A few days ago I was vaccuming for the arrival of my Mother-in-law and the vacuum made a horrible electrical loading noise and then produced electrical smelling smoke from the motor area. Time for a new vacuum (we dismantled the vacuum to try to varify that it was dead for all time and not fixable, but we couldnt' get into the mortor chasise. While researching replacements, it turns out I had bought a bad vacuum. So I ordered a new vaccuum.
Our TV for many many years now has had the relay which turns off the power to the tube be seized. We've had a foot switch on the TV for ages now (so we can turn it completely off.) Today that relay started to freak out, making the TV flicker. So it looks we will likely have to replace it as well.
This was after I'd already made an order from amazon thinking "well, I'm not buying much this month."