decision time

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  1. job macrumors 68040

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    yea..

    i've got to make a choice :

    1. a BTO order dual-867 tower with an 80GB HD and a Radeon 9000

    or this :
     

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  2. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    dual 867


    i'm guessing the decision will be harder for you though.... good luck
     
  3. job thread starter macrumors 68040

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    it's a new 2002 vespa.

    due to a new law in texas, i can't get my license until late next year.

    my dad offered to buy a vespa for me, since the only requirements for the license is that you are over 15 years of age.

    it costs 2900 dollars. because of the moped laws, it is limited to a 50cc engine. top speed is close to 50 mph.

    i'll only be using this to get around the suburbia i live in, so i won't be in any danger of being smashed by huge suvs.

    which one do you guys think i should go for? :)
     
  4. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    in a year you get your license and you're going to be wanting to run around on a vespa?

    in a year you'll still have a dual 867 and loving it?

    hmm, its a personal pref - mobility now or a computer - personaly my choice would be my bike and the computer - no vespa and get excercise instead of cruising around.

    But remember, I'm 37 and I might be out of touch when it comes to whats *in* for kids.....

    D
     
  5. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    Would you be getting access to a full vehicle when you get your license?

    I would say the computer, but if you are forced to get the Vespa for transportation for a couple years then buy that.

    Go with the Tower.
     
  6. job thread starter macrumors 68040

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    its not just the licence that is an issue here.

    atm my beetle is not ready to be driven.

    i will still have a lot of work to do on it, it will be at least 6 months from the end of this year (est.) before it is ready for daily use.

    otherwise, i have no transportation of my own and my parents do not have the time to take me where i need to go.

    however, i am also in bad need of a new computer. my old mac died and ive been stuck using 9.2 for almost 5 months now.

    i am leaning towards the vespa, simply because i could probably pay for a new tower myself around january of next year.

    in my case, mobility is key; i live in a very quiet suburban area. i would probably still use the vespa even after i got my full license.

    but that tower sure is nice.... :D

    oh duke, dont worry, you're not "out of touch" :D
     
  7. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    Get the Vespa if you will be able to get a Tower by January.

    Damn duke, 37?! :eek: Have you had a mid-life crisis yet? ;) :cool:
     
  8. job thread starter macrumors 68040

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    and i won't have to pay for the vespa either...

    but i will pay for the tower myself.

    duke : i now know why jello calls you "old geezer" j/k ;) :D :p
     
  9. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    i do? weird


    bitter old man's more like it.


    you don't have to pay for the vespa yourself? but you would for the tower...?

    so why not both?
     
  10. teabgs macrumors 68030

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    get the tower....seriously, get it and then fix your car FAST....ride a bike for a few months....I waited too long to upgrade my computer and am now stuck with the 6500 until the dual 1.25 ships....do the tower man....trust me
     
  11. job thread starter macrumors 68040

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    my dad does not want me to spend the money on the tower. he is only willing to pay for the vespa.

    my dad and i had a deal a while back that if i invested or started an ira with my money, he would purchase a tower for me.

    i can see where he is coming from, especially if i started a roth ira; it would compound and i would not have to worry about retirement (that much.)

    however, this was before the transportation issue came up.
     
  12. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    get the vespa and get whatever comes out next in towers.... it's possible that it will be way better than the latest upgrade... of course, that might not happen. but it might

    what if he buys the vespa, you invest, then he buys the powermac? or would him buying the vespa take the place of the powermac?....
     
  13. job thread starter macrumors 68040

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    yes, the vespa would take the place of the power mac.

    i would still have the money and i would probably invest it then; however, the tower deal would be scratched.
     
  14. big macrumors 65816

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    >But remember, I'm 37 and I might be out of touch when it comes to whats *in* for kids.....

    WOAH- do you have your epitath written yet?
     
  15. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    then i say do what teabgs said.

    deal with riding a bike for a while and hurry up on the beetle.

    and get the mac.

    unless of course you really think they'll drop the power4 on us in the winter....... eh? eh?
     
  16. job thread starter macrumors 68040

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    heh. sure. why not. :D

    and of course it will come in quad models too...
     
  17. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I have always wanted a Vespa scooter. It's one of those things in those (now) old Italian movies that's so wonderful. Mopeds are okay, but a Vespa scooter is so much more. Of course, they're also expensive and cantankerous.

    Will you eschew the car and keep the scooter even after you can get a license? If you can truly say that you'll be able to live without the car after your friends have their licenses and cars and will feel no burning need, get the Vespa (and let me ride it.)

    Otherwise, it's dual 867s for you. :)
     
  18. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    Ugh... I'm staying away from mopeds for quite a while...

    Just yesterday (thursday), I heard a car hit two kids on a moped/motorized scooter... The sound was sickening... Fortunately, the kids are ok, and the car that hit them was going 10mph under the speed limit. Of course, the kids were at fault because they ran a light...

    I'd say go for the tower... But if you do go for the moped, just be careful ;)
     
  19. SilvorX macrumors 68000

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    i got my licence over half a year ago (a few weeks b4 graduated licencing was to be introduced here (n i wouldnt have been affected anyways) but now u have to be 17.5 to get your full licence here...

    just get the pmac ;)
     
  20. Rajj macrumors 6502a

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    get the dual...

    i think the vespa is cool but i wouldn't ride one on a public street. all you need is some suburban-driving-cell-phone-yakking-soccer-mom to run a light and...

    now if you lived in rome instead of near houston...i'd say get the vespa.

    make friends with someone who has a car-chip in for gas-and get your bug restored.
     
  22. teabgs macrumors 68030

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    LISTEN TO THIS GUY....he knows what he's saying...


    trust me....I was the guy that got a car and drove all of his friends around. :rolleyes: seriously...theres always one...I was ther first to get my own car and then I was the choffeur...you gotta have a friend who has or will have a car....fix the bug quickly (dont sleep a couple nights if you have to) and get the Mac.

    I'm selling my car now, TO HELP PAY FOR MY NEW TOWER....see where priorities are man? ;)
     
  23. Rajj macrumors 6502a

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    "Cell phone-yaking-soccer mom!!"

    Haaaaaaaaaaa!!!
    That's funny:D :D

    You are telling the truth though!!

    The traffic is super crazy here in Las Vegas:mad:

    It is starting to look like L.A.:mad:
     
  24. job thread starter macrumors 68040

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    heh. a dual 1.25Ghz? ;)

    i could probably have the bug drivable in two months.

    "drivable" means that it is barely street legal....parts falling off on the road...what? :D
     
  25. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    There really is no good advice that we can give not knowing your situation. Do you need the transportaion? Do you need the Tower? Would an iMac be better for you? Give us some more info and we can make a better suggestion.
     

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