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Even I can say "No, that's too much."

And it's not messy time at work and silly coworkers...
And it's not me being fed up with politics...
And it's not me having too much work with translations...

Oh, shallow me!

No, it was for a lovely, simply adorable pair of shoes, but I decided that 135€ - $200 is a bit too much. Ok, for today. I might be abusing my card tomorrow, but not today. I am SOOOO PROUD. Oh, shallow me...

Onto another purchase - please, I need some advice. And since I know this is going to be EMOTIONAL, please, I'd really like to get a realistic/factual/rational answer to this question:

1.600€ ($ 2.400) 24'' iMac (yes, unfortunately, that's the running price in Europe...)
850€ ($ 1.300) Core 2 Quad PC?

Do tell, please!

Oh, and some pics from today shopping in Ljubljana - yes, a day without new shoes. LOL




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Sep. 16th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
If it makes you feel any better. I own a pair of hiking boots that I paid 269 for about ten years ago, so about 400 in today's prices.
Sep. 16th, 2008 09:36 pm (UTC)
Ok... I'll be there tomorrow.... first thing in the morning.

Hiking boots are different story - I also paid a lot for mine, but these are just.... lovely, parading shoes. :)

And it does make me feel much better. :)
Sep. 16th, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
Show shoes!
Sep. 17th, 2008 05:27 am (UTC)
As soon as I buy them!!! :)
Sep. 16th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
I like the "No Women & Children" sign

I need one of those.
Sep. 17th, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)

I can steal one and send it to you. LOL
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Sep. 16th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
My god ... I'm just staring with opened mind and can not say anything. It happenes sooo rearly.
Take the shoes ;-)

Sorry ... I'm useless ... but would take the iMac.

Sep. 17th, 2008 05:29 am (UTC)
yes, I KNOW it does not happen often. so it makes me even more proud. I will check those shoes again today...... :)
Sep. 16th, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)
lol, cona is portuguese slang for pussy :D
Sep. 17th, 2008 05:29 am (UTC)
I know LOL

I was hoping you'd see it. :)
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Sep. 17th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
Sep. 17th, 2008 05:29 am (UTC)
Just like that? :)
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Sep. 17th, 2008 02:01 am (UTC)
Oh Lordie... You just opened it up for the "Mac vs. PC" endless slugfest in your journal.
Sep. 17th, 2008 05:29 am (UTC)
But I am begging for ration, not emotions. LOL
Sep. 17th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)
ever since a turned off msn chat program turned itself on, signed in as someone who visited my home earlier in the year and invited her son for a chat, i decided that i would try mac and i have never gone back. i have less crashes and i hope more control over the programs on my mac.

beautiful photos!
Sep. 17th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
Well... MSN settings can easily be handled. LOL

I need stronger reasons. :))))

And thanks! :)
Sep. 17th, 2008 05:12 am (UTC)
iMac. No viruses for Macs. :)
Sep. 17th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)
Not anymore...... Intel in Macs did bring some nasty stuff as well - at least it's been in the news. :)
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Sep. 17th, 2008 06:21 am (UTC)
gorgeous pics, i never get tired of looking:)

Sep. 17th, 2008 06:23 am (UTC)
Ljubljana does offer some nice views. :)
Sep. 17th, 2008 08:53 am (UTC)
Be careful with Mac. First you have to ask yourself what kind of software you want to run and how much I want to pay for that. My colleagues say that it's hard to find "free" software.

I don't have a Mac but I want it ... it so fancy :)
Sep. 17th, 2008 09:28 am (UTC)
Ok.... note taken. So I need to be careful. LOL

I know it is fancy, but at this moment I'd prefer some fancy new equipment for my cam. Hmmmm....... it sounds like I've decided already. :)
Sep. 17th, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)
I suspected that you were a bit of a shoe whore, but I wasn't completely sure having not read your LJ long enough. I personally just bought a new pair of "Simple" shoes on-line the other day. I like them because they're trendy enough AND made from recycled parts. Win? I just hope they fit, since no two makers seem to make the same size alike. Well, the same maker doesn't even make the same size alike (blergh).

And I LOVE my Mac. It just... works. I struggled with PCs for years both as a user and as a server administrator. There is nothing more disheartening than having to reboot nearly constantly to apply the latest patch or just change your background, it seems. Plus, I haven't really had many software issues, but maybe I'm just lucky. Compared to the Ubuntu that I run at work, the Mac seems like a virtual cornucopia of software!
Sep. 17th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
Shoe whore... OH! :) And since I am a shoe whore, I never busy shoes on-line. I need to feel them and stuff like that. Oh.... I bought another pair today, not for 135, but for 130€. So win!

Hmm.... I really need to ponder on that Mac/PC issue.... I plan to buy it next month, so I'll do a whole lot of thinking and reading and comparing and alike...

Thanks, M! :)
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