If you found a pair of Franklins...

in General Discussion edited January 2014
Faced with the prospect of earning dual Ben Franklins (that's $200 folks) in yard work for my Dad, I must consider wether it's worth a couple of my rarely found weekends. Just what would I blow $200 on? Considering I have already saved plenty, I think it would be fair to purchase something with what I earn. I know the AI community is very efficient at finding ways to spend cash, so I ask you guys, what to blow cash on?

Some possiblities I have come up with:

1. An MP3 player

2. Figure out a way to hack my G4 case so I can fit an EIDE CDRW drive in the 3.5" bay

3. A Radeon AGP card (I can't believe those are still $180)

4. A Soundblaster Live! to go with my MM-700s

5. Buy a quiet million acre lot in northern Canada



  • Reply 1 of 14
    I'd go with number 5. How cheap is land in northern Canada really?
  • Reply 2 of 14
    macaddictmacaddict Posts: 1,055member
    I don't think anybody cares whether you call some block of frozen polar bear turds up there your own.
  • Reply 3 of 14
    a minidisk player or MP3 player.
  • Reply 4 of 14
    cdhostagecdhostage Posts: 1,038member
    Save the money. Put it toward your next computer purchase.
  • Reply 5 of 14
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by cdhostage:

    <strong>Save the money. Put it toward your next computer purchase.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Either do that or get an MP3 player (think iPod... if you have the extra money of course).
  • Reply 6 of 14
    macaddictmacaddict Posts: 1,055member
    iPod is out of the question. If I am gonna chip in with my hard earned bux on this, it's not gonna be more than 50 max. The iPod is just too damn expensive at this point...plus I don't have 1000 songs anyway, or multiple computers to shuttle data to.

    I love those slim Sony models, but unfortunately they only seem to support Windows. Why does OS matter? Aren't we all on USB here? Why can't some programmer make a little syncing utility for us losers who want "Windows" MP3 players? Grrr

    It just seems that there are no cool MP3 players except the tiny little Sony models and the iPod.
  • Reply 7 of 14
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
  • Reply 8 of 14
    macaddictmacaddict Posts: 1,055member
    Hmm...an interesting proposition....
  • Reply 9 of 14
    1) Hooker

    2) Alcohol

    3) Marujuana

    4) Balloons

    5) Rabbits and/or hamsters

    6) Grass seed

    7) Surgical tubing

    8) Golf balls

    9) Coleman lantern/fuel bottles

    10) Guitar strings

    11) Lane cake

    12) 1st edition novels

    13) Small, assorted pieces of carpet

    14) Collectable action figures

    15) Collectable trading cards

    16) Comic books

    17) Alarm clocks

    18) Mars erasers

    19) Knives (the longer, pointer, and shiner the better)

    20) Nitrous Oxide

    21) Canning jars and lids

    22) Mystic Brew (bonus points for the correct reference)

    23) Socks

    24) Socks

    25) Socks
  • Reply 10 of 14
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    If you use OS X, don't buy the Soundblaster.

    Why not just get a 24x10x48 Firewire CD burner?
  • Reply 11 of 14
    Golfsmith 350 CM 10 degree driver with 47" Harrison Pro 2.5 Ultra Lite R Flex and Golf Pride Player's Softie grip.

    Oh, you meant for yourself.
  • Reply 12 of 14
    How about some software?

    Some ideas:

    IBM ViaVoice


    Photoshop Elements

  • Reply 13 of 14
    14 shares of AAPL. Buy your ipod next summer!

  • Reply 14 of 14
    macaddictmacaddict Posts: 1,055member
    A fine idea with the stock. Maybe I'll do that.
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