Anyway, I recently bought an Ipad Mini.
But my Ipad is not like the one above. It's not silver. It's space gray. Well, it's as close as black as I can get and personally, I love black. So yea.
Quite a few people come up to me and asked me why I would buy an Ipad Mini first generation when the third generation is out. According to some people, I should have atleast bought the second generation.
Well, let me just say something here.
I did alot of research before I bought that Ipad Mini.
I know what I am doing.
Buying this Ipad Mini made me realize exactly what sort of consumer that I am.
And I am proud that I consume this way.
I am the type of consumer who will search up your features, prices and etc.
I will do my best to find out about the device and what features do what.
And I will try to match my needs and wants to the exact device that will serve that purpose.
I wanted to buy the Ipad Mini for university.
It was so that I didn't have to print so many tutorials, past years and etc.
And I can view it all comfortably from the Ipad Mini.
It would be mobile and convenient.
So I needed an Ipad Mini that fitted that need and want.
The Ipad Mini 2 and 3 are basically the same as Ipad Mini 1 except that the Ipad Mini 2 has a retina screen, hence, needing the A7 chip processor while the Ipad Mini 3 has a retina screen and touch ID.
I don't need the retina screen or touch ID.
Retina screen just means a clearer screen.
I need a screen that works.
I am not gonna watch HD movies on the thing. Just do homework and tutorials and maybe read alot.
A clearer screen may not be too good for my eyes too because I am a visual.
And that means, too much clarity and HD-ness gives me sensory overload. That's why certain movies in the cinema gives me a headache because there's just so much information for my brain to crunch.
I love clarity but when every single detail is well done. I end up going through every detail, trying to appreciate everything as quick as possible and that's just not possible when every single detail is well done.
Appreciation takes time.
Surprisingly, I am actually quite a detailed person when it comes to movies.
I say quite because there are people out there who are extremely detailed. LIKE EXTREMELY.
When I chose to purchase that device, I knew exactly what I was doing.
I did my research and sat down, thinking about whether I should buy this for a whole week.
My buying buffer time is a week. If I still want it after a week, then, I will buy it because it really means I want it.
Let me tell you something, when I chose to buy it, I felt extremely excited.
And now that I have it in my hands, it feels like a dream come true. I am ecstatic.
Is this consumerism? Yes, it is.
But you know what, it's alright. As long as I am happy, it's good.
Anyhow, this whole ordeal revealed exactly what sort of consumer I am.
I am the type that will do all of my research, think hard and weigh the advantages and disadvantages before buying.
And once I buy it, I will try out all the features atleast once just so that I know what it can do.
I would also watch video tutorials on how to use or what are the features of the device.
I feel extremely happy when I am maximizing the usage of the things I buy.
Very economist like? Well, I guess it only shows that I truly meant to be an economist. And no, my course did not make me this way.
I have always been this way.