New iMac and old laptop dilemma

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 204467, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. 204467 macrumors 6502a

    204467

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    Next August, my Dad will be buying me an iMac. Not as my first computer, but mainly because I'm sick of Vista and if he didn't I would have. Now, I can use the almost $1000 to spend on accessories and save up for the future. Right now, I own an HP laptop, not bad, I just don't like it. Here's my dilemma; I have a friend who starts college in the fall and he asked if he could buy my laptop from me. I would love to do that and keep the money for myself, but my Dad thinks I'm taking the laptop to college (two years from now). A few months ago, before the decision to get me an iMac was reached, he said I would get a new laptop for college and a Mac if I went for engineering. Now, he seems to have forgotten that. I can't sell the laptop without consulting him, because then I might be left computer-less for college, but I can't ask him if I can sell the laptop because he will probably want the money. If I sell the laptop, I would like to get the money for my self, so I can save up for a new computer for college, since I have no intent of taking an iMac to a dorm. Please help with my moral and monetary dilemma!
     
  2. andrewline6 macrumors member

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    sell your laptop.... let your dad get you your imac and get a job so you can buy a macbook.
     
  3. H&Kie macrumors regular

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    When you're going to college two years from now, you might as well sell your laptop. In two years your laptop might outdate a lot, so you'd have to get an new one for college anyways. And since you don't like it, you can sell it right now and cash the money it's worth at this very moment.
     
  4. 204467 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    204467

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    No, I know the laptop will be dated in college. The problem is I want to sell it to my friend so he can go to college this fall, except I can't tell my dad that I want to sell it because he either won't let me or he'll make me give him the money from what I get for the laptop. I would get a job except I'm a little lazy and it's hard to hold a job during the school year; plus, living right outside of Philly sucks because there's no local work for anyone who's not an old HS grad back for a job for college and getting non-local work makes commute difficult.
     

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