try a CER?
usually anything like that needs to be justified.
but, IT can be your friend…if you get to talking to one of them, chances are there is some way of creating an exception. I have to justify software all the time, but by now, they are used to the ID guy…I usually have to attach the purchase to a project budget to make it look like i really need it. I’m gunnin now for an HDTV 47"er and a sony playstation2.