Well I may not be getting a new Xbox as soon as I'd like.
My mom got fired a while back for standing up for herself, so she's living off of unemployment. Well we were going to get our electricity shut off on Oct 8, so I gave her the $200 I had saved up for my Xbox. This will take care of last months and this months energy bill and this months utility bill.
On the bright side, I did the responsible thing. My mom is having a hard time findng a job because she's not a "registered" ultrasound technician. She gets to take the test at the end of this month, though, so hopefully she'll be able to get a job and pay me back or I can start saving again.
I turn 18 on Dec 23, so I might get a Best Buy credit card and take advantage of the no interest they have. I'll have an Xbox by then, but with my employee discount I plan on getting a whole new setup.
I'm getting the following (which with cables and all costs around $2000 total, but I save $1000 with my discount, plus more with accomodations from certain manufacturers).
- AVR-154 Harmon Kardon 5.1 Receiver
- Polk Audio 5 speaker set
- Polk Audio 10" Subwoofer
I'm going to get Geek Squad to wall mount the speakers and conceal the cables, as well as set up my surround sound system to make sure it works right.
- Whalen 3-in-1 TV stand (Mounts TV up to 60" and hides cables)
- Harmony Remote
- Atlantic DVD shelf (500+ DVDS)
- Monster Power Center 1800
Then I'd like to save up for a Samsung Touch of Color with a calibration from Best Buy to maximize the picture/sound quality.
I figure I'll have it all in a few months (the TV in a year), depending on how much Christmas/Birthday, the Best Buy Card, and this year's bonus helps out.
AS FOR NOW, I PLAN ON AN XBOX IN ABOUT A MONTH