Again with the repeated title? I guess that after ten years I’ve used up all of my original thoughts.
I mentioned the other day that I’ve purchased myself a new iPad. In doing so I was left with the conundrum of what to do with my “old” iPad 3, admittedly one of the most underpowered devices ever released by Apple. In the past I’ve sold unneeded devices to Gazelle, but I was a little off put when I was only offered $185 for my iPhone 5c that I purchased six months ago for over $500, so my initial thought was to keep the iPad 3 as a “home” iPad. Even as I typed that I realized what a stupid idea it was.
Last night I went to Apple’s website to see what their trade-in value for an iPad 3 was, it turned out to be $125. And then I went to Gazelle’s website to see what their offer was; it turned out to be $150, which turned into $157.50 if I chose the Amazon gift card option. Good enough for me, so I committed to selling my iPad 3 to Gazelle. Gazelle will send me a box in which to pack up the iPad, and presumably cable and wall wort, and I will ship it off to them toot sweet. I’m sure that I will be able to figure out how to spend $157.50 at Amazon at some point.
It’s All About The Benjamins
Money seemed to be a common thread in my afterwork activities yesterday. At one point I logged onto my credit card company’s website and converted 10,000 “reward points” into a $100 Apple iTunes gift card. And because traffic was so shitty last night the boss and I decided to walk over to Taco Mac where in addition to my bar tab I purchased a $50 Taco Mac gift card which came with an accompanying $10 gift card. I’m sure that I’ll be able to make it to Taco Mac again at some time to use the “free” $10.
I also attempted a hostile financial takeover of a small, unnamed, third-world country, but that didn’t work out so well.
One House Sold, One Still For Sale, One Set To Go On The Market
None of which are mine.
The house across the street and two houses down from the ITP Estate is sporting a “SOLD” banner today. My former next-door neighbor’s house is still up for sale (though I cannot find out the asking price on the internet no matter what service I try). And the one on the other side of that house is still in the process of being reconstructed so that it can be put on the market. All this activity as I still while away the time doing little to mine.
I am seriously considering buying into one of the latest Angie’s List offers to get some time with an electrician. I’ve long-since given up on the notion that I will install the ceiling fan in my den, a project I started by removing the overhead light, probably ten years ago. I also need someone to fix or replace the ceiling fan in my bedroom because the light fixture portion of it hasn’t worked in more than a decade. I know people scoff and laugh at me when they hear how much is wrong with my house and how long it takes me to get things done, but I’m alone, more than adaptable, and except for the weekends I am physically in the house and awake for no more than three hours a day on average; I sleep, I shower, I dress, I leave for work early, I arrive home late, I undress, I go to sleep.
Giving Until It Hurts (A Little)
Today is Georgia Gives Day, which I honestly don’t understand very well. Regardless I will be kicking a few bucks toward the charities of my choice today, nothing earth shattering but it might help them in some small way. If you have a charity you like to support and you can afford to do so you might want to consider doing so today.