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    Confessions of a Recovering Gear-aholic
    Hi everybody, I?m Mike and I like to buy stuff . . . lots of stuff.

    I have all the latest and greatest cameras, computers, iPads, iPods, iPhones, routers, receivers, amps, speakers, TVs, and every other conceivable gadget and gizmo. If it?s new and techie, I either already have it, or am planning on buying it.

    [COLOR=#000000]DISCLAIMER: The above statement is not totally true. I don?t really have all of that stuff, but only because of limited funds, and a wif... ... Return to article to continue reading.

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    Great blog Mike. I couldn't stop reading and laughing at the same time. It was almost like looking into a mirror!

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    You guys are an Apple Shareholder's dream come true. Keep up the good work!
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    brilliant! I'm there too...engineer thing for sure. My latest one was a car!

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    While I'm not as, uh, diligent (yeah, that's the word ) about creating a spreadsheet to track the pros and cons of my purchase, but I do do a lot of research and read reviews from all sorts of places to ensure that I'm getting the right and valid information..

    Thought research, I've found that I find newer/better things than what I had initially though to purchase and also learn a bit about a few things..so a win-win in my books..

    The amount of research I do is obviously affected by the price of the thing..

    Unlike Mike though, once I reach the end of my research, I make the go or no-go call and then it's fire and forget (as far as my credit card is concerned)..
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    I am guilty just love tech which there is no cure only remission do to budget constraints.

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    at the risk of being sexist, Compulsive Upgrading Disorder is primarily a male related condition - yes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickyr View Post
    at the risk of being sexist, Compulsive Upgrading Disorder is primarily a male related condition - yes?
    Perhaps when it comes to tech gear, but in your more open statement, I'd say both sexes can succumb to it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickyr View Post
    at the risk of being sexist, Compulsive Upgrading Disorder is primarily a male related condition - yes?


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    Quote Originally Posted by nickyr View Post
    at the risk of being sexist, Compulsive Upgrading Disorder is primarily a male related condition - yes?
    I would say it infects both parties just different tech between the two.

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    "at the risk of being sexist, Compulsive Upgrading Disorder is primarily a male related condition - yes?"

    My husband would totally disagree with you on that. He can barely open his messages and I don't think he has ever sent one. I however, have enough gadgets to open my own store. I have at least 6 different earpieces, an iPad, iPhone, MacBook Pro, Kindle, Windows laptop, Windows PC, a couple dozen backup batteries, mifi and I could go on and on. I was even one of the lucky ones who got the Typo for iPhone before RIM's lawsuit against Ryan Seacrest was filed.
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    Thanks for the recent post, otherwise I would probably have missed the delightful blog article.

    Who me so afflicted...??? Noooo, not quite...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickyr View Post
    at the risk of being sexist, Compulsive Upgrading Disorder is primarily a male related condition - yes?
    Nope, a girl can have the "condition" too! I don't do the spreadsheets but I do make copious notes, read volumes of information, and spend hours researching.

    I am the queen of upgrading. Just added a new Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GTX770 video card (4GB) to my Windows video editor. Figured it might improve render times in Adobe After Effects. My previous card was pretty beefy but the new one has so many more CUDA cores and is faster and cooler! I also added a new SSD and more memory.... yup upgrade queen that's me.

    Lisa

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannySueSnaps View Post
    " ... He can barely open his messages and I don't think he has ever sent one. I however, have enough gadgets to open my own store.
    We have that in common. My husband makes me retrieve his email and type replies. I am the geek in the house.

    Lisa

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