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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Suggestions on Cox Cable? + Wedding Updates


I have cox cable in which they charge me around $100 each month for their cable internet as well as digital cable throughout my home on 5 tvs. Even though its just the two of us I dont know why we have that many, but thats not the point since the cost is the same. Since they pretty much have a monopoly in the area that I live in, its hard to actually haggle with them about their pricing since there is no competition in the area. Until there is, I guess Im stuck with being overcharged or maybe this is just a luxury item that we have to suck up. I really dont care as much as the wife since she needs her oxygen and lifetime. We actually still use an ancient thing called a VCR for recording her "shows" when shes at work. Im curious about getting TIVO, who has a 19.99 special or maybe the digitial recording boxes Cox communications offers.

In other news, its the season for marriage and we have about 3 or 4 couples that are getting married. We are thinking about spending between $50-100 on each couple, so we are trying to make it work in our next months budget. However we still have to buy a dress, shirt and tie and also in one, Im a best man so I have to pick up the tux rental which will set me back about $145.00. Maybe if I had less friends in HS and College this wouldn't seem so costly :)

2 Comments:

Blogger Jocular Jarhead said...

I was under the impression that you should gift an amount that would equal the approximate cost of the meal. We are going to a wedding in July and we are expecting to gift somewhere between $150-$200 since each plate will cost between $65-$85. Maybe we are just generous.

9:33 PM  
Blogger Amdollar said...

Thats good advice! I will try to give something within reason since cost wise the plates are going for about the same as yours. I probably will get something from their register at that amount.

3:04 PM  

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