$1600 in 2 weeks

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by muzikool, May 8, 2004.

  1. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    A good friend of mine is moving out of the country, and he is selling his G5 with a 19" CRT and a Canon "all-in-one" printer/scanner/copier. Needless to say, I want it BAD. I have, and have had for about 3 years, an 800MHZ PIII PC. It has been good to me and I've taken great care of it, but there are things I'd like to do that just take too long on this thing. So I want to buy my friend's G5 of course, because I know that would last me at least another 3 years if not more. And I'm sure everyone knows what the problem is. That's right, I don't have $1600, nor do I have job that will make me that much money in the next 2 weeks.

    Things I have considered to raise the money:
    • donate blood and plasma
    • mow 120-150 lawns
    • start up a website asking for $1 from 1600 people: helpmebuyamac.com
    • sell everything I have of value on eBay
    • give up before I start and be thankful I have a computer

    By the way, I am thankful for my computer... but I'd also like to make someone else thankful that they have my computer. ;) Can anyone sympathize with me here... Speedy? I've never owned a Mac, and I'm willing to push the PC out the door and never look back. Haha, maybe I should go to a Mac-lovers site and ask for help in becoming a convert! :D :p
     
  2. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    could set up a paypal address :p
     
  3. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I've got one that I use for eBay auctions. Hmm... ;)
     
  4. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    If he is a googd good friend, perhaps he would accept some kind of weekly payment :)
     
  5. Lee

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    Go work extra shifts in another job. You can't beg for money on the internet, that is lame.
     
  6. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    You should only have to mow about 50-75 average sized lawns. Trust me, I've worked in landscraping long enough.

    Alternatively, you could be a sperm donor
     
  7. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy


    Shame in GB they don't pay us to donate blood and sperm.

    They expect us to donate blood for free then they sell it on for £75 a pint.

    No justice, I could do with that extra £75 every couple of months.
     
  8. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    why don't u just loan a thousand? not that much to pay off right?....
     
  9. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Getting a loan is not always the easiest thing to do, especially if you have no credit, bad credit or no collateral. Not to mention, most banks, financial institutions, bookies, mobsters, or loansharks won't be too keen on giving a loan for a computer.
     
  10. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I was thinking that too, but I gather by the factor that he's even selling a machine so new that it's not just for the sake of it, and rather the need for cash.

    Would he sell without the monitor and printer for less (if you really need those it's not like they can't be bought later on eBay or elsewhere).

    The only thing I'd suggest if you can't guarantee the money via extra work etc, is to loan what you need, but from friends/family if possible, ~£900 is a ****ing amazing price for a G5 alone, not to mention with the added items, so good luck with getting the money :)
     
  11. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I don't know if he'd sell the monitor and printer separate. I could actually use the printer though because my Epson is crapping out on me. It is a pretty amazing price, which is why it's so much more appealing to me.

    @dreamliner77 - Hahaha, no way am I donating sperm! :p And you're right, I'm not going to try and get a loan on this. It's not something I'm willing to pay interest on.
     
  12. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    C'mon, you don't want a few little muzikool's running around?
    :D
     
  13. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Hahaha... do you? ;)
     
  14. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    easy way to make cold hard cash..
    why not :p im sure u'd enjoy it a lot more then mowing the lawns lol
     
  15. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I actually made pretty good money landscaping a house these past 6 days or so. If I could find about 3 more houses that needed the same, I could probably make enough... but that would probably take longer than 2 weeks.
     
  16. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    how much ?..
    and what'd u do ? like for the landscaping..what'd u have to do?
     
  17. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    The house is a year-old and had never been landscaped... so it was basically dirt. Myself and a friend installed an irrigation system, installed edging for flower beds, filled the beds with mulch, leveled the yard with dirt, and installed 1400 square feet of grass. It was a lot of work just for the two of us, but we got $1200 to split for the job, so it was definitely worth it.
     
  18. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    wow...ask ur friend if u can get a loan of 600 :p
     
  19. Hsn

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    Maybe you can sell the PC you have for atleast a 1000 ;)? What do you think? Or do you want to keep it?
     
  20. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    An 800MHz PIII for $1000? You can get a brand new P4-M laptop for that price. [​IMG]