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    Talking End of year spend goodies

    I don't waste money... ever! This means I usually end up with left over money in my budget. I recently found a few hundred pounds and decided to spend it on useful items for myself and my technician.

    New keyboards and mice all round

    So we now have these amazing Logitech MX Revolution mice with accelerometers in the sroll wheel! Pure genius and it's now a pleasure to use my mouse.

    Then there's the keyboards... I let Stu choose any Cherry keyboard he wanted... a nice simple one with multimedia controls was the choice. I have to say it is nice. Not as nice as the Cherry Click that I got though! Never have I enjoyed typing as much since using Cherry Clicks at uni. I sit here smiling away as I change passwords and write the most mundane of reports.

    I will stop feeling guilty eventually for spending £50 on each mouse and £50 on my keyboard. At least they will last though!

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    I got a kensington expert mouse, pushed through for "health & safety" reasons!

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    Pure decadence, will fill up the cartridge cupboard. I won't even buy smokeless coal to power my 386.

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    Thats unbridled extravagance, new keyboard PAH.

    I'm still using an IBM Model M from 1985.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    I don't waste money... ever!
    What about those servers you sent off to get Chrome plated, just because you like shiney things?

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    Logitech YUCK!

    Replaced my wireless KB/Mouse after about 3 months and 18 batteries.

    MS ones have lasted much longer

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    I like my Logitech Bluetooth wireless set, very nice bundle and reliable

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    Oh yes, this time of year is always fun. Why should I have to plan carefully and diligently what money is spent throughout the year, when everyone else hoards their money and spends it on crap during the rest of the year, only for them to be told "you need to spend what you have left NOW!" and they all suddenly want laptops and printers sorting for themselves

    Why is their problem suddenly my problem?? Aaargh

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    I'm in the same boat, we need to empty our spends before the 27th and can't spend until April again!

    Lots of toner/paper to be bought, and then we'll see what's left!

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    I was told there was a little more money so planned on getting the barcode reader and visualiser...then got told there is no money..

    Then yesterday i found out that someone had managed to buy £200 worth of ukeleas!!!..

    Whats up with that!?!?!?!

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    We never have any money left over - our budget is woefully underfunded anyway and just the ink costs take us way over

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    I recently found a few hundred pounds ...
    Excellent!! I think I need to try looking harder...

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    Quote Originally Posted by budgester View Post
    Thats unbridled extravagance, new keyboard PAH. I'm still using an IBM Model M from 1985.
    I recently checked on eBay - a genuine model M will actually set you back more than a new keyboard.

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