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!