Close-up of Black Cement 3s photo

VNYZY’s Shopping Haul: February 2018

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February’s shopping haul is more about quality than quantity. It’s a small haul this month because of how much each of these items cost. I definitely went way over my budget, but these new purchases aren’t just your normal pick-ups. They’re items that I’ll be using or keeping for a while so that justifies the high price tags on them.

Air Jordan 3 Retro OG “Black Cement”

The Air Jordan 3, specifically the retro colorways that include the elephant print, are my favorite shoes of all time. When I heard the rumors of an early 2018 release date, I was hyped. I was lucky enough to buy a pair during the 2011 release, but I got them in a slightly bigger size than I would’ve liked since it was the last in-store pair. This time around, I did everything I could to secure a pair:

  • Signed up for a bunch of online sneaker raffles
  • Researched the footwear stores that would carry them on release day
  • Blocked out my entire Saturday morning to try to get them online

Black Cement 3s and Sneakernstuff photo

Lady Luck must’ve felt bad for making me lose all the other countless sneaker raffles because I finally won one (shoutout to Sneakersnstuff!). The funny thing is that I didn’t even get an email informing me that I had won. I found out through PayPal when they emailed me a receipt for a Sneakernstuff purchase. The email freaked me out for a few seconds because I couldn’t remember buying anything from them so I thought I was hacked. I figured it wasn’t a hack and that I won the raffle when the total amount stated on the receipt matched the retail price of the Black Cements. Yay!

I can now officially wear the crap out of my 2011 pair and store the new pair in a box. Don’t worry — I’ll let them see some sunlight when I take them out and admire them from time to time.

Apple iPhone X

Ever since the iPhone X and iPhone 8 release, I’ve been telling people that I won’t be upgrading my iPhone 6S to the newer models. Other than a performance boost, the iPhone 8 didn’t seem like much of an upgrade as I felt that my 6S was fine as it was. The iPhone X’s small bezel design looked awesome, but I couldn’t justify spending $1000+ on a new phone.

Well, I’m here to say that I finally jumped on the hype and spent $1000+ on a new phone.

iphone x featured photo

I already explained my rationale on why I needed a new phone. The iPhone X offered a more modern design and a completely new user experience, but the main reason for upgrading was for the powerful camera.

After using it for 2 weeks, I can say it was worth the upgrade. The price was a bit steep, but I got what I wanted: a more modern phone and better pictures. The only issue I have with the iPhone X is the changed user experience. Some actions are actually harder to do (ie., switching between apps) and more time consuming, but that’s just something I have to live with.

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