How did you plan your money to buy your MBP?

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  1. MusicEnthusiast macrumors 6502

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    I'm working part time at a grocery store just for the summer before my 2nd year in college. I know for certain I won't have enough money for a MBP if I'm having to prioritize my money for school materials. So whether you're a student or not currently, how did you prioritize to buy a MBP?
     
  2. vbman213 macrumors 6502

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    Start saving a portion of every bit of income you get. Put part of that away for your MBP. That is what I did. It made buying my MBP very easy. I already had the money ready to go, so it really didn't hurt my wallet at all.

    I'm like you I work summers between college. It took me a few years, but I eventually saved enough to buy it. While still having a good bit in my other bank accounts.
     
  3. The510Kid macrumors member

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    Sell drugs, paid for mine in like a week...... Jk ofcourse..... Or am I?
     
  4. lacoste-rocker macrumors regular

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    Just put some money aside from each paycheck you get; Like vbman213 said.

    This is how I got mine I worked for a while saved up $1,500 then bought a cd at my bank and put that $1,500 into it; one year later I got $5,000 out of it because of interest; which bought my MacBook Pro and also put me threw my first couple of semesters in college. I planed this out so I would be able to get everything I need and start school on time XD
    I also put another $1,500 towards a new cd so in a couple of months I will get another $5,000.
     
  5. MusicEnthusiast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How do you get so much interest in just one year?!? I currently have around $3000 in a CD and I only got around $100 interest last year. Interest rates are so low... maybe 3.75%-ish?
     
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    The real advice is to just save.
    I'm not sure how much you're making or how much you want your Macbook Pro (or for what matter, which model MBP), but depending on that, you can estimate how much you need to save each paycheck. :)
    Naturally, more the merrier.


    :)

    wordoflife
     
  7. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a

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    Abadon your friends for one week, don't go out. You will save more than you could imagine.

    No fast food, no quick casino trips, no more litte this and that, no more gas, etc.

    I did this once and a while over 2 months and I saved up in about 9 weeks for my MBP
     
  8. vong macrumors 6502a

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    my friend bought his from bestbuy w/ a bestbuy credit card. 0% interest rate for like 6 months ithink. but you needa put down $400. they said he can pay $20 a monht, but he going to pay it all off in about 3 months aha
     
  9. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Save up and work for Apple! (well that's what I did...)
     
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    Wasn't there just another thread with almost this same topic? It's not like its rocket science. Save. Or go into debt. Or work a high paying job where $2k is peanuts. Gee.
     
  12. NOTORIOUS187 macrumors member

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    Well considering I am entering high school this year and needed a capable computer to get me through my difficuly classes, my parents decided to pay for all of it (and AppleCare too, of course). It was only like $3300.
     
  13. DanMacApple macrumors 6502

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    I don't think there is any bank right now or for quite a while were you can put $1500 in a CD and get $5000. If so I would like to know were so I can setup a CD!

    Anyways the best way is how everyone else suggested, put away a set amount of money each paycheck weather it be $10, $20 etc and also if you have any items to sell that is a quick way to get started.
     
  14. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I bought an underage virgin and sold her virginity on eBay for $50,000. Net gain was around $20,000 after taxes, so I was able to buy my Mac and pay for more girls.
     
  15. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

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    Buy a computer in your budget and quit living outside your means.
    :confused: :rolleyes:
     
  16. NOTORIOUS187 macrumors member

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    My parents aren't poor.
     
  17. goreplz macrumors newbie

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    I am a 17 year old student. I am going to be a Senior in High School during the 2010 - 2011 school year. I have a summer job. I am getting paid 12 dollars an hour 40 hours a week. I have no bills so I am able to pay for the Macbook Pro 13" after four weeks. I'm ordering mine next Saturday. I'm so excited.
     
  18. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

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    The text above your quote wasn't directed to you; it was directed to the OP.
     
  19. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Your use of the »:confused:« and »:rolleyes:« is rather misleading, not to mention rude.
     
  20. btrav13 macrumors 6502

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    Decide how long you're willing to wait to get it. Take the dollar amount you need, divided by the number of weeks you're willing to wait, and there's your magic weekly number. If that number is not possible, add more weeks onto your math. Then it's just a waiting game and sticking to your plan.
     
  21. MusicEnthusiast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    From reading all your responses so far, I just want to clarify that I don't necessarily need help in prioritizing to save. I'm just curious to know how you guys do it.

    I am going to wait until my current PC notebook is unusable, and by that time, I can be almost certain that SSDs and USB 3.0 will be mainstream in the Mac lines.
     
  22. C64 macrumors 65816

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    Putting the snow in Snow Leopard ;)
     
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    I'm a cheapass when it comes to everyday items/services so I save up A LOT of money for neat things that I want.
     

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