Stories from Bill Slade — NO, that is not Flint’s delivery truck
I bought the old 55” from Flint’s on Bridge Street and It was to replace an older rear projection TV we had in the basement. Part of the deal was Flint was to move the rear projection TV to the garage. Since we had finished the basement, narrow stairs with turns, quite a feat.
So, Flint brings in some help. An older gentleman. They huff and puff their way to the turn in the stairs and get stuck. Really stuck! He was probably thinking about leaving it there but not really an option. Finally, we get the TV back down to the basement. Not without some serious dents in the wall!
Photo of one of the first Televisions from Flint’s TV store from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum.
We ended up putting the old rear projection TV in the furnace room for storage. Flint then proceeded to set up the new TV. That’s the way Flint operated, customer service.
It sat in the furnace room for a few months until I put it on Kijiji for free! A young chap indicated he wanted it, told him he had to remove it from my basement. He showed up with a buddy and they whisked this heavy brut up the stairs and into their truck in one fell swoop.
That’s the difference from buying locally and from a big box store in Kanata. In Kanata you take the TV home and set it up yourself. Flint installed what he sold and he never added a service charge. He left when we were satisfied after he gave us a short course on how to use it. Sad when he closed up shop, had bought appliances from him also. If it was a few dollars more, well worth the service and advice.
where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and theSherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ Mamas (USACome and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.