Monday, May 23, 2011

“Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping.”

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 an iPad for my trip.
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...

($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.

1 comment:

lisapants said...

Have you tried looking for refurbished 1st generation iPads? We got one a few months ago for less than $300. I don't know if it will do everything you want it to, but we love it.