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Alrighty, so I'm getting a nice wad of cash, thanks to Uncle Sam, but I'm having some trouble deciding what to spend it on. Yeah, it's a nice problem to have. I'm going to have about $700 I can plunk down on one of the following:
an HDTV - I don't watch a ton of TV, and I game even less (oh sweet irony), so this wouldn't exactly be a huge value (in regards to time at least), unless of course I found a hella sweet deal on a nice one.
a dSLR - this is something I've had a hankering for ever since I realized my current camera blows. This is what I'm leaning towards, even though $700 is only going to be buying a middle of the road model.
an acoustic guitar - I play bass (very poorly), and it's gotten me interested in learning to play guitar as well. $700 could buy a pretty nice one. I'm not exactly sure if this would end up being an incredibly long term commitment though.
nothing - I'm naturally miserly, so no one is going to have to twist my arm to convince me of this one. The fact is, however, that I haven't treated myself to something in quite some time, so now seems to be the best time to make a purchase.
I realize this is something that you all might not be able to help me out with, but just sitting down and writing this has helped a bunch already. In any case, if you all have any specific advice on any of these items (especially in regards to value and/or deals) it is greatly appreciated. I've come to realize that the collected knowledge of the PA forums is an incredibly resource.