Feeding My Techno-lust
Posted July 22, 2005on:
I’ve been pining to get one for myself. Everytime I read the newspaper or went to the mall, I scoured for the best deals. I always had that thought at the back of my head that if I could buy something on installment with 0% interest, then that would be a good deal. My preference was not brand specific for as long as it’s a laptop with a 12-inch screen, and it had all the works internally particularly a cd/dvd combo drive then it’s good to go.
I checked out Fujitsu and like a fish in the water, I naturally gravitated to their 10.6-inch screen laptop. It appealed to me a lot that for a time I wanted nothing but that. However, the 6-figure price was just too steep for comfort that I veered away from it and focused on a Sony Vaio instead. The user reviews were impressive for the Sony Vaio but nobody in Cebu sold it. So that was a sign that told me it was a no go.
Just recently, IBM had a promo for its regular 14-inch screen laptop and offered a Centrino for P60k. And for days on end I was really rabid about getting one. I was in fits when the people at Ng Khai wouldn’t let me avail of their promo for the lease-to-own scheme since according to them it was intended exclusively for their clients. So why did they advertise it on their website then? Geez…
Then a couple of weeks ago, iStore opened in Cebu. Jerry and I looked at the different Macs and I was instantly drooling at the iBook and Powerbook. I indulged my curiosity a bit and started trying the display units that were hooked to the internet. The graphics just blew me away. I was ready to raise the money for it whatever happens. I inquired with them for promos but there was none. I emailed Accent Micro and the manager was offering me freebies with the unit if I buy the iBook for P77k. Dear me, I was ready to bite the bait!
Then my brother, Junnie tried talking to Dindin about my plan to buy an Apple (yes by this time I had nothing else in mind) and the deal was just too sweet to pass up. Within a few days, payment was transferred and my new baby was on its way. It arrived yesterday specially hand delivered by Mamarazzi and Junnie (yes, the part about Mamarazzi visiting Cebu was a surprise. My family is getting the habit of doing unannounced visits!).
So hopefully my techno-lust ends here for now. (Thanks a lot Din!!! It was great doing business with you!) I have a new baby to keep me distracted.
Everyone, meet Redford (my iBook’s temporary name as christened by Junnie).