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    I'm considering buying myself a DSLR this summer as a little gift to myself.

    I'm going to be working full time to save around £2000 to start university this October. I'll probably spend around £500 of the £2000 and save the rest.

    I've done a pretty in depth budget and worked out that, with the grants and bursaries I'm eligible for, as long as I work full time during the holidays and at least 12 hours a week during term time, I should have a lot more than £500 left over to spend.

    My parents really aren't too keen on the idea, but I never really get to treat myself with something like this...

    Is it a bad idea?


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    Spend it.
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    £500 is 1/4 of your savings. If you look at it that way, it's quite a lot of money to spend.

    I wouldn't even spend £200 if I only had £2,000.

    £500 is too much to spend on one thing.
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    i am with you in this. one must save money for any emergency needs.my father says that build ur financial system like a pyramid. u must have a strong base to start with. it means before u go for a iphone or something like this, dont forget that u have ur basic needs fulfilled already. for instance, food, house, billing and a reasonable car etc.

    hope it helps!
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    (Original post by NaturalAndReal)
    I'm considering buying myself a DSLR this summer as a little gift to myself.

    I'm going to be working full time to save around £2000 to start university this October. I'll probably spend around £500 of the £2000 and save the rest.

    I've done a pretty in depth budget and worked out that, with the grants and bursaries I'm eligible for, as long as I work full time during the holidays and at least 12 hours a week during term time, I should have a lot more than £500 left over to spend.

    My parents really aren't too keen on the idea, but I never really get to treat myself with something like this...

    Is it a bad idea?


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    What camera are you after? Would you consider a cheaper one ? Because I know of some very good cameras that are not as expensive
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    (Original post by YB101)
    What camera are you after? Would you consider a cheaper one ? Because I know of some very good cameras that are not as expensive
    I might do, as long as the quality is good!
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    (Original post by NaturalAndReal)
    I might do, as long as the quality is good!
    The LUMIX G Compact systems are pretty good
    I'll update you later on some other compact systems that are cheaper, i can't remember them all
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    (Original post by YB101)
    The LUMIX G Compact systems are pretty good
    I'll update you later on some other compact systems that are cheaper, i can't remember them all
    Ah, see, that's the thing- I'm looking for a DSLR, rather than a compact system or a bridge camera.
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    I'd do it, dont be boring.

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