Consider the following scenario:
"How much is this MacBook?" He asked the store clerk.
"Two thousand dollars, sir!" Said the store clerk with a smile.
Now, two thousand bucks is no small sum so Jim decided to buy himself an Acer instead.
The now in the last sentence above is not used in the sense of time so, to me, ahora doesn't seem to be the right translation. How would we translate this now into Spanish? I can't really explain the exact meaning of now in this context; to me, it seems more like a filler, maybe?
P.S. Please also state your country/region in your answer so I know if your translation has any regional nuance. Also, please do not quote RAE because I am not interested in knowing what the dictionary or literature says. I am keen on knowing how it's spoken in the streets. I want to know how YOU would say it in your conversations (which might not always be what the dictionary says).