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on Jan 23, 2009 11:39 AM by vs_rolemodel
New purchases and acquisitions
on Jan 23, 2009 11:39 AM
Hello, all. I, who, even in the best of economic times, pride myself on my frugality, have just committed an act of possibly
reckless [in these dire economic times] purchasing: I've pre-ordered an about-to-be-released Sony Vaio series P netbook.
I've been looking to replace my circa 1997 [yes, 1997] Toshiba laptop for, well, years now. And before signing on to purchase
this new-release Sony netbook, I did do my research...and I waited for two weeks before buying. So I guess I could convincingly
pass this off as a non-impulse buy. Or, even more boastfully, a patriotic/economy-boosting buy [Sony ships from a facility in
New Jersey US].
This purchase, in these times, got me curious as to whether others of you are making or postponing your major purchases.
Also, has anyone here purchased something as a 'pre-order' [i.e., where the product is so new it has not yet been shipped to
stores but will be shipped soon]? This is the first time I've done this, and I hope that I don't encounter any disappointments/delays,
etc. It would be problematic, for example, if I received the mouse and battery upgrade for this netbook, but not the netbook itself. According to Sony I will not be charged for my purchase until it ships.
Anyone else experiencing mild buyers' fright after committing to a large purchase these days?
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