But that’s what Mrs Colley, of York Terrace, has just done – because she is the lucky winner of one of two LCD TVs in a prize draw organised by the Chester-le-Street High Street store as part of its launch celebrations.
And more lucky customers could scoop LCD TVs if they complete the prize draws when they pop into the appliance shop.
Business is booming for the 0800 Appliance Centre, which has seen record sales figures since it opened at the end of last year.
Run by national company 0800 Repair – which is based in Chester-le-Street - the appliance and technology centre sells a wide range of domestic appliances including fridge freezers, washing machines, TVs and tumble dryers.
The store also takes in portable TVs, audio, microwaves and vacuums in-store for people who want to repair rather than replace their household goods.
Mrs Colley was presented with her prize TV yesterday by store manager Kevin Gray.
She said: “It was a real surprise to find out that I’d won – it’s a really nice Spring boost for me!”
Kevin wished Mrs Colley hours of enjoyment with her new TV. “The people of Chester-le-Street have really taken our shop and our services to heart, and we thought this was a nice way to say thank you,” he said.
“We’re now looking forward to a busy year with business continuing to grow – our thanks go to all our customers who are making the most of having an appliance and repair store right on their doorsteps.”
For all shop enquiries or ‘in-store’ repairs call 0845 0990075. For further information about home appliance repairs call 0800 737247 or visit www.0800repair.com.