After this coming weekend (payday) I will have just under $4,000 in savings. I will continue to save up for my vacation (to Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Egypt and Italy) through about October...
I want to have entertainment for the flights (over 30 hours on a plane), I want to be able to journal my entire trip. I want my itinerary and information at my fingertips. Not to mention access to maps and directions while we are in Italy (ya know, as long as I find wi-fi.)
I bought a TV in 2006. It was just over $100.
I bought a camera last January. It was just over $100.
I have never spent more than $150 on ANYTHING, EVER.
I keep staring at this iPad...the single item in my cart...
OVER FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS
($640 if I want the 32GB)
I just can't pull the trigger on it yet.
Over five hundred dollars.
I'd have to do 34 mens haircuts to pay for that. (Ahem, I'd have to have more than a few male clients who pay me to cut their hair.)
I'd have to get a decent tip from over 160 clients at work to pay for that.
Somehow I can feel OK with paying $4,500 for a vacation but appalled at paying $500 for an iPad. Maybe because I haven't actually paid for the vacation yet...or because it is broken down into smaller pieces: flight, cruise, hotel etc.