If you won the lottery, what would you buy first?

Discussion in 'Community' started by kuyu, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. kuyu macrumors 6502a


    Sep 16, 2003
    If I won, say, $100,000,000 I know exactly what I'd buy first. The biggest, badest, fastest mac money could buy. Screw a car, a boat, and a mansion, I'd get the mac first.

    Dual 2.6Ghz G5
    8 gb of ram and every other option
    dual 52 plasma monitors
    dual 23 HD cinema displays
    12 inch powerbook maxed out
    15 inch powerbook maxed out
    17 inch powerbook maxed out
    backbone direct server connection to the internet

    My main uses: posting to this forum, scouring irc for xbox iso's, and porn. Overkill I know, but if you're filthy rich, who cares!

    What would you buy first if given a truck load of money? Not second, but first. I already know that everyone would buy a jump-to-conclusions mat second.
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    With $100,000,000, the entire Aston Martin range, and a large country estate...in several countrys.
  3. Frozone macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2002
    Atlanta, Georgia
    The first thing I would do is take out all my friends and family to a place called The Melting Pot in Tallahasee, FL or too Mrs. Wilkes in Savannah, GA. Both very good places to eat! Hahaha and just have a good time about being so rich. Then I would start buying by buying a new state of the art house with just about every thing digital and have it fully equipted with the latest Apple Gadgets! Ohh and I would buy all my friends and family members a Mac!!!!
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    A nice car, decent house, and a Mac...

    Nothing flashy, everything that looks like it'll blend into a middle class living.

    And I'd stay away from jewelery, clothes, watches, cars that say -- I've got money please steal from me.


    Of course I'd probably buy a new full size truck, or sprinter van to haul the stuff home first. Probably the van.

    Start a investment fraud website and put some lawyers and private detectives on retainer. And form a couple public company shells.

    If anybody comes to me with an investment scheme, charge them $10-20k for an interview and fingerprinting session -- and send them to the PI for a criminal background check.

    Heck if people want to borrow money, I'm sure as heck not going to read their crap for free.
  5. e-coli macrumors 68000


    Jul 27, 2002
    1. A sick house
    2. Then new 5 series BMW
    3. LOTS of stock
  6. P-Worm macrumors 68020


    Jul 16, 2002
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I often ponder about this (like it's going to do any good) and I have decided what I would do if I was rich. I'd get something that would work more as a life hobby than just stuff. Stuff just builds up, you get tired of, stuff is a pain.

    I think I would start a small film production studio. Something where amateurs could join and showcase there talents (myself included). The film industry and all of its politics is so screwed up. We need another Sundance, but won with Sundance's original intentions, not some money making scheme.

    Then after that? I'd give it away. I don't want to live rich, that's not my style. I just want to live comfortably and have time to do what I want to do.

    Or maybe i'd just blow it all on drugs.

  7. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    A 5 series? Don't get me wrong, a great car, but with all that money? C'mon! At least a 7 ;) ....better yet, a new Bently :D
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Somehow some of these house around here seem overpriced and tacky, especially the gold plated gonads on the front gate.

    And those 24" gold plated wheels on the SUVs. :rolleyes:

    Stick the extra $40k in cash for the wheels in the market, if I can find the Blue Chip stocks and avoid the Enrons.
  9. Raid macrumors 68020


    Feb 18, 2003
    I would buy a law frim to protect me from the nuts that would come out of the woodwork seeking their pound of flesh from the cash cow. :rolleyes: Then I'd "negotiate" my investment conditions with the bank. :cool:
  10. mactastic macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003
    I'd start by paying arn for using this site. With a little extra to help get it hosted on X-Serves if possible. :D

    Then I'd start buying houses and fixing them up and either sell them at a profit or keep them at a profit and rent them out.
  11. pivo6 macrumors 68000


    Dec 2, 2002
    I'd start in order:

    1. Buy new house
    2. Get myself and my family completely out of debt.
    3. Furnish that new house with cars, macs, etc.
    4. Keep enough to live off of and give the rest away to charities.

    Not real exciting.
  12. evoluzione macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2002
    down the road, that's where i'll always be
    a big fat house in the mountains or on the beach, with a load of land so i could build my own race track and off road course etc. then all the top cars i've been dreaming of owning for years, and a huge garage to store/display them in :)

    i'd still want to design and build the house though, another one of my lifelong dreams...
  13. icetraxxg5 macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2002
    Commerce Township
    The first thing I would do is put all the money away safe and make sure I don't spend over X amount of $ a year so I'm good for the rest of my life. I would then buy a nice house ~800,000, not too flashy. Screw the corvette, I would buy a mosler photon ( http://www.moslerauto.com ), and a nice everday midsize SUV like a trailblazer. I would also learn to fly (an airplane of course) and buy a nice private jet like a gulfstream 5.

    I'm my dreams :(
  14. mactastic macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003
    Call me if you ever do win and want your dream house! Any of you. I'm working on designing and building several million-dollar houses right now (my dream too, only it's not with my money at the moment;) ), and if you are looking for coastal property I'm right here...:D :D
  15. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus


    Jan 2, 2001
    Metairie, LA
    I think u have the right idea. ;)

    Although, I wouldn't go for an absolute ridiculous house, but something nice in a valuable area. I've always wanted a Beamer, so I may go for one as well. As for the stock, I'd play my options a bit. :cool:

    Oh yeah, and some camera equipment. :D
  16. Bengt77 macrumors 68000


    Jun 7, 2002
    What I'd do...

