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Amazon Rewards Visa

Posted on 2015.04.08 at 00:00
Current Location: 67114
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I didn't want yet another credit card (and at 14% it rivals my Dillard's card for highest APR), but after they offered me $50 off the rather substantial total, I jumped at the chance. So with only $38 in tax and free shipping - and with the understanding he's going to utilize the mid-level video card I bought him this time last year, his savings paid for exactly one half of the following:

1TB WD 7200rpm drive "Black"
4.0GHz AMD FX-8320 FX-Series 8-Core "Black Edition"
Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 2133 MHz (PC3 17000)
MSI ATX DDR3 2133 Motherboard 970 GAMING
Antec Earthwatts 650-watt power supply
Sentey® Gs-6006 Z-tron Gaming Computer Case
DVD-ROM optical drive
Thermal paste

I matched him dollar-for-dollar so he could decide exactly where he wanted to put his money (after giving him various bottleneck scenarios) and I'll have him turn every screw and hit every keystroke so he will have built it entirely by his own hands. I still need to find my old static strap...

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CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2015-04-08 05:19 (UTC) (Link)
Is that the static strap I donated to the cause?
ehowton
ehowton at 2015-04-08 14:37 (UTC) (Link)
I can't find ANY of them. But I think I got that one from unixwolf. Its Daisy-approved :D
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2015-04-09 05:47 (UTC) (Link)
I think the one I gave you was blue and had some yellow stripes in it. It is very cool that you and G-Man are doing this together. I imagine soon that me and Bamm-Bamm will be doing something similar. He already has wanted to upgrade to a Razor headset and keyboard.
ehowton
ehowton at 2015-04-09 15:22 (UTC) (Link)
That's really funny - I was thinking the one you bought was yellow and almost mentioned it here. But thanks for the reminder to search for the static strap again today!!!
Michelle1963
michelle1963 at 2015-04-08 13:55 (UTC) (Link)
It's very hard to pass up those types of deals. That's how I wound up with a Sears, Dillards, and Kohl's card. Ugh! That said, in every case, it was worth it. And in some cases, there continues to be rewards for utilizing the cards. But what a pain in the behind. I'm a one card kind of person!

So exciting about the father-son computer build. I hope you'll document the progress here. :)
ehowton
ehowton at 2015-04-08 14:39 (UTC) (Link)
IKR? Yeah, I plan on taking lots of pictures. He understands its going to be an arduous process and seems okay with that - asks lots of questions.
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