I have been wanting a new camera for a LONG time.
The one I have has been well loved for every occasion since Ethan's birth. It took good pictures, but for at least six months we have to position it just right so that the huge scratch that Ethan put on the lens doesn't show in all of our pictures. Like I said, its well-loved.
I had my heart set on a Canon Rebel. I've been window shopping for weeks. I just knew what I wanted. I scoured craigslist and when I found one that would work, Ronnie decided he wanted to buy me a brand spankin' new one. No complaints here! I'll take new anyday! But they cost SO much! So I've been bargain hunting for over a week. Then I decided that maybe I would lower my standards a little. I had made up my mind that Wal-Mart was going to get some business yesterday, if the price was one I liked. Note: sometimes their big ticket items are cheaper online so check if you're looking at something expensive. But before going to Wally World we went to the mall. Ronnie made me look in Sears and Radio Shack to see if they had a camera that may satisfy me. :) He knows how picky I am. At Sears the Canon was more expensive than WM, but they had a Nikon that was outrageously cheap! But I wouldn't give in that quickly. We shopped some more then headed back to Sears. Dang it! The tag said that it was used. Why would I buy used from Sears when I could buy used on craigslist. I went by Radio Shack. Then we took Ethan to play for a bit. I asked Ronnie to "pretty please" go find out what the definition of "used" was at Sears. He was gone forever. But this is Ronnie. He could have been talking to the tile floor for all I know. (Seriously...the guy talks a LOT! But that's part of his charm!) When he returned he didn't mince his words. He had talked with the sales associates (people he knew...of course...he knows everybody) and looked online on his phone and made up his mind. "Go buy that camera. You're stupid if you don't. If you don't like it, we'll sale it on ebay or something." I love this man! So I am now the proud owner of a Nikon D3000 that was supposed to be the display model for OVER $100 cheaper than regular price. But wait. They had a brand new one in a never opened box for the same price as the display. So yay! I got it so cheap I feel almost like I stole it! I just LOVE a good deal!
Here are some pictures we've taken since we got it:
Good deal Mama!
Stud!Ethan plaing in the box to the cooler we bought for Ronnie's truck so he won't spend his entire check on fast food and Mountain Dew.Elijah wants the camera!Such a cutie sitting up on his own now!No toy stands a chance!And playing around with the special effects.