I started off the morning


I started off the morning by picking up the car parts that had been delivered yesterday. I'm going to try and get that stuff installed and out of my apartment as soon as possible. I'm not sure if I'm going to ask them to keep the stock parts for me or not.

After that, I spent most of the day today shopping. Because today is Free Comic Book Day, the comic bookstores around me also were having sales. Needless to say, I found some nice bargains -- the crown jewel of bargains being a brand new anime DVD (which was released 6 months ago) for $6.25, so I'm looking forward to the next big comic book sale. After that, I hit up Best Buy and Staples. At Staples, I managed to get a nice confetti maker (paper shredder) for $20.

Which leads me to Best Buy, where I throughly suspect them of being part of the great CD case conspiracy. So, what is the great CD case conspiracy? Quite simply, it's this: CD holders usually come in set numbers. You can get CD holders that hold 12, 16, 24, 32, 36, 48 quite easily. But the really interesting thing is that they price accordingly, so almost no matter which count CD case you buy, the cost is still about the same. So if you buy 2 24 count cases, it costs the same as a 48 count case, and a 96 count case is about twice the cost of a 48. So there aren't any real bargains in buying CD cases unless you can find something that breaks out of the mathematical series. It's a curious little math problem. Anyways, I ended up buying two 264 count CD cases. I'm glad I can still do a little bit of basic arithmetic in my head. Hopefully that should be good enough to convert my stacks and boxes of CDs into something a little neater.

If anything, I want a PDA just to use as a calculator/inventory device when I go to best buy. You see, usually, if I'm going to Best Buy, I know exactly what I'm looking for. The danger comes when I hit the DVD section, because I know there are bargains to found if I look close enough. (For example, I bought the Neo Ranga DVD w/ Box for the same price as the standalone DVD). Sometimes, it's cheaper online and I don't need to pay sales tax or shipping. So if I had a PDA I'd just load in a list of DVDs, the cheapest price I found for it online, and compare the two.

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