Gift worth a macbook?

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  1. zeiter macrumors 6502

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    hey guys,

    I was browsing the picture section and in the thread where people show what they just bought, one dude bought a macbook for his girlfriend. One gave a macbook to his sister. This made me think about something. Is it me that is cheap but are those gift really expensive? I mean, I wouldn't spend $1400 for my girlfriend..I'm not saying my girlfriend isn't worth the price, it's just that I don't think this kind of gift is needed to show my love and appreciation towards her. What do you guys think? I know some people who have a lot of money can do it no problem, but I'm talking about the average joe, maybe between 20-40 who has a regular job and an average income.

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  2. da2005pizimp macrumors 6502

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    I agree, unless i were to make a butt load of money or win the lotto, i will never buy someone something like that. I mean to me 1400 is a lot of money that's more than half of what my car cost lol
     
  3. phas3 macrumors 65816

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    instead of spending 1400 dollars, I would rather take a gf to a place she's never been or taking her to do something she has always wanted to do. Less expensive and you know she'll enjoy it. Relationships..sometimes I want to put soo much into one and then sometimes i just like to ride it out because in the end relationships, you either get married or it falls apart..but you can always learn from one.
     
  4. Mord macrumors G4

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    I'd purchase my partner a laptop if I had the means and I knew that they needed it.
     
  5. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    Same. If my partner needed it for work/studying/anything like that I wouldn't have any issues buying them one.
     
  6. phas3 macrumors 65816

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    okay i agree with this too, im not so cold hearted after all
     
  7. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    If I was married or in a long term relationship or had a partner who I loved I would certainly buy her a laptop. There is little chance it would be a $1600 Macbook though, more like a Tosh or a used iBook.
     
  8. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    I suppose it depends on who it's for, how long you've been with them, how much you care about and love them.

    I spent roughly that amount on my girlfriend for her birthday. Not on a notebook but on a diamond necklace. I've given her iPod's as a gift, no special occasion just to give her a gift. :)
     
  9. 7on macrumors 601

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    Yeah, my hobby (video games) isn't that expensive. I'd rather save up my money for gifts that to buy myself something that expensive.
     
  10. da2005pizimp macrumors 6502

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    if i had someone who needed a laptop for school or whatever i would spend maybe 400 on a laptop. i wouldn't even spend the 1400 on myself let alone someone else.
     

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