Recently, one of my blog buddies, Sue/Mominator, posted a story about her husband's recent EBay purchase. I thought it was very funny. Unfortunately, it planted a little seed in my very barren brain.
Within three days I decided to just "look around" EBay. Started innocent enough. Looking at laptops.....then movies......then X-Box games....then, gulp, PSP's.
Now, I had recently spent about 30 minutes at Best Buy playing with a PSP. It had some stupid little game....hence, it kept me occupied. This, coupled with the realization that I need video game experience before Mrs. WHW takes another extended weekend off, triggered me to see how much a PSP was going for.
Retail was $259 (recently see they are coming down to $199). No way I would pay that much for one. Then I noticed someone had several with a Buy It Now of $159. As a side note, Buy It Now is simply Satan's tool on Ebay. Anyway, my juvenile side got the best of me.
I tried rationalizing it by saying "I have several work trips coming up (Frederick, Maryland, Parsippany, NJ, and Toronto...and possibly DuPont, WA.). I need something to keep me occupied in the airports and on the plane.
Anyway, it arrived last week while I was in Atlanta. Unfortunately, as I was doing a demo there, I was connected to the network...and Mrs. WHW sent me an email "asking" about its purchase. I had to quickly close that Outlook pop-up!
On the plus side, it is cooler than I thought (more rationalizations forthcoming).....It has an awesome display, it has the ability to connect to my wireless network and surf the net, and it has a very cool golf game, it can play MP3's, movies and show pics and videos.
Last night I was up until midnight playing a golf course in the Andes. My knuckles are sore....and I am still a junior golfer. It is GREAT.