Friday, December 30, 2005

Everybody has it...

and I want it. My precious, my preciousssssssss..............

On Christmas day, I saw it in Best Buy. I pick it up and try it. It is indeed what they say it is. It's just so beautiful, so perfect. The texture, the feel, the smooth curves and those cute little sound it made. At that point, I have decided that I want one but alas, there was no stock available. Not in Best Buy, not in Fry's, not in Target, not in the whole Grapevine Mills Mall, not in the whole Dallas! People I know asked me to check out the website. I did and for the past 3 days, it's not available! It's sold out! The whole of USA have it. Everyone I know is carrying one. Except me! 2-3 business week, the web Store said. My hopes dashed. My spirit broken. I gave up...

Until I made another attempt today. And guess what? The store reads "3-5 business days" Wooo hooooo! I picked up the phone and dial the number. I know I could not order from the web because they needed a valid US billing address.

I talked to Ray. He said that "it's 2-3 weeks shipping, sir."

"But your website said days, not weeks. You might want to check it again because yesterday it says 2-3 weeks. Today it said 5 days."

" Really?", Ray asked.

"Yup.."

"Golly, you are right! You know more than me. I'll have to throw in a free Shuffle for you then..."

Of course I made up the last line. Anyway, after 10 minutes of giving my details and insisting on a free engraving, I have it! The order number placed on 12/29/05 - 01:25 PM Pacific Standard Time. I will get it in a week's time.

WOW!

The guy on the phone told me that next time I wanted anything from the web, I could just put the US city that I am shipping to in the credit card section and that will fool the system. Heh... dirty fella...

So I am a happy man... though deep down I know this will turn into a white (heh heh) elephant but who cares. It'll last me a year.. I hope.. and if I were to get the accessories (and I TREMBLE at the thought of this), I may just extend it's usefulness... like maybe in a car.. or home stereo.

1 comment:

Bahija said...

New year gift :) beh tahan - everyone around me has ipod - errrr, so now i carry the lousiest handphone, no ipod , aiiiiii

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