I sent a text to my buddy asking if he's seen any PS4s or XB1s at his store, and price range. He says "yes" and "300". Cool, if I can bargain that down a bit, or at least top off at $300 after tax, it's in the accepted price range.
I go to his store and see a PS4 there. Problem is, the price is $350. I decide against it, but ask my friend about the discrepancy. Last he checked, they were $300, but he thinks they bumped it up because it's close to the holiday season. Fair enough.
So the next day I plan to drive by a few pawn shops to see what they have and pricing. Most were easy to locate, but few had either system. One did have a XB1 with Kinect, but it was $400. Not bad, but not great either. It had Titanfall taped to it, but I didn't ask if it was included, or just showing it as available. If included, it's a slightly better deal, but still not good enough.
One store was stupid hard to find. I passed where it should have been, and drove down the road about another mile before finding a decent place to turn around. Then, I saw the store, but not in time to turn in. So, I hit the next turn and attempt to go just beyond it and turn back. I bet you can see how this will go. No right turns until much later down the road. Then, on the way back, I couldn't find it again. Apparently, it was the fabled ghost pawn store. I chalk that one up as a loss and hit the remainder, with no results.
My friend then texts me and says they just got in a PS4. He talked to his boss and I can get it for $300 +tax. Not bad, but I needed under $300 after tax, so I tell him I'll think about it. He mentions that one of our other friends bought one from him yesterday for that price. Remember the one I saw in the second paragraph? Turns out my good buddy David bought it. Heh, small world sometimes.
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