2006/06/07

The Great Gadget Itch

Recently i am suffering from the gadget itch again. The previous time i had it, i ended up buying the Fuji F11 digital camera to cure the itch. It was a great camera. Even at ISO 1600, it churn out good prints at 4R so do check it out

Anyway the itch has attack again and this time in the form of 3 gadgets, the iMac, a iPaq PDA and that damm cool white NDS lite. I know getting all 3 of them will cure the itch but then again it will cause me heartache when the credit card bill come. The two woman in my life isn't going to go easy on my ears too...

Since the PC show is in town, it is a perfect opportunity to cure some of the itch, i thought. The show was packed, bloody packed. The broken escalators from City Link to the convention hall made things worse. By the time i ended up at the show, my though was that i must die die buy something to make up for the insane squeeze (hmmm maybe thats the reason for the broken escalators...)

A lot of people was grabbing the rw6800 ipaq as if it was free. The itch to get one was really huge when i see everyone going off with that sleek gadget in their hand. Going at $1000 plus for a gadget was too much for me to bear, i made off with a $480 ipaq instead.

It was really suay siao, the moment i bought back a gadet without doing any research, i paid a price for it. It turn out that there was a simliar if not better deal for the same gadget going at $450 instead! I bought mine from a nice big HP booth and i thought it must be the best deal i can get from HP. It turn out different distributors are offering different deals for the same HP product.Obviously, K8 (the distributor i bought from) isn't the best deal in town.

It cure part of my itch and added a siginificant heartache too.

I used to heard this policy on how paying higher salary equate lesses corruption. We should expand this great concept! Everyone of us will be given more money too, so that everyone will be less gadget deprived. Then i can get all of the gadgets without having to go through the painful process of making a decision on deciding what is the right gadget to get, what is beneficial for me, etc.

Anyway the purchase of a PDA has cause the itch to be slightly subside, but i can't help but still feel the itch on laying my hands on the white NDS lite especially together with the new super mario game. Yeah i know i am already 29 years old, but i still enjoy the game of a jumping plumber, collecting gold coins and mushroom....

The itch is getting stronger. The previous reason to get the iPaq is to be more organize and productive doesn't sound too convincing to eve since she know me inside out. Yeah i know all this gadgets are a waste of money but hey it is a guy thing ok. It is just like why girls shriek when they hear a mango sale...

Right now i need a reason, a really good reason for that NDS lite...

"Monetary rewards should not be a subsitution for passion and for man to do the right thing" - astroboy

3 comments:

mf said...

of all the PDAs....y an iPAQ?? :P Okie...i'm biased!

I second the purchase of NDS...provides more entertainment!!! oops...is eve gonna hate me for supporting u?

astroboy said...

ok i think i can go ahead with the NDS liao since i got someone to second it. So even she object it is still 66.66666% approval which is a much stronger mandate....

NDS here i come heheee

mf said...

hey after u get NDS...lend me lah...keke....tell eve that u are helping a gd fren out oso....:P can help me pass time if i have to stay home to rest at a later stage!

 
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