How to persuade my dad to get me an ipod touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Machorror, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Machorror macrumors newbie


    Dec 31, 2007
    Hi! This is my first post. Please help me persuade my dad to buy me a $400 16GB ipod touch. If you have naything please help me out.:)
    And here is a keynote I have to persuade my dad.
    Please post your comments or anything else here thank you!
    P.S. I couldnt put the keynote because it was to big of a file. So here are some pics of the keynote.

    Attached Files:

  2. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
    If it's your own money, why do you have to ask your dad?
  3. ebouwman macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2007
    You're making a keynote to explain why :confused:

    RU still in high school?
    What i would start to pull out is how it would help keep you organized because of the calendars and contacts, and on the fly research for school projects on it's wi-fi :rolleyes:
  4. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    OP, to be perfectly honest, I would forgo the slideshow. How about you go to an Apple retail store with him and show him how cool they are and how much your life would be better if you had one? (They won't make your life better, but you have to make him believe that it will). Or, you can just ask him for 400 dollars and go buy it yourself.
  5. benlangdon macrumors 65832


    Jan 13, 2008
    why don't you do something productive so that when you ask him you can say i have a job or something instead of saying i made a keynote presentation which sucks btw.:D

    i am guessing you do not know about fallacies
    now study, understand, apply

    your arguments will actually have something to them now
  6. Eärendil Guest


    What if you just get good grades, do your homework, and help out your dad, or at least wash his car on weekends.

    Dude dont mention a thing about jailbreak, believe me.....
  7. ebouwman macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2007
    I agree, when i was working in a electronics store, i noticed that for some people if you just kept showing them more and more of the features they would just sit there and watch you explain the device and just want it more and more and more.

    Sit him down at an apple store or best buy or whatever and just go through what it does, i don't know how tech savvy your dad is, but if he's like a lot of parents he probably doesn't know what it does or why anybody would want one.
  8. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

    Aug 28, 2007
  9. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    I personally think that you should save up and buy it yourself. You'll be much happier if you earn it yourself. But hey, kids in America? Like that will happen, haha.

    And if someone is gonna spoon feed you an expensive toy, why can't you just get the base 8GB? With our current economic situation, I think that your parents might have more important things to spend their money on. And if they do buy you the iPod, do you have to make them pay more so that you can get more storage? If you're reasoning for getting 16GB is "because you want it," please don't make them fork even more money out for you just because you want it.

    That also works.
  10. BrownManUPS macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2007
    I don't know how old you are, but if your dad protects your internet at home you MIGHT want to not bring up the fact that there are no parental controls out there native on the touch :X
  11. ebouwman macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2007
    VERY good point, the word almost sounds like it has a negative feeling about it, ESPECIALLY if he doesn't know what it is.

    First impressions are lasting impressions, and the first questions he'll ask is, "why do they call it jailbreaking?" and he'll take it in a negative way.
  12. ebouwman macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2007
    OMG i was asked that when this parent was completely sold on it. But then of course she turned away from it :mad:

    But a way to get around that is the fact that schools' wi-fi are protected so that you can't go onto those kinds of sites there.
  13. Machorror thread starter macrumors newbie


    Dec 31, 2007
    THank you

    Thank you for all these posts. THank you for all of your posts. Keep on posting if you have any advice for me.
  14. ebouwman macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2007
  15. Machorror thread starter macrumors newbie


    Dec 31, 2007
    ACtually i dont know it depend. He said he would pay for it. But i dont know when i m going to get it.
  16. jhall527 macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2008
    Columbus, Ohio
    The funny thing is I just made a keynote to help convince my Dad to help pay for an iPhone for me. Good luck.
  17. nordesmic macrumors member

    May 2, 2005
    Adelaide, Australia
    Doesn't anyone just talk to their parents these days?
  18. m1stake macrumors 68000

