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#1 Edited by ShadowSkill11 (1783 posts) -

I spent about a weeks pay on Amazon buying launch PS4, a PS4 camera, a launch XBox One, Tales of Xillia pre-order, and a Shin Megami Tensei 4 preorder. Woe is me...

#2 Posted by awesomeusername (4218 posts) -

@shadowskill11: A weeks pay on all that?! WHAT THE HELL DO YOU WORK AS???

#3 Posted by devilzrule27 (1239 posts) -
#4 Edited by awesomeusername (4218 posts) -

@awesomeusername said:

@shadowskill11: A weeks pay on all that?! WHAT THE HELL DO YOU WORK AS???

$1000 isn't an outrageous amount for weekly income.

In your state/country maybe. I live in New York City so that sounds outrageous. Mainly because most of this city's population is filled with losers who either work shit jobs or live their life off welfare. I sound like a complete asshole but it's true. New York's a shithole unless you're in the city or upstate. Now I'm not saying I'm one of those people, I'm a (About to be) 21 year old college student so I still have a lot to do with my life but it's clear when you walk around and all you see is people hanging outside their building every day of their life talking crap, selling dope and doing other life wasting activities.

Sorry about the rant. I really hate this state.

#5 Posted by ShadowSkill11 (1783 posts) -

It's more than $1000. i was counting tax and shipping. I'm a Systems Field Engineer most of the time and an Information Systems Supervisor one weekend a month, two weeks a year.

#6 Posted by devilzrule27 (1239 posts) -

@devilzrule27 said:

@awesomeusername said:

@shadowskill11: A weeks pay on all that?! WHAT THE HELL DO YOU WORK AS???

$1000 isn't an outrageous amount for weekly income.

In your state/country maybe. I live in New York City so that sounds outrageous. Mainly because most of this city's population is filled with losers who either work shit jobs or live their life off welfare. I sound like a complete asshole but it's true. New York's a shithole unless you're in the city or upstate. Now I'm not saying I'm one of those people, I'm a (About to be) 21 year old college student so I still have a lot to do with my life but it's clear when you walk around and all you see is people hanging outside their building every day of their life talking crap, selling dope and doing other life wasting activities.

Sorry about the rant. I really hate this state.

Up until this year I lived and made a living in New Jersey.

Anyway being that you're 21 yeah I guess that is a lot of money. Before I got a better job I was happy to get close to a $1000 in two weeks, sometimes even a month. But once you get past those entry level jobs making a $1000 or close to it, before taxes obviously, isn't uncommon. Especially across the Hudson in the North East Jersey.

#7 Posted by Bocam (3785 posts) -

@devilzrule27 said:

@awesomeusername said:

@shadowskill11: A weeks pay on all that?! WHAT THE HELL DO YOU WORK AS???

$1000 isn't an outrageous amount for weekly income.

In your state/country maybe. I live in New York City so that sounds outrageous. Mainly because most of this city's population is filled with losers who either work shit jobs or live their life off welfare. I sound like a complete asshole but it's true. New York's a shithole unless you're in the city or upstate. Now I'm not saying I'm one of those people, I'm a (About to be) 21 year old college student so I still have a lot to do with my life but it's clear when you walk around and all you see is people hanging outside their building every day of their life talking crap, selling dope and doing other life wasting activities.

Sorry about the rant. I really hate this state.

If you live in New York City, $1000 a week is a pretty tight budget. I live on the lower east side of Manhattan and my rent is $2400 a month.

#8 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1856 posts) -

You make in one week what I make in a month, you awful showoff.

#downwiththeonepercent

#9 Posted by TehBuLL (613 posts) -

Geez Scrooge McDuck. Don't drown in your pile of gold.

#10 Edited by Darson (451 posts) -

@shadowskill11 said:

and an Information Systems Supervisor one weekend a month, two weeks a year.

I see what you did there.

#11 Posted by Giantstalker (1690 posts) -

I'm a soldier and in a week, I'd be able to afford the PS4 before sales tax but that's it.

Luckily I get all-expenses-paid trips to exotic eastern locales every 2-3 years to make up for the crummy pay.

#12 Edited by Sursh (243 posts) -

I'm a soldier and in a week, I'd be able to afford the PS4 before sales tax but that's it.

Luckily I get all-expenses-paid trips to exotic eastern locales every 2-3 years to make up for the crummy pay.

i'm curious: how exactly is the soldier life? is it as fulfilling as the ads make it out to be? not that i'm ever planning to join, just wondering.

#13 Posted by Hunter5024 (5820 posts) -

Guess you'll have to wait to buy that solid diamond toilet Master Wayne. It would have taken me 2 months to make what you make in a week at my last job. I probably shouldn't miss it as much as I do.

