It’s been over couple of years that I’ve been using my Galaxy Note, though I did buy an iPhone 4S for my wife last year, and still got Xperia x10i, and Galaxy Tab, and iPad 2 lying switched off in my closet. And, now the battery of my phone has gone really bad, and it discharges within literally 2-3 hours of usage, and that’s why I was thinking of upgrading it.
I saw the Sony Ultra 6.4 inches phablet, and instantly fell in love with it, because I’ve got a thing for tablets and phablets that offer calling facility, along with big screen size – something that Galaxy Tab P1000, and iPad2 don’t! But, then I realized that the moulded design has loads of issues, and there’s no flash offered by Sony either. So, I decided to chuck it off, and since I’ve literally got the top smartphones from just about every brand, I decided to look at the luxury segment, and went to UB City to check out some ultra-luxury lifestyle phones.
I saw Tag Heuer smartphones priced at 2.8 lakhs, and then the Vertu starting at 3.7L going all the way up to 10L+, which I found to be quite insane to say the least.
Then it just struck my senses that it’s been quite some time since I bought my Rado too, and I could probably check some good options, and my eyes instantly went to the one that I’ve always longed for – ROLEX DateJust series! I saw the Rolex Oyster, and DateJust collection, but darn – they all started upwards of 4L, and whatever I liked was in the range of 6-7 Lakhs.
A Cruiser Bike
Then as we stepped out, I saw the Ducati showroom and realized that I could actually buy a nice kick-ass cruiser from Harley at that price!
Invest in a Plot of Land
And, then I also realized that I could invest the same money in piece of land in Devanahalli or Kanakapura road.
I could even buy a used Accord that I always wanted to, Wiley’s Jeep, San Storm convertible, or even a new Ford EcoSport or Reva e2o for my wife!
Keep it Safe in form of Fixed Bank Deposit
I also realized that if I kept 7L as fixed deposit in the bank, it could earn me around Rs 63k/year as interest.
Invest in Business
I could also invest the same money into my business, and/or fund a new start-up (or perhaps couple of them), and do a whole lot of stuff, and the idea of spending 6-7L on a smartphone or luxury watch simply disappeared from my mind within no time, and I was rather kicking myself after coming back to senses, wondering what’s wrong with me, and what the heck was I trying to do, blowing off money on a stupid phone or a watch like that!
What Would You Do?
So, what would you actually do with 6-7 lakhs out of all these days? I really would love to hear that out – I know it for a fact that one of my friends wants to spend 6L on a home theater, and there’s someone who wants to put it on a vintage Corvette or Classic Plymouth, and then my gujju friends who’d like to invest it in their business, while there are a few who’d like to invest it on buying a franchise of a medicare/pharmacy chain.
Need Assured Returns for Next 3 Years at More Than 10%?
Oh, and by the way, it’s a weird co-incidence that currently we’re inviting investments in quantum of 7 lakhs itself, with assured returns of 12% for next 3 years, so feel free to shoot me a mail in case you’re interested – we keep your money as fixed deposit, and only take 95% OD against it to utilize the same as working capital, and get the lien released over first 18 months, and next 18 months fetch you only pure profits!
For those of you who don’t know me personally, a quick Google search against my name “Om Thoke” would help, and you can email me to firstname.lastname@example.org