I've finally managed to clear almost all of my £2,500 credit card debt that I've had since I was a student (5 years ago!). Just one more monthly payment and I am debt free, and that includes a £1,300 accidental
buying of a new television in January. Of course, I still have a £14,000 student loan, but we won't go into that.
I am now planning my way back into debt. Of course, I could go down the sensible route of a trust-fund for any children I spawn, or help pay off my additional debt, or even start building a tidy sum for a rainy day. But where's the fun in that?
So. In no particular order. Things I might purchase in 2007.Holiday
Iceland looks nice. But then again, so does Japan. Of course, there is nothing stopping me revisiting New York or Tallinn.
Expected Cost: £500-700Canon EOS 400D
I've wanted one of these ever since they released the 6MP EOS 300D. Whilst the 5MP Canon PowerShot S60 we have is good enough; I'd still like to get a proper Digital SLR.
Expected Cost: £500 for basic model - £700 for basic model with lens kitDVICO TVIX M-5000A
My current network DivX player is on it's last legs; the DVD drive is bust, and it struggles with many newer codecs. The M-5000A not only plays some of these newer codecs, but also supports HD resolutions.
However, I might wait 4 months until h264 (QuickTime) supporting players come out.
Expected Cost: £200 for basic model - £300 for model with hard driveSony STR-DA3200ES
Well. I need something to be able to switch multiple HDMI sources, if I purchase the TVIX player above. Whilst the 3200ES isn't the high-end model, it does enough.
Expected Cost: £600Storage
A lot of my DVD and software collection is housed on a file server, saving me having to dig out a box of CD's every time I want to install software or watch a film. Somehow having 720Gb of files on a system which has no backup at all, is a bit scary.
So, purchase a RAID Controller
(since Motherboard RAID rarely supports RAID5); and a bunch of these
should do the trick.
Expected Cost: ~£500New Computer
I last upgraded a computer when my last file server went pop (luckily drives were intact), but it's now the most powerful machine in the house (Athlon 64 3200+x2). Ideally, I want to upgrade our main computer too, so that games and things run a bit better.
Expected Cost: ~£500Dell 2407WFP
I could get a smaller monitor; but with all the graphics, programming, and web design we do; it'd be nice to get something huge.
Expected Cost: ~£550