June 24, 2003

I'll see your lemons and I'll raise you a glass of lemonade...damn tastey

About a month ago, the power source on my Compaq laptop started being spastic. The battery wouldn't hold a charge. And sometimes it would act like it wasn't plugged in, even if it was. This was incredibly frustrating and stressful, but I am a slacker, so I put off taking care of it until I came down to So-Cal.

Let me tell you, friends and colleagues, being a slacker has never paid off so heavily. I told my dad about the situation, hoping he would volunteer to take my laptop over to CompUSA (considering my car is in the shop AND I have mono). But instead he asks if I still have the receipt, and luckily I do. At this point, my father plucks up the laptop, which was purchased 3 years ago, and returns it to Costco for a full refund! Then, he takes the $1300 and buys a brand new Toshiba laptop with all the bells and whistles, and still has $300 left over at the cash register.

List of Bells and Whistles that my old laptop didn't have:
*a dvd player
*the ability to burn cds
*a kickass screen that can be seen from all angles and is super duper clear
*cool shit that makes it run really fast

Obviously, I am no computer expert. But I do know that Costco's return policy kicks serious ass and I am hooked up!

Posted by j*2the*olie at June 24, 2003 11:29 PM

You still had the receipt from something you bought three years ago?

I don't think I even have my _diploma_, awarded a scant two years ago.

Posted by: Jacob on June 24, 2003 11:37 PM

i spilled soup on my laptop once and fried my motherboard and was a lazy ass about taking it in to get fixed that by the time i did come back to OC, the soup had dried up and "they couldn't figure out what was wrong with it"...so they gave me a new laptop (even better since my model had already been discontinued).
lesson: be as much of a lazy ass as you want, just keep your receipts. :)

Posted by: jade on June 25, 2003 08:27 AM