i once had $1,500...

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  1. toezter macrumors regular

    toezter

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    now i've traded it to apple for a powerbook. my ibook has served me well, but its time to pass it to my mother who is getting into emailing relatives in japan.

    now the waiting game, *whisle*
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Congrats...may the PB that comes back to you be worth infinitely more in the joy it brings you than the $1500. :D Also think of the warmth your sacrifice makes brings to your mother and to those on the other side of the ocean. :)

    I do hate the waiting game though. *waits for 50mm lens to come in the mail....*
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    enjoy the new powerbook, i love my rev.a book, even if its starting to show its age nowadays
     
  4. snkTab macrumors 6502a

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    i once had $1,500..

    You don't have to wait until you saved 1500. That's what credit it for. :D
     
  5. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I once was free of debt :(
     
  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    ditto
     
  8. snkTab macrumors 6502a

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    Lol I just got my credit back down to 0 and the a powermac looks tempting. that said credit is a powerful tool if you know how to use it to your advantage.
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I'm in a similar boat but it's AU$2500 for one of them thar new iMacs.

    Man, this waiting game really stinks!

    But it'll be worth it...
     
  10. toezter thread starter macrumors regular

    toezter

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    eeyeah... learning from relatives and co-workers, i'm not going to use a credit card on something i can wait and save up for. i only have a debit card which is also a visa card. at only 20, i don't want to mess up my credit :)

    for now, $9/hr at a fish shop is doing me well.
     
  11. Platform macrumors 68030

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  12. StarbucksSam macrumors 65816

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    It's that attitude that will cause you to pay 18% compound interest on a minimum payment for 10 years and rack up a quarter million dollars in debt.
     
  13. denm316 macrumors 6502

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    And if you really screw up paying it, you could end up still paying for that G4 even after Apple releases the G9.
     
  14. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Which Fish shop?
     
  15. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Not having any credit is almost as bad as having poor credit.
     
  16. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    The waiting game is the worst. It tends to put everything on hold, as you mope around and run to the front window every time you think you hear the sound of a delivery truck. :p

    *runs to the front window to see if there's a package waiting* ;)
     
  17. huck500 macrumors 6502

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    Credit

    When you go to buy a car or house and have no credit history at all, you might have a problem.

    1. Get a credit card that gives you rewards (I have the Amazon card that gives you gift certificates) - find one without a yearly fee

    2. Save the money for your purchase

    3. Charge your purchase to the card

    4. Pay off the balance at the end of the month

    5. Get your reward and a good credit history without going into debt or paying interest! :cool:

    You sound like a careful guy, just make sure you're paying your balance every month and you'll be fine.
     

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