Macbook Pro, Amazon, $400

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  1. magicjames92 macrumors regular

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    So, I'm getting a Macbook Pro from amazon. Anyone know any coupons or tricks to get $$ off? Also, I still need about $400. Any suggestions on how to get it quick? I'm a teen. I can video edit pretty well.
     
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  3. magicjames92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have, I need $400 after that.
     
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  5. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Try a refurb MBP from Apple. Same quality, much cheaper.
     
  6. magicjames92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does this site look legit?- http://www.cash4offers.com/

    EDIT- nope never mind. Any one know any survey type sites? That actually let you do a lot rather than 25 cents a month?
     
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  8. magicjames92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Im getting mine from amazon new for less then the apple refurb. Amazon has em on sale, and they dont have tax.
     
  9. Adokimus macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know if you've tried this, and some teenagers aren't aware, but you could always try... you know... getting a job.;)
     
  10. magicjames92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I live in the middle of no where with no transportation, and I have school work. Not the best situation right now.
     
  11. Adokimus macrumors 6502a

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    Middle-of-nowhere is often a good place to get some side jobs like mowing lawns or doing yard-work. You're going to need some patience though. On the other hand, you could sell something else on eBay or craigslist, but only if you have things you can part with.
     
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    Try ebaying some stuff you don't use or ask the parents for a loan
     
  13. Lucky8 macrumors regular

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    How about editing videos on the side for people? do you have a comp to use for now to do that?
     
  14. magicjames92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I could find a way. Do you know any good ways to find customers?
     
  15. inspir3 macrumors newbie

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    I'm pretty sure you've thought about this already but..
    have u tried asking ur parents?
    do you really need a pro machine?
    if you do..
    what about cafepress.com? ( this aint advertising!)
    i looked into it once, but i never got around doing it, maybe you'll be able to create a design that everyone wants.
     
  16. Adokimus macrumors 6502a

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    Are there any universities or hospitals nearby (maybe not if you really are in the middle of nowhere)? But, if there are, they are always paying 50-300 bucks for participants in studies...

    just throwing that out there.
     
  17. magicjames92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Interesting. I'm skeptic that people will want to pay so much for something some guy made, but here's mine - http://www.cafepress.com/themagicsquad.248695750

    More to come I guess lol
     
  18. billyripkin macrumors 6502

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    I lived in the middle of no where and made extra money delivering newspapers and working in cornfields during the summer when I was younger. When I turned 16 I worked at Kmart so even in a town of 10,000 people there are jobs.

    Another thing that can earn you some quick money is editing photo DVD's. I used to make a ton scanning photos and making DVD's for couples getting married to show at weddings. Even though it is really easy people are always amazed when it was finished.

    Also keep in mind that if you order a refurb off Apple's website you can pick out a free after rebate printer. I just got one and even with the sales tax it was a better deal than Amazon.
     
  19. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    Get a part time job. There are ALWAYS part time jobs around and $400 isn't much to make.
     
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    Schools, churches, sports teams, local service clubs (Rotary, Lions, etc). All of those have lots of members, and all are potential customers for video editing,

    It's about networking with people to make sure they know what you can do.
     
  22. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Is STD really worth a MacBook Pro?
     
  23. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    I'd say so, :D I believe the proper term is now STI
     
  24. aly macrumors member

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    I believe that depends on whether it is a disease or an infection.
     

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