Gift for a mac geek? Under $250?

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  1. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    Hi,

    My father has offered to purchase me another gift, as he keeps stressing that he hasn't bought me enough... (hah)

    Basically the budget is $250, and we can't think of anything I really want right now. Only idea I came up with is a secondary monitor for my mac(After going through the obvious such as clothing and the like), but to be honest, I'd rather him buy me something else.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I can almost always find something at ThinkGeek if it doesn't have to be something Apple-related. Otherwise I'd probably ask for an MX Revolution mouse or something. Or a good book.
     
  3. TheBritishBloke thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I've had an MX Revolution mouse for a long time ;)

    I've already gone through ThinkGeek too, there's not really anything that I've seen on there that'd be of use to me right now. Unless you've found something awesome that you've got ;)

    P.S. Doesn't have to be apple related. Heck, what the hell can you get for $250 except for a crushed iMac G4? ;)
     
  4. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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    If you've got everything, just get him to donate the money to charity. :)
     
  5. TheBritishBloke thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Lolol. I've donated enough to charity in the past year. Given away about $1000 cash, about $2000 worth of clothes, and about $500 worth of things lying around my home.

    The charities can wait ;)

    Zune HD any possibility? Are they worth it? (Bear in mind I already have an iPhone, iPod Classic, iPod Shuffle.)
     
  6. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    dont get a zune if you have an iphone. get an older mac to play with. ibook clamshells are fun to have
     
  7. TheBritishBloke thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That's what I guessed, it isn't that much different of a device.

    I looked into an iMac G4, which is a machine I've always wanted to have, but there's none available in the UK in my price range. The iBook's are also too expensive.
     
  8. Aboo macrumors 6502a

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    You can also get some Apple swag if you want. Just a couple of weeks ago, I was able to call the Apple Company store and have them ship me out a few products like Apple coffee mugs and mouse pads. Just paid with a credit card over the phone. This might me an option for you.
     
  9. TheBritishBloke thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Hah that's awesome. How much did they end up costing you?
     
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  11. TheBritishBloke thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Hmm?

    Hah. Who wants to go to the Mapple store? ;) Maybe I can find some ideas there. Lol
    [​IMG]
     
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  13. TheBritishBloke thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Lol. I'm not buying a Mac, or is something else coming out? :O (Tablet will be out of my $250 price range lol)
     
  14. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    I would get an Appleskills tshirt. (shameless plug)
     
  15. TheBritishBloke thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ehh... No. I knew I'd get some of these ;)
     
  16. brendu macrumors 68020

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    buy like 1 share of apple stock. with the tablet coming soon its bound to pay off
     
  17. TheBritishBloke thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Hmm.. It's a good idea... :) I'd profit by about $4 afterwards? ;)
     
  18. brendu macrumors 68020

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    well maybe up to $30 or so... initially i was going to suggest you buy about 10 shares, then when i looked at what it cost i realized only one share is within your specified budget... man i wish i bought some apple about ten years ago...
     
  19. TheBritishBloke thread starter macrumors 68030

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    You know what's funny... I'm sure your post said '10 shares' when I first looked LMAO!

    AAPL went down nearly $2 on the 31st December. :l maybe I'll buy one when it hits 200 :p

    Or I can buy 8 shares in Microsoft :)
     
  20. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    i'm with him, start a stock portfolio. Even if you can't afford Apple shares,
    start with something lower. I havn't started mine yet, but I really wish I
    had a few bucks to buy some stock right now.
    Plus it becomes a great hobby! You will have something to obsess about every
    day. LOL.
    =)
     
  21. TheBritishBloke thread starter macrumors 68030

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    LOLOL Sitting here staring at a graph hour after hour lmao.

    Any recommendations on who to buy stocks in EXCEPT for AAPL?
     
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  23. Andy348 macrumors 6502

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    How 'bout a 7200RPM 500GB drive for your MBP + an external enclosure to hold your old 320GB?

    Other suggestions..

    -New speakers?
    -New headphones?
    -New desk?
    -New camera?

    I'm confused about the original post... do you already have an external monitor for your MBP? 'cause if you don't I would go for a 24ish" monitor. (I know you said you'd prefer he got something else for you, but imo this is the best option).
     
  24. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    how about some nice speakers from swan or from klipsch? or on some software for ur mac, or some extra RAM etc. or u could go for the apple swag.
     

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