Tuesday, January 24, 2006
My New Laptop
I'm picking this guy up from CompUSA for $1499 after I worked out a deal with a manager. It retails for $1999, but I had a creative purchase plan that allowed me to get it for $300 below cost. Win/Win situation for me and the manager. I just have to wait until CompUSA gets them in stock, which will hopefully be sometime before February is over. Hopefully someone figures out how to dual-boot Windows on these guys in the meantime.
The real beauty is that I'm paying for it entirely with giftcards that I got for free from the AOL/CompUSA debacle on Black Friday, and will have about $1200 of the gift cards refunded to me in cash at a 1/1 cash/credit ratio. Then I get to sell my 12" Powerbook, and keep whatever I get from it. Basically, I'm getting paid to get a brand-new, top of the line laptop. Gotta love it.
I almost forgot. I plan on claiming both laptops as business expenses for my eBay operations. I'll have to look into whether I can claim the full amount, the depreciation, or both, but in any case it should work out well.