OK, everyone, I’m curious what you all think about a very silly plan.
My status: I’m in line for a Basic+Filter from the initial Kickstarter (I’d say about 2/3 of the way through it, so down the queue a bit), with which I’m sure I would be happy. I have not yet received The Email. I have decided that I’m going to upgrade and my wife foolishly said yes in a moment of distraction.
So, I figure that if I do nothing I could get The Email any time between now and maybe even August, at which time I would indicate I want the upgrade. My reasoning is that it’s slightly less time that the extra money would not be in my account earning interest due to my amazing financial acumen (hint: that was a joke). But seriously, the “free loan” for the last 2 years to GF has been the one raised-eyebrow comment my wife has hit me with consistently. She does, in fact, have amazing financial acumen.
Now, I also want to maximize the “delay award” of $20 each month that goes by without The Email. To do that, I should upgrade before The Email comes out, as the Pro queue is going to roll out significantly after the Basic and so the Pro Email would likely come a month later for another sweet $20.
So, to recap for the six of you who haven’t already closed this post in disgust, I want to Upgrade as late as possible to hold onto my money, but early enough that it’s before The Email would have come for the Basic.
Yes, I am trying to game the system for a potential profit of maybe $19.27.
Yes, I could have profited by just upgrading a lot sooner or just by getting the Pro from the get-go.
Yes, it all sounds pretty stupid now that I type it out.
But my ability to feel shame is equal to my financial acumen, so I’m posting this anyway. Hit me.