Wednesday, October 11, 2006
No Camera, Sad!
You know how you try really, really hard to live by what Dave Ramsey preaches about financial responsibility and good stewardship with the money God blesses you with? Philip and I tried to do that almost two years ago. I was pregnant and we wanted to get a really, really good camera to capture all those wonderful moments with our little one to be. We also bought a camcorder. Both we bought from Best Buy and both were "returned or refurbished" cameras, but the really good kind. We spent for the digital camera and camcorder about what we would have spent for the cheaper models but got the top of the line models. The salesman told us that we were coming in just after Christmas and that lots of people bring back cameras having just "bought" them to use for the holidays and then unethically return them saying "it's not what I had in mind." So, we thought we'd buy those two and take a chance. Now, our digital camera died and it doesn't have any more warranty on it. We tried to get it repaired but the camera shop says it would cost about $200, about what we paid for the camera in the first place. So, right now we are missing all those wonderful photo opportunities we have tortured everyone with on this blog and in person if you've had the misfortune of running into one of us who quickly says "have you seen the latest pictures???" We are saving up for a new camera and this time, we are buying the extended warranty. Sorry, Dave Ramsey , but this time we think it's worth it. So, no photos until we get a new camera. Or, we figure out how to take the really fuzzy ones off our cell phones.