March 7th for the big Apple iPad 3 Announcement

The news is all a buzz that March 7th is the big Apple, Inc. announcement surrounding iPad 3.  For an owner of an iPad 2 I’m dying to know what new features I will have to cry alittle over since I would be crazy to upgrade to the 3 so quickly.  There has been talk about it being smaller compared to a Kindle or being pretty similar to the 2 just a bit faster with a better camera.  It won’t be long now.

As an admitted Apple-addict who’s name isn’t Hilton and who definitely can’t keep up with the Kardashian’s all I can hope for is that I time my Apple purchases well enough to get value out of them before it dies or before I break down and upgrade. 

If you’re wondering how long before either of those happens Apple has a compete matrix of how long their items should last.  I had a friend years ago who’s iPod broke after 2+ years and they went in to get a new one and were allowed a view into the Apple mind and were told by the Geek that iPods are only built to last 1.5 years.  Anything beyond that you’re working on borrowed time.  The price, at least for me, doesn’t fit that small window but you’d be crazy not to think that Apple doesn’t take that into account when timing the new product releases.  There will always be the wait-outside-overnight-to-get-the-first-item crew of Apple lovers but they do need to get the rest of us normal folk on the buying band wagon. 

Whatever they’re putting in the Kool-Aid is working because even knowing this I still can’t wait for them to take my money and give me my white bag.

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Linsanity Amounting to Big Bucks?

 

Saying everyone in the NY tri-state area can’t help but know who Jeremy Lin is but that would be far too conservative.  He’s gone global.

Especially with Yao Ming’s support he’s all the buzz in Asia too.  What does this mean?  It means people have immediately been coming out of the woodwork to make money.  In my check of Ebay listings today there are a number of people posting sales of their Lin items.  Some hoping to make big bucks.  $1,000,000 for a rare Jeremy Lin collection.  (Check out the link.)

Are we jumping the gun on this?  Even if he turns out to be the second coming of Michael Jordan $1,000,000 is just too crazy for me but there seems to be a market for it.  The key is where is the line.  There is a basketball card that does have a few bids clocking in now at $16,000 (note reserve not met.)

Can Coupons be High Finance

This article is from the Wall Street Journal two years ago but it is still relevant.  With the current financial situation couponing has become very popular in the media with shows like Extreme Couponing and people making a living out of teaching others how to do it.  This article takes a concrete approach to show you the true benefits of breaking out the scissors to start clipping. (Click the photo to read the article.)

 

(Photo by the Associated Press)