I don't need a new tablet. In fact, if a piano fell on my ipad mini tomorrow, I wouldn't need to replace it. I would really want to replace it. I use it all the time. But it does everything I really use a tablet to do. And if it was time to replace it, a $150 tablet would do the job just fine. But then I saw the newest ipad pro.
It's thinner than my older ipad mini 2, and not a lot heavier given its bigger screen. But it has a fingerprint sensor, an amazing display, and a better processor than any laptop I've owned. Although, I have had my laptop for 15 years, and it wasn't the newest model when I bought it. It does still get the job done. People still comment on how thin, light, and fancy it looks. Apple is good at that. Then I played with its stylus, and it was all over. But how can I justify a $701.08 tablet I don't need? Here's how.
First, I shop around. I was able to find an open box one on Ebay for $550, no tax. And it has the cellular connection, which would be $841.51 buying new from Apple. That's almost $300 savings right there. It would practically be a crime not to buy it.
Then I hunt around. It looks like Amazon will give me $80 for the one I have. So it's really only a net expense of $470, if you think about it.
And my wise spending has meant I haven't needed to buy a new laptop in a decade and a half. And this ipad pro does most things a laptop would do. And I'll actually take it with me, unlike my 3 pound laptop.
So it was definitely a good idea to buy the ipad pro that I definitely didn't need. Now onward to justify a $100 stylus I definitely don't need.