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Poll Results: On AVERAGE, how much are your yearly hardware expenditures

 
  • 12% (10)
    < $250
  • 17% (14)
    $250 - $500
  • 32% (26)
    $500 - $1000
  • 19% (16)
    $1000 - $2000
  • 6% (5)
    $2000 - $3000
  • 9% (8)
    $3000 - $5000
  • 1% (1)
    $5000 - $10000
  • 1% (1)
    > $10000
81 Total Votes  
post #21 of 42
My purchases get spread over a few rigs.. they seem so minimal some times. I want to upgrade my f@rm with a few Q's..but with neha's coming..Im scared to spend right now.
post #22 of 42
Thread Starter 
You know, loading up charges on credit for a computer is a horrible idea. It's something that you pretty much take a 100% loss on.. the last thing you want to be doing is paying off something that you use for 2 years for 5 years!
post #23 of 42
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You know, loading up charges on credit for a computer is a horrible idea. It's something that you pretty much take a 100% loss on.. the last thing you want to be doing is paying off something that you use for 2 years for 5 years!
Um actually i have 2/3's of the cash on hand (and spare savings). However im in college and have no income at this time so i want to keep it for emergency expenses! I can easily pay off what i spend in a matter of a month and a half over summer time.
    
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post #24 of 42
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Yeah, but they're probably charging you like 15% a year or more to carry the balance.
post #25 of 42
$1000-2000. I do my best to limit myself. Kind of hard when everyone here is getting new parts and so many new components are released so often..
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post #26 of 42
I know I've spent 5K+ this year...and it's only February.
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post #27 of 42
I've spent about $50 over the course of 3 years

I'm amazed at the budgets some of you guys have
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post #28 of 42
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Originally Posted by demoship View Post
Yeah, but they're probably charging you like 15% a year or more to carry the balance.
Nope, Promotion! No interest for 1 year. I pay it off before the 11 months and I get off without a dime wasted

Actually, I saved 1.1% for using the account! You get a discount for using it!
    
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post #29 of 42
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I know I've spent 5K+ this year...and it's only February.
OMG HAX!
    
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post #30 of 42
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Christ CD, that's not all hardware for your own PERSONAL use is it?

What would you say your expenditures - proceeds from sales (NOT including labor of course) is per yr?
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