Thanks shazza. Basically my situation is this.. I gamble. I admit it. I'm cool with it. But when I reach a certain amount in profit, if I don't use it to buy something, then because of bad habits, there's a very good chance I'll just loose it back in time (parlaying should be banned).
So right now I can comfortably cash out around 10 grand. So when deciding what to do with it, I narrowed it down to 3 choices..
1) a used 1998 323is modified BMW w/ 89k miles from a private seller
2) mALX laptop
3) a high definition TV set w/ home theatre like items like speakers, sub, a cute blonde (optional)
I currently own a workable automobile, a television set, and even a laptop - but no steady girlfriend (I only date girls with issues). So these things are just for pampering purposes. Atleast my insurance premiums won't go up after i get my mALX and the rewards for playing the waiting game in the high-def field are much greater than for computers in my opinion.
I think I made the right choice, I will never silence the inner geek.