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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Accidental New Toy

If you've been following this blog assiduously (and if not it's about time you started), you may remember that my laptop can be a bit temperamental. I'm talking about bouts of screen flickering mainly, but also suffering from a severe shortage of free space. So I've been expecting to have to replace it any time now, and I've been keeping my eyes open for laptop bargains.

Anyhoo, yesterday afternoon the screen failed completely. I can still use the laptop with an external monitor, but the only spare one we have weighs far more than I would risk placing on our glass-topped dining table. So my plan this morning was to buy the cheapest flat-screen monitor I could find. You can now pick these up for under Dhs 700, and the smallest size that can be had is 17". I made my selection and the guy from GĂ©ant went off to find it in the warehouse.

While he was doing that, I had a quick look at their laptops for future reference. Prices start from just under Dhs 4,000. But wait! Here's one for Dhs 2,499! Fujitsu-Siemens, 60 Gb hard disk, 512 Mb RAM, DVD-writer, wide screen, looks nice. When my salesman comes back I ask him why it's so cheap. He says that basically it's a discontinued model and this is the last one they have: so it's been fingered a bit by punters, but otherwise unused and comes with a full one-year warranty. I have a quick consultation with BetterArf, and she tells me to buy it.

So I bought it. Yeehaaa!

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the fact you boys always have to ask the missus first! lol.

4:10 pm  
Blogger nzm said...

Way to go!

Now - tell us who owns it - you or MamaDuck? lol

9:03 pm  
Blogger Jin said...

If mama duck put you on hold for a few minutes it was because she phoned me, nzm & anon to get the OK........hehehehehe

10:04 pm  
Blogger nzm said...

I've heard of hen-pecked, but duck-pecked is a new one for me! lol.

11:56 pm  
Blogger moryarti said...

good call on the FSC laptop .. enjoy :)

12:06 am  
Blogger kaya said...

LOL @ nzm.
Duck pecked! HEHEHEHHEHE

Enjoy the laptop my friend, but dont foget who it "REALLY" belongs to...

9:20 am  
Blogger Tainted Female said...

Congrats!

11:56 am  
Blogger trailingspouse said...

Mr TS is now on his second Fujitsu laptop (I have the old cast-off). We have been very happy with them . . . enjoy the new toy! (Only problem is loading up all your software again, somehow there's always something that doesn't work!)

2:26 pm  
Blogger halfmanhalfbeer said...

Hey, congrats on the new toy. We have kitted our office out with FSC (yours sounds very similar to the ones we have) and we have been pretty pleased with them.

HMHB

10:21 am  

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