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Sclopper
02-05-2005, 23:15
ive figured out a war to get guild wars since my cheap parents wont buy it for me. every day this week im not going to eat lunch at school my parents give me 5-10$ a day for lunch for some reason.all i have to do is starve all day for about 3 more days i saved up 8$ today and i have a 20$ giftcard from christmas to walmart so saved up 28$ so far and i just found out i need 11$ more since somehow the price is only 40$ figured it be 50$ like most games. then on sunday or satuday we go somehwere i pop out my mystery money(tell them i saved it up all year) and poof i got my game. to me this is the most brilliant idea ive ever had.

Luckymofo
03-05-2005, 09:30
ive figured out a war to get guild wars since my cheap parents wont buy it for me. every day this week im not going to eat lunch at school my parents give me 5-10$ a day for lunch for some reason.all i have to do is starve all day for about 3 more days i saved up 8$ today and i have a 20$ giftcard from christmas to walmart so saved up 28$ so far and i just found out i need 11$ more since somehow the price is only 40$ figured it be 50$ like most games. then on sunday or satuday we go somehwere i pop out my mystery money(tell them i saved it up all year) and poof i got my game. to me this is the most brilliant idea ive ever had.

I think food and living are more important than a game, just my opinion. However, won't they notice HOW you got the game? They might take it away...

The Fox
03-05-2005, 13:36
hmm... stealing from your parents :rolleyes: They probably aren't as naive as you think. You know they didnt' give you the money for anything other than food. $10 for lunch! what kings hall have you been feasting at?

Taxus Baccata
03-05-2005, 17:50
to me this is the most brilliant idea ive ever had.

It makes me wonder what the other ideas were :confused:

Seriously though, if any of my children suddenly appeared to have a surplus of cash I would be very interested in where it came from. Parents were not born yesterday and were once children themselves.

Sclopper
03-05-2005, 22:46
the reason i sometimes get 10$ for lunch is i dont go to the regular line made with scraps from the other day i go to the ala cart line and stuff in there costs about like 2$ each bosco sticks if you know what they are cost 2.50 for 2 sticks.and im still having trouble figured out where the money came from my choices are i found it in my room or it materialized from space.

btw i only need 9 dollars now and we have a book fair tomorrow 20$ i will get what they dont know is its buy one get one free book fair ill come home with 2 book for the price of one so its possible i get all the money i need tomorrow only thing i gotta do now is resurface that giftcard from somewhere in this house.

Kastimizillion
04-05-2005, 00:02
Way to use the resources that you have Sclopper!

You are budgeting, making cutbacks and planning for expected revenue.
You should be proud of yourself, you would make a good business major.

Just be aware your parents may decide that if you can afford to buy games, then maybe they are overestimating your food bill ;)

kailyn
04-05-2005, 03:17
:happy14:
Nice to hear someone else is equally thrifty. I did much the same, except I went one more and using the money I had saved up a long time ago, in quarters no less, from lunches not eaten and with a quick trip to the airport to convert leftover euros from last summers trip, I was able to buy guildwars and go grab some taco bell for a late night snack. All a good day's haul I felt.

Sclopper
04-05-2005, 04:33
my parents dont seem to notice my bulging pocket full of cash so i think i can get away with this just gotta wait a few more days.Thank god

p.s only 7$ now i found 2 dollars around the house

The Fox
05-05-2005, 00:18
Here's an idea for you... Tell you parents you want to buy a computer game, but don't have have money and ask them if you can do some chores to earn the cash :P I know it sounds boring, but at least you'll be being honest.

RisingStars
05-05-2005, 01:08
I think the whole reason they won't buy you it is because they don't want you playing it or having it. You should check with them to make sure they are okay with you purchasing and playing guild wars. Of course, nobody really gives a **** so good luck with your starving.

Sclopper
05-05-2005, 01:20
well thanks for all the critisism and the ups.

chores wont get me money im so lazy my parents wont give me money for that.

reason they wont buy it is im on the comp all the time anyways and during the last beta weekend they didnt see me (first time i played) so thats why i didnt come out of this room.

anyways i think god is punishing me i got 22$ total today but i cant find that gift card anywhere :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

casserole
05-05-2005, 01:54
After thinking about my earlier criticism, I've decided I was too harsh and I apologize. Unfortunately, I can not edit my post. Let me clarify; your behavior is a walking talking ad for the clinic.