    I'd buy the filmrights for The Hobbit and give them to Peter Jackson for free. Then, I'd buy a fat-ass audio and video system (big widescreen LCD or plasma screen, nice NAD, Harman Kardon or similar component system and some excellent speakers, like Piedpipers'), a fat-ass Mac (G5 of course, but I'd wait with buying that until after MWSF; I'd maybe even go with an Xserve G5 to be announced there) and a fine house downtown (couldn't live 'in the country'; I'm a city person).

    And, of course, I'd finally get my driver's license. Don't have the money to go get it now, but I definitely would then. And a car (a Maybach, or some other nice one).

    Pretty funny (in some strange, non-ordinary way) question though, if you ask me.
  17. Mac til death macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2002
    -save it
    -not live excessively or be obsessed with material things
    -not let anyone know how much money I have (not even the person I marry)
    -help people in need
    -do nice things for my parents
  18. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Re: What I'd do...

    If you have a Maybach, you don't drive it, you are driven in it ;)
  19. 1macker1 macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2003
    A Higher Level
  20. coopdog macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2002
    The Great Midwest
    Have sex with the Olsen twins, in my private jet along with my all my new bikes with tons of cristal.

    Two chicks at the same time, I think a millionaire could hook something like that up. -Office Space
  21. coopdog macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2002
    The Great Midwest
  22. iGav macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
    dinner with Piper Perabo... + a Raleigh Vektar.... :D
  23. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3


    Feb 7, 2002
    hahahahah. and they are almost legal now! whoo!

    pivo- by "charities" you do mean "PPP"....
  24. SiliconAddict macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    1. Hire someone to do a search for any outstanding debts I may have and pay them off.
    2. Get all my friends who are in debt, in financial difficulties, or just having a run of bad luck out of the hole. $500,000-1,000,000
    3. Set my mom up so she doesn’t have to work another day in her life. $2,000,000
    4. Buy about 100-200 acres of forest in northern Minnesota. Maybe lakeshore property. Mmmm think of the paintball possibilities??! and NO freaking noise from traffic. Blissful.
      $3,000,000 (Absolutely NO clue how much land is up there. More? Less?)
    5. Build a nice log cabin up there. $700,000 (Again no idea how much a good LC costs. If its less I'd take the $$$$$ and get a little house here in the Minneapolis twin cities area.)
    6. Have fiber laid into the place with a T1 connection that I'd pay upfront for 10 years worth. $200,000
    7. Build a minitheatre in the cabin. 100" screen, theatre seating, THX-EX sound. $500,000
    8. Build an all fiber home network with a home server that has RAID 5 and 1TB of storage space. $150,000
    9. Gaming hall. Wood floors, rock walls and wooden ceilings. About 80 computers setup for LAN/WAN gaming with a big screen projector that displays the gaming stats. The systems would be upgraded to the latest and greatest every 3 years. $240,000
    10. Buy every DVD movie on this planet, buy every Music CD on this planet and hire someone to rip them all to my server and catalog them. $1,000,000
    11. Three new cars. Toyota Prius, Touareg (Hey being up north I would have a legit reason for owning an SUV.), and an Aston Martin Vanquish. Mmmmm V12 goodness.
      $ 375000
    12. Get about 2 million in honest to god gold and have it sealed under the house in concrete blocks prior to construction with a few bars hidden somewhere else. Think geocaching way the hell out in the boonies in the Boundary waters. (Currency, governments, and regimes come and go but gold is forever.)
    13. Donate 10 million to Apple with the express intention that I get the latest and greatest of ANY hardware they come out with. :p
    14. 15 million to save the tigers fund.
    15. 40 million for preserving the rainforest.

      The aprox 24 million left would be invested with the profits going to everyday living (Food, bills, clothing, gas, etc.) and any leftovers going to various charities. 1 million in any case would be donated to charities each year even if I had to delve into that remaining 24 million. If for some reason in 20+ years I’m down to something like 2 million I’ll save that amount for myself and stop donations. But really. If 24 million was in the right hands it could generate a whole heck of a lot of cash.

      Aww hell with that! I’ll spend all 100,000,000 to start up my own evil organization called SPECTRE. Wait a minute. We already have one of those in the US. Its called the Republican party. Do you think they would mind a newcomer? ;) Just kidding.

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  25. TimDaddy macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2002
    Versailles, KY (and that's pronounced Vurr-sales)
    1. Prepaid college tuition for my 2 children and my neice. (Her mother doesn't care about her future, someone should.)

    2. 2,000-4,000 sq ft. house, with the garage tucked neatly around back and in the basement. No snout! And of course, fully automated with as much Mac as possible.

    3. 2005 Lexus RX hybrid. Satisfy my like of SUVs while still keeping the fuel economy that my Echo and Corolla have gotten me used to.

    At some point I would try and start my own charity. I disliked homeless people until my recent trip to Chicago. They are not all bums. I actualy took one homeless man to McD's for lunch. Spent a couple of hours talking to him. Great guy, made some bad decisions in is life. I met several more, and most of the homeless people I met were good people. I'd like to start a program to help the ones who want to be helped. Get them a temporary home, some clean clothes, some education, and help them find a job.

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