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#51 Edited by faxon (66 posts) -

23 living in the uk here. before i started my masters course i had a job at a call centre where i got £1500 a month.

the idea of getting 1000 a week is .... unheard of in my head. i have yet to experience any wealth of money so owning either of these consoles is pretty much out of the question

though to be honest if i could afford it, right now id go out and buy a wii u, 3ds, pre order a ps4 and an xbox one right now. if you can afford it and its your hobby why on earth not?

#52 Edited by oraknabo (1471 posts) -

@kristov_romanov: You might want to check your definition of insane. It can apply to a lot more than violent acts. When I say buying more than $1000 in electronics you know basically nothing about and won't even see for almost 6 months is completely insane I mean that anyone doing that is lacking in sanity. If you still have a problem with the word sanity in that context, replace it with "sense".

#53 Edited by kristov_romanov (459 posts) -

@oraknabo: "If you do this you are either too rich for your own good or mentally challenged."

Nope, still too melodramatic for a console.

Edit: or 2

#54 Posted by Gruebacca (521 posts) -

$1000 a week? That's nothing where I live.

I don't think the op is moasting. It's common for people to buy a lot of stuff due to general excitement over said stuff, and then they realize later what a crazy thing they've done.

#55 Posted by TyCobb (1972 posts) -

I can't bring myself to pre-order. The thrill of new consoles is actually finding one for sale in a store. I don't know why, but I like doing it that way.

#56 Edited by Scrawnto (2453 posts) -

@jbird said:

@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.

When I was in college, I had maybe $1000 in spending money each year, and most of that came from my very generous grandparents at holidays. All the rest of my money went to food or rent. Before college I had way less than that, maybe $200 in spending money over a year, again mostly from grandparents at the holidays. I did not come from a wealthy background, and I didn't have a job or an allowance.

Now, I'm a software developer, and I probably make an amount of money similar to the OP. A couple weeks ago, I dropped $1800 on a decent violin, something I've wanted to do for years and years, but which was always out of reach.

I've been on both sides of the vast divide between the upper-middle and working classes, and it feels very strange for me to be where I am. I just hope I don't lose that perspective over the years.

I can absolutely see how $52k a year would be a huge amount of money to a lot of people. When I was applying for jobs after graduating, I felt really presumptuous putting $68k down as my "preferred salary". It turned out I was vastly underselling myself, as I found when I was offered my current position, but at the time even $60k sounded like so much money. I wouldn't laugh at those people. Heck, my sisters still are those people.

#57 Edited by ShadowSkill11 (1783 posts) -

I guess my topic was a little misleading. I should have said a little less than 4 days pay instead of a weeks pay. Oh well.

#58 Edited by awesomeusername (4195 posts) -

@devilzrule27: I didn't really make my point clear but I know it's possible but I live in the Bronx (Not the South part) so most people don't make half that in a week.

@bocam I don't live in the city, city. I live in the top of the Bronx, but that still counts as the city. Right? I don't know. Manhattan is pretty much the rich part of NY.

@joshwent Well they don't. I know someone who doesn't make that much a week. But this person doesn't own a pot farm so it depends I guess.

@humanity Look at what I said to bocam.^^

@ripelivejam Yupp, we're poor. #DealWithIt

#59 Posted by awesomeusername (4195 posts) -

I guess my topic was a little misleading. I should have said a little less than 4 days pay instead of a weeks pay. Oh well.

Moaster

#60 Edited by Butler (386 posts) -

Hey guys....

"You are not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world."

I wanna know about the real yous. ^^

#61 Edited by jiggajoe14 (696 posts) -

Where OP spends his weekends

#62 Posted by Red12b (9084 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.

had a laugh at that,

#63 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2341 posts) -

I bet I can have way more fun without money than the OP can with all his money doubled.

= |

#64 Edited by Raven10 (1809 posts) -

This whole thread is silly. Making $60k a year is not a massive amount. That barely puts you in the middle class. The poverty line is somewhere around $30k for a family of four. For those of you who are young and don't have a family, $60k may seem like a ton of money, but when you have a wife and a couple of kids to take care of, $60k will barely get you through the month depending on where you live. If you have a kid in private school of college then you will need more than $1000 a week to pay for that. What might seem like a lot to a single college student is barely making ends meat for a man with a decent sized family. I don't know what this dude's situation is like, but the middle class ends at well over double what this guy makes per year for a single person. For a family it is a good four or five times what he makes. The "one percent" makes $1000 in a couple minutes, not a week.

#65 Posted by OldManLight (860 posts) -

@shadowskill11: poor you...i have a wife, 3 kids, a mortgage, and a car we're still paying on until september. I wish i was in a position to be able to buy new consoles but i'm not. Furthermore, if i spent money that way, my wife would embargo such wonderful things that i would curse the day i first started to game.

#66 Edited by ShaggE (6479 posts) -

Damn E3, I just spent about 30 minutes pay FROM WORKING AT HOME WWW.NOTASCAM.ORG preordering every console and game that made an appearance at E3.:(

FML, I hate having a moderate amount of income. :(:(

#67 Posted by Hunter5024 (5711 posts) -

Man. I would read a whole thread about what you duders make. It sounds like I need to fucking move.

