Cyber Monday Madness
I've been looking for a new laptop. Not real serious-like, but it would be nice to have something better for working with images- more memory, a better screen and a bigger and faster SSD. The kicker is that my 6+ year-old laptop still functions, and thanks to upgrades, it works even better now than it did when it was new. I had zeroed in on a MacBook Pro with the "retina display", 8GB of RAM, and at least a 512GB Drive. Total cost = $1800. Ouch.
So, yesterday I was reading the Sunday paper (I know, "how quaint", but the paper pays for itself in coupons.) In the Best Buy flyer there was a page of "Cyber Monday Specials" -prices good only good on Monday, there was a MacBook pro shown with no price. "It's probably just $50 off, with a gift card or something" I thought. This morning, just for fun, I went to the Best Buy web site and there it was:
Oh boy. $200 bucks off on a computer that almost never goes on sale. I wasted the rest of the morning vacillating over this extravagant purchase. It would be a GREAT major Christmas present, but at our family that amount of money equals about TEN major Christmas presents. The way things work around here my Christmas options are either the MacBook Pro or socks.
I'm writing this at 5:30 P.M. I'll be dithering about this for the next 6 and a half hours.
UPDATE: Socks win!
NEW UPDATE: Computer wins! (I found a similar model for MUCH LESS!)