#14 Edited by spankingaddict (2707 posts) -

I feel sorry for ya :P

#15 Edited by Castiel (2665 posts) -

@shadowskill11: THIS IS A FORUM THREAD ROBBERY! GIVE ME ALL THE MONEY!

I guess what I'm saying is damn son, you make a lot of money. I'm just a poor peasant.

#16 Edited by joshwent (2299 posts) -

...people hanging outside their building every day of their life talking crap, selling dope and doing other life wasting activities.

"Those people" probably make more than $1000/week.

#17 Posted by SomeJerk (3305 posts) -

You guys have no idea how much a stripper can make on a good night..

#18 Edited by JouselDelka (966 posts) -

Why a PS4 camera? for Skype?

#19 Posted by Humanity (9604 posts) -

@awesomeusername: As a person from NYC I gotta say that 4k a month is not that outrageous as long as you're not a young college student, which appears you are. As consolation I can tell you that with time you will start earning more money and $1000 a week will actually seem kinda shitty when you have bigger bills to pay.

#20 Posted by RPGee (759 posts) -

Let me try and steer this back to what was probably intended:

Yeah, it's become an exciting time for games. The fight has already begun and it'll be really interesting to see the results, plus, even if they're mostly flashy pre-defined trailers, a lot of the gamees coming look amazing. Even though I'm not getting the consoles myself, I'm looking forward to all the potential that is being thrown around right now.

#21 Posted by Dunster (4 posts) -

LOL @ anyone drooling over 52K a years as if it's some huge salary.

#22 Edited by JBird (489 posts) -

@dunster: this thread is so weird to read as an english duder, over here if you are on 52k a year you are doing really really well. That is a super high salary! However i did the maths and realised that The english equivilent of a 52k dollar salary is £33,000, and i dunno what its like where you live but while that isnt a huge amount in the grand scheme of things there are hundreds of thousands of people who would dream of earning that amount and i wouldnt be so presumptuous as to laugh at them.

#23 Posted by thatdutchguy (1273 posts) -

I spent about a weeks pay on Amazon buying launch PS4, a PS4 camera, a launch XBox One, Tales of Xillia pre-order, and a Shin Megami Tensei 4 preorder. Woe is me...

I spend about a days pay on buying a PS4 and a launch Xbone.

#24 Posted by Inkerman (1452 posts) -

@rpgee said:

Let me try and steer this back to what was probably intended:

Yeah, it's become an exciting time for games. The fight has already begun and it'll be really interesting to see the results, plus, even if they're mostly flashy pre-defined trailers, a lot of the gamees coming look amazing. Even though I'm not getting the consoles myself, I'm looking forward to all the potential that is being thrown around right now.

Fuck that, I wanna talk about wage differentiation between New York boroughs!

#25 Posted by Brodehouse (10079 posts) -

Occupy OP.

#26 Edited by Nezza (373 posts) -

Moasting

A verb signifying the combination of moaning and boasting, often employed by celebrities.

This morning, Lord Melbury moasted "Poor me, I have to attend a three hour awards ceremony to accept a lifetime achievement award!" Jim commented that all this moasting was beginning to get on his nerves.

#27 Edited by thatdutchguy (1273 posts) -
#28 Edited by IAmNotBatman (654 posts) -

*Two months pay*

#29 Posted by JBird (489 posts) -

@thatdutchguy: Your comment.....your username.......Mr Van Persie! It is a pleasure to have you on the forums sir :P I believe you may have missed the word "half " from before day.

#30 Posted by TwoLines (2819 posts) -

This thread sucks.

#31 Posted by thatdutchguy (1273 posts) -

@jbird said:

@thatdutchguy: Your comment.....your username.......Mr Van Persie! It is a pleasure to have you on the forums sir :P I believe you may have missed the word "half " from before day.

Thank you very much,sir.

I enjoy these forums quite a lot!

#32 Posted by Levio (1784 posts) -

Is this gross pay or net pay we're talking? That makes a big difference. You can include 401(k) matching if you want, but not health insurance premiums because those go down the drain.

#33 Posted by Winternet (8025 posts) -

Great, you spent 1000 dollars, yay!

#34 Posted by AlexW00d (6308 posts) -

@dunster: coming from a country where the average income (pre-tax) is maybe $30k,i would love to be on nearly double that, instead I am on not even half that.

#35 Edited by oraknabo (1505 posts) -

I can understand starting a generation with one console, getting another a couple of years later and eventually ending the gen with 2 or 3, but it seems completely insane to buy the 2 most expensive ones at the same time before you barely even know anything about them.

