Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Pimp My MacBook

Every so often, when I've got a few minutes to kill near a computer, I play a game on shopping websites. I pick something you can extensively customize, then I hunt for the most expensive possible customization. I don't know why I find it so amusing, but I'm interested to know that, if you really wanted one, Apple would build you a $20,000 Mac Pro, or Toyota would sell you a Rav4 (base price: $21,500) for $36,000.

Now that I think about it, it might be a bit cathartic for me to do this kind of exercise. I generally go the other direction when I buy stuff -- is there any way I can get this $50 piece of hardware for $40? So temporarily pretending I've got huge cash reserves is a cheap, quick financial power trip.

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