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How Did you get Money for _____ console?
« on: November 16, 2006, 06:52:31 pm »
I got the money for a Wii by investing in Nintendo stock. I made $3000. true story. :P


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Re: How Did you get Money for _____ console?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2006, 07:04:24 pm »
I'm waiting until Christmas for my Wii. Thankfully my parents are generous around Christmas time. I don't know how much longer Christmas lasts, but apparently it survives moving out of the house. I still havn't decided what games I want, though. I'm going to wait for reviews.

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Re: How Did you get Money for _____ console?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2006, 07:30:30 pm »
i did what my parents did! I got a job. The bums lost! The bums will always loose! :P
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Re: How Did you get Money for _____ console?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2006, 08:11:13 pm »
If my parents weren't getting it for me for Christmas, I would buy it with my own money....But considering that if I don't manage my money well over the next several months before summer, the money I would spend could be coming out of my food money. Wii or Food is a tough choice, but I think Food might win.

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Re: How Did you get Money for _____ console?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2006, 08:13:14 pm »
Star trek > The Internet > Warhammer > Star Wars > Snakes > Video games > Poop > Pokemon > food.
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Re: How Did you get Money for _____ console?
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2006, 08:24:21 pm »
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Re: How Did you get Money for _____ console?
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2006, 08:40:03 pm »
I got a job actulyl I got a better job but then again when u are cleaning toilets and taking out trach as Mc donalds every job is a better job.

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Re: How Did you get Money for _____ console?
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2006, 10:44:40 am »
I received a promotion (with raise) at the museum where I work. That helped immensely.
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Re: How Did you get Money for _____ console?
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2006, 07:46:13 pm »
My dad gave me a few hundred dollars he'd been saving in a savings bond for me and told me to research stock options and choose a company to buy stocks in. I choose Nintendo and precious metals. He got mad at me for choosing Nintendo and said I was making dumb decisions and, completley disregarding my choices, invested in Grainger (his company). So that was about a year ago and I just broke even again. Just a story.

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Re: How Did you get Money for _____ console?
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2006, 07:49:55 pm »
Oh man, I REALLY hope you rubbed the Nintendo stock increases in his face. I mean really. If anyone, even my own father, did that to me, I would never, EVER stop saying "I told you so," half because I (you) was right, and half because he was a douche for disregarding my (your) wishes. Gaming is a really good field to invest in, because it's so predictable for those of us in the know. I had an inkling to invest in EA when their stock was down back over the summer, and I suggested it to my mom, and she said "No, you really shouldn't invest your money right now," and I kind of agreed so I passed. Low and behold the stock bounced right back a while later. I wasn't mad, because I really wasn't in a good position to put money on the line, but I was glad to find out that my instincts were right.

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Re: How Did you get Money for _____ console?
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2006, 07:53:42 pm »
I would have really paid out on giving him crap after he told you not to invest in that. Wow especially now you are only just now breaking even with the investment he told you to pick.

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Re: How Did you get Money for _____ console?
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2006, 08:14:51 pm »
Yeah, I had some fun. "My daily Wallstreet Journal beats out company loyalty any day, dad!" He was sorta mad cuz he'd invested heavily in his company as well, but in the end we agreed that the corporate world is going to rape you no matter what.

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Re: How Did you get Money for _____ console?
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2006, 08:34:24 pm »
Yeah, I had some fun. "My daily Wallstreet Journal beats out company loyalty any day, dad!" He was sorta mad cuz he'd invested heavily in his company as well, but in the end we agreed that the corporate world is going to rape you no matter what.

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Re: How Did you get Money for _____ console?
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2006, 10:09:16 am »
Star trek > The Internet > Warhammer > Star Wars > Snakes > Video games > Poop > Pokemon > food.

Star Trek isn't better than Warhammer, Video games are better than Star Wars, food is better than Pokemon.

And as for money, well, I don't have any, and I can never sustain a cashflow well enough to buy anything.   :(

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Re: How Did you get Money for _____ console?
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2006, 08:24:13 pm »
I came home from war, my mom had one waiting for me.  ;D



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Re: How Did you get Money for _____ console?
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2006, 08:32:17 pm »
Spoils of war.

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Re: How Did you get Money for _____ console?
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2006, 10:02:05 pm »
i raised the txes on the sevents by a dollar that got me more then ennough money to get a console

(on a more sirrous note i have a job)
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