Sclopper
06-05-2005, 14:40
i was just wondering if this pull through and i get it do i need to uninstall the guild wars i downloaded?

lostchyld
06-05-2005, 20:04
well thanks for all the critisism and the ups.

chores wont get me money im so lazy my parents wont give me money for that.

reason they wont buy it is im on the comp all the time anyways and during the last beta weekend they didnt see me (first time i played) so thats why i didnt come out of this room.



Maybe you should consider leaving the computer for a few hours and spending some time with your family. Also, even if they won't give you money for it, chores give you good practice at life skills, it's not a bad idea to do some just because. Your parents will appreciate it, and when you get your own place, you'll appreciate it. Besides which, any willingness to help around the house is generally rewarded. If you pick two "chores" that you'll do to be helpful, odds are you can talk your parents into an allowance if you add another task or so to the list.

Also, wander around your neighborhood. My siblings mow lawns for money, they also all have paper routes. If you can't find legitimate work, consider volunteering somewhere. Any show of responsibility, especially if it gets you away from the computer, will make your parents more likely to consider buying a game for you.

What you're doing is an effective and quick way to get what you want, but it's also very likely to cause you to lose the trust of your parents. That's not something you want to do. Finding an honest method to earn the money will earn you respect and get you what you want. Also, honest methods of earning money have a longer and higher return. So then you won't be siphoning lunch money for the expansion in a few months. Jobs are always good and stealing is always wrong.

Pensuke
07-05-2005, 10:25
I got GW for my birthday. xD My parents dont mind me being on the computer all day...as per Im going to college soon to be a network specialist or something in that genre. So...ya.. They know I like computers... xD

deathgrip
07-05-2005, 18:44
thats same with me lol

Sclopper
07-05-2005, 21:46
anyways i told my mom about my stash she wasnt too mad but i got my game yesterday at walmart i was so happy that i could play again

Wicked N
07-05-2005, 22:24
Well i predict you will have more money for the expansions, GW has thrown me of my eating shedule, breakfast and dinner, lunch i just cant concentrate being away form my precious, nah j/k, but im going a bit crazy with no GW since tuesday, but tommorw i can play again, just hate being AFC (away from (my) computer), but now i am reenergised, im going to finish the game and start a new character, but first i need to get my special skillset for PvP purposes
Oh yea, happy playing

Gabriel Xavier
07-05-2005, 22:49
You could do what I did ... Chipped away at it for months at a time... I heard about the Collectors Edition and every single ounce of change I had after buying lunch / dinner.. I'd put in a change jar and when I had a day off, I'd bring that over to my local EB and put it in the Guild Wars Collectors Edition, and by the time the game was released, I had it paid off completely, plus a bit more, which went to my next purchase Nintendogs for my Nintendo DS.

A small bit of change in savings can make a very large difference.

Gaile
08-05-2005, 09:51
Oh, dear, this thread worries me! :(

We can't have people passing out from lack of food, or developing scruvy from not having enough vitamins! If you're intent on saving for the game (and the Collector's Edition is an admirable goal -- I admit to being impressed!) isn't there a way to, rather than spend less, earn more?

I had a neighbor kid who used to offer to mow lawns to each extra money. Another cleaned out house gutters. I'd pay someone $5 to wash my car or polish my silver. :) So why don't you ask if there's a way to increase income and go ahead and eat your lunch!

Luckymofo
08-05-2005, 10:44
Oh, dear, this thread worries me! :(

We can't have people passing out from lack of food, or developing scruvy from not having enough vitamins! If you're intent on saving for the game (and the Collector's Edition is an admirable goal -- I admit to being impressed!) isn't there a way to, rather than spend less, earn more?

I had a neighbor kid who used to offer to mow lawns to each extra money. Another cleaned out house gutters. I'd pay someone $5 to wash my car or polish my silver. :) So why don't you ask if there's a way to increase income and go ahead and eat your lunch!

OMFG IT'S GAILE! Long time no see gaile, you should stop by d2 otf, no one remembers you but me :P, where have you been?

