New but un-boxed, and was only £460.
I travelled to birmingham to pickup the TV and was excellent for the first 2 weeks. The TV then began to make an intermittent shorting sound from the back and took a persuasive tap to stop...
I then called the company and they said bring it in for repair, which I did... A week or so later they said it was ready and I returned and picked it up only to find a few days later the fault was still there.
I took it back again and they were very apologetic and said they would sort it. They called me a few days later and again said it was fixed. I went to birmingham again to pick it up and we tested it in the shop to make sure it was fixed and the problem appeared again (luckily if anything as it saved me another wasted journey.)
They then told me a few days later it was fixed.... and then a week or so down the line... Same problem.
I returned the TV AGAIN to 3pins who then switched the TV for an LG 42" model (42LG5010) and were V. V. apologetic and said all my problems should be resolved.
After a week or so, guess what. Same fault, different TV.
After a week of complaining and phone calls, it transpired they had a faulty batch of tubes that were the same in both the philips and the LG TV's.
They have said bring it in and they will fix it, stick me a new 12month warranty and pay me £15 for my fuel for the journey...
However, I think this is still not really adequate compensation as I have made over 6 trips to Birmingham (130 mile round trip) and I have to wait for 2 hours for them to fix the TV.
What do you guys think is a fair arrangement for this, or should I just ask for a refund and run??
Comet are selling this Toshiba: http://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/pro.../specification
for the same price and has more HDMI ports...
Cheers for the advice guys!