Grr. Angst over friend's iBook.

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  1. Tamer Brad macrumors regular

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    Okay, so I've wanted an iBook for like ... a year now. But I'm always strapped for cash. I took my friend to the Apple Store to show him how cool they are, and his parents just bought him one! And now he's rubbing it in my face despite the fact that I want one so much more (I don't even own a computer right now).

    So the question I pose to you is, should I murder him and take it?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  3. Tamer Brad thread starter macrumors regular

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    I always get excited to see your replies ... they always make me laugh :)
     
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  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Hmm...
    Well, it IS over an iBook. :p


    Dude, just get a job, and by the time you have enough cash, You'll have a shiny new iBook P4 to shove in his face. Hehe.

    (I'm assuming it'll take that long because of FUN minimum-wage jobs that are available to teens. I'm still bitter that I couldn't find one of THOSE over the summer. Grr. Now I get to borrow money from my 'rents again and pay them back. :( )

    OR, if you do murder him for the iBook, be sure to close it first. Getting blood off a keyboard is hard!

    ..Not that I'd know.

    *walks away briskly*
     
  6. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    Ahh! Don't murder him, that's like illegal! (Not to mention stealing)...

    You know what to do... when you get one.. get a better one :p

    Another sign of true friendship - one-up-manship.

    I'll give you $10 towards your goal :D
     
  7. bodeh6 macrumors 6502a

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    But I am sure if you murder him, the Steve Jobs would call and apologize to his parents for what happened.
     
  8. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    Actually ignore my $10.. I aint rich enough :D.

    Get a job. Like I have one and have saved LOADS this summer (lets just say enough to buy a dual 2.3).

    Don't murder him.. get a job, save up and then buy a better mac. In the end he'll feel guilty he didn't pay for his own and you don't have to say ANYTHING about yours being better.. cos he'll know!
     
  9. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    If you're not able to get a job. Try to negotiate a deal with your own parent(s). Maybe they'll help you out if you take on some extra duties at home for half a year or something.
     
  10. gammamonk macrumors 6502a

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    Are you over 18? If so, apply for Apple credit and pay it off over a couple years. You won't even notice the $20 a month.

    You can get the student rate, $949 and a free iPod Mini right now. Go for it dude!
     
  11. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    rofl :D :D
     
  12. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Hmmm...
    I may have to fake my brother's death over his iBook...
    Getting a call from Steve would be fun.

    "Hello, steve jobs here. I'm so sorry for your loss.."
    "Oh. That was a fake death. Just wanted you to call."
    *sends death rays through phone*
     
  13. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Yes... get a PowerBook. ;)
     
  14. v idioteque v macrumors newbie

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    I hate it when that happens!

    A ways ago when i built my old pc, my friend out and decided to build his own. He asked me about EVERYTHING!!!! And since he had more more money, he got better parts. Now he rubs it in my face.

    However now that I've switched, it's all good. Plus he hates Macs! He says everyone is getting them, which doesn't make any sense because of the low market-share with macs, but whatever.
     
  15. Tamer Brad thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm sixteen and living on my own in Rochester, NY. So you can guess, money is tight ... I just came to this area so I haven't found a job yet.

    Thanks for the words of encouragement, guys :)
     
  16. Tamer Brad thread starter macrumors regular

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    You know, as much as I'd like to, it would honestly be overkill for me because the most processer intensive thing I do is watch videos ... I am just a writer.
     
  17. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Oh geez, no. Anything but that. We're talking finance company consumer credit here, the absolute worst way to get into debt.

    Talk to your folks. If you can work a deal with them for repayment, go to your local bank or credit union and have your parent cosign.
     
  18. Tamer Brad thread starter macrumors regular

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    Like I said, I live on my own ... I haven't lived with my parents for over half a year now.

    Although ... maybe they would be willing to help me out anyway ... :)
     
  19. VanMac macrumors 6502a

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    Spend less time geeking out on forums and go work for some cash.

    There's not free lunch man. If your not going to make it for yourself, no one else is going to.

    Dont tell me you cant get a job. Start knocking on doors. Mow lawns, shovel ****, work on a pig farm, whatever. Anyone who says they cant get a job is just plain lazy.
     
  20. Tamer Brad thread starter macrumors regular

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    Never said that ... I've been looking.

    I'm also amazed at the amount of people taking this thread seriously when I ended it with the idea of murdering my friend.
     
  21. DickArmAndHarT macrumors 6502

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    And pay intrest out the ass. Thats no fun
     
  22. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Well, I for one vote for the murdering option. Who needs him?? The ibook will be your friend. :eek:
     
  23. wrxguy macrumors 6502a

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    Murder isn't worth an iBook.......now maybe a PB that is a diff. story ;)
     
  24. Tamer Brad thread starter macrumors regular

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    He got a Mini instead. I hate the Mini with the passion of a thousand suns. So I'm happy.
     
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