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Getting Gaming PC, Need $600, How?
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SeReNiTY Offline
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Getting Gaming PC, Need $600, How?

Ok, so I am saving up for a new gaming desktop, and I need a means of getting money. I am already looking under and around shit and got $6.75 out of it. I have $12-$13 saved for it, but I need a source of steady income that is not a job or allowance-based. I usually get $5 when I go to my great-grandmother's house now and then, $100 for my birthday, and $150 at holiday season. Plz help.

"Thou shalt not be an asshole"
-The one commandment of atheism.

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"If you call xcriteria a shithead, he will write a ten page essay on why he is not a shithead, link you to a tedtalk on bullying and the tvtropes page on insults. After reading and watching all that you would evaluate your life and decide to never call anyone a shithead ever again."
04-18-2014 10:16 AM
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RE: Getting Gaming PC, Need $600, How?

I know you said no job but a paper delivery job is quite easy, usually takes less than an hour. Put adds in windows for small odd jobs for good prices. If it's a hot sunny day, buy some water bottles in bulk, take them in a bucket full of ice to busy places and sell them for triple for price. Any kind of street performance if you are up for it will earn you something, do you play an instrument or can you do anything weird/cool ? If you can set up an ebay account and have basic knowledge of selling you could hit charity shops and car boot sales for rock bottom prices and turnover a profit on ebay - good quality photos of the item and a detailed description turn potential buyers into buyers - I've also monitored products and specific items of clothing that sell for £50 more than those that take bad photos and rubbish descriptions.

Your limit is your imagination.

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04-18-2014 10:31 AM
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Getting Gaming PC, Need $600, How?

Are you against getting an older one and upgrading it over time?

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04-18-2014 10:41 AM
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Getting Gaming PC, Need $600, How?

I'll send you some. If you ask. Nicely ^.^

Let go of all desire for the common good, and the good becomes common as grass.


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Disaster lurks within good fortune;
Who can say how things will end?
Perhaps there is no end.
04-23-2014 07:08 AM
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