On with my story....I have wanted a Nook or Kindle since around last Christmas. I have currently being using their free apps on my phone. I love reading on the app. It's so convenient. I have always been a reader. I honestly thought, there's no way I would want to use an e-reader. It's just not the same as a real book. While that is true, it is still a wonderful invention.
For months, I have researched Nook vs Kindle. I have looked at both in person, asked people for references, and, of course, did quite a lot of online research. (So late-adopter of me!) In the back of my mind, I thought what about this iPad thing. My roommate has one. I had played on it numerous times. I finally decided that the iPad would be the better purchase because I can download both Nook and Kindle apps on the iPad. With both apps, I can share books with friend with Kindle and Nook. I can have the best of both e-reader worlds. I even tried winning a free iPad in a texting competition - that should probably be it's on blog.
Fast forward to my birthday. The time finally came - I made the purchase...I was finally getting my iPad. Once I made my purchase...I had to wait a week. SHOOT ME. Patience isn't my thing. But then one Friday morning (just a few days later, actually!) it arrived in the mail! Oh what a glorious day. It really was such an exciting day. I had waited for a long time to make my big purchase. I could have bought the Kindle or Nook months ago. I have a decent job. But I saved up my money and made a good logical decision before I purchased. I had waited a long time for the day it arrived! It was so worth it. It made it more exciting.
Also - I recommend Apple Refurbished products. I have gone this route previously. In high school, I purchased my iPod via Apple Refurbished and I still use it today. They warranty them the same but you can save a lot of money. This is the way I got my iPad. If you have questions - please ask me. My iPad was used but it arrived with no scratches or problems. Apple doesn't send out bad products (Yea, I'm sounding like one of those people!)