Almost have enough money for a uni MacBook... How can I make $87.66 quickly?

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  1. booste macrumors member

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    Well, I've been saving my money for awhile now and I am SO close to being able to afford a MacBook. All I need is just $87.66..

    What can I do to pass the time? :) Just so I don't go insane with MS before I finally make the switch to a Mac...
     
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  3. booste thread starter macrumors member

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    Of what I am willing to sell... the biggest thing I can think of is my 2nd gen iPod Nano 2GB, which could go for ~$40 =/
     
  4. longwood macrumors regular

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    You can think about all the programs you are going to install when you get your Mac.
     
  5. booste thread starter macrumors member

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    That just makes me want it more and more... which makes the time harder to pass >=S lol
     
  6. kellen macrumors 68020

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    reststops.


    Borrow it. Sell something, you have to own something worth that much.
     
  7. booste thread starter macrumors member

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    I own plenty worth $100+, just none of It I am willing to part with... I'm trying to work on borrowing it :p
     
  8. kellen macrumors 68020

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    Put a work ad up on craigslist. I think they have those there saying you are willing to work.

    Say you are trying to buy something and just need 88 bucks and are willing to work for that amount. I would stress you are a kid and have been responsibly saving, but need something to help get to your goal.

    This is assuming you are young, but I am pretty sure you are.

    Or you could mow lawns, go around the neighborhood and spray peoples address on curbs for money, tutor. Look at craigslist.
     
  9. jmann macrumors 604

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    +1 I used to donate plasma, until they rejected me one day. :(
     
  10. booste thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't think a minor can donate plasma... And even if I could, I have no idea where I would do that.
     
  11. jmann macrumors 604

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    Well now that we know your a minor, you should sell something of value like an above poster said.
     
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    Ok, now I'm curious - is it a story you can share?
     
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    I work for a blood bank. Many reasons you are asked to stop donating.

    Tattoo, piercings, cold, exposed to blood, traveled out of country, underweight, lived outside the country, donated a short while ago, low iron...

    Its crazy. I can't donate for another 3 months because I got exposed at work. Had a unit of blood get punctured and it sprayed me across the face, just like the jokers makeup from the batman movie. Taste of blood isn't horrible, but when its someone elses......

    One year deferral.

    OP you should be able to make 40 bucks a day working for someone. Ask around.
     
  15. jmann macrumors 604

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    Yes. So I had to lie a lot when I filled out my application for donation (like everyone). So basically the stuff I had to lie about on the application was no drug usage (just mary j ;)), and having "sexual relations" with another man :eek:. No big lies in my opinion because they test my blood like everyone elses, and I know I'm clean. Anyways I donated their 2 times no problem, and when I went in for my third time I signed in as usual, but some guy pulled me into a separate room and told me they aren't going to let me donate anymore and are putting me on the donor deferral list, because some "reliable source" told them I've have had "homosexual relations" (which is true, but I told them otherwise), when I asked them to reveal this source, they told me they weren't legally allowed to say... so end of that source of easy income. :(

    It's okay I am lucky I got to donate at all.
     
  16. Milfin macrumors regular

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    sell the computer that you are using to post on the forums. obviously it's not a mac:D
     
  17. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    Mow 5 neighbors lawns for $20 each, or 10 neighbors for $10 each. (or shovel snow, depending on where in the world you are)

    Or you can sell the computer you are currently using. You can probably get more than $80 for it anyway, so perhaps you can get a better macbook or some accessories. (Assuming this is your computer and not your parents)
     
  18. booste thread starter macrumors member

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    I live in Southwest canada so it's not the time for mowing the lawn or shovelling snow...

    And of the two computers I use at my house neither are mine...
     
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    1. Start a raffle. Find a $20-$40 item you can part with, and find 90 friends willing to buy a $1 ticket.

    2. Sell chocolate bars door-to-door. You Canucks have great chocolate :D

    3. Do someone's homework for money. OR Tutor someone for $20/hr.

    4. Shave a cat. Glue the hair to your face, don't shower for a few days, and go pan-handle.
     
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    We have a winner ladies and gentleman.
     
  23. ButtUglyJeff macrumors 6502a

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    Do you qualify for any discounts, like student?

    Have you considered buying a refurb? The $1299 Macbook is only $1099 as a refurbished model and it still is covered under Applecare.
     
  24. PMG5Quad macrumors newbie

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    You Lied to the Blood bank???

    :confused:
    You cannot! Put others at risk by lying to a blood bank this is all a lie who can't get $80? You have friends? Give them one of the things you want to sell if they don't trust you:eek: Then pay them back. My GF just told me :((1)Get off computer)
    2)They test for pot at blood banks (she is pre med at Rollins) So I think you are a lier trying to get people to send you money.

    Go on Jerry Springer[​IMG]
    :apple::rolleyes:
     

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