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--->JeN<---
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October 11, 2006 6:58 pm  

aaaarrrgh!!
so we moved into our "perfect" place and found a bagillion things wrong with it. Among the fridge, stove, faucet, lightbulbs, and many other things not working...we are adding to the list, the living room Big Screen TV that was advertised as a perk to the apartment.

It's black and white so I assume it's the tube that's bad? don't know. Does anyone know how to fix it or someone who can? Does anyone know if this is the Real Estate company's problem? They advertised this as a perk to the place and it doesn't get color.

Not griping— I wouldn't trade my life for anyone's right now. I love it here 🙂


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October 11, 2006 8:56 pm  

definitely make a comprehensive list and give it to your property manager ASAP. Hopefully you have one (and the landlord) who try to make things right.

Sometimes I hear from a disgruntled tenant about something wrong with a condo.... but they didn't bother to let me know something wasn't working right until long after it went on the blink! Speak up right away and hopefully things will be resolved satisfactorily very quickly. If not, then at least you know what kind of relationship you can expect with the manager and the landlord.

Sometimes, even with all the best of intentions and efforts, things take a little while to resolve in the islands. Repairs that I think should be done within a day sometimes take a week to get a repair person to respond to. Have a little patience, but don't just give in to not having anything repaired that is reasonable to expect to be in working order.

If something was specifically advertised as a perk, then yes you should have a reasonable expectation that it works properly. The property manager may be totally unaware if the picture tube went out on a television. One went out recently on a TV at a condo I manage and we first got a new cable box thinking that was the culprit. When that didn't work a new TV was provided the next day. Electronics are not easy to get repaired on STX. Not sure about the availability of tv repairmen on STT. For smaller units, replacement is cheaper, not to mention easier. A big screen might be worth repair if it's not too old and if there is someone on-island qualified to do the job.


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Ronnie
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October 11, 2006 9:17 pm  

Definitely tell the landlord/Realtor, especially if it advertised as part of the furniture. It should be working. Let them worry about the repairman. I have one I have been trying to get fixed since last year! Saw him today and he promises Saturday. Keeping my fingers crossed.

RL


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October 12, 2006 12:23 pm  

I have had repairs to TVs done at the place in Smith Bay. Don't remember the name of the place but he is in the shopping center behind the gas station across the street from the fruit stands. He will tell you if it is cheaper to fix or buy a new one. ( this is if you are on St. Thomas.)


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October 12, 2006 2:46 pm  

Thanks everyone. We have been trying to contact the Real Estate office for the last 3 days. Funny, they were eager to return our calls when we were in the process of signing the lease and now they are MIA.

We took a list over to them Friday and it seems every day we are adding to it. My roommate is taking a new list over today. Thanks for all the advice!

Ronnie, my fingers are crossed for you 🙂


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dntw8up
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October 12, 2006 2:54 pm  

Jen said it's a big screen tv and has a tube so it will likely be too heavy for her to take to a repair shop. If the tv has a cathode-ray tube I think she'll tneed a repair person who makes house calls.


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October 13, 2006 12:06 am  

I am jsut curious, what part of the island did you end up on?


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October 13, 2006 12:11 pm  

Read your contract (lease) with the landlord. It may explain whether the furnishings are "as is", who is responsible for which repairs, etc.


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October 13, 2006 6:21 pm  

Hmmm I suppose it is south end...

Off Scott Free Road. Have an amazing view of the harbor and it's a great location for just about everything but Red Hook area.


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Jules
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October 13, 2006 10:29 pm  

Wow, that's a bummer, Jen. You have my sympathies.


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October 14, 2006 1:16 pm  

I had excellent service from V.I. Office Machines (STT, 774-4574) a year or so ago when a 32" TV's color tubes went on the fritz. No way I could transport it myself but they took it out of my place and had it back here in short shrift all fixed. It wasn't cheap but since the TV had been bought for next to nothing, the cost was worth it.

But. from my experiences over the years it's generally not worth having any electrical gizmos fixed unless they're under guarantee. Notwithstanding "built-in obsolescence" the climate here (heat, sometimes humidity, Sahara dust, WAPA outages, etc.) generally make it more feasible to do a toss and replace.

I can't specifically address Jen's problems because that's a landlord/tenant issue, but thought I would post this just to offer my two cents!


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October 14, 2006 3:40 pm  

Thanks everyone! We watched a movie on it the other day so that's how we found out. The landlord said it will have color when our cable is hooked up on Monday....does that even make sense? I guess we'll see...


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October 16, 2006 4:19 pm  

We got cable today and amazingly enough, the TV is color now!

Ronnie-— I still got my fingers crossed for ya!


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October 16, 2006 8:11 pm  

THANKS! Maybe then, the DVD cables aren't correctly attached to the TV. Make sure they are in the right inputs.

RL


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