Monday, December 21, 2009

Cheap Girl bought a condo

I must apologize.  I have neglecting this blog.  I have been trying to continue my first blog.  My travels were not as tech friendly as I expected.  I went back to work as soon as I got back and started my baby in daycare.  My daughter got sick for over a week this past week. I have also been house shopping and great news! Today I, cheap girl, bought a condo.  Its not really the cheap thing to do but I did it and I am very proud of it. So obvously, I have been occupied and rather that post crap, I decided to hold off on regularly posting to this blog.

I got the magazine bargains of the century in the mean time. I ordered two year long magazines for 10.30 cents both O magazine and Smart Money.  Personally I like magazines.  I pretty much always have but I never really read this genere. I think that for 10.30 cents I got a good deal. I bought them both from amazon.com during specials on seperate days.  I sent them to my sister's American address first and then said I moved to canada and it was the canadian steal of the century. 

I have been too busy for much shopping or extravagant stuff for myself thus I have nothing to report on specifically about being cheap.  However, I do promise to start posting as the condo shopping gets underway.

For the condos. I have been trying to get deals on Swoopo.ca.  Its not been going very well.  Those of you unfamilar with Swoopo it is a disaster of a website, slightly addictive, offering incredible technology bargains if you can stare at your computer screen all day long. Its a bit like crooked ebay, you have to buy bids and everytime someone bids the length of bidding increases.  So the timer keeps going back up.  You cannot simply bid at .01 seconds and win.  You have to bid when no one else is watching that product, some people get bargains but it a little unpredictable and for me it is a real time trap.

Cheap girl who will be outfitting her new office soon has this idea in her head that if she just buys the right office materials, the writing will come, she'll want to work, and suddenly she will be very productive and very wealthy.  So I would really like a new mac computer.  My current one is a little broke and four years old.  I am addicted to my ipod so I would really like a good interface...and feel a MAC would offer that plus allow me to produce movies and music if I have the free time.

Do any of you have an idea how I can get a new apple computer at a fabulous price, other than on Swoopo?

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