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Alcohol and a broken iPad

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66Mustang
66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,918 Disability Gamechanger
An unfortunate day as I broke my iPad :(:/ I’ve had it 3 years now and it’s been used and abused every day so it has lasted well I’d say. 

About a year ago I was drinking a lot of alcohol and I wanted to cut down so I opened a savings account and every night that I didn’t drink alcohol I put the money into the savings account that I would have otherwise spent on alcohol.

It’s now up to £550 so with the money I think I am going to treat myself to a new device. :)

Excuse my ramblings just thought I’d share this as for me it is an achievement. :)

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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,088 Disability Gamechanger
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    Well done and enjoy your new ipad

    2024 Election won

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,918 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks Woodbine :)
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Disability Gamechanger
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    Might be worth getting a shock proof case too! :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,918 Disability Gamechanger
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  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Community member Posts: 6,379 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @66Mustang   Congratulations well done to you for doing that, people do not realise that by absenteeism is an important part of health.

    Addiction blighted  my life and hate to see any one walk a mile in my shoes and not doing anything about it.

    If I can ever help with anything please contact me as lot of experience and knowledge.

    If you feel the need the itch, one other point I have saved lot more money since stopping.

    A bit of advice if you do not mind me saying. Went to Curry's for a laptop got a deal lots of discounts and offers at the moment.

    Wish you the best .

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman



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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,950 Disability Gamechanger
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    I love this! Congratulations! enjoy that mew ipad, you deserve it :)
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,918 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks for the kind posts Spiceman and Poppy :)

    I have looked on Currys and they have some really good deals! Just trying to decide now whether I want a laptop or another iPad!

    I am still drinking a little bit - maybe 1-2 drinks before going to bed - but before I was drinking a lot more. Always room for improvement I guess.
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,581 Disability Gamechanger
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    This is great @66Mustang! You'll have to let us know what you go for! :)
    Scope

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,918 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2020
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    Thanks Chloe :):)

    Yes I will let you know!
  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,778 Disability Gamechanger
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    66Mustang said:

    I have looked on Currys and they have some really good deals! Just trying to decide now whether I want a laptop or another iPad!
    Laptops are ending up more & more like iPads these days!

    My laptop is on it's last legs and I've been looking at replacements to buy with PIP back-payment (IF I get it lol) but been disappointed with them so far...no CD drives, no 'mouse' buttons, battery life doesn't seem any better, generally the screens are smaller these days...and they seem to cost twice as much as in 2013 when I bought this one.  That's progress I suppose! :D  

    I'm not interested in an iPad though, I prefer physical buttons, the large screen, a reasonable speaker system and the endlessly adjustable screen tilt.  Each to their own. :)
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,918 Disability Gamechanger
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    All very true OverlyAnxious. There are still some bargains around though if you don’t mind something basic, depends what specs you need I guess - I’m just after something quite simple.

    I like my iPad but do miss the physical keyboard and compatibility that you get with a proper computer!

    Personally I have gone through multiple phases of having either a tablet or a laptop and whenever I get one I always miss the other one! 
  • brujah81
    brujah81 Community member Posts: 56 Courageous
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    Which Ipad did you go for? how big was the "hard drive"?
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,918 Disability Gamechanger
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    I haven’t purchased it yet. I’m still using my broken one! Still deciding whether to get a laptop or another iPad. I’m really bad at spending money!!!

    I’ll likely go for the lowest storage option as I don’t use that much of it really. I’ve had no issues with my current iPad and that has a small 16GB.
  • brujah81
    brujah81 Community member Posts: 56 Courageous
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    I have a 128gb one but i watch alot of episodes on Netflix etc and download them via Netflix and Amazon as its easier to watch for me as i travel to see my nan often in the car and i can watch them whilst travelling.
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,918 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2020
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    That makes sense as videos take up a lot of storage! I only really use mine for browsing the internet and posting on forums etc.
  • brujah81
    brujah81 Community member Posts: 56 Courageous
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    i have amazon music and most of my music is downloaded from there too..
    If your only using it for browsing and posting its pointless spending out big money.
    There are alot of small netbooks or tablets that fold over with keyboards at the moment.. i dont know what battery life is like.. that is one good thing i REALLY like about IPads.. the battery life wins over pretty much every thing else out there..

    Kelly x
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,918 Disability Gamechanger
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    Just an update

    I can't believe it's taken me two months to make a decision! Today I took delivery of a new MacBook Air. Yes it was more expensive than what I was planning on buying, but a family member very kindly helped me out with the purchase.

    I am really happy with it :)
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