Need new car, want Mac Pro. OMGWTFJPOPSUKI

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  1. gammamonk macrumors 6502a

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    So, I was hit by an elderly couple last week, hosing my car. I'm interviewing for jobs with no current income, and I want a mac pro really bad.

    If anyone has the magic sauce, let me know.
     
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    magic sauce....lol

    Simple logics my freind. First you get a job (hands down), nothing can't really happen before that. With your income from your new job, you'd be able to repair or by a new car meanwhile (assuming that you really want the new macbook pro) you buy it from apple for "as low as 48 dolars a mounth", when the car issue is solved you just pay it off with you next salary.

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  5. gammamonk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know if they had insurance. I asked them for it three times after the crash, and they didn't show me anything. The police officer said he has everything in his report, and I didn't need to worry about it. Well, yeah-- but I'm out of a car until that report is filed in "8-10 days."
     
  6. gammamonk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have an interview tomorrow. Luckily I was able to borrow my mom's car for the day.

    Everybody wish me luck! ;)
     
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    You want to file a claim against THEIR insurance company.

    If you involve your parent's insurance company at all,
    that could lead to higher rates for them even if you are not at fault.

    Insurance companies are scum and they will be watching for any opportunity to raise your rates.

    If you get a speeding ticket, that could result in insurance rates of over $2000.00 per year just for you.

    Ask around for recommendations of good body shops in your area and get 3 estimates for the repair.

    They will bill the other party's insurance company.
     
  9. slughead macrumors 68030

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    Can a car run photoshop?

    Didn't think so--buy a mac pro.
     
  10. Cybix macrumors 6502a

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    apply yourself, and what you desire will come.
     
  11. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    good luck at the interview, id say get a job, fix the car, get the mac pro.
     
  12. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    I'd say get a used bike for $40, and a Mac Pro as well!
     
  13. Nuc macrumors 6502a

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    First you should always get their insurance, that way their insurance company has to pay for a rental car since yours is not running. Get the job first then after you have the money then get the Mac Pro.

    Nuc
     
  14. TheMasin9 macrumors 6502a

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    ...

    i cant believe somebody actually posted this situation...we have reached a new low....
     
  15. gammamonk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Today's interview went well! Thanks to everybody who cheered me on. They're gonna let me know in a week. I'm gonna have to get a car first. Still no love from the insurance company. I was able to borrow my mom's car today, which was good.
     
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  18. gammamonk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I interviewed at a Data Center. It's an entry level job that doesn't pay too much, but gets me in the door.

    That would add another level of the catch22 I'm in. ;)

    I do some photoshoots when I'm lucky enough to get one, but they're not so frequent that I can't handle the slowness of my powerbook. I really just want the Mac Pro because I want more power. On my powerbook opening a 8 megapixel raw photo from my camera takes about 10 seconds. Can you imagine trying to process 400 or so pictures that way?
     
  19. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I'm so glad to hear you have that attitude. Most people think they walk into $40k a year jobs. But, you have to work yourself up to that.

    And I vote for the Mac Pro. You only spend a few minutes a day in your car. You can work and play all day with a Mac! :D

    Other thoughts: will mom sell you her car? And keep after the old people and find out who their insurance company is.
     
  20. pengu macrumors 6502a

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    you're kidding, right?


    computers are fine and dandy, but a car generally allows you to have a LIFE.
     
  21. eodp3 macrumors member

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    yup.. that would truly suck.. I use mine for post processing large batches of photos too. if i didn't have it, then i'd have no job, then i couldn't get a mac pro then i couldn't make money, then i couldn't get a mac, then i couldn't make money then i ...
     
  22. savanahrose macrumors 6502a

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    get the car fixed first like a previous poster said then get the mac, paying with monthly payments.

    I lived in Madison WI, boy do I miss it! I went to LaFollette High School, way back in 75-78. Dont miss the winters though!! GL on the job.
     
  23. gammamonk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    凄い!このHPで日本語が出来るか! 知らなかった。v(^。^)v

    このスレを見た?
     
  24. gammamonk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The police officer said we had to contact our insurance company within 24 hours. The police report should be ready by now, and the insurance guy will call Monday I imagine. It was the other party's fault, so if my parent's rates went up that would be dumb. I was just borrowing their old clunker until I got a job. Once that happens, I'll get a car and have my own insurance.

    This whole thing is taking forever. It was already over a week ago that the accident happened.
     
  25. mattniles007 macrumors 6502

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    He is right. Make sure you watch them. My friend had a similar situation and the offender's insurance paid for everything.
     

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