Tuesday, November 23, 2010

green with envy

I've been trying to ignore all the news about e-readers being the IT Christmas gift this year -- if you remember, I bought a Sony Touch less than a year ago and it cost me $260 ($299 with a $30 coupon). The same device now sells for $169.99 and will probably be further discounted with Black Friday deals. Not to mention the Kindle's only $139, and the Nook is $99.
This is the cost of being an early adopter, I guess. I was able to deduct the entire cost of the reader off my taxes last year, since I use it for work, but I didn't really notice that much of a difference in my taxes due to that deduction.
I've never really been an early adopter, and after this experience, I think I'm done.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, I know how it feels. I was so furious when iPhone 4G came out after I just bought 3Gs. Now I will just wait till the new version comes, not spending money on this stuff anymore. The same with LED TVs, I love them, they are cool, but I will wait at least till next summer to start shopping.


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