Well wesmant, i agree with you hah.I'd suggest TS to just walk down to just any electronic shop, there are a few larger ones, and some smaller ones.
For a simple reason, you'll get a warranty to get a new one, and I do not think it's too expensive here. I remember a 32' LED (or LCD?) TV was on sale for less than $400 and you'll get a 1 year warranty for that.
As for Microwave, it's even cheaper.
Foreigners never got the same subsidy as locals .. and I mean those on EP/Work Pass.I recall several years back, foreigners on various passes were given similar healthcare benefits as a Singapore citizen ( without the tax and indirect tax considerations, which lead to a Bru-haha of having citizens pay for foreigner's health care, despite not paying tax or having the choice of paying tax at a beneficial position, as a Resident or Non-Resident, etc. )