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Thursday, February 15, 2007 @ 3:30 PM

I got my new ipod.

FINALLY.




My dad decided to give me one cos of my O level results. Haha yeah. Thanks daddy!

So the story goes.

We went to Sim Lim Square on Sunday and after 1.5 hours of walking around the numerous stores, I finally settled on the New Generation 4GB ipod. Stores up to 1000 songs.

Be careful about those who cheat you. Sleazy shops which call high prices and hit on you if you're a tourist. I actually had an experience there. I was asking a guy about the price of the 4GB ipod and right next to me, was an ang moh who was also looking for one.

Me: "Uncle, zhe shi ji kuai?" (Translation: Uncle, how much money is this?)
The Store Uncle: "310 jia shang charger he skin" ($310 with the portable charger plus skin)
Me: -smiles- "Ke yi pian yi ma?" (Can you give me a discount?)
The Store Uncle: "Bu ke yi le! Hen pian yi le. Bu ran wo ye zhuan bu dao." (Oh no! It's already very cheap. If I quoted you a cheaper price, I wouldn't be able to earn a profit anymore.)
Me: "Huh... Ke shi wo zhi shi xue sheng leh. Ke yi gei wo discount mah?" (Huh... But I'm only a student. Can you give me a discount on account of that?)
TSU: -looks confused for awhile- "Hao ba hao ba." (OK OK.)
Me: "300?"
TSU: -nods- "OK."

The ang moh comes in.

Ang Moh: "Excuse me, how much is this?" -points to the same 4GB ipod-
TSU: "350."
Ang Moh: "How about with the charger?"
TSU: "360."
Ang Moh: "Okay. Can I have one?"

I mean. Hello?

He actually charged the poor Ang Moh about 60 bucks more!

TSU winked at me and did a "Shhh" motion. I felt kinda disgusted, but oh wells. Wanted to lean up and whisper to the Ang Moh that he could actually get it at a cheaper rate if he walked around more. But TSU was there so it was rather inappriopriate if I just drove his customer away.

Anyway, I was the one who got a discount. :p














I love my ipod.
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