A few weeks ago 'er indoors said that the old TV had to go. She fancied one of these flat screen ones in black. Oh and a new stand also in black. Now, we had a 32" Sharp crt TV (grey with grey stand) seven years old and working like new. Absolutely nothing wrong with it as I commented.
So in came a new Hitachi (black) and new stand (black). Seeing my chance, I suggested a new Desktop base unit. Configured it on the Cougar site and came to a very reasonable £550 delivered. She asked what was wrong with the computer we had? I said, absolutely nothing wrong with it. Just that I fancied an upgrade to what we have. She said that we'll get a new one once the old PC breaks....
I'm still using a Sony 28 inch CRT IDTV in the living room. It's about ten years old now. It's fine apart from the digital text, which is so slow to load pages as to be next to useless. It stays till it conks out, though, and so does this desktop PC.
At least with us the old TV had come to the end of its useful life. The problem I had was that all the new telly's in the shop were black and as our old one and its stand were gray I was forced, yes that's right forced by her indoors in to buying a new black stand to go with the new black telly.
I wouldn't call you devious (much too polite for that) but something akin to a genius!! Unfortunately 'er in doors would soon smell something other than burning, happening just after she got that bloo ming TV!! :)