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Old 12-21-2004, 05:56 AM   #1
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Should I Choose The U2 iPod Or Be Debt Free?

My Mom just called me, asking, "If I gave you a choice between A and B, which would you choose?"

Me: "Do I get to know what A and B is?"

Mom: "They're two things you really want for Christmas. I can tell you, but really, it's no big deal."

Me: "If it's no big deal, just tell me what A and B are."

Mom: "I'll either get you the U2 iPod, or pay off your credit card."

Me; " "

*long silence*

Me: "That's 'no big deal'. Can I get back to you on that one?"

Mom: "Sure."

OK, guys... I realize what most of you will say, but still, please vote anyway.
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Old 12-21-2004, 06:50 AM   #2
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How much credit card debt you got?
If its more than the cost of the ipod (especially if its a lot more), have Mom pay off the CC.
(Then charge a U2 ipod in January and don't tell mom!)
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Debt free!
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I should note:

My credit card debt as of this month stands at around $600. I know, it's not as much as most people's, but yeah. About $300 more than the iPod.
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Old 12-21-2004, 06:58 AM   #5
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that's so nice of your mom to offer to pay off your debt. but i think you should get the ipod! it's more of a traditional gift. and plus, every time you use it, you'll think of your mom.

taking the money would probably be the responsible thing, though...
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I also chose the credit-card option.
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Old 12-21-2004, 07:09 AM   #7
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credit card, it just makes more sense, if she's willing to pay $600 and the ipod is only $350
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Debt free is good. Then you can go into debt to get the ipod.
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Old 12-21-2004, 07:18 AM   #9
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Take the credit card payment and then buy an ipod mini.
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Old 12-21-2004, 07:26 AM   #11
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Credit card debts should be left an unpaid...

Or better yet, ask for it to be included in Bono's "Drop the Debt" program...
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Take the money and run, sweetheart. You're gonna need those credit cards in Vegas.
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Old 12-21-2004, 08:02 AM   #13
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Debt free!
Take the cash behind door #1...

Door #2 (iPod) is the
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I would go for the Ipod,... I would feel ashamed when my parents pay my debt.
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Take the money and run, sweetheart. You're gonna need those credit cards in Vegas.
pax is absolutely right.

now, i don't want to hear anymore of this silly ipod nonsense.
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