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What to do with some "extra" money. K5 blazer or Macbook?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by DanglingFury, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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    DanglingFury

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    A couple months back I did some wheelin' and dealin' and ended up trading a bayou 220 and $600 for a suzuki z400. The Z is a great quad, very fun. BUT with colder weather on it's way i've been thinking i'd like to sell it and get something like an old blazer/jeep/bronco. Something 4wd (yea, I drive a 5 lug). This wouldn't JUST be a winter vehicle but also something fun for me and my friends to beat on year round without worrying about "ruining" it. This would also save some wear and tear on the taco (which is paid for and I'll probably be upgrading my 1st gen 5 lug to a 2nd gen 4x4 DC in the next year or two).

    I still live with my parents, we have antique insurance on our '69 442 :cool: and it's very cheap, like 60 bucks a year. We could add something like a CJ7,70's K5 blazer or early bronco to that policy for about the same amount of money. I'm looking to get something like $1800 out of the Z and don't want to spend more than $2500 on whatever I decide on. I've also thought about using that money for a Macbook Pro which would be UBER nice for school.

    My real question is, "What would the good people of TW do?"
     
  2. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    derekabraham

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    School over anything else, but I'll leave the final decision up to you. ;)
     
  3. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    DanglingFury

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    Well, the thing with school is . . . I don't really "need" a good computer for school, it would just be "nice". MacBooks are the shizz, though. I'm doing fine without it, then again, i'm doing fine without a blazer too . . . :rolleyes:
     
  4. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    paintdiddy

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  5. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    I always loved the k5 blazers
     
  6. Sep 7, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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    surfsupl

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    I'd put that money away for a rainy day............you just never know.
     
  7. Sep 7, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    thebigk

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    See above.....fight the toy bug and do something useful with the cash.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    Zac808

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  9. Sep 7, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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    Well I only go as far as ipods with the whole ifad so I vote Blazer but only if you have time and room to work on it. If not just save the money.
     
  10. Sep 7, 2011 at 12:49 PM
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  11. Sep 7, 2011 at 1:43 PM
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    angrysam

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    And make sure you do the blow off of the hookers or you're selling yourself short in life.





    Second vehicle aren't always all they're cracked up to be. That's second insurance, repairs, gas, etc that you'll have to figure out. I had 4 vehicles at one time once. It got to be a bitch after a while keeping it all together. Lol

    Go with what you need. If you don't need either then hang onto the cash until you do.

    You're young so hopefully you'll have lots of time to get the things you want later.
     
  12. Sep 7, 2011 at 1:46 PM
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    Get the Blazer or like,then add the Mac to your Christmas list ;)
     
  13. Sep 7, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    I had an 85 K5 and i miss it dearly. If i had the opportunity to buy another one, i would.
     
  14. Sep 7, 2011 at 2:12 PM
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    I think I might hold off on the blazer.... Go ahead with a "mactop" and wait until I'm making more money to build a real off road rig.... feel free to talk me out of it though. I've already been down the hookers and blow road.... That's part of why I'm still living at home. :anonymous:
     
  15. Sep 7, 2011 at 2:14 PM
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    Had an 87 K5 and I always miss it.

    The Macbook will be outdated and useless in two years, the Blazer will live on forever. :thumbsup:
     
  16. Sep 7, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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    derekabraham

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    OP, save your money and move out. :p
     
  17. Sep 7, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    Hookers and blow.

    But i wouldn't pay $1500 for a mac, i'd spend about $700 on a laptop for school then save up a little more and then buy the blazer. Just my .02
     
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