Discussion in 'Laptops, Notebooks and Netbooks' started by Shaun, 20 Mar 2012.
Error #207: wife found out how much you were planning to spend.
He he ... as far as she'll know it's £500 reduced from £800 (so a real bargain that needed to be snapped up!!) - which will make it look like a good offer and a wise choice by moi (whilst still being waaaaayyyyy more than she'd think reasonable for a laptop!!!).
I've got an estimated delivery date of 29th so I've got a few days to pick my moment to ... <cough> ... break the news.
Now it was the wife's suggestion last night to upgrade the laptop but I'm fairly sure that she'll have forgotten that by now, so I think I need to do it gently and suggest, at sometime over the weekend, that I look to see what "offers" are available and then "find" this great offer but make a show of umm'ing and err'ing so that I don't appear to be carelessly burning my way through our credit line. Then she can encourage me - you know, if it is a really good offer it would be a shame to miss it - and then I'll be making the decision with her.
What do you think - can I get away with it (providing I keep her and her mates away from GeeksChat!!!).
Say to her tonight 'you know the other day you said I should get a new laptop, how about this one' then show her the alien gaming beast and try explaining to her all the bits that make it worth that money.
£500 will sound cheap then.
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Estimated Delivery Date: 29/03/2012 ...
Good job I checked with the wife!!
Having now raised the spectre of getting a new laptop, the wife was surprisingly supportive - well, only up to the tune of £500 ...
BUT ... and this is why I'm glad I ran it past her first ... she doesn't want the daughter to have one yet - wants to wait until she's moving up to "big" school - so I've given first refusal on my current laptop to a colleague; if he decides he doesn't want it when the time comes, I'll pop it on the CC classifieds.
Package tracking link shows it leaving manufacturer today so hopefully I'll have it by Thursday (if not, sooner!!).
If you are thinking that the money made from the sale of the old laptop can help top up that £500 to the £868.62 you actually spent, you'll be in for a shock when your missus declares that it should go towards the £500!
The money is irrelevant ... it's the "shiney" that counts (do that in the voice of smeagol/gollum) ...
Due tomorrow ... whohoo
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