If you had to spend $40,000 in one day, what would you do/buy?

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  1. MoodyMedStudent macrumors member

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    Just for fun!

    Edit: it can't be anything that you're planning to buy and resell later for money!
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    CD's and Stock. And an Apple gift card for the iPhone 5 :)
     
  3. MoodyMedStudent thread starter macrumors member

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    It makes me happy that people other than me are still buying CDs :)
     
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  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Invest it in my mutual fund. I've made 25% in the past year.
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    ^this.
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Just short of £25,000. Not quite enough to clear my mortgage which is a shame. Probably send Caterham a big cheque for this including some options on the car and spend the rest on a race suit, helmet etc.
     
  8. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You mean the value has gone up 25% in the past year? Unless you've cashed out you haven't actually "made" anything. Financial pet peeves...go!
     
  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You're right, the value has gone up, but I haven't cashed out yet. Why should I?
     
  10. WillEH macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly, a gaming PC (Burn me!) - Then the rest would be for a new car :eek:
     
  11. MarnolBrando macrumors newbie

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    Take 25000 and put it to any swiss bank to be able to pay the university costs in two years, buy a giftcard for the iPhone 5, buy a lot of Music, and go to the Ibiza opening in may.
     
  12. ender land macrumors 6502a

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    I'd probably just put it into the bank. I do not have anything that big for purchasing right now.
     
  13. aicul macrumors 6502a

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    world peace ....



    (someone had to write this, so I decided I would) :p
     
  14. OllyW Moderator

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    Spend around £3k on a second hand car, one of these, one of these, book a holiday here and pay a few debts off with whatever's left over. :)
     
  15. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68020

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    A new car. :)

    To be more specific, this model:

    2011 Hyundai Elantra (US market model)

    [​IMG]
     
  16. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    It wouldn't pay it off but it would reduce your monthly payments once refinanced by a crapload.
     
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  18. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I already overpay by the max I can each month without incurring penalties. I've told my lender not to reduce my payments, rather reduce the term on the loan. I'm going to be mortgage free by the end of 2012 or very early 2013 at worst.
     
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    Did you make them cry, by holding their feet to the terms of the mortgage? ;)

    I would gut my Condo (no mortgage :D), and refresh everything.
     
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    A great car ( I need one right now ) and a new 15" MBP if there's enough left over :)
     
  23. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It's very difficult to make call centre staff cry. I've tried.
     
  24. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

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    i'd buy a iPhone and Top of the line iMac, invest $30,000 into Apple Stocks oh and give the rest to charity
     

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