Wednesday, 20 February 2008

My story

I have been looking at buying a new digital camera for some time as I have had my old one since before I left NZ and its big, bulky and heavy (and everything counts with only 20kg of luggage) and... I just wanted a new one.

So I decided on the MJU790. Its the shockproof, waterproof, snowproof camera its on the ad with the dog drulling and Pam has one also and said it was real good. These are some of the underwater photos from Pam's Camera.

When I started looking last year the prices were around $450.00 and I was like ahhhh no I might just wait a while and then I wondered if duty free had it cheaper and they did for like $400 but they didn't really have them readily available at the aiports that I was flying to/from so I didn't bother and it sorta went to the back of my mind and I got on with life without a new fancy camera (I brought a laptop instead!)

Then the other day I was looking around at Dick Smith for some new cartridges for my printer and I went to see if they had my camera and if so how much it was and there it was for $328.00 the cheapest I had ever seen it and it is also going out of stock as a new model is coming in and they are on clearance. I almost brought it but decided to look around in case other places had it cheaper and so today i looked around. It seems that most places don't have it that cheap but are willing to lower their price to $328 so I went back to work and ponderd whether I would get it as a lot of shops didn't have it in stock anymore but before I had made any decisions I decided to look on Teds Camera House to see if they had it and then i saw this the OLYMPUS Mju 850SW Digital Camera. Isn't it pretty!!!! It is the same model but is a slightly higher mega pixel and it is PINK!!!!

I fell in love immediately!!! The only issue was that it was about $70 more expensive that the camera which is just as good that I could have today (this one is on back order).

When I brought my laptop pink ones were about $500 more than the regular ones, so I decided to get a regular one because I couldn't justify paying $500 plus more but can I justify paying an extra $70 for a pretty pink digital camera ... and then I get called into the bosses office (cringe - Zac will know what I am talking about!) fortunatley they were giving me a pay rise (I haven't yet told them I will be leaving in a couple of months). I walk out excitedly (and proceed to do nothing for the next hour gossipying about it and other things - what a wonderful employee!!) so my questions to everyone who reads my blog (probably only Zac, Jason and Alie oh and Hayley) are:

- Is my payrise a sign that I should get the new pretty pink beautiful camera?

- Can I justify the extra $70.00?

- Should I wait a little while longer to see if it comes on special?

- Or do I just go with the cheaper one and save the extra $70????

Your comments would be much appreciated in this hard decision proceess!!!!! Please vote in the top right hand corner and leave a message in my guestbook! Thanks



Hayley said...

PINK PINK PINK! you'll earn $70 in no time once you're working in UK!

notHamilton said...

oh no, the poll closed - and who doesn't like online poll voting!

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