Poll: So far in 2020, I have invested in:
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Jul 12, 2020

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Yetta Jensen Bogarde  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:57
Member (2012)
English to Danish
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Other Jul 12, 2020

Only renewal of subscriptions

Jan Truper
Liena Vijupe
Teresa Borges
Paul van Zijll
Muriel Vasconcellos

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:57
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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One, I suppose Jul 12, 2020

I did buy an upgrade to one of my CAT tools that wasn't strictly speaking required, but the newly promised features did look like something that I might like to use. Unfortunately the CAT tool vendor later changed the deal, saying that the feature I had hoped to gain would only be available to upgraders for 1 year, after which it would have to be paid for separately on a subscription basis.

Elena Feriani

Angus Stewart  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:57
Member (2011)
French to English
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Software Jul 12, 2020

I paid to upgrade my CAT tool to the latest version.


Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:57
Member (2003)
Danish to English
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More than one Jul 12, 2020

Subscriptions, both memberships and software - I had forgotten those!
Hardware - a new screen when the old one stopped working.
The CIoL conference in London, just before the Corona lockdown. I will be going to that again next year, I hope.
And I am planning to go to the two-day Danish Powwow at the end of October, as it is only an hour's drive away from where I live.


Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:57
Member (2006)
German to English
Loads Jul 12, 2020

I upgraded my computer to Windows 10 at the end of last year and loads of problems with it after that, which forced me to buy a new laptop in April - delivered beginning of June!!
Upgraded to Trados 2019
One year of Across

All costs which I really could have done without, but came when I really did not need them

On top of that, my fridge broke and my coffee machine as well, I could have gone mad!!


Jean Dimitriadis  Identity Verified
English to French
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Crypto? Jul 12, 2020

Ah, sorry, wrong poll.


Josephine Cassar  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:57
Member (2012)
Italian to English
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Training Jul 13, 2020

But I didn't pay a penny as some courses were offered free by TransLegal- and they are available for free till September- all this due to Coronavirus. i had some time due to lack of work due to the virus so invested this time to learn more and it was worthwhile and free.

Liena Vijupe

Kay Denney  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:57
Member (2018)
French to English
. Jul 13, 2020

Michael Harris wrote:

On top of that, my fridge broke and my coffee machine as well, I could have gone mad!!

I can only sympathise. I might have murdered someone in your place.

Chris S

Edith van der Have
Local time: 16:57
Member (2016)
English to Dutch
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Dictionaries and literature Jul 13, 2020

Several specialised English-Dutch dictionaries and other books on paper (veterinary sciences, environment, livestock management), and I've prolonged my 3-year subscription to Van Dale online dictionaries (Dutch combined with many other European languages).


Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:57
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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Jigsaw Puzzles Jul 13, 2020

Locked at home, with a lot less service than usual, I have already bought five jugsaw puzzles. And that's the only thing besides the usual bills and food I have spent money with in 2020.


Chris S  Identity Verified
Swedish to English
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Hardware Jul 13, 2020

I finally replaced my desktop dating from 2009.

Disappointingly, the new one doesn’t do anything much the old one didn’t, except boot up ten minutes faster.


Dan Lucas  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:57
Member (2014)
Japanese to English
Useful kit Jul 13, 2020

ProZ.com Staff wrote:
This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "So far in 2020, I have invested in:

Amongst other items, a tool for sharpening chainsaw chains. Works well, should pay for itself after the first dozen or so uses.



Natalia Chetvernina  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:57
English to Russian
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A standing desk Jul 13, 2020

Or - more precisely - a stand that goes on top of an existing desk and can move up and down. Highly recommend so you're not sitting all the time while working!

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