With everyone tightening their belts at the moment, and the prices of everything we need going up, many of us are keeping a closer eye on our bank accounts – and boy is it boring!
But what if we could save money and still have fun? We have been tapping away at our calculators and found out just how you can SAVE money by investing in your own home cinema system!
Fun even before you start saving money!
Lets get things clear to start with – owning a home cinema system is a huge amount of fun. It brings enjoyment and satisfaction in bucket loads. Not only does it make the films we watch more enjoyable, but we also then tend to watch more of them, and hence get more enjoyment. When you add to that the health and mental benefits from the relaxation, escapism and the knowledge we gain, you have some pretty decent reasons for getting your own system.
Where You Can Save Money
But today we are putting our accountants hats on and looking at things from a purely fiscal point of view, and finding out what the bottom line is when it comes to a decent return (saving) from our investment.
Total saved per year: £748
The Grand Total Savings
So if we total all those figures up, we get a pretty healthy saving, but we’re not finished yet because an accountant would work out the savings over the lifetime of the equipment. So lets say the equipment lasts and remains good quality for 5 years before we need to upgrade or replace and work out the final figures:
Total 5 year saving: £3740
We think you’ll agree that’s quite a saving, and even if you are modest, that will still buy a damn good system. Even if you spend £500 on a Home Cinema Amplifier, £500 on a set of speakers a new LCD Television, and all the speaker and HDMI cables, you’ll still only spend about half of that amount. And as good home cinema systems can be bought for about £200 these days, you could save even more! So what are you waiting for?!
Of course, if we followed all our own advice to the letter and never went out again, we would live pretty dull lives! But if anyone you know needs persuading that a home cinema is a good investment and can actually save you money – now you have the proof!