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Topic # 14739 18-Jul-2007 13:06
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Calling fellow geeks.  It is my birthday in the not-too-distant future and my beloved missus asked me what I want.  Well colour me surprised but I couldn't really think of anything, so I thought I'd open it up to the audience to get some inspiration.

Therefore... If someone wanted to buy something for you and had a $100 budget, what would be on your wishlist?

(Unsurprisingly, my missus won't buy games and I've already lined up my Vista upgrade form family)




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  Reply # 78594 18-Jul-2007 13:14
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Dinner for two, of course. Tongue out

Failing that, an Amazon voucher to...uh...buy poetry (Command & Conquer 3 rocks, or Battlefield 2142 if you don't have it already).

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Reply # 78600 18-Jul-2007 13:21
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Grab the $100 and bail to show girls


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  Reply # 78632 18-Jul-2007 14:33
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johnr:

Grab the $100 and bail to show girls



Classy mate.  i like you're style - don't think his mrs would appreciate but...

I had the same dilemma in April - most things I want cost more than a hundy... I ended up getting a GPS receiver bundle for my PDA.

But I also want a networked media storage device... PVR... new headphones...




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  Reply # 78633 18-Jul-2007 14:36
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8GB USB memory drive
More RAM for the PC
200GB hard drive
External USB hard drive

...need more memory, need more memory




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  Reply # 78658 18-Jul-2007 16:19
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Jama: 8GB USB memory drive
More RAM for the PC
200GB hard drive
External USB hard drive

...need more memory, need more memory

Hmm, more memory (but isn't 500GB enough?).  RAM could be a goer, esp. with a Vista upgrade on the horizon.

johnr: Grab the $100 and bail to show girls

I don;t think so - I got into enough trouble on my stag night. Yell




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Reply # 78663 18-Jul-2007 16:33
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lugh: I don;t think so - I got into enough trouble on my stag night. Yell


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  Reply # 78763 19-Jul-2007 07:49
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Filterer: Is that a whip I can hear cracking?

That's the problem with really short hair - everyone can see the thumbprint (ooh, I'm going to pay for that!) Innocent




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  Reply # 79464 24-Jul-2007 17:30
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If your really short on ideas I'd go for a usb rocket launcher

Why email your office colleagues when you can hit them in the back of the head with a plastic missle?

Just think of all the bytes of data you'll save. Your sys admin will love you for it!





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  Reply # 79467 24-Jul-2007 17:48
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I concur with the rocket launcher,

I bough one of those ones from thinkgeek and it rocks, what sucks is it doesn't work under linux very well, but considering your upgrading to vista i imagine thats not a problem





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  Reply # 79845 26-Jul-2007 17:54
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Steal an n95 and keep the $100?

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  Reply # 79884 26-Jul-2007 20:47
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Thinkgeek vouchers?
A remote control helicopter?



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  Reply # 79927 27-Jul-2007 07:40
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Looks like I solved the question (and purely by accident).  Pearl Jam's released a 7-disc box set Live at the Gorge 05/06 so Her Indoors is going to get me that (plus some DSE vouchers to satisfy the inner geek).

Thanks for all the tips guys - I might have to give ThinkGeek a serious going at some point.




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  Reply # 80157 28-Jul-2007 21:12
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I like to buy:

1.iphone
2.ps3
3.latest pc specs
4.Laptop
5.Ipod


i think that all folks :)

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  Reply # 81214 5-Aug-2007 21:26
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I'd be happy with a DVD box set of just about any gritty British detective / crime drama. Can't get enough of 'em!


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  Reply # 81237 6-Aug-2007 07:30
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hmmm i've always wanted to see if 720p is inferior to 1080p on a 50 inch. so i might get an hddvd and an hdmi cable for $100. but will have to beg to lend a player off someone!




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