|A life lesson that only costed me $275
||[Feb. 23rd, 2009|12:32 pm]
I bought a digital piano a little bit too implusively. |
See, the guy in the cube next to be was doing a purge of some of the bigger items in his apartment that he never uses. A digital piano happened to be one. I heard him talking about it on Friday and kind of pounced.
And then, I didn't really do as much research as I should have. He wanted $275 for it, which seemed really cheap to me. So, I knew it wasn't going to be a great quality piano, but, I figured as long as it's full sized and sounds somewhat like a piano, it will be better than what I've got now. Which is a whole lot of drooling over expensive models, and not a whole lot of action.
After I handed him a cheque and moved the piano from his car to mine just before lunch, I looked up the specs.
No weighted keys. (Something called soft touch instead, which apparently gives you a loud, medium and soft dynamic. Not ideal.)
So, now I don't really know what I should think. I mean, yes, I have way more than I had before. I mean, I can actually play some music, practice a little, wait until the house is empty and play hymns and sing with a strained and cracking voice until my fingers hurt and my throat is hoarse.
But maybe I should have gone ahead and used the $800 I had planned and bought a cheaper full-sized digital piano with weighted keys and a stand that looks a little nicer. And maybe it wouldn't have been top of the line, but maybe I would have been way more satisfied.
I'll try this out for a few months. And if it turns out I'm completely unsatisifed and it's just not good enough, I'm going to put it up on Kijiji, scrape together all the money I've got from roommates for utilities, and buy the one I actually want.
I guess this is a life lesson in impulse buying... Not that I hadn't learned this lesson multiple times before.