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Post by CronoTriggerfan » Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:58 pm

Okay, here's my problem:
:( I want to attend this awesome summer camp that will further enhance my game making and playing skills. My parents are being supportive, but not with their cash. I need to rais at least 1000 big ones to go :shock: , and I was wondering if you guys had any ideas.

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1. I'm only 14, so no real jobs.
2. NO ONE SAY SELL PORTABLES!!! I'm already having enough trouble trying to complete my SNESp and various NOAC portables people have asked me to build.
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Post by Kurt_ » Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:10 pm

Go door to door selling brownies.

Take out a loan

Rob a bank

Take the money from your parents (Effectively, they'll be paying for the camp)

Play an instrument on the streets

Act crazy and get people to feel sorry for you.

Become a matchstick man.

Get lots of girlfriends, and steal all their money.
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Post by CronoTriggerfan » Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:11 pm

:lol: i wish, but no.
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Post by Kurt_ » Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:13 pm

I was kinda serious about the playing an instrument on a crowded street. You'd get plenty of mony if you can play good enough. Sometimes even if you can't.
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Post by gamefreak11 » Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:15 pm

Sell your organs, or start up the 1000dollarhomepage.com, like the millliondollarhomepage.com

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Post by CronoTriggerfan » Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:17 pm

Well i kinda need most of my organs, so that's out! I would play (or sing, in my case) on the streets, kurt, but the only problem is i really don't have any audience in my part of the state. thanks for the help though!
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Post by Kurt_ » Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:18 pm

Sell stuff on ebay. there's somebody who traded his way up the ebay ladder. he started with a paperclip or something and traded it for a pen etc. and he is at a car or something now
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Post by Motoman » Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:19 pm

you can caddy for golf. My friend made 2000 big ones over the summer only going 3 times a week, every week, for 18 holes each time.
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Post by CronoTriggerfan » Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:21 pm

Hmmm... that's something i really should look into! I've got a lot of good stuff I could sell, the only problem would be that I can't use paypal... how much do you think i'd lose because of this?
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Post by HackerXjr » Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:24 pm

You may need others to help with this one. Make some games and sell them on this site, also at school. Since you know how to make games use your skill to make money. Also start up a course and teach people how to make games for money. Lastly talk to teachers if you can stay after school and help them clean for about 5 buck each friday or something.

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Post by Kurt_ » Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:25 pm

http://oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com/

It wasn't from ebay, but I'm sure it'd work the same way.
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Post by CronoTriggerfan » Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:33 pm

thanks for the ideas, guys. thats one interesting story, kurt. I wonder if the guy will ever get a house :D <s>sorry about the triple post my pc locked up.</s>

spongey: no problem, I cleaned it up :)
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Post by bicostp » Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:51 pm

Building off the golf thing, go to the driving range (bring some kind of cover), go to the far end and collect used golf balls and sell them. (maybe spray paint some cruddy looking ones and try to sell them to mini-golf places?) I've seen bags of "used golf balls" go for $5 or $10 before (new ones are really darn expensive, something like $10 or MORE for 5, so your average joe "I-bought-my-club-set-at-the-Salvation-Army-and-I'm-proud-of-it" <3's these deals)

You could collect cans. On trash day, go from door to door asking neighbors if you can take their old soda cans/bottles. (pring a wheelbarrow or a wagon with a cradboard box, or hang some trash bags off a bike and walk it) I've seen people do this before. Depending on how long you do this for per day you can make a bit of money.

Offer to do odd jobs (rake, mow lawns, shovel snow if there is any, sweep, wash cars...)

Whatever you do, the small investment into xeroxed signs or a newspaper classified ad is worth it.
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Post by gamer2 » Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:21 pm

You could Sell drugs, you would get more than enough to go for 10 years, 20 if the stuff is the good stuff.
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Post by Kurt_ » Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:23 pm

great idea! he could start a cocaine lab in his basement and grow marijuana plants in his room! :roll:
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