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    My Dad recently gave me £500, but I'm not sure what to spend it on. I have an ipod touch and blackberry, otherwise I would buy myself an iphone.
    I'm not asking for advice, just some ideas. What would you spend it on?
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    I'd save it. Don't buy stuff for the sake of it. You'll probably find it quite useful later.
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    I'd save it, you never know when you might need it.
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    (Original post by amy1910)
    My Dad recently gave me £500, but I'm not sure what to spend it on. I have an ipod touch and blackberry, otherwise I would buy myself an iphone.
    I'm not asking for advice, just some ideas. What would you spend it on?
    Take driving lessons if you can't drive.

    Take a short break into europe - with £500 you can have a really nice weekend
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    Plane tickets to get as far away from here as possible
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    I would go on a little shopping spree, buy the stuff you like
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    Couple of hours with a nice hooker, or a full day with a bad one.

    Either that or the worlds biggest takeaway.

    Yeah...I don't save very well.
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    You don't have to spend it!!!
    I have over 10k now, before starting uni because I never spend my money!
    Take a look at your life, and your gadgets, and consider if you are happy, then think about whether £500 of possessions would make you happier. If the answer is no, then put it away for a rainy day, and then you'll find something to spend it on when the time comes around.
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    (Original post by amy1910)
    My Dad recently gave me £500, but I'm not sure what to spend it on. I have an ipod touch and blackberry, otherwise I would buy myself an iphone.
    I'm not asking for advice, just some ideas. What would you spend it on?
    A Canon EOS 1000D plus a few accessories.
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    Well, I really really want a Pegasus thunderbolt raid array, but the cheapest version is just under £800

    pretty useless post really

    Link:http://store.apple.com/uk/product/H5...TM1ODg&s=alpha
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    I would save it and try to add more into them from time to time, you''d be surprised how much you could save and how much a relief it would be when you really need it!
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    geez just save it. You don't have to spend every penny of your money on items that you get bored with after a couple days.
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    Converse in every colour.
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    save half (or perhaps a little more), treat yourself to something you've wanted for ages with the rest?
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    matched betting, arbitrage, returns to an ISA
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    Realistically, rent, fml =P

    In a fantasy world where I had to spend it, I'd finally replace my broken camera then go on an epic book/ dvd/ game/ clothes shopping spree.
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    Personally, I would spend it on some thing that will come in handy and get much use out of it
    Maybe put it towards driving lessons? Or if you're going to University/college soon, put it away and keep it for some thing that will help with that?
    In my opinion, if I was in your place, I'd put it in the bank and save it for some thing I might reaaaally want in the future, rather than spending it for the sake of it being there and available to use
    P.S - You're so lucky! £500, ooft. Haha.
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    driving lessons
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    The fact that you're having trouble finding what to spend the money on is a good indication that you should just save it until you need to use the money on something you want/need
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    (Original post by amy1910)
    My Dad recently gave me £500, but I'm not sure what to spend it on. I have an ipod touch and blackberry, otherwise I would buy myself an iphone.
    I'm not asking for advice, just some ideas. What would you spend it on?
    I have just under £1000 now - and I'm just saving it - there's no point in spending it on something you don't want. I'm not someone who just saves money for the sake of saving - but there's no use spending for the sake of spending either. Spend when there's something you need/really want.

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