#68 Posted by Bollard (5604 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.

I guess I misunderstood what the OP said when he meant "spent" then. Usually implies past tense, rather than future.

#69 Posted by TrafalgarLaw (1132 posts) -

I don't know about you guys in america but I can earn up to $360 in a weekend as a student doing basic surgery assistance. This guy is nothing :P

#70 Posted by FlipperDesert (2090 posts) -

@jbird said:

@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.

I would sell my damn soul for a £33k a year job once I graduate university. For me to get a PS4 alone I'm probably going to have to eat shittier food for a while and hope that I can add in Christmas money.

Not that it isn't worth it. E3's made everything exciting again.

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#71 Posted by ShadowSkill11 (1783 posts) -

@raven10 said:

This whole thread is silly. Making $60k a year is not a massive amount. That barely puts you in the middle class. The poverty line is somewhere around $30k for a family of four. For those of you who are young and don't have a family, $60k may seem like a ton of money, but when you have a wife and a couple of kids to take care of, $60k will barely get you through the month depending on where you live. If you have a kid in private school of college then you will need more than $1000 a week to pay for that. What might seem like a lot to a single college student is barely making ends meat for a man with a decent sized family. I don't know what this dude's situation is like, but the middle class ends at well over double what this guy makes per year for a single person. For a family it is a good four or five times what he makes. The "one percent" makes $1000 in a couple minutes, not a week.

$65k. According to wikipedia $62.5k is the point of entry to be considered upper middle class in America. I don't have a housewife and kid money disposal so I'm doing okay and I'm still young and have no where to go but up.

#72 Posted by TyCobb (1972 posts) -

@scrawnto: You just got your violin? Hasn't it been over a year where you had that on the list of your next purchases when you made that one thread? Congrats nonetheless.

For the people saying $52K/year is a lot, you are correct depending on the circumstances. $52K as a W2 job with no family is quite good. Start adding a spouse that has no income or dropping kids into that and you have no money. Make that a $52K/year as a 1099 worker and get ready to realize you only make about $28K/year after taxes. I remember a co-worker paying $1,200 a month just for health insurance for his family of 4. On top of another $1,000 coming out each check due to taxes, it is amazing how little some people actually clear each check even though they make a good amount of money.

#73 Posted by Scrawnto (2453 posts) -

@tycobb said:

@scrawnto: You just got your violin? Hasn't it been over a year where you had that on the list of your next purchases when you made that one thread? Congrats nonetheless.

Wow, you remember that? That was around nine months ago after I got my first raise. Yeah, I actually just got around to getting furniture and a TV for my living room about a month ago, too. It turns out I'm pretty good at not spending my money. The violin was the last thing off that list that I hadn't gotten yet.

#74 Posted by RobertOrri (1132 posts) -

Great troll thread.

#75 Posted by LibrorumProhibitorum (348 posts) -

Well, you didn't pay anything right now as Amazon only charges when an item ships.

#76 Posted by TyCobb (1972 posts) -
@scrawnto said:

@tycobb said:

@scrawnto: You just got your violin? Hasn't it been over a year where you had that on the list of your next purchases when you made that one thread? Congrats nonetheless.

It turns out I'm pretty good at not spending my money.

If I was Rogue, I would hunt you down and steal your mutant power. Eh, I don't buy a whole lot of stuff, but when I do, I buy high quality stuff which just ends up making me mad when I realize how little I use it 6 months afterwards. Oh well.

#77 Edited by Freshbandito (686 posts) -

@raven10 said:

This whole thread is silly. Making $60k a year is not a massive amount. That barely puts you in the middle class. The poverty line is somewhere around $30k for a family of four. For those of you who are young and don't have a family, $60k may seem like a ton of money, but when you have a wife and a couple of kids to take care of, $60k will barely get you through the month depending on where you live. If you have a kid in private school of college then you will need more than $1000 a week to pay for that. What might seem like a lot to a single college student is barely making ends meat for a man with a decent sized family. I don't know what this dude's situation is like, but the middle class ends at well over double what this guy makes per year for a single person. For a family it is a good four or five times what he makes. The "one percent" makes $1000 in a couple minutes, not a week.

$65k. According to wikipedia $62.5k is the point of entry to be considered upper middle class in America. I don't have a housewife and kid money disposal so I'm doing okay and I'm still young and have no where to go but up.

I'm really not sure what you're trying to do with this thread, you earn the normal wage a skilled worker makes and it's great that you're proud of that but are you really trying to use an internet forum to say "Hey guys, I earn the average wage of someone who works a skilled trade" or am I misjudging you checking wikipedia to see if you're part of the middle class? Either way, welcome to the middle class I guess should we all flash pictures of our savings accounts and pay slips now?

Try to think about how ridiculous this thread will look if someone shows it to you a couple of years down the line, be proud of what you've achieved whether it's a minimum wage 30k a year or 6 figure and more salaries just don't idly boast, it makes you look like you don't understand the value of your money.