Just got 300 bucks, how should I blow it?

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  1. Andrew_Sch

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    As the thread title indicates, my parents just gave me 300 bucks, 250 for getting straight A's for final grades, and 50 that my mom gave me from a bonus she got at work. Basically, I have two options: I can either get a Gamecube or an X-Box and a few games (I have more than 300 of my own money saved up as well) or I can just spend it on a bunch of DVD's, games, CD's and other stuff, so what good stuff that I don't have would you reccomend. Also, do you think I should just cave in and buy the current Goodfellas release, or should I hold out for the SE. I ACHE to see the movie again, but don't know about blowing 20 bucks on such a sub-par disc.
     
  2. Malcolm R

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  3. Brett Hancock

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    Well obviously your first option is to send it to me via paypal at [email protected] [​IMG]
    But if you don't want to do that I would recommend getting a ps2 instead of a gamecube or xbox. Thats just my personal preference. Better games, better multiplayer capabilities.
    However if I had 300 bucks extra I would buy a bunch of cd's and dvds. I know I would get the most joy out of that.
    just my 2 cents.
     
  4. Andrew_Sch

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    Oh yeah, I should mention, I already have a PS2. And I guess now that I think of it, this should kind of be a poll.
     
  5. Brett Hancock

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    Ok. So don't get a ps2 then. I would get a gamecube over an x-box.
     
  6. Ricardo C

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    DVDs, man! [​IMG] I'd blow the whole thing on DVDs, with maybe a couple CDs therown in for good measure.
     
  7. Andrew_Sch

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    Which DVD's should I get?
     
  8. CaptDS9E

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    Go nuts. It may cost a extra $25 but Get into a tv show like the x-files. Buy the first 4 seasons at North American DVD :)

    capt
     
  9. Paul_D

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    I've got 4 words for you.
    Book.............of.................the........... ....Dead. [​IMG]
    And seeing as you'll have some green left over, why not throw in a gas mask and some rubber gloves, so that you can actually handle it. [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Andrew_Sch

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    I've already got BOTD, but I was thinking of completing the collection with ED2 and AOD.
     
  11. Kenny Goldin

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    Check out the first 2 seasons of the Sopranos, and save the rest to get the 3rd season in August. Either that or the first 3 season of TNG. Someone mentioned X-Files, that is good too, you get the most bang for your buck on TV show sets.
     
  12. DeepakJR

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    man, i wish i had 300 buks. FIrst off is buy 2 pair of polk r15 at CC for 160. the buy a center channel speaker s which i have no idea which one. the save the rest for the RP82 which comes out in august.[​IMG] [​IMG]
    and if u dont wanan u could always ask me to to use for you since you have no use for it[​IMG] . I could blow it all on DVDs, but u could also buy an XBox. i have a gc and dont really like it and would preffer an XBox.
    l8rz,
    Deepak Jr.
     
  13. Matthew Chmiel

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    Here are some DVD recommendations by looking at your collection:
    - Army Of Darkness (AB Theatrical Cut)
    - Army Of Darkness (AB Bootleg Cut)
    - Blade 2 (pre order)
    - Brazil: Criterion Collection
    - Die Hard 2: Special Edition
    - Die Hard 3: Special Edition
    - Evil Dead II
    - Jackie Brown: Collector's Edition (pre order)
    - Pulp Fiction: Collector's Edition (pre order)
    - Reservoir Dogs: Special Edition (pre order)
    - The Simpsons: Season Two (pre order)
    - Speed: Five Star Collection (pre order)
    - The Terminator: Special Edition
     
  14. Brian Harnish

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    If you don't already have one, you should get an equipment rack!
     
  15. Will_B

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    Ask your parents to put that $300 into the stock of a company that is involved with DVD production, of course!
    Such as SNIC, or ESST even. Then next year you can buy twice as many DVDs, hopefully.
     
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    Beanbag chairs. Lots and lots of them [​IMG]
    Bruce
     
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    Don't blow it. Invest it. Make your money make money.
     
  18. Andrew_Sch

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    I tried to get my money to work for me a couple years ago in a mutual fund. It got fired.
     
  20. Rob Lutter

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    Investments?! Bah. It really isn't worth it to invest anything less that $1000 (unless we are talking LOOOONG term) [​IMG]
    Get some DVDs (listen to Matt Chmiel a couple of posts up, that is all good stuff that he listed), maybe a console (get the XBOX if ya like SEGA games, FPSs, and sports games... GameCube if ya like Resident Evil, Sonic, and Nintendo Games [personally, I have both [​IMG] ]). Then get some brew (root beer, of course) and enjoy yer summer [​IMG]
    PS: $300 for GRADES! I had a 3.9 GPA my senior year and I didn't get squat! [​IMG] Lucky bastard [​IMG]
     

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