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Re: In trouble now...

Don't know if this will help--but there isn't much depreciation on the
purchase of a used item on ebay. You could reassure your wife that if
worse comes to worse, you can sell it for pretty much what you paid
for it. (If you value your relationship, you probably shouldn't point
out that this isn't true for a lot of the stuff that she buys. . .)

Anyway, congratulations! I'm very happy with mine.

On 6/18/06, Joshua Carroll <josh@infinivert.com> wrote:
> Well, I won an auction for an almost new FBC1010 this morning for under
> 120 USD after shipping.  Woohoo!  I had the cash saved up, and almost
> ordered a brand new one about a week ago, but at my wife's request, I put
> off ordering for a few days "just in case something comes up."  When I 
> this one going so cheap, it seemed that her better judgment had paid off
> in the form of cash.  But as fate would have it, no sooner had I 
> the cash elsewhere than a tire on my car decided to explode.  We have a
> small emergency fund for things like this, so we're OK, but that's not
> going to stop the inevitable "I told you so" coming my way as soon as she
> gets off of work.  And with a baby on the way, it's going to sting...
> I've never felt simultaneous excited anticipation and dread over the
> purchase of gear before... woohoo!
> --Josh

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