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."
Please, world, no more failing stuff.