Weekend

This weekend is Anime North, something I’ve been waiting for since about this time last year ^_^
It’s always a fun time, not matter how much I complain about it. I keep going back don’t I?
There was an expected high that turned out to be nothing this year. Go Nagi will not be appearing at this years Anime North, and that’s just too bad. I was hoping to met the man/myth/legend of the Giant Robot culture, but alas, it wasn’t to be.
Maybe next year.

This weekend does have one minor snag, X-Men 3 is coming out this Friday, and I really want to see that. However, since it’s not likely to go away anytime soon, I’ll go see if Monday afternoon since I have the day off anyway.
What I didn’t realise is that Vinnie Jones is playing Juggernaut. Why didn’t I know this sooner? I can’t think of anyone more perfect for the role. ^_^

I also missed the season finale of Lost last night. I’ll have to download it when I get home.

I have two different computers to work on tonight; one for the church and one for my brother.
On one of them, I have to back up some files and reinstall Windows98SE.
Yes, you read that correctly, 98SE.
Gah.
On the other one I just have to backup some files.
Should be simple enough.

Now just keeping my head low and trying not to cause any problems today so that I can get out of here on time.
It’s not that I don’t like work, I do like it, really, but there are just some people that make it more difficult that it has to be.
These people, I call customers. 😛

Oh, what did I do last night?

I sat in at a presentation of some place called Direct Buy. I’m sure some of you have heard of it. But just in case:
It’s one of these places that gets a lot of people together and creates buying power. This buying power is used to get things at the manufacture price, instead of the store or even wholesaler price.
What it means is that you can save between 30 and 50%, and 50% is more than likely the case.
Sounds like a dream right?
And it would have been if it wasn’t for the fact that I have no money(he says just before heading to an Anime Con).
See, they have dues. But so does Costco. True, but not $4200.
Granted, that’s over three years, and you can get a financing plan.
But here’s the real kicker that just didn’t do it for me; you don’t have time to think about it.
That’s right. If you don’t sign up then and there, and leave the store/location, you can’t sign up in the future.
What the hell is that all about?
They claim that it’s to keep the manufactures happy by not having people see “the truth” and then trying to pull a fast one on stores.
But I don’t buy it.
I also don’t buy the idea that I can never sign up again. Last time I checked they didn’t take any ID proof from me.
Anyway, all a moot point.

So yea…after that, downloaded Dr.Who and now I’m all caught up again.

It’s good to be the King.

3 Comments

  1. flying_squirrel
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    Those sales club things are nasty. Avoid at all costs.

    See you tomorrow. 😀 I’ll give you a call when I get to the con. Not sure when that’ll be yet. I’m hoping mid-afternoon.

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  2. sidekickca
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    I think they at least would have let me look through the catelogues before signing up, but even then, $4200 is a lot of cash to just give away.
    They kept saying “Oh, but it’s an investment, like insurance”. Not sure what one has to do with the other, but even still, I would have liked to think about it some more, or at least be given the opertunity.
    It’s funny, I would have made a dash for the door when they explained the rules, except I was on the other side of the room ^_^

    Give me a call on my cell, I assume you have the number.
    If not, I’ll do a private post.

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  3. flying_squirrel
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    I have this knee-jerk aversion to pressure sales. To the point where I don’t care if I’m maybe paying more money, so long as I know I made the decision on my own terms in my own time.

    Like those fixed rate energy places… Rationally, I think it’s a good idea, and I can see where they’re coming from, but their sales techniques are just so repugnant, I have a hard time thinking I’m not being ripped off somewhere.

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