What should I buy?

I, having just sent off my first college application, cleaned up my room a little bit. As I dug through all the old dressers, piles, and miscellaneous clothes under the bed, I found an envelope. Upon opening it, discovered I hadn’t cashed some paychecks.

They total more than $250!

First of all, it’s kind of surprising that I didn’t notice that these weren’t cashed. I mean, I was working a cruddy almost-minimum-wage job I hated, so I figured I would know about every dollar I managed to scrape from it.

Now, the majority of the money I am gonna put in an investing account when I’m 18 (along with more I’ve saved up), which’ll be in January. However, until then, I figured I would celebrate the money-finding / first college app send-off by spending $20-$30 on something.

I’m a 17-year-old male, and have no girlfriend or anything to spend money on, so this’ll all be for me (or my friends). Leave a suggestion on how I should spend $20-$30!

Well, considering that you don’t have a girlfriend then I would suggest some new porn, a bottle of lube, a fresh box of tissues, and maybe some latex gloves so you don’t infect yourself with anything.

Of course, I would suggest the same thing even if you had a girlfriend…but then I would also tell you to hide them under your bed.

You’re too vague, which only invites posts like Ol’ Gaffer’s

If I had that much to spend on a treat for me, it might be:

  • The Vaughan Williams Songbook (sheet music is expensive)
  • A couple of pints of Guinness and some pub grub somewhere where they play blues music.
  • A ginormous box of expensive European dark chocolates
  • a bottle of decent whiskey (you’d have to be lucky, but Glenlivet can sometime be found around here for under $AUS50)
  • a microplane grater or other kitchen toy, err I mean tool.
  • a couple of CDs - I’d like a Sumi Jo collection, and maybe the latest Placebo.

I suspect at least some of these may not be for you :slight_smile:

Remember, here he’d need someone to buy the whisky for him.

Buy a PS2. Every single guy should have one.

Thanks guys for the suggestions!
Cajela, good idea: as I feel like getting something out of the norm for myself, I will rephrase the question:

How would you spend $20-$30?

Depends on what time of the day I realize I’ve got 20 bucks to spend.

In the evening, I’d buy a round or two for friends. In the afternoon, I’d get a few books or a pair of sandals. I have lots of sandals.

In the morning, I’d go out for a steak.

I’d buy books. I’d go to Borders or Barnes & Knoble and go absolutely nuts.
Or CD’s.
Or stuff for my kitchen.
Or a present for my son.
Or send flowers to my mom, just cause I love her and she helps me out so much.
Or dinner out.
Or new shoes.

Spices.

A brand new, state of the art, full featured VHS format VCR.

A shit load of M&Ms.

A good rock hammer.

Two avacados.

A decent-ish hat.

An entire garage sale.

Spices.

A brand new, state of the art, full featured VHS format VCR.

A shit load of M&Ms.

A good rock hammer.

Two avacados.

A decent-ish hat.

An entire garage sale.

Nothing says “celebration” to me like a steak at a restaurant I would normally consider too expensive. In the $30 range I would suggest a nice Japanese steakhouse.