Aramis Night
08-05-2005, 10:51
To the original poster i just have to say... Good job. when i was a kid i had to do the same thing on account of my video game addiction. Course back then it was arcade money (before nintendo's were in every home) and i had to make due with $1.25 a day. Alot of the posters in this thread either dont remember what it is like being a kid or if they do remember, must have had a pretty good childhood. What alot of people seem to forget is that the reason kids do what they do is in large part because of the way parents treat them. Many parents treat there children like pets, and most people dont treat there pets very well.
Think back to when there was something you wanted when you were a child. You would ask your parents for it and they would tell you no. When you asked why, how often was the answer: Because i said so.
In my case if i was always told that the worst thing they can do is say no. Not true. If i asked for anything beyond my basic needs, id get the hell beaten out of me. Not all parents are as understanding as people here seem to believe.
My point is that just because you might have had everything you wanted handed to you as a kid, it isnt true for everyone. And if this makes him happy, and worth skipping a meal over here and there, then we should applaud his decision without treating him like his priority's are screwed up.

Drakarad
08-05-2005, 11:13
10 dollars for lunch? A DAY? I use to get 10 dollars a WEEK for lunch, and I didnt buy the slightest snack. That was my gas money, and only gas money. Once you get a job your stress goes up but your wallet fills up....usually. God I hate car insurance....it feels like I am flushing money down the crapper, and it takes away around 75% of my check. Why does insurance only pay for the damage done to the other car? Why cant it pay for only the damage done to your car? If it did I wouldnt bother with insurance at all, since my car is probably worth like 600 bucks at the most. I'm a good driver too, havent had the slightest accident since i got my license 2 years ago. BAH! :mad: Angry :mad:

DAMN YOU CAR INSURANCE PEOPLE!!! MAY THE FLEAS OF A THOUSAND CHARR INFEST YOUR ARMOR!!!

/rawrz

bearsfwd
11-05-2005, 21:15
DAMN YOU CAR INSURANCE PEOPLE!!! MAY THE FLEAS OF A THOUSAND CHARR INFEST YOUR ARMOR!!!

Those have gotta be some tough fleas :lol:

Joseph Condello
11-05-2005, 22:25
starving yourself to save money goes back so long ago. Haha :happy65:

wheel
12-05-2005, 06:43
I find it admirable that he is willing to sacrifice spending on something that is temporary (albeit necessary to his body) like expenditures on food, to purchase something that will give him a long term benefit. However, I don't think that it is necessary to completely forego eating. Why don't you just eat less, or eat the lower priced foods you spoke of. However, what you could also do, would be to load up on breakfast before you go to school and then eat a lot at dinner when you get home. That's hardly even sacrificing anything. Then tell your parents that you saved the money by eating the cheaper meals instead of the expensive one. If your parents know anything about money management (and hopefully they do since they're parents), they will be proud of the way you handled your finances. My little brother (he's 12) blows money that he comes into on stupid stuff; he spends money on something just because he can spend money. It's nice to see that someone young has got the concept of budgeting down.

Billy Boy Mccoy
12-05-2005, 14:09
do what i do. forget you rpin number for bank account and have your parents pay half your pocket money into it! got 100 now!!!! plus buy games off net my friend got guild wars 30 me 17.

ColdwaveKid
16-05-2005, 08:33
Man, I remember being a kid and doing this same thing. I got ten dollars a week for lunch and it went straight to magic the gathering cards. I would babysit, skip lunch and grab any loose change around the house to build my perfect unbeatable deck. Then that stupid 4th edition came out and banned mutiple forks, black vices, and dingus eggs killing it. :(

To get this game I take all my pocket change and put it in a jar at my house, and I took 20 bucks worth of quarters out and traded them to my mom so she could do her wash at the laundry mat, and then took 40 dollars worth of pennies, dimes, and nickles to coin star. I must have another 200 in that jar still. Put all your change into a year when you break a dollar and it adds up fast.

Way of the Dragon
16-05-2005, 12:04
Oh, dear, this thread worries me! :(

We can't have people passing out from lack of food, or developing scruvy from not having enough vitamins! If you're intent on saving for the game (and the Collector's Edition is an admirable goal -- I admit to being impressed!) isn't there a way to, rather than spend less, earn more?

I had a neighbor kid who used to offer to mow lawns to each extra money. Another cleaned out house gutters. I'd pay someone $5 to wash my car or polish my silver. :) So why don't you ask if there's a way to increase income and go ahead and eat your lunch!

