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Xmas presents

By Julio Franco
Dec 26, 2003
  1. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Got to spend it with my closest family (well, all of my family except my uncle)...

    Didn't get anything tech related (except for a DiscMan with mp3 support from Denver (DMP347)), but gave my aunt (of all people) a 15" TFT...

    Really wanted to buy one for myself too, but I just spendt over 1000$ on a winter coat, so I'm a bit broke right now... :/
     
  2. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,212

    It sounds to me like things are a tad expensive in Norway....based on your post in another thread with $20-$30 CD's and all.
     
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,651   +323

    I got an HP 733 digital camera (3.2megapixel), LotR RotK and Metal of Honor Rising Sun for gamecube.

    I also got my parents a 4 port USB 2.0 hub and a blue Microsoft optical mouse. Mom is pretty excited about the mouse - lots cooler than her old ball mouse that she never cleans.
     
  4. agrav8r

    agrav8r TS Rookie Posts: 103

    You should see him getting ready to go grocery shopping. They fill 2 wheelbarrows full of cash just to buy milk.
    I don't think he is using USD but Norwigen (sp?) dollars ( marks?). i am not up on my currency exchanges, but usually after the exchange , items are typically the same cost. ( minus any tariff/taxes of course).
     
  5. Mr.Jekyll

    Mr.Jekyll TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Abit IC7 and 19" Envision LCD:D :D :D
     
  6. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Spent a little of my Xmas money today and got 2 UV CCFL's, a red LED/UV reactive fan, and UV reactive cables. Downed me about $30, but it was worth it. With the extra money I'll get something cool for my truck.
     
  7. Ayasha

    Ayasha TS Rookie Posts: 44

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    C&C and WarCraft 3 Battle Chests. That's all tech wise. Everything I got was cash so I could still go to school. Bloody government with a 170% increase in tuition. I thought I might finally be able to upgrade out of my P3 450. Alas... maybe next year..
     
  8. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Lol! It isn't that bad yet... But I'm afraid that'll happen next year... j/k...

    No, I'm using USD... We use NOK (Norwegian Kroner) in Norway, of which 1USD = 6.756 NOK...

    Thus when my winter coat cost 6 750NOK, it's about 1000$...

    And Cd's cost from 150NOk up to 200NOK.. Meaning 22 USD and upwards...

    So some things are quite expensive, cd's, computer stuff & the like, but clothes aren't so bad...
    (The winter coat I bought is from Ermenegildo Zegna, which costs alot anywhere you buy it)
    But in general, everything is more expensive in Norway than it is in the USA...
     
  9. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 527

    TV tuner, GTA:Vice City. Lots of CD's, etc. Vouchers and Cash

    My PC needs are comparitively simple to everyone elses, so all this getting 1GB of RAM just seems weird to me.

    Then again, I do eat HDD space like theres no tommorow, and I have an aversion to big HDD's, so an IDE controller and two more 80GB HDD's might be on the cards for the cash/vouchers to buy
     
  10. khosw

    khosw TS Rookie Posts: 36

    Re: .

    i feel ya.
     
  11. Ayasha

    Ayasha TS Rookie Posts: 44

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    Yeap, now if only I could have kept my post count from the old old 3D spotlight boards.. or could have gotten it back as a Christmas present ;) heh heh. Who knows, maybe when the BTX PCI express boards come out I'll be able to get something then? Hopefully we'll all be able to upgrade soon enough.
     
     
  12. novaflare

    novaflare TS Rookie

    logi tech mx duo and a computer chair with the mesh back
     
  13. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,427

    The only thing I got tech related was Battlefield 1942 Deluxe Edition. I guess I'm the only game player on the planet that didn't have it, but I played the demo and didn't like it, even though everybody else raved about it.

    Now that I've got it I think it's great, just got to get good enough at it to compete online, right now I kind of suck, haven't quite figured everything out yet.
     
  14. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,212

    Hey olefarte, when you get a chance sometime, especially on Tuesday or Thursday nights, look for servers with the prefix of -=|***|=- (either North Coast or Hidden Realms Risen) and see if |***|H.E.R.O. is there (myself). I'll see if I can answer any questions on the game or just use the servers for your practice. We've a good bunch of peeps in there for the most part (never can tell when it's pub) and your pings should be good as the servers reside in Ohio on T1's.
     
  15. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Re: .

    Did you remember to ask Santa Julio for it?

    If not, it's your own fault...
    (Even though the thread for asking has been locked for some time...)
     
  16. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 382

    You r all so lucky, all i got for X-mas was a shirt :(
    Money isn't easy to come by with here :(
    But anyway, i'm glad most of you guys got what you wanted :D
     
  17. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,212

    If Santa Julio ships me one of those fancy new vid cards, I'll mail you a screenshot, okay? ;)
     
  18. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,384   +15

    Mind if I tag along? I can be bothered to remember anyawys :rolleyes: Also I was wrong when I said nothing PC related, I got Zalaman headphones which are the best ever. Everyone of you should go buy them, if are $50, sound incredible and support sourround sound.
     
  19. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,212

    Anybody's invited and make yourself known....you may have to holler out as I don't always see the text. But I'm "normally" on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

    I saw one of your posts on the headphones. They really that good?
     
  20. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,427

    Hey thanks man, I'll see if I can find you tomorrow night, Tue. I can guarantee, I'm not any good at this stage of this game.

    Oh, forgot, I got Delta Force: Black Hawk Down also. Haven't really started it yet, just enough to see what it's like. I think I'll stick with Battlefield 1942.
     
  21. p05ta1

    p05ta1 TS Rookie Posts: 25

    Craftsman 3 piece tool bench, Gamecube, ssx3, mario sunshine, animal crossing, metroid, Zelda 4 game disk, wavebird, memmory stick and some good dvd's
     
  22. agrav8r

    agrav8r TS Rookie Posts: 103

    ouch is it the import /export taxes (on US made products) that boost the cost so high? when I was in Europe prices seemed pretty much the same after you figured the exchange rates. Course I wasn't shopping for electronics.

    Hope the jobs pay more, than they do here at least, otherwise you are bumming.
     
  23. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    I got nothing computer-related :)
     
  24. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    It's taxes mostly yes... We've got a totally different social system than you have (free medical care for one), which costs more...

    But we've also got quite high salaries....
    A person without an education but with a full time job usually has 25 000$ as minimum wage...

    With a "normal" education it ranges from 35 - 50 000$...

    So even though the prices are high, it's not "out of sync" with the salaries...
     
  25. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 467

    i got some video games for my PS2.

    Mr Garibaldi, it must be nice to live in Norway (at least from what i heard). minimum wage in the US puts a person somewhere around the poverty line (i think it is around $13,000). medical care is super expensive here too. if you are rich in the US, it is good. if you are poor, then it is tough.
     
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