Would You Split a Big Buy with a Friend?

Would You Split a Big Buy with a Friend?

Taryn Williford
Aug 25, 2009

Just like you share custody of a kid or a book, you can share tech with your besties. In fact, having a parter going into making a big, fun purchase—like a Video Game Console—makes it immediately more fun to play because you've only shelled out for one half of the price...

My boyfriend and I recently decided to cave in and split a Nintendo Wii, with all the Rock-Band-, Mario-Kart-, and 2-player-trimmings.

Now, we don't live together, but since we spend most of our free time together at his place, the Wii custody agreement has been a breeze. We both get to enjoy all the Wii Tennis we can handle and still hang on to a couple extra hundred that we wouldn't have if we each bought one (a situation that was likely to happen since we were both feeling the itch to get it).

Have any of you split a tech purchase with someone you didn't live with? Was 'sharing custody' difficult for you? How about splitting the bill?

If you're considering going in on something like this, make sure you decide where the gadget's home base will be and also set up an online tool to help you manage the bill and make sure everything is split down the middle. We love Billshare or good old Google Docs!

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