So Many Decisons!

By Joshua Hales

Defining and Estimating

First, I defined the decision. I figured out that I was going to spend money and buy either Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, or Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. Second, I estimated the resources available. The resources I had were: A GameStop and Walmart near me, $60, transportation (a parent to drive me), and knowledge to help me decide.

Considering and Gathering

Next, I considered alternatives. I could either buy Assassin’s Creed or Walking Dead, and go to either GameStop or Walmart to get the one of them. I had to then gather information. I found out that Walking Dead at GameStop is $50, and at Walmart it’s $45. Assassin’s Creed is $60 at GameStop, and $55 at Walmart. Although, GameStop has a money back guarantee, and Walmart doesn’t. Also, Assassin’s Creed got a 5 star rating, and Walking Dead got a 4 star rating.

Decisions!

Deciding and Evaluating

Then, I decided on which game I wanted to get at what store. I decided to get Walking Dead: Survival Instinct at GameStop. Finally, I evaluated my decision. I made a great decision, because I was able to save $10 buying Walking Dead instead of Assassin’s Creed, and even though I has a lower rating, Walking Dead is a fun game. I also was good to choose GameStop, because even though I spent $5 more, if I suddenly decide I don’t like my game, I can return it for more than $5

My Conclusions

That’s how I made my great decision and how my model helped me. When I’m using my own money, I figure out that I care more about my decision opposed to my parents buying it for me. If I didn’t have this model, I might not be able to make the choices I end up wanting.