Yes! I got myself a Nikon camera D7000 – really a year end gift for myself.
I had post before that I like to learn photography too. But I was not very much motivated until Kris did. So the story behind it (I mean behind how I bought it) was, I am actually saving enough this month so by end of January next year I can buy this little toy. I like monitoring the price of an item and stock from time to time, coz I am quite thrifty, so where I get a good stuff and at good rate I would definitely go there. Last month I went to check it, it was USD 1,225 and I was like alright I had to save that money until early next year because “Big Sale” will be from January – February, being what I mentioned earlier, I went last weekend to go see if it’s still there and if the price changed where it did. It went down to USD 953. I was like “Ahuh, that’s cool and what about the freebies or accessories along with it.” What comes with it are the same accessories he mentioned before, the camera, 18-105mm lens, 8gb memory card that’s it. Went to 4 more stores and they typically didn’t change the price but one store will give you an iPad mini for the price of USD 1,225, in my head, remove the iPad mini I don’t need it and cut down the price but obviously it’s not possible. Although, I am happy to know that atleast the prices are changing that means it can go even lower than USD 953 by next year when it is a mall wide sale. Talked to the guy and left my number so he could inform me when the price gets even lower he will let me know.
On my way home he called me saying that if I want the camera I have to place the order as they do not have the stock and have to order it, obviously I need to pay already and I do not have my paycheck until the following week only. So I initially said no, then, he said he’ll give me an additional freebies too, extra 55-200mm lens, cleaning kit and tripod. That sends bing to my ear hehe.. I told him “Yes, I’m gonna get it.” I do not know how and why I said that, I think it’s really a good deal as I also checked other mall and saw that the freebies 55-200mm and tripod alone cost USD 354 already.
I think it’s really for me, I got my paycheck on the same day and it’s all good timing. It’s a little awkward to hold it for the first time, although Kris had one before and I was able to experience it, but it’s awkward and awesome at the same time that I am holding it because it’s mine 🙂
Sorry guys, I sounded too oa I guess 🙂 I am just happy. So, yeah, now at night what I do is watch tutorials on how to get around with this little toy. 🙂
“Thank you Year 2014, I had so much of good memories in it!”
Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
– Oprah Winfrey