How did you get the money for the iPad?

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  1. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    Well, not everyone is a millionaire or has enough money to 'just buy' an iPad.
    How did you make sure you had enough money to buy an iPad?

    Well, me first. To be honest, I don't know if I will have enough (this week I spent almost €100,00 on some games) and now my whole plan is ruined. But I'm trying to do the following (I will try to say how many euros is how many dollars):

    Please put your calculations/budget/whatever-you-are-going-to-tell-to-answer-the-question in a quote.

     
  2. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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  4. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    parental units gift for finishing my grad program in may :)
     
  5. lotusindigo macrumors regular

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    Tax return! Otherwise it would be an impossibility until I've saved up for several months.
     
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  7. Elise macrumors 6502

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    I work for it, simply. I won't be paying for it using a credit card either. :)
     
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  10. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

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    Instead of eating food on campus I just go to the nearest Blimpie. Literally cuts the amount of money spent on food in half. Not that I had to really save up for it - but for truly unnecessary purchases such as this, I feel better using money saved by cutting back on other things instead of just spending more.
     
  11. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    As it happens I got a nice tax refund this year so I"ll be paying for my iPad with that, but if I had not received a tax refund I still would have the resources to buy an iPad and accessories anyway.
     
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  13. gwynne macrumors 68000

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    Just curious, why did you want people to quote themselves in their own messages? That's kind of counterintuitive to typical use of the quote function.
     
  14. Alectric macrumors regular

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    What was my projector fund, that has turned into a general electronics fund.:)
    1 dollar per hour before taxes and its technically called a vacation fund. I like electronics fund but of course the wife wants to keep it the vac fund.
     
  15. jeffy777 macrumors 6502

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    I cashed in a few truckloads of soda bottles.
     
  16. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    Unexpected Tax Refund or i wouldn't be getting one until fall/winter.
     
  17. wingnut8 macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3GS: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    The new education tax refund credit. Didn't expect as much as I got.
     
  18. Akash.B macrumors regular

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    Sold 8GB 1st Gen iPod touch = $149
    Sold old Dell Inspiron B-130 Laptop - $149
    Sold Graphics Card from Desktop - $99
    Parental Unit - $99 + taxes

    This = 16GB iPad Wifi ($533)
     
  19. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    Money from selling stuff on ebay/macrumors marketplace. Ill be getting the 32gb wifi version with dock, case, and vga adapter.
     
  20. Sketh macrumors 6502

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    I sold:

    HP Mini 1030nr - 200 Bucks
    iPod touch 1st Gen - 75 Bucks

    And the rest I've just saved from my job these past few paychecks, since I've about halved the price of the iPad it'self, it wasn't really hard to justify getting it.
     
  21. akuma13x macrumors member

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    I sold my Del mini netbook plus eventual tax return.
     
  22. tersono macrumors 68000

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  23. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    U.S. Tax Return. However, I would still have funds if I didn't have that.
     
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