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New Laptop for $200!

December 2nd, 2008 at 10:45 am

My old laptop has been acting iffy lately. It is overheating, smelling like burned rubber, and the screen has been flickering. I know soon, it is going to crash. It's about 5 1/2 years old, so it has had a good run.

I've been worried that it will go and I won't be able to afford a new one. Then, something fantastic happened!

BF is getting a new laptop. His is dead. Mums and Dads said they would get one for him, and he could pay them back for it. And they decided to have one of his X-mas gifts be money towards his laptop, so he only has to pay back part of it. And they offered the same deal to me! Smile

We got the new laptops last night! It's a Compaq Presario. I heart it. Windows Vista, which I don't heart, but it's not too bad. 2 GB of RAM, 160 GB hard drive. CD/DVD player and burner, Wireless internet card... The only thing I don't have on it that I use a lot is Microsoft Office. Usually it is $150 to buy the Office 2007 version I use. But Microsoft had a sale and I was able to get it for $69.99! More than half off! YAY! I used money in my personal savings for it, so I didn't even have to charge it.

In addition to the Office purchase, this laptop is only going to cost me $200!! The laptop originally was $550, but Best Buy had a sale going and it was $150 off, making it only $400! Then, Mums and Dads were going to give me money for X-mas and also for my b-day (in March) so they said instead of doing that, they will put what they were going to give me towards the laptop, and that amount is $200.

Original price: $550
Best Buy sale: -$150
Holiday and B-day: -$200
Laptop price: $200
MS Office: $69.99
Total: $269.99

I am so excited! I heart my new laptop! *grin*

Oh, also, my $20 challenge/savings update:

Old Personal Savings: $143.65
MS Office: $70
New Personal Savings: $73.65

Laptop Balance to Pay Off: $200

2 Responses to “New Laptop for $200!”

  1. Analise Says:

    Wonderful! Nowadays one feels "naked" w/o a computer. I read somewhere that after 4 years a computer is considered obsolete, so you definitely got good use from your old one. I will tell my DD about your great deal... her laptop died this morning.

  2. lizajane Says:

    I hope my laptop I got a few months ago lasts 5 1/2 years!! I figured it would probably give me just 2 or 3 years. Some people love getting a new computer, but I always dread it. I don't like having to reload all the software or figuring out how to use new versions of things. I still haven't done a lot of that because the desktop that I was using still works. I just switch back & forth as needed.

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