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I would really like a Kindle 2, but I cannot afford it?

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June 26, 2019 / By Berenice
Question: As an avid book reader I have been lusting after this particular e-reader for months. I have probably read every review of the Kindle 2 in existence more than twice. This is a gadget that I surely know would be a perfect investment and something that is well worth the money! I have tried the app 'Kindle for iPhone' on my iPod aswell as the 'Stanza' app. I find these features uncomfortable, the screen is too small and my eyes often get tired from the backlight. The battery runs out quickly also. I tend to use my iPod touch more for the use of it's internet, music & a few of it's apps (mainly games) rather than for e-book reading. Whereas the Kindle 2 has a bigger screen with no backlight and the latest e-ink technology. It has surely stolen my heart. Should I just be patient and continue to save up money (like I have been doing currently)? I am only getting paid £80 from this month (I recently got paid some money from my parents starting this month due to my good grades) and the kindle cost $259 (£160). The Kindle case costs $29 (£18) and shipping costs $15 (£9) internationally. So far that is £187. So basically the rest of the £13 is going to be used to buy a few books for my kindle. This then adds up to £200. So further to my calculations that would take me about 2 and a half months to save up for a kindle. Is that a fair deal do you think? Or are there any jobs that I can do to get it quicker? Really, what I mean is, is 2 and a half months enough time for me to wait, considering I have been wanting a kindle for well over a year now? Would you be happy with that wait? Thanks for answering.
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Adrianne Adrianne | 2 days ago
2 and 1/2 months is nothing. I know kids who are 14, and saving their money for a car. (You have to be 16 in the US to get a driver's license, BTW). And if you work for it, and save for it, it will mean much more to you than if someone just handed it to you as a gift. There is a pride of ownership in something you worked to earn that can come from no other source. From your question, I'm guessing you're in the UK. I have no idea what opportunities are available to you. Here, a kid would pump gas in a gas station, stock shelves in a grocery store, babysit, walk dogs, do yard work for neighbors, work on a farm, work in a restaurant, or mow lawns for pocket money. Do any of your friends have jobs? Find something similar to what they are doing. And congratulations on being able to work and save for this. Lots of kids just expect something like this to land in their lap as a gift from a relative.
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Adrianne Originally Answered: I would really like a Kindle 2, but I cannot afford it?
2 and 1/2 months is nothing. I know kids who are 14, and saving their money for a car. (You have to be 16 in the US to get a driver's license, BTW). And if you work for it, and save for it, it will mean much more to you than if someone just handed it to you as a gift. There is a pride of ownership in something you worked to earn that can come from no other source. From your question, I'm guessing you're in the UK. I have no idea what opportunities are available to you. Here, a kid would pump gas in a gas station, stock shelves in a grocery store, babysit, walk dogs, do yard work for neighbors, work on a farm, work in a restaurant, or mow lawns for pocket money. Do any of your friends have jobs? Find something similar to what they are doing. And congratulations on being able to work and save for this. Lots of kids just expect something like this to land in their lap as a gift from a relative.

Thadeus Thadeus
Okay, well i think that you have no choice but to wait 2 and a half months. Unless you have any bright ideas? Like selling stuff on ebay, or having a garage sale, or asking your parents to buy you it. Than you will pay them back? That's what I would do. Regardless you've been waiting a year, whats 2 and a half months more going to do? Have you realized how fast time goes by, all of a sudden... you'll have it in no time.
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Premislas Premislas
I face the same issue as you with something Im saving up for. I think you should continue to save up, and get what you wanted after all. Could you find some jobs to do to get some extra money? Such as dog walking, chores, or even give your CV into a business. You could get the total cost in a couple of months salary. I know I'd rather wait and get what I love than buy something now that Im not too fond of. I noticed your user name and thought that maybe you could help me with my question? http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AhBP5lGtFnAGKXIsvLvU9MXsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20100106170451AARO5IS
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Major Major
No and not with the kindle. I *have self belief* the Sony E-reader promises library get right of entry to, yet that relies upon on your close by library and what books they have obtainable (maximum don't have many)
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Jep Jep
Have you looked at the Nook? www.nook.com Saving up isn't that hard, nor is waiting a few months. I've been saving for college since I was 14.
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Jep Originally Answered: How do you afford your baby?
The first thing you should do is put it all in writing. Start an excel spread sheet of your fixed expenses and then subtract that from net income to get your total surplus. When I budget I tend to budget high, for example I budget our highest month winter gas & electric bill for the entire year, so that we definitely have enough to pay it when it is at its highest. Then when you have your fixed bills all laid out try to figure out if they're really fixed or if there are ways to cut them. We switched from a landline phone to magic jack and our phone bill when from $360/year to $20/year. We shopped around for new car insurance after not having done so for a few years and were able to lower that $120/year. If your mortgage is more than 28% of your gross income it may be time to reconsider living situation. If your car(s) are more than you need you may rethink cars. The thing is to be realistic. Are you willing to never eat out or is that not something you're willing to sacrifice? Are you willing to live without cable, or not see a movie until its on video? What type of lifestyle changes are you willing to make and what aren't you willing to change. For us, we won't give up our second car or internet access, but we are willing to keep the thermostat set a few degrees lower and put on a sweater. The key is to look at things early so that you can ease into voluntary changes and make gradual changes to your current lifestyle to achieve future goals.

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