...a little bit of Maths.
Now I want an iPad. I do. I do. I do.
If I mention this to Anthony he will roll his eyes (nicely) and ask me why. I will then dribble on about blogging from the sofa and not hogging the PC for my random internet ptootlings when he really wants to go and kill some Murlocs.
This won't convince him.
So in an attempt to convince myself that I really can't afford one, I have been working out the costs in alternative currencies.
The 64GB iPad with just WiFi is currently £599. If you want it with 3G too, then it goes up to £699 (plus £10 a month for 1GB of data).
So in cupcakes (from the Primrose Bakery, like I bought in London) at £1.85 a cupcake:
64GB WiFi iPad = 324 cupcakes.
64GB WiFi+3G iPad = 378 cupcakes (plus another 6 cupcakes a month)
In IKEA bookcases (that's a BILLY unit at £55 plus a height extender for £20)
64GB WiFi iPad = 8 bookcases (£1 needed to make it 8 rather than 7 and £74 left over)
64GB WiFi+3G iPad = 9 bookcases (£24 left over towards data costs)
The WiFi iPad is only £9 less than the cost of the daybed and chest of drawers (plus two sets of BILLY bookcases) that I want for our spare bedroom. Make it the 3G model and throw in another bookcase and have enough money left over for a take-away pizza (sod the data costs),
In £18.99 hardbacks it's 32 or 37 books, 47 or 55 if you take off my discount. 75 or 88 £7.99 paperbacks, 112 or 131 with discount!
Basically I could get a hell of a lot of other things I want, plus a lot of things that we actually need.
So why oh why have I still not convinced myself.