Macbook delima

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Rickay726, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Rickay726 macrumors 6502


    Dec 29, 2005
    New Jersey
    I have been working latly and finally saved up enough money for a macbook, or a little less then a mac book pro. i really want to get one buy all my friends think i would be wasting my money. they dont think i need a laptop and should be saving my money for something else, like a car. i had a crappy windows laptop back in the day but the hard drive crashed and i could never get it fixed. i really want a macbook just so i can have something to take on vacation with me, or away to school or even just for school work.

    I need some positive feedback, some one help me out here and let me know what you think i should do. that being go for the laptop. or just trash theidea and save my money.:confused: :confused: :confused:
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    It's a difficult question for anyone but yourself to answer. What are your priorities? If you feel like you need a computer and you have the means, then you should go ahead and get one. But if you have a bigger goal in mind (like a car), then you have to decide which is more important to you. We can't really help with that.

    (Keep in mind that your friends may not always have your best interest at heart...they may be pushing you to get a car because they don't have one and need a friend with some wheels.)
  3. mini.boss macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2006
    No offense, but if you need the advice of anonymous internet users to help you make a purchase decision then you probably dont need it. Just save your money until you know for sure what you want to do with it.
  4. Chrispy macrumors 68020


    Dec 27, 2004
    If you have any intention of buying a car in the next few years save that money! The more you put down on the car the better! Interest collects quickly on auto loans so you can save yourself a lot of money in the long run by having a down payment. It is really up to when you think you will be purchasing a vehicle.
  5. AppleIntelRock macrumors 65816


    Aug 14, 2006
    You already have an iMac, and with eyes on an automobile, purchasing a second computer is not the best idea. Save the money!
  6. e-clipse macrumors 6502


    Jan 28, 2006
    You know the right answer. You are smart enough. Follow your own lead. :) You will always find a pure happiness in taking the right path.
  7. e-clipse macrumors 6502


    Jan 28, 2006
    Save up the amount for a tight and reliable used car: for instance Honda used certified. Check out Dave Ramsey's book, Financial Peace. He talks about a plan to make compound interest work for you instead of against you. His book has changed my outlook on spending, saving, and planning.
  8. ipodcentral112 macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2006
    why dont you pick up a cheap ibook or something and that way you will have a laptop and still some money to put towards a car or w.e else you are looking to save for!

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