Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ask and you shall receive

So I love Facebook. Everyone knows I'm totally addicted. But what consistently amazes me is how often it comes in handy. Back when we were looking at houses, I needed a house inspection done and had no clue who I should call. I mentioned it on facebook and within 5 minutes had found out that an old friend of the family did them and how to contact him. It was awesome.

For the past few weeks I've been pondering buying a new Mac so that I can edit my thesis film without having to log a gazillion hours in the film lab at State. I looked at Apple and found some MacBook Pros that would fit the bill. They were affordable, but I hated to spend the cash knowing it wasn't an absolute necessity. I looked at the refurbished models and, while the prices were a little easier to justify, I hated to spend so much in taxes. I checked out eBay, where I found a slew of pretty decent options, but eBay stresses me out. Just too many choices.

So yesterday I mentioned on Facebook that I was looking for a MacBook Pro and can you guess what happened? Within maybe 10 minutes I had a message from a chick I graduated from high school with saying that she had a used MacBook Pro that they were considering selling. By dinnertime we had a deal all hammered out. No taxes, no shipping, no waiting. So now there's no more stress or shopping around. I'll get my laptop in plenty of time to spend a bit getting used to it and then for when we're shooting in July! Woo Hoo!

1 comment:

April said...

Maybe I should have done the facebook thing and found a bargain for a mac.