Cyber Monday now behind us, it is time to take stock.
First, I did not buy a PS4. The loss of the +$50 Gamestop/+$60 Kohls gift cards was simply too great, psychologically. Well, that, plus I could not find a normal $200 PS4 deal to save my life. There was a slight chance of some late shenanigans involving Office Depot selling $100 Gamestop gift cards for $80, but why go through all that trouble – especially having to go outside – if none of the $200 deals are around? Having said that, apparently Gamestop sells Amazon gift cards, so one could imagine someone going through the hassle of stopping by multiple stores in order to achieve a 20% discount at an online retailer.
Second, I have been playing No Man’s Sky and it has consumed my life. I’m 30 hours deep already.
Third, I did end up buying a phone. Specifically, the Moto G5 Plus from Amazon. I waffled on the Honor 6X because ~$150 seemed like a lot for +1GB RAM and +16GB space over my current 5X. Well, the G5+ comes with 64GB internal memory and 4GB RAM straight up. Yes please. I played the holiday pricing game a bit too close though, and missed the $180 deal for a new phone, so I settled for an Amazon Warehouse resell for like $160. There aren’t supposed to be any scratches on the screen itself, but you never know until it shows up.
Finally, I took all this week off. No particular reason, other than I had to use time lest I lose it. My original plan (beyond normal IRL errands) was to give FF14 it’s one last huzzah before they take another $15 from me. While it’s still possible, No Man’s Sky makes it unlikely. We’ll just have to see how the rest of the week goes.
Posted on November 29, 2017, in Miscellany and tagged Amazon, Black Cyber Fronday, FFXIV, No Man's Sky, PS4, smartphone. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
“Specifically, the Moto G5 Plus from Amazon.”
I realise it might be a bit late but the Moto G series has been nothing but shite for me. I don’t use the social media stuff on my phone but I do need to be able to navigate, reliably use the internet etc. and the last three generations of Moto G phones have all slowed down enormously for me within a few months of purchase and become frustrating and useless with a crap camera on top.
In the end I went for the £100 extra for an Honor 9 on the assumption that its specs would last at least twice the length the Moto Gs do before dying on me. Considering a bevel-less screen means less than nothing to me and I already have a better camera, anything more seemed obscene and anything less has so far failed to last.