Monday, October 19, 2015

The Phone

After much prevarication and research, a few weeks ago I bought a new phone for the cheapest price I could find in a normal retail shop, a large office supply shop, for the price of around $870. I was in a large electronic chain store this week and I saw my phone on sale for $750. Should I cut my throat or just say f*** f*** f***.

It wasn't all bad though. I took some glee in reporting back to R that the phone he liked the look of costs $1100. Way too much for a poor old pensioner.

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  1. Always seems to happen, finding lower price...phones are expensive but they are a computer as well as a phone.

    Your SeaWorld looks good...

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    1. Yes Margaret. I love my new phone and you won't hear me saying I regret buying it.

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  2. The trick is that once the purchase is made and you are happy with it, you stop checking prices.

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    1. Carol normally I would follow that, but R wants a new phone and I was having a little look and could not help notice the price for my phone.

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  3. Carol is right, or you can tear your hair out over it.

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    1. Strayer, it would have to be at the sides. I can ill afford to lose any hair on the top of my head.

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  4. It seems to always happen that way. Just the same, if you love your phone it was a good buy.
    Bad luck for R though. Perhaps the price will come down.

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    1. EC, he won't buy that phone now he knows how much it costs and it is a phone you can write on with a stylus. He just liked the big screen. You are right. I love my phone and no regrets.

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  5. Andrew, definitely it could happen at my place too.

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    1. Gosia, I think the same the world over.

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  6. No cutting your throat, just keep repeating f*** f*** f***. One wonders what that would sound like, incidentally - rather like a cat gargling gravel and hairballs, I imagine.

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    1. Yes Jac, possibly a sound as you describe.

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  7. I hate phones.
    Merle..........

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    1. Merle, well I am not offering to buy you one :-P

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  8. Next time you are buying, perhaps ask if there is any chance it will be going on sale soon, then you can choose to wait or not.

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    1. River, I have done that in the past with some success. I did not this time as no other store was selling it close the price I paid.

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  9. Oh so many times I buy something only to find a week later it's on sale grrrrrrr! Unavoidable but annoying much :)

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    1. Grace, like EC said, if you like what you bought, doesn't really matter.

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  10. I hate when that happens!

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    1. Annoying Mitchell, but there is never a right time to buy tech stuffs.

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  11. You broke rule #1, do not look ever again at prices of something you have just purchased! ;)

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    1. It was an accident Fen. I was checking the price of another phone for R.

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    1. James, you have not been reading of the torturous process of me buying a phone. You were probably at a drag queen show in Brooklyn. Samsung Galaxy 6. It is sensuously smooth and cold in my hand with its gorilla glass surface. I love it more than any other phone I have had, dating back to 1996ish. It is like carrying around a precious jewel. Oh yes, as a phone/net machine, it works ok but that is neither here nor there.

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