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    that I own the 600, got my 650 from Sprint yesterday and will receive another 650 from P1 probably next week. I'm banking that she won't recognize the phone is different. We do discuss finances, in fact I told her not to get the $212 jeans she tried on last weekend. Anyone else tiptoeing around their spouse about this purchase(s)?
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    Should have let her get the pants.

    "What do you mean I can't have a phone? You have those two-hundred-and-twelve-dollar pants. Those aren't a luxury item?"

    No need to thank me for my marital advice,

    cluemeister
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    I do the same thing. I tell her all the time that she is spending too much money on stuff she doesn't need but here I am buying all kinds of gadgets.
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    That is a good one. My wife just thinks the mere IDEA of a phone being $700 is absurd. She thinks it is just crazy. Some how I never say anything about her spending $50 on a (piece of wax) candle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Advance The Man
    that I own the 600, got my 650 from Sprint yesterday and will receive another 650 from P1 probably next week. I'm banking that she won't recognize the phone is different. We do discuss finances, in fact I told her not to get the $212 jeans she tried on last weekend. Anyone else tiptoeing around their spouse about this purchase(s)?
    My wife would not have noticed the difference in phones but my excitement would have given it away. Fortunately, or Unfortunately (a matter of perspective), I dropped and broke my 600 screen and can only read about 2/3 of it with a big yellow and blue leaky LCD mark going through the center. At least I have a reason to get a new one

    Oh, on the jeans, I would let her get them too, although my wife would laugh at the price of those jeans while getting 4 others for that price! What the hell kind of jeans cost $212?

    Eric
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    Luckily, my wife thinks of all these things as my "toys" and has no idea of the costs or anything. She kind of puts these in the "minor" expenditure class. Now if I was buying a $4000 TV that would be a whole different matter. Plus she knows I just got my annual longevity bonus and that's always been my money to do with however I want.
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    I do my own calculus -- I try to make up the difference by getting cash in unusual sources. I'm selling some software I might not have sold on E-Bay for a cool hundred dollars and I'll try to find alternative sources of revenue to "make up" the ridiculous outlay. Probably all on E-Bay. I have some other phone calls to make. The insurance company may owe us about a hundred bucks if I also make the right phone calls (a big hassle is why I haven't done it)

    Anyhow, this is a good tactic, I think
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    Quote Originally Posted by mausalot
    I do my own calculus -- I try to make up the difference by getting cash in unusual sources. I'm selling some software I might not have sold on E-Bay for a cool hundred dollars and I'll try to find alternative sources of revenue to "make up" the ridiculous outlay. Probably all on E-Bay. I have some other phone calls to make. The insurance company may owe us about a hundred bucks if I also make the right phone calls (a big hassle is why I haven't done it)

    Anyhow, this is a good tactic, I think
    You look like someone who would try this: http://www.unclaimedfunds.org/welcome.htm?googlegufhb

    This has been reported by Deborah Norville on that entertainment tonight show for a few days where almost everyone has some money out there that is owed them. I think it might be worth the $14.95 just to see.

    There are more links on their TV show website but for the life of me I can't seem to get the correct name. Thought it was www.entertainmenttonight.com

    Eric
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    My wife attended the NY Road Show and said the 650 is such an upgrade over the 600 that she recommends I get it.
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    Damn I cant find the "whipped" smiley
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    Road show and my wife do not go together. Ha. She has no interest in technology except for the occasional google search on some recipe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Advance The Man
    that I own the 600, got my 650 from Sprint yesterday and will receive another 650 from P1 probably next week. I'm banking that she won't recognize the phone is different. We do discuss finances, in fact I told her not to get the $212 jeans she tried on last weekend. Anyone else tiptoeing around their spouse about this purchase(s)?
    Yep

    Offsetting a lot of the cost by selling my 600 on ebay when the 650 GSM version is available should make it easier though should the need to 'splain myself come up
    Palm III > HS Visor > Treo 600 > Treo 650 > Treo 750 > Treo Pro > PrePlus GSM

    "95% of all software issues are due to USER ERROR."
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    I have not told my husband yet and he will blow a gasket! Ordered mine from P1 so I have a few more days to figure out how to soften the blow...LOL.
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    My wife wants the pants and the 650!
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    Sounds to me like some of you guys need to "grow a set of balls" and show who's wearing the pants in the family. Tell her "you are the king of the castle and you"ll buy whatever freakin' phone you want to buy!!" Then again, I'm not married so I can say that.
    Make It Happen!!
    If you don't, who will?
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    I think I played this one right...no Xmas last year (I thought I wanted the Treo 600 when it came out on Verizon until I heard about the 650). And no Xmas this year. So two years worth of gifts is pentence enough, I think. (Of course, I'm not really making a big deal of all the extras I'm getting for my new toy....maybe I need to add a year to that).
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    Quote Originally Posted by treosixoo
    Sounds to me like some of you guys need to "grow a set of balls" and show who's wearing the pants in the family. Tell her "you are the king of the castle and you"ll buy whatever freakin' phone you want to buy!!" Then again, I'm not married so I can say that.
    Last I checked she sleeps in the same bed as me! I didn't get IT till I got married. You will get IT when you get married. Other guys on this board that are married understand this.
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    The solution is simple, just buy another 650 for your wife. That's what I did
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    I understand your plight... but I have no current experience in the matter.

    It seems my lady has accepted the fact that I must have a new gadget every 2 months, or the house will implode. The cost (as she understands it) is partially offset by me selling old gadgets.

    Now, don't get me wrong... I'm not crowing to her about the cost of this little jewel, but with the sale of my 600... I can at least justify it!!!
    <br><a href="http://www.theused.net/"><img src="http://www.theused.net/images/buddyIcons/buddy_used_02.gif"></a><br><br>Forever in search of the next best thing... is that the 700w?
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    Here's how you work it (or at least here's how I'm trying to work it):

    $641.24 for new Treo 650 (incl shipping and tax)
    -150.00 for new Sprint 2 year agreement
    -350.00 for eBay sale of 600, i-volution case, and 2-in-1 car/wall charger
    -------
    141.24 for new 650!

    Of course, this doesn't include all the new accessories you need to get, but Christmas is just around the corner and it's much easier to hide a $20 or $30 purchase.
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