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    ok people thx for your comments. As for getting chores from my parents they always say they have some but never deliver but i guess ill wait till schools out again and get a job at the publix down the street. I think i'm gonna sell the x-box cause my friend has an x-box so i can just go to his house and play it (he has halo2 preordered) *don't hurt me*.

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    for 1 weekend..
    8 hours a day..
    stand on the busiest street corner you can find holding a sign that says:

    Please Help Me Upgrade My PC Before School Starts!!

    dress nicely.
    you will be suprised how many people donate some cash.

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    Sell the stuff to some of your friends or something, you can usually cheat them out of more money than it's worth . I wouldn't really suggest getting a job during the school year, 'cause it'll just be a pain in the ***. You might have some money, but you won't have any time to spend it :bulb: . Just do odd jobs for the neighbors and people you know, it'll start to add up without being a full time pain in the ***. Getting a job over the Summer works out well, though, since you aren't already spending half your time at school =P. I'd also suggest figuring out roughly what you want to do with the money before you actually get it. How much will you spend on computer upgrades, how much on video games, how much on fake passports, etc. And in an attempt to come off as completely preachy as I possibly can, I'd suggest saving a good chunk of it; as a little kid I spent any money I came across pretty much as fast as it came to me, but after a while I realized that most of the things I was buying, I hardly used after a while. Take some time and think out your purchases; will you actually use them, or are they just more "cool stuff?" The upshot of not buying stuff now is that you'll have plenty of money later, should the need arise. When I didn't have a job, I kept a cushion of about three hundred dollars that I only dipped into once or twice (and I can't for the life of me remember what I bought when I dipped into it, so it couldn't have been anything all that important =P ), in case I should suddenly need funds for something or other.

    In short:
    1. Don't work during the school year, but DO get a Summer job. (and for the love of Strom, NOT a fast food job!)
    2. Sell stuff you don't ever use.
    3. Save some money

    That's all from preachy ol' me, and more than you wanted to begin with =P.

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    i think that if you really want to upgrade ur pc that much then you should sell your other stuff. it sounds like you have a lot of stuff maybe you should take it to a market or some sort of sale?

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    I'm 17 and don't have an official job, but I earn money doing random jobs. This summer I've made roughly as much as if I would've worked at minimum wage all summer, like some of my peers have done. Here's what I did:

    -Formatted & fixed up someone's computer
    -Worked on a neighbor's porch
    -Did some things for an elderly (99 years OLD) neighbor
    -Built two computers for a friend and his stepdad

    Two years ago I painted a neighbor's house. I get an allowance, but all of that goes to pay for car insurance, which leaves $0 for anything else. So, anything I buy is from work I've done. My parents won't buy me anything. My computer (built 14 months ago):

    Asus A7N8X Deluxe 2.0
    Athlon XP 2500+
    Kingston 2x512mb HyperX PC3200 @ 2-2-2-11
    ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb
    Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
    3Com 905CTX PCI NIC
    Western Digital 40gb, 7200rpm, 8mb cache hd
    Black Lite On 40x12x48 Black CD-RW
    Black Aluminum Chieftec Dragon Server Tower w/window
    Blue 6" Cold Cathode
    Black Rounded IDE Cables
    Logitech Elite keyboard
    Logitech MX500 w/modded blue LED
    Enermax 460W, Blue, dual fan power supply

    It's not that special now, but the specs seemed fairly impressive when I built it. I'm saving now so I can do a complete overhaul next year before I go off to college...which I'll also be paying for :down:

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    I'll get a MX510 for being without candy, icecream and stuff like that for a whole month... :bulb:

    Last time I were almost a year with out candy and got 100€ for that.
    Can you imagine the candy spree of mine after the year. :haha:

    Also I get 5€ for every good exams (somewhere it's '-9 - 10+' and somewhere it's 'B - A')...
    So if I would've saved all the money from them I would have something like 200€ today.

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    You know, I'm 18, and I have the same problem. No job (currently, but looking), and when I want something new, I have to sell something to get it. Problem is, that's the worst kind of investment you can make. Every time you do, you lose money. I sold my last computer for $500, so I could buy parts for a new one. Unfortunately, I waited to long, and ended up spending the $500 on other things, so I had to spend my saved money to buy my new computer. I'm still kicking myself in the *** for it today.

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    who needs consoles when you have emulators?


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    Well, you should become an entrepreneur and start buying cheap crappy candy at your Wal-Mart and quadrupling the price on it and selling it at school. Kid's will pay a dollar for something that is a quarter to have it right then.

    Or you could:

    -Become friends with a bunch of girls and start pimping them out to the football team...

    -Crush up a bunch of SweetTarts and start dealing the powder out to the school retards...

    -Start shakin' down your little brothers or sisters for their allowances...

    -Invest what you have and in 59 years, get a nice new computer that you won't be able to figure out anyway...

    Meh... sell the PS2 and Xbox and use the money on your PC, then ask for them for Christmas again, as your parents probably don't remember that they already bought you one anyway. Or you could just get a job at the local grocery store, as I did at 13. You just have to get your parents to sign a release for you and you are limited on how many hours you can work during school. Regardless of the fact it is "work", you get the money to be independent, and there is fun to be had with your co-workers as well. Two of my girlfriends in high school were girls that I worked with and got to know that way. Before you know it you'll be pimpin' that new PC and packin' more than groceries, hehe!

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    Originally posted by Bullrog
    omg i know this girl who has raised like 1000+ $'s just from babysitting. I still don't know how she did it...
    I'll tell you how she did it.

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    You could go around helping peoples computer problems and what not.

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    I sold all my final fantasy games... : \ .....i wish i still had them

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    Originally posted by [NBS]Flak
    I would

    mow lawns
    deliver paper
    shovel snow
    wash cars
    help the neighbors

    Thats how I bought my first bike and then a car when I turned 16.
    Whoa, I was about to post the EXACT smae thing.

    To the original poster, I would be very surprised if you went to your parents with your conundrum and they didn't present you with a list of chores or whatever to earn some money.

    The bottom line is that there is money to be made *if you want to*. When I was young, I wanted a new set of Golf Clubs (I was 14 at the time). My parents gave me a whole bunch of chores and stuff to earn them. It sucked having to work but I never cherished any golf clubs as much as I did those.

    Also, depending on where you live, you can get a special license (or something along those lines) to work when you're as young as 14.

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    Re: [ot] (i guess) thinking of selling some stuff

    Originally posted by Bullrog
    I'm at a very big disadvantage with money. I'm 14, i can't get a job, and my parents give me no allouance(sp?)(plus when i do stuff for them they give me like 5 bucks). I have a ps2 and an xbox with a couple games(3-4 for each). I'm REALLY impatient abount things and i REALLY want to upgrade my comp. I barely play with them anymore and think i should sell them, but im not sure if i should.... I have really bad sellers remorce (sold/ rebought my n64 7 times :-\) What would you guys do in my situation?
    1. get a summer job
    2. failing that get a proper job
    3. drop out of school
    4. collect panties

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    I have a felling your going to sell the stuff and upgrade your computer.

    You have your whole life to get a job.

    Have fun.

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