I usually try to keep things positive here on GFF, but I’ve had a tough week and I needed somewhere to vent.
Monday morning my laptop was stolen from my locker at school. Ironically I almost never leave it in my locker because I’m paranoid it’ll get stolen, so it was only the second or third time I’ve left it in there all semester. And it was only there for two hours while I was in class. Usually I have it in my backpack which is always with me.
As soon as I saw that the lock was gone from my locker I had a sinking feeling that my computer was gone. I was right. Apparently whoever stole it wasn’t interested in my stinky gym clothes, my stash of Cliff Bars, or my textbook.
I’ve reported it to campus security, filed a police report, and checked the lost and found in case whoever took it had second thoughts and decided to turn it in. I’ve even been checking Craig’s List and Kijiji, thinking it would turn up there, but so far no luck. I’ve done everything I can think of to get it back, but I doubt I’ll ever see it again.
It took me forever to save up for it. While it wasn’t the most expensive laptop out there, it was still a lot of money for me. I don’t even want to think about how many plants I had to plant or books I had to sell to save up for it. And of course I had a big assignment on my computer that I hadn’t saved to Dropbox yet. I lost hours and hours of work.
I started off being sad that it was gone, but not I’m angry about it. Whoever took it had to get past the lock and purposely take it. It’s not like it was left out in the open. The more I think about it, the more I think that whoever took it saw me put it in my locker. None of the other lockers around mine were touched, so they must have known there was something of value in mine. Apparently there’s been an increase in locker break in’s at school the last week or two. I just don’t get how you can steal something.
I guess the silver lining is that it happened this week, so I can hopefully get a good deal on another laptop. If I have to replace something expensive it might as well be during a weekend that’s known for it’s big sales, right?
Yoga Download // I recently bought a year long subscription to yogadownload.com and I’ve really been enjoying it. Having so much choice of what kind of yoga class to do at home has been awesome. Right now they’re offering all of their subscriptions 50% off (affiliate link)- which is an incredible deal.
Chapters // For my fellow Canadian readers, it looks like Chapters is having some great deals in store (including up to $40 off of Fitbits).
LL Bean // My winter boots started leaking a bit last winter, so I knew that I’d need to get a new pair this year. I decided to go with these ones from LL Bean. Super cute, right? Well it turns out that right now everything is 20% off if you spend $50 or more.
Bluehost // If you’re a fellow blogger or have your own website make sure you take advantage of some of the great deals that Bluehost (affiliate link) has going on right now. I use Bluehost to host this blog and I’ve been pretty happy over the years with their service.
Sephora // You can also snag some great deals on gift sets on Sephora right now.
Etsy // Lastly, don’t forget to support small businesses – both online and locally. Etsy has a whole page just of Black Friday deals. The Christmas gifts that I got for my dad and boyfriend were both from Etsy.
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Have you ever had something stolen? Doing any Black Friday shopping?
2 thoughts on “It’s Been One of those Weeks and Some Black Friday Deals”
I am livid for you right now- that’s so beyond ridiculous and I’m sorry that someone did that to you! I hope you were able to find a killer deal on a new laptop this weekend.
Thanks Jen. I was able to find the same model laptop on Friday online. If it had to happen, at least it happened on a weekend with some great deals happening!
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