I have $100 dollars burning a hole in my pocket and I need your help!

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  1. BlackiBook macrumors 6502

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    Well my grandma forgot my birthday last May! (She is 96 years old, so I am surprised she even remembers who I am) Well to make up for it she sent me a $100 dollar check that I have now put on my debit card and since it was free money I am looking for something cool to spend it on! Any suggestions?

    Also I returned a TV that I got on sale (Didn't fit in my entertainment center) and they refunded my card the full non-sale price to my card, so I have another $54.24, well we will just say $55 dollars, to spend! So what ever you suggest needs to be close to $155 or maybe a little more!
     
  2. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Save it? Saving money is always a good thing....
     
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    I agree with that sentiment, but I stopped suggesting that on these forums before I got here.
     
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    Decide what you want, then hold off for 3-6 months and then if you still want to, spend it. That way you end up with something you actually want instead of buying something now and in 3 months wishing you had that $150 back.
     
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    A girlfriend? Or at a bar trying to meet a girlfriend?
     
  7. kymac macrumors 6502a

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    what kind of tv were you able to buy for 55 bucks?
     
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    Thats the thing, I always put a lot of money from my paychecks into my savings account but the only time I ever splurge on myself is when the money is a gift or received in way that I didn't have to work for. So seeing that this money fits the bill and it is one of maybe three times a year I actually spend money on myself for things that I don't need, I would like to spend it on something fun!
     
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    I have been with the same girl for three years now actually!

    I didn't get a TV for $55, the difference between the sale price and full price was $55! So I spent roughly $650 at the sale price and when I returned the TV they put 705 back on my card (non-sale price)!
     
  12. NEENAHBOY macrumors 6502

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    Far as I can tell, he bought the TV on sale, returned it, and they refunded the non-sale price to his card. So if the TV were $1000 on sale, they refunded $1055.
     
  13. creon macrumors 6502

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    That's actually great advice that I wish I could of heard a month ago.
     
  14. BlackiBook thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haha what did you get that you regret now?
     
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    Shows what a selfish ******* I (and most people) are. Restoring eyesight and ending fistula is infinitely more worthwhile and important than buying myself stuff.

    And even knowing that, I still would rather spend on stuff.

    *shakes head*
     
  17. BlackiBook thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I already have too many ipods... they sit on shelves and in drawers! :(
     
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    1st - sell the iPods you no longer use on eBay or to the kids in the hood.

    2nd - SAVE the money in the bank; invest in bank stock or in Apple stock. Wait for another 3mths when financial results are stated in Apple's conference call - the stock will go north of 170 or if you're lucky it may split just after 3mths and you benefit! Either way if you want a new MBP you'll have extra cash for it.

    Never impulse shop ... you'll always feel you got less than your money's worth in the long run.
     
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    If you don't have one already, consider getting a good quality battery backup. Or if you're an avid reader, pick up one of the first generation Kindles, I saw one go for $140 a couple weeks ago. Another choice would be a new digital camera if you need one :)
     
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    I have the battery backup I got from a church that was closing its doors! I am a HUGE reader and I have the first generation and second generation Kindle (Girlfriend uses the first) and my girlfriend is a amateur photographer so no need for the camera! But good suggestions! Thanks!
     

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