The Struggles of a Gadget Freak With Money Burning Holes in His Pockets

I don’t know about the rest of you geeks, but the moment I set a gadget in my sites I can’t rest until I have secured said gadget.  In this case I’m referring to the iPad 2.  Yes, I said it, the iPad 2!  After days of deliberation I’ve decided to buck the system and go with the iPad 2.  When it’s all said in done Apple’s tablet really can’t be beat.  I’m still a Fandroid through and through, but I still think that platform is a bout a year away before it can rival the wealth of apps and overall experience of the iPad 2.  Sure I’ve been rough on Apple, but they deserve most of it.  With that being said I feel it’s my duty to you to at least own an Apple based device before I continue my fanboy bashing.

Unfortunately, I’m a day late and a dollar short when it comes to the hunt for the iPad 2.  After confirming in my head that I was going to spend part of my tax return on the iPad 2 the process of finding one began.  Trying to find an iPad 2 is like trying to find a needle in a haystack.  It’s not easy, and if you’re like me and your entire soul gets consumed by the allure of finding a gadget that no one has in stock, then you’ll understand why I only slept for 4 hours last night while planning out a way to find one.

My journey started bright and early today with stops at 3 Best Buys, 1 Target, and 2 Wal-Marts.  To my dismay they were all fresh out of the iPad 2.  I had pretty much given up hope of scoring one this weekend, but then I got a lead.  It seems that a Best Buy that isn’t all too close to my location still has some of the 64GB 3G models in stock!  At first I didn’t want to go full bore and get the top of the line model, but after thinking about it for a few seconds I knew that my mind would not let me rest until I scored an iPad 2 today!  So it looks like I’m going to hopefully score the Grandaddy of all iPad 2’s.  I must admit that even though I wanted one of the lower end models I’ve managed to talk myself into thinking that getting the $829 version is OK, if not better than the lesser alternatives.

You see that’s how you get past the thought of wasting money.  You have to pretend it’s OK and talk yourself into it, so you don’t end up slitting your wrists once you realize what you just purchased.  Wish me luck on my journey!  They said they had a decent amount in stock, but I wouldn’t be surprised if I get there and none are left.  Life just likes to punch me in the d*ck sometimes, so I wouldn’t be shocked if I got there and they were actually out of them.  If they are lucky me, and unlucky for my bank account!  Buying big toys is what tax returns are all about though right?  Who needs to save money (It makes me feel better to say this, just go along)?  You’ve been on obsessed missions before over a damn product…
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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.