    Jan 17, 2008
    That presentation looks like it was developed by the special ed class at an elementary school. Good luck making yourself look mature with this thing.
  19. Star Destroyer macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2006
    I cant understand why EVERYONE needs an iPod, i love apple but iPods aren't for everyone.
    Judging by your keynote (which is, i think, is one of the worst ways of asking a parent for something) i would say you are most likely early highschool, maybe 15. No offense, i would not buy my kid that.
    I would put that 400$ for better use, save it for a car, save it for a new macbook. I have been trying to reason my way into thinking i would get lots of use out of a Touch here at University, and honestly, its still an iPod, and i have a laptop (as well as a 30gb video, and Nano). The laptop makes the wifi on a touch negligible, and i have an ipod already.

    When would you use this Touch?
    and you cant actually save your 'portable research' your doing for school.

    I dont know, my parents always told me that wanting something is usually better then having it. I think in this case i think you just want it because its 'cool' to have one, and its more of an impulse buy.

    I say spend the money on something more useful, especially if you had to make a presentation to 'earn' it.
  20. davidy macrumors 6502


    Jan 28, 2008
    You might try the obvious. Offer to do $400 worth of work around the house. Wash the dishes for youor Mom one or twice a week. Cut the grass every week. Clean out the garage/attic/your room on a regular basis. Clean out the gutters and downspouts. Do some gardening or landscaping. Etc.

    The key is to not expect your Dad to give you $400 out of the goodness of his heart; offer him something of equal value in return. That's the way life works.

    p.s. Don't expect him to pay for it just because you think it's cool. It's probably nowhere as cool to him.
  21. AceFernalld macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2008
    Jailbreaking is illegal in the first place. 99% sure.
    (I get nicer after the first sentance)
    You sound like a selfish idiot, to actually make a whole keynote on how you deserve a 16GB iPod touch, and it's laughable you include the fact that you deserve it because you want one.
    Just ask him, try to persuade him with some facts, tell how bad your current iPod/MP3 Player is, how the UI is amazing, great reviews, great PDA, internet features, multi-touch screen, countless amazing features.
    Jesus Christ though don't make a keynote, way too desperate. Is this for your birthday or just random?
    I convinced my mom that my Vista comp is complete crap (which it is) and I'm getting an iMac in August for my birthday, that's because I can not deal with Vista ^_^
  22. aross99 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2006
    East Lansing, MI
    So how old are you?

    If Dad already said he would get you one, maybe he is waiting for your birthday or Christmas or something? $400 is a fair amount of money for most people.

    You don't want to hound him to much, but contrary to what the other people said, I think the Keynote was a good idea. Shows that you know how to use technology. I would think it was pretty cool if my kids went to the trouble to do that. Shows how much you want it. :)

    You know your Dad and your situation better than all of us, so I doubt we are going to be able to help you much. You are going to get a bunch of people who say you should buy it yourself, etc.

    Assuming you are in Middle school, or High School, I think getting good grades, helping out around the house, keeping your room clean, etc, are all good places to start!
  23. uburoibob macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2002
    Location: Rochester, NY
    What a bunch of spoiled whiny babies. Horror - go get a job. I had one when I was 10 years old. I'd mow people's lawns and shovel their driveways. It would have taken me a year to save $400 (adjusted for inflation).

    How the hell old are you? If you are under 10, you don't need an iPod touch. If you are older - say between 10 and 20 - just take matters into your own hands. Or are you older than 20?

    I can't believe you kids are getting birthday gifts that cost more than $400!

    JEEZ! What a case of reality you have coming...

    With the Bush Economy, you'll be lucky if your parents have jobs in the near future! Maybe your dad is looking for a second job so he can afford to give you this, you whiny little person.

  24. Hello.there macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2007
    :) The Keynote thing got me too, good grief.
  25. macbook129 macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2006
    Show him the iPhone, Tell him you want an Iphone which is like $500? and the contract which is around $1500? and then mention the ipod touch for $400 which basically is the same as the iphone without the phone and would save alot of money, or, just get a job.

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