Thursday, December 20, 2007

12/20: Looks like it will be a 'white christmas'

The way things are going it maybe a 'white' Patriot's Day. Enough already.

Mt Auburn gave me a prescription for a cough suppressant which seems to have helped some. More important the chest x-ray didn't show anything major.


2 more donated computers arrived last night at the shelter....I am thrilled I played a small part in that. The students may need some help getting them connected to the net. They have a DSL line from Verizon and a wireless router but my understanding is Macs can be tricky to set up.

The fund for my son's laptop is close......

Here is a recap of the donations
$60 1 CASH $60
all others by PayPal
$50 3 $150
$30 2 $60
$25 3 $75
$20 7 $140
$15 1 $15
$10 5 $50
$ 5 3 $15
$ 2 1 $2

$567
PayPal fees $21.36

$ 545.64 Total

PayPal charges a small fee on all transactions done by credit card for example $20.00 becomes $19.12, $50 becomes $48.25. Echecks thay do not charge a fee.

So the dream is very close now. I hope to get it on Sunday or Monday. The PayPal account is on a debit card that they sent me so it would be like paying by credit card.

The model that I first saw 2 weeks ago at Staples is this one
http://www.staples.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StaplesProductDisplay?&langId=-1&storeId=10001&splCatType=1&catalogId=10051&productId=192820&cmArea=SC3:CG71:CL161747

The website has it listed at 699 but the store still has it at 599

In any event should the fund get a little higher I will get a little nice. I know Acer is the old Gateway but I also see an HP in reach.

I have seen prices a little lower on the net but the reason I want to use Staples is simply if there is a problem it will not be a hassle for my son;s mom to get it fixed as there is a Staples near her home. In any event I doubt Staples would sell anything that was not proven.

I can not even begin to express my gratitude to strangers that have helped. I wish you all the best holiday season ever and a much better 2008


1 comment:

jamiesquared said...

there are some excellent prices right now on better models:

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/HP-Pavilion-15-4-Widescreen-Entertainment-Laptop-DV6605US/sem/rpsm/oid/191759/catOid/-12963/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

^ HP within price range

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/HP-Pavilion-15-4-Widescreen-Entertainment-Laptop-DV6605US/sem/rpsm/oid/191759/catOid/-12963/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

^HP widescreen

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/HP-Pavilion-dv6633us-15-4-Widescreen-Entertainment-Laptop-DV6633US/sem/rpsm/oid/194790/catOid/-12963/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

^^ better HP

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8551827&type=product&id=1188561005895

^^ sony vaio