1) Make job offer to new developer.
2) New developer accepts.
3) Buy shiny new Macbook Pro for new developer.
4) New developer gets counter-offer and decides to stay at his old job.
Now I have a shiny new Macbook Pro and no one to use it. Fortunately Apple has a pretty sweet return policy that consists of clicking a button to return the item, printing the pre-paid shipping label, and dropping it off at the USPS. In a couple of days I’ll have my $2,000 back.
However, in a couple of days I still won’t have a new developer. SIgh.