# saving up for imac 2013, how long will it take?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by amjp96, Jan 19, 2014.

1. ### amjp96 macrumors newbie

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My math really sucks, so I can't really round it up without feeling like I'm doing it wrong. If I work full time from 10-6 Monday - Friday earning \$10.30 an hour,How long will of take me to buy one?(they cost \$2800 new)
Also are they good for minor gaming? I plan on playing stuff like Garry's mod.

Thanks a lot.

2. ### Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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8 x 10.30 is what you earn a day.
82.4 x 5 is what you earn a week.
2800/412 is how many weeks it will take
6.7 weeks. Assuming you don't pay rent, taxes, food, clothes or going out.

3. ### simsaladimbamba Guest

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8 hours per day
5 days per week
4 weeks per month
12 months per year

thus 8 x 5 x 4 x 12 = 1920 hours a year for 10,30 USD/h, which makes 19.776 USD.

Adjust for your daily and monthly expenses and how much you can safely put away.

### Staff Member

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Its impossible for us to say how long it will take you save up.

its not like we can say 10.3 x 40 hours - 412 dollars a week. then divide 412 to 2,800 which gives you about 7 weeks.

The problem is you don't see 412 dollars landing in your bank account. You have deductions, so you'll probably only see 40 to 70 percent of the gross amount (depending on your tax situation, whether you get health coverage deducted, 401k, union dues, etc)

Then there's your living expenses like rent, food, gas, insurance, i.e., stuff you need to pay to work and live.

Bottom line, figure out how much you can stash away per week in your savings account and then divide that by 2800 that will tell you how many weeks it will take to save up

5. ### mfacey macrumors 65816

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Its pretty shocking anybody would be willing to pay over \$10 per hour for someone that isn't capable of doing 4th grade arithmatic

6. ### TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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I guess there is still hope for you then.