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$372 later

December 21st, 2011 at 02:06 pm

I took my computer to a local repair shop. He tinkered with it a bit and declared the motherboard dead. Well, something on the motherboard, but the whole thing has to be replaced on the kind of computer I have. That's $372 for the new board and labor. A little more than half what I paid in the first place.

Some would say I should have just bought a new computer, but $372 is less than I would pay for a new one, and once this one has a new motherboard it should have quite a few more years left in it -- I hope!

Anyway, it may be five days before the part gets in, so I won't have a computer till after Christmas. The only thing I'll miss is keeping up on my financial spreadsheets, but now that I know I haven't lost them, I'm quite relieved.

Yesterday we had our "Yankee Swap" at work. For a few minutes I had the good prize -- a bottle of wine. But I lost it, and decided to choose an unopened gift -- really, I wanted the gift bag; it was just the right size for a present I haven't wrapped yet. Well, I got the booby prize! "What is it?" I kept asking. It appears to be melted down bottles roughly in the shape of a bowl but with a key ring attached. ???? Needless to say, it's going in the swap next year.

3 Responses to “$372 later”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Well ... you got the gift bag you needed, right? Smile
    Ouch! about the computer repair cost.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Yep, I got the gift bag, and I gave everybody a good laugh, too!

  3. Campfrugal Says:

    Murphy seems to be making his rounds. He needs to go away from those of us with savings and debt repayment goals.

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