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I knew it! It was a good deal! A great deal! The laptop I was looking at for $1300 at Amazon just went up to $1425 overnight. I guess they figured out some accounting error or something, and decided to fix it. I missed my chance at a deal, because I was afraid, or something. And now my instincts are telling me "$1425 is still a good deal for this hardware, you should still buy it." And they're right. And I have to keep myself from buying it the day after they raise the price; what kind of message is that sending Amazon, and their high-tech traffic-analyzing code?

Stupid, stupid, stupid. Should have bought it yesterday. It feels so bad to have had overridden my instincts on something that was so right.

Oh, and I'm starting to get the second wave of pain about the Red Sox, too, so maybe I am a true fan after all.


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Oct. 17th, 2003 08:43 am (UTC)
Do you have no working laptop, or are you looking at this "such a deal" one as an upgrade?

True Red Sox fan: not I. My disappointment with the Cubs was greater, because they fell first and I had been really hoping for a Sox/Cubs World Series. The World Series of Doom.

Baseball is just theater for me, and with the Cubs losing their 7th playoff game, it felt like one of the leading roles would be played by an understudy.
Oct. 17th, 2003 08:54 am (UTC)
Well said, indeed!

As for the laptop, I've just been comparing my notebook computer running Word (G3-600 running OS X) to my desktop computer running Word (Athlon 1800+ running Windows XP) and the speed differential is just bad enough that I can't bring myself to write anything on the laptop; it's become an Internet Appliance running ssh, Mail.app, and Safari, and nothing else. I need a new one, something that actually runs programs.
Oct. 17th, 2003 09:21 am (UTC)
Big, fat, bloated programs.

Your current notebook is faster than most of the desktops I use. (But I don't run MS Word.)
Oct. 17th, 2003 12:33 pm (UTC)
Deals happen more than once, espeically with computers, whose deprication grotesquely fast.

Though I sympathize. I understand the feeling of having missed it.
Oct. 17th, 2003 12:38 pm (UTC)
I just clicked on their "Did you see this cheaper somewhere else?" link and said "Yeah, $1500 at Amazon. Bring it back and I'll buy it right then and there!" (That's the pre-rebate price. $1300 after rebates)

There's something slightly broken with my brain that keeps turning 1500 into 3:00 into $1300, and 1300 into 1:00 into $1100... It never lasts for more than an instant, but it's still an odd phenomenon.

I can't wait to tell my mom that I missed a $125 sale, effectively, though; she's usually the one that can't pass up a good sale :)
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