Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Things I want to buy

I still haven't fully recovered from that string of expenses, and I still haven't gotten my Kansas tax refund, but once I have the money, there are a number of things I want to buy. I really do want to do everything I can to help the economy.

First, I think I want to get this stringing machine: Gamma Progression II 602 Stringing Machine. The sooner I buy it, the sooner I'll be able to save ~$20 every time my string breaks. This should pay for its $339 price in a couple years...

Second, I do need a new primary computer if I am to keep up with today's gaming rigs. Since I haven't fully picked out every component, it's hard to estimate the cost of my new computer, but I'm guessing between $1500-$2000 to be safe.

Third, I plan on making my next lawn mower an electric one. I'm still hoping my current lawn mower lasts through the summer, but sometime in the relatively near future, $100-$200 will be spent on an electric lawn mower.

Fourth, I need to get my deck repainted/stained sometime in the near future. It's quite ugly, and having bare patches probably isn't very protective for the wood (or, more accurately, only having patches of paint).

Any other recommendations for things to buy? Leave a comment!


Former Roomie, Channing said...

You should also string other people's rackets and make 20 bucks each time. That will help justify the cost of such a ridiculous purchase. How often do you break your rackets?

Btw, did you get somebody new for the empty rooms? How are they? I bet not as cool as me.

Lord Hughes said...

He couldn't make $20 on a restringing since for $20 I could have a professional do it and make sure it was done right :)

eis271828 said...

The Tennis Set charges $15 for their Professional Stringing Service. I should be able to charge $5 or $10 for my Amateur Stringing Attempt. I'll at least save $15 by stringing my own rackets. It's the start of a new credit card billing cycle for me, so now would be a good time to do it, I suppose.

I did not get a new roommate, but I agree that it is highly unlikely they will be as cool as you. You had an Xbox 360, after all.