I agree with this. I used to sell used golf balls found in my own yard and down by a river (no didn't live near a golf course lol just a field). Ppl feel so bad for you that they will buy used gold balls :) . Me and my friend also had fun, and it doesn't hurt to work on your entrepreneurship skills. Ten dollars a day is nuts for lunch. I'd spend half that on food and save up the other half.

Cartigan
16-05-2005, 15:49
Yeah, where the hell are you eating that its 10$ for lunch? Ruby Tuesdays? And if they are jsut giving you money for crap maybe you should try like: Can I have 50$ for a game?

And there is nothing wrong with missing lunch, just eat breakfast and dinner, though on occasiona I've missed breakfast as well then come home and hope we actually have dinner -_-

REI ONRYOU
16-05-2005, 16:15
Oh, dear, this thread worries me! :(

We can't have people passing out from lack of food, or developing scruvy from not having enough vitamins! If you're intent on saving for the game (and the Collector's Edition is an admirable goal -- I admit to being impressed!) isn't there a way to, rather than spend less, earn more?

I had a neighbor kid who used to offer to mow lawns to each extra money. Another cleaned out house gutters. I'd pay someone $5 to wash my car or polish my silver. :) So why don't you ask if there's a way to increase income and go ahead and eat your lunch!
Better do as Gaile tells you. She knows what's best.

SaborWolf
17-05-2005, 17:17
in my school we had this bank, 5 bucks to set up your account, and you could stick money in it , and id get 5 bucks from my father every day , well lunch only cost like 1.75, and id buy a coke somewhere along in the day too for another 1.00 -- the rest i just stuck in the bank, then at the end of the school year, they give me a check for however much i had in there (and it even builds cheap cheap cheap interest!) i wish i had stuck money in it every day, but at the end of the year i did it, i had $140 bucks sent to me

simian
18-05-2005, 11:23
people, the game is not so important that you don't eat! ....... :(

bearsfwd
18-05-2005, 16:45
people, the game is not so important that you don't eat! ....... :(

Hey now, the characters in the game don't eat now do they, no do they go to the bathroom. So if we wanna be like our characters, we gotta all starve ourselves and wear diapers :lol:

But yeah, on a serious note, I would rather eat before I blew the money on any game, but I mean, if he wants to make that decision, its his alone. Technically no one can force him to do something he doesn't want (except his parents, but even they can't force him to eat his green beans now :winking47 )

RushD
19-05-2005, 05:25
u can always ask your parents to buy "snacks" but really take those to school for lunch or sell them ^_^.


PS.All Your Base Are Belong To Us :winking47

Lord Anthrax
19-05-2005, 08:12
DAMN YOU CAR INSURANCE PEOPLE!!! MAY THE FLEAS OF A THOUSAND CHARR INFEST YOUR ARMOR!!!
:lol: That's so good, I've gotta .sig it.

Never Knows Best
25-05-2005, 00:40
Go to costco and buy the cheap boxes of good candy and sell them at school. I used to make like 50 bucks a week selling kit kats, skittles, and m&ms. Just don't get caught cause who knows what could happen. They might think your selling drugs or something with a wad of cash and an empty box.

superowner
25-05-2005, 01:08
people, the game is not so important that you don't eat! ....... :(
I would give up food for 2 days so I could play Guild Wars on those days.If it wasn't for the dumb death(stupid need for nutrition!) thing I would never eat so I could always play Guild Wars :bonk:

huxley maximus
25-05-2005, 01:44
LOL poor kid, damn it sucks being a kid and not having any money....nice getting older when you can pick up GW and not even put a thought to the money.

Jay Sus
27-05-2005, 06:17
hehe, i remember back in high school days, i did a similar thing, but for the whole year...id get 25$ per week (im in canada, so everything is expensive), and id buy my lunch everyday. And by the end of the week, id always have money left, sometimes more than the other, and i saved it for a whole year. After that, i didnt have to work for the summer, cause i had so much money. This guy got alot of critisism, but im sure he didnt starve...i mean, you can eat in the morning, and at night (i do it, and im in college...never have time to eat between classes), and plus its for a good cause (GW pwn)...so, congrats on getting the game!

Sclopper
28-05-2005, 03:50
bah i dont have time to eat in the morning i have this huge problem with something called "waking up" and i really dont like it.



its also amazing to me that i have 5 pages now all the threads ive made before never made it past the page mark.