Buy iPad Now and Pay Later
I always seem to buy my gadgets at the worst possible time. I buy a laptop, and the week later my house is robbed. I buy an iPhone, and the following month I'm in a car accident in Mongolia - the only casualty the phone's screen. It sucks, but I'm cursed.
When I bought my iPad it was so much bad luck as poor planning that caught me out. I'd been living in the middle of Thailand with my girfriend for a few months, lagging behind on the tech news for a while, and on a trip down to Bangkok I decided to grab an iPad on a mad impulse. I didn't need it at the time, and as it turned out I wouldn't use it for about 6 months.
Just two days after I bought my iPad, the iPad 2 was released. Slimmer body. Better screen. Faster processor. Same price.
This Christmas I decided to treat myself to an iPad 2, but I hit a bit of a problem. I'm poor. I didn't used to be - I was quite wealthy at the start of the year, but I lost my job and ended up travelling around Asia for 10 months with my girlfriend. There's just no money left right now.
Anyway... I took a look at one of my favourite shopping blogs, Shopping Kim, and found a couple of buy iPad now, pay later deals. Irresponsible? Maybe. I don't care. My iPad two will be with me in three to five days.
Happy new year, everyone!