BEEN glued to your telly during the pandemic?
Online electricals retailer AO.com has reported an 103 per cent increase in sales of TVs — with our favourite shows set to return following a pause on production due to coronavirus.
Gogglebox, EastEnders, and Coronation Street are all on their way back to our screens.
Lee Harper, TV expert at AO.com, said: “The rise in sales comes at a time when customers see an opportunity to upgrade their at-home entertainment set-up ahead of the colder weather.”
Here’s how you can save on TV screen time . . .
HD SAVINGS: Figures from AO.com showed the top-selling TV over the August bank holiday weekend was the Samsung 49in Curved Smart 4K Ultra HD TV.
Perfect for people who want high-quality telly. You can currently nab one for £399 at AO.com.
ON THE TABLE: If you need a stand or table for that new TV, check out wayfair.co.uk. They have some fab wooden options for various size TVs in their sale. My favourite is currently £73.99, down from £88.99.
SOUND INVESTMENT: Soundbars are very popular when it comes TV set-ups — but they can be costly. Options such as those by speaker specialists Bose, cost well over £200.
You can save big by opting for lesser-known brands. For example, head to currys.co.uk and snap up a Logik L32SBT17 2.0 Soundbar for just £24.99, down from £29.99.
LITTLE EXTRAS: I’m a huge fan of Freesat to save on my main channels — but it is nice to be able to enjoy little extras. I use Now TV for these, rather than expensive subscriptions.
I find Now TV especially good for films — and you can even access Sky Cinema, there as part of a seven-day free trial and it’s £11.99 a month after that.
It’s also great for children and there’s a Kids Pass available (also with a seven-day free trial) which then costs only £3.99 a month afterwards.
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