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too bad it costs close to $200.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
I need help deciding if I should buy this or not. Ftr, we're not totally broke, but we're not rolling in either--we're full-time students, part-time workers and so far our students loans are, thanks to scholarships and working part-time, below average for our programs.<br><br>
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I want a Levenger Editor's Desk (<a href="http://www.levenger.com/PAGETEMPLATES/PRODUCT/Product.asp?Params=Category=5-24%7CLevel=2-3%7Cpageid=5416%7CLink=Img" target="_blank">link</a>). I am going to a really full schedule this term and I really need to maximize study and reading time. This will make it easier to read for long periods with less fatigue, easier to take notes while reading, easier to write. It will make it easier to keep my books and papers in one spots where I work (I have an office but it's mostly for book storafe at this point. I work better at the dining room table for various reasons).<br><br>
But $200!!!<br><br>
I've been watching for it to go on sale for months; hasn't happened. I've been checking e-bay. Nothing. I really hate to spend $200 ($150+protective writing pad for I think $17+shipping)<br><br>
So, what do y'all think?<br><br>
Too spendy, deal without it? Useful tool, just write it off as part of the cost of being a student?<br><br>
I have found that the right tools do help me work better. I think better and work better and am much more efficient since I got a few decent pens and good paper. But i've been thinking about buying this for literally years and it just seems awfully pricey.
 

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Can you get a different brand? I'd probably spend that much on DH's studying because yes, it does make a difference.
 

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I bought this exact editor's desk about 15 years ago when I was doing freelance writing/editing, and I LOVE it! It really is much more comfortable to write with the paper at an angle rather than flat on a table--no more hunching over and developing a sore neck or back. I like being able to prop up the books I am looking at, too. There's even a groove at the bottom of the desk to hold your pen or pencil!<br><br>
I can't say whether the desk would be worth $200 to you, though. (Since I bought mine for my work, I was able to write the expense off my taxes, which helped a bit.) Personally, if I have been thinking about a purchase for years, it probably IS something I will really value.<br><br>
If you need to find something cheaper, you might look at drafting tables. They are bigger and not as pretty, but I'll bet they are a lot easier to find used. You could probably rig up a book and pencil holder fairly easily.<br><br>
If you or someone you know is handy, you could even make an editor's desk, I would think. The design is fairly simple.<br><br>
Good luck making your decision!
 
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