My mom sent me some $$$ that my dad wanted me to have after he passed. My desire was to spend it on myself, something special. So when I didn't win this contest for an iPad, I began researching about the iPad a bit more. This only intensified my want.
Spending almost $500 on a toy isn't easy for me. I am thrifty! I don't spend $$$ just because. And especially on myself for something frivolous. BUT I did have this 'extra' money, and I did want to spend it on something just for me.....so....
I DID IT!
After the All new iPad came out, the iPad 2 reduced in price by $100.00. This made my purchase a little easier :)
Admittedly, I've had buyer's remorse a couple of times. $500 is a ton of money for anything, never mind a toy. BUT again, I remind myself that I view this as a last gift from my dad and that makes me feel a bit better.
Now I just have to get it out of my 14 year old daughter's hand so I can use it ;)