Originally posted by Drew
...Oh, I have yet to tell the wife so this just may be wishful thinking...
I don't know about the comfort of an RC51, but I can tell you about the other part.
DON'T TELL YOUR WIFE, JUST BUY IT, AND SURPRISE HER! Let her know that you did it for the both of you. Here's a little story:
I told my wife I was going to buy an NSR500V2. She asked, "are those nice?" I said, "yeah, they're alright. They're sort of small, being a 500 and all." Then without a blink, she lowered her brow, and calmly asked, "how much?" So of course, I started to try and save myself from this inevitable confrontation by stating, "It's used, so it's way cheaper than if I bought it new. And, they only have 2 left." No reaction from her, except another, "How much?" Not wanting to dig the hole any deeper, I mumbled under my breath so it was barely audible, "around $60K." She said, "Sixteen thousand for a used 500? That seems a little expensive." After she confirmed the sixteen thousand dollar price about 3 more times, I couldn't stand it any longer, and blurted out, "S-I-X-T-Y THOUSAND!" No need to go into further details...
Don't tell her, just get it now, pay later!