I don't know what new is. We don't ever get anything new. But that's ok most times because it saves us a lot of money and also saves when we have to get anything repaired.
I'm probably the only one left that doesn't have a flat screen tv. Our tv's were salvaged from hurricane damaged houses that my husband was helping demolish. We've had them 4 years and they still work well. No telling how old they were when we got them.
Sometimes having a Mr. Fixit is a good thing. Sometimes not so much. (especially when they never get around to fixing something)