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Ugh Guys

July 31st, 2015 at 12:45 pm

Well I'm a horrible person. I bought the computer, against the good advice here.

I wasn't going to get it, but when husband came home he was so excited about it. When told him I wasn't going to get it, he talked me into it. My boss also tried to talk me into it. (Bunch of enablers, lol)

So I'm having a little buyers remorse, but it's all husband has talked about all night.

Shame on me. But oh well. What's the fun of working if you never get to splurge every once in a while.

I already have some money to put towards the first payment, and everyone is giving me cash for my birthday (tomorrow) to help. It will be okay, and I'm sure I will pay it off quickly.

To answer some previous questions, no I didn't buy it for the tv or gift cards. I was expecting to pay full price for it eventually, so the price was actually lower than I was expecting. Which I why I decided to purchase it at this time instead of waiting. We may sell the tv to offset some of the cost.

The reason it is so pricey is because it has a high quality graphics card, a solid state drive, and lots of ram. Add-ons that I specifically chose. Things most casual computer users don't need, but I do. Between my work, and husband's gaming; el cheapo wouldn't cut it.

My work laptop is already full and slowing down, and I've only had it 6 months. No joke. This is without ANY games on it, or personal files. And it's a very nice laptop, in the $1,000+ range.

So I knew I needed to go bigger and stronger. Husband is into photography and frequently uploads and saves hundreds of pictures. This computer will give us room to grow, and will hopefully last many years. My previous one is 7 years old, and it was a cheap one.

That's not to say I couldn't have found a lesser known brand, and got the same stuff for less. I could have.

Many people spend lots of money on the latest electronics like the iphone. We are frugal and don't buy the latest gadgets and gizmos. Husband is still using a flip phone. lol. So honestly I'm not too upset, a new computer isn't the end of the world and it's a long time overdue.

Mortgage payment hit bringing our total down to $48,305.97.

6 Responses to “Ugh Guys”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    That's okay. We all do this sometimes. Enjoy your new computer, and be aggressive about paying it off!

  2. Butterscotch Says:

    If you will be using it for work will they be willing to pay for part of it?

  3. snafu Says:

    Ditch all buyer's remorse and enjoy your new computer and all the extras! Do you have it or will it be shipped? My laptop is a 3 y/o MacAir and I'm looking at ads and thinking about Christmas pricing replacement. I don't think I've ever kept a laptop 7 yrs!

    Sending Birthday wishes for tomorrow. Hope you have a celebration with family and friends.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Happy early birthday!

  5. Kiki Says:

    I hope you make a recovery disk and invest in a back up drive to save all items on in case there is a problem. I swear by having a back up drive for emergencies and my pictures.

  6. Kiki Says:

    And happy birthday!

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