If you do this you are either too rich for your own good or mentally challenged. Don't go online afterward complaining about it like you aren't in control of your own actions. No one made you make this terrible "hardcore gamer" consumer decision.

#36 Edited by I_smell (3924 posts) -

#HumbleBrag

#37 Posted by kristov_romanov (462 posts) -

@oraknabo said:

.......but it seems completely insane to buy the 2 most expensive ones at the same time before you barely even know anything about them.......

My idea of insane is murder, random assault, so on. Not buying games stuff based on ones personal situations or entertainment interests.

#38 Posted by ripelivejam (4312 posts) -
#39 Posted by MocBucket62 (1247 posts) -

Damn dude, you went all out with your pre-orders.

#40 Posted by zombie2011 (4983 posts) -

@devilzrule27 said:

@awesomeusername said:

@shadowskill11: A weeks pay on all that?! WHAT THE HELL DO YOU WORK AS???

$1000 isn't an outrageous amount for weekly income.

for me is sure as shit would be.

$52,000 a year isn't that much, factory workers make that.

#41 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

Word. 1k a week is simply comfortable living.

#42 Edited by Veektarius (4922 posts) -

As someone with roughly the OPs salary assuming he's talking net, you're somewhere in the $70k range in gross at that level, which is respectable, but you're not exactly next in line for Kim Kardashian's sloppy seconds on that paycheck. Though I'm sure she's done with that now that she's pregnant.

As excited as I am for some of these games, preordering seems a little crazy after the shitshow that was first gen hardware in 2005. And if that chain of events taught me anything at all, it's to be more suspicious of the quality of construction in the cheaper console.

#43 Edited by Bollard (5666 posts) -

@shadowskill11: Why dump that much money now? Rather than, you know, near when the stuff actually might come out?

Also, man it must suck in America where they take the full asking price for a pre-order... Imagine all the interest they make off of that. Retailers must love that. Hooray for only paying for stuff once it's shipped.

#44 Posted by llamaegg (228 posts) -

@shadowskill11: Why dump that much money now? Rather than, you know, near when the stuff actually might come out?

Also, man it must suck in America where they take the full asking price for a pre-order... Imagine all the interest they make off of that. Retailers must love that. Hooray for only paying for stuff once it's shipped.

Yep, I pre-ordered knowing that I won't have to pay for it to ship, though honestly it's not a deal regardless, the money for this stuff will sit untouched in my account till release anyway.

But yep, I fall in with the OP, pre-ordered both systems the first chance I got.

#45 Edited by Cretaceous_Bob (522 posts) -

@mideonnviscera said:

Word. 1k a week is simply comfortable living.

I live pretty comfortably on less than half that. If I made 1K a week I'd be a rich motherfucker.

#46 Posted by StrainedEyes (1326 posts) -

@mideonnviscera said:

Word. 1k a week is simply comfortable living.

I live pretty comfortably on less than half that. If I made 1K a week I'd be a rich motherfucker.

Fucking truth.

#47 Edited by oldenglishC (979 posts) -

@chavtheworld said:

@shadowskill11: Why dump that much money now? Rather than, you know, near when the stuff actually might come out?

Also, man it must suck in America where they take the full asking price for a pre-order... Imagine all the interest they make off of that. Retailers must love that. Hooray for only paying for stuff once it's shipped.

That's not how it works. Most places don't require any money for a pre-order, and the ones that do never require the full amount.

EDIT- I guess by most places I mean Amazon.

#48 Posted by Omelet_Pants (166 posts) -

@nezza said:

Moasting

A verb signifying the combination of moaning and boasting, often employed by celebrities.

This morning, Lord Melbury moasted "Poor me, I have to attend a three hour awards ceremony to accept a lifetime achievement award!" Jim commented that all this moasting was beginning to get on his nerves.

LOL, I never heard of this term before, but I'd say that OP is definitely moasting here.

#49 Edited by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

@cretaceous_bob said:

@mideonnviscera said:

Word. 1k a week is simply comfortable living.

I live pretty comfortably on less than half that. If I made 1K a week I'd be a rich motherfucker.

Fucking truth.

Obviously we have different ideas of comfort.

#50 Edited by ArtelinaRose (1856 posts) -

@strainedeyes said:

@cretaceous_bob said:

@mideonnviscera said:

Word. 1k a week is simply comfortable living.

I live pretty comfortably on less than half that. If I made 1K a week I'd be a rich motherfucker.

Fucking truth.

Obviously we have different ideas of comfort.

You're now an admitted high maintenance boyfriend.