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Persuading spouse can be key to a huge TV

Jerry Vestal doesn’t even let himself dream. “Do I want an 80-inch TV?” the Quincy resident asked rhetorically. “Yeah, but I’d never be able to pull that off.”

The obstacle? His loving spouse. Vestal — a television salesman no less — did manage to finagle himself a 55-inch set, but only by offering to give his 47-incher to his wife’s parents. “I said, ‘Look at the TV your dad is watching. It’s a piece of junk. He should have better.’” Even over the phone, Vestal’s grin was audible. “I played that angle.”

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