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Stevedore 06-18-2019 03:33pm

H.S. Graduation gift?
 
So how much cash to give a grandson for H.S. Graduation? First-timer here; 4 more to go in the next several years.

DAB 06-18-2019 03:34pm

2 months salary.

oh, wait, that's some other event.

enough for freshman books?

VITE1 06-18-2019 03:49pm

What you can afford.

MrPeabody 06-18-2019 03:49pm

Hire him a hooker for the night.:yesnod:

chinaski 06-18-2019 04:09pm

No More than $500 :yesnod:

MrPeabody 06-18-2019 04:11pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by chinaski (Post 1673948)
No More than $500 :yesnod:

Okay, so hire the hooker for an hour.:leaving:

datawiz 06-18-2019 04:19pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stevedore (Post 1673940)
So how much cash to give a grandson for H.S. Graduation? First-timer here; 4 more to go in the next several years.

It's a good thing Dell didn't have these options when I bought my $8k notebook...I would have spent a lot more.

BUT, this is your grandson, he needs a good computer, and I speced one out for you. :seasix: I saved you $4k, so you're welcome. :datawiz:

https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop...19&cartItemId=

Touringmike 06-18-2019 04:55pm

My grandson is going to college for the next 6 years
(Pharmacology), I gave him $300.00.
There will be more (much more) when he graduates college.

3 more kids (for now) to follow.

Stevedore 06-18-2019 05:23pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by datawiz (Post 1673951)
It's a good thing Dell didn't have these options when I bought my $8k notebook...I would have spent a lot more.

BUT, this is your grandson, he needs a good computer, and I speced one out for you. :seasix: I saved you $4k, so you're welcome. :datawiz:

Thanks! I PROMISE you that IF I buy that laptop for my grandson, I'll send you $4,000 worth of Heinekens to show my appreciation for the savings. :seasix:

Seriously, his educational interest is in computer graphics, animation, gaming, etc., so I'm expecting that his "dream" laptop that he worked & saved his $$ for 1-2 years ago may fall a bit short at some point.

datawiz 06-18-2019 05:30pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stevedore (Post 1673955)
Thanks! I PROMISE you that IF I buy that laptop for my grandson, I'll send you $4,000 worth of Heinekens to show my appreciation for the savings. :seasix:

Seriously, his educational interest is in computer graphics, animation, gaming, etc., so I'm expecting that his "dream" laptop that he worked & saved his $$ for 1-2 years ago may fall a bit short at some point.

In all honesty, you could do a VR ready version of that notebook for about $4k. It blew me away that you could now price one north of $20,000. When I built mine last year, mine was as far as you could go at $8k. I have 3 hard drives, now you can get a 4th. Dear God! :rofl:

But based on your reply, it might not be a bad investment. Pool his resources and augment with yours, and get him a nice rig. I'll be happy to help spec one out. :cert:

snide 06-18-2019 07:42pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by datawiz (Post 1673951)
It's a good thing Dell didn't have these options when I bought my $8k notebook...I would have spent a lot more.

BUT, this is your grandson, he needs a good computer, and I speced one out for you. :seasix: I saved you $4k, so you're welcome. :datawiz:

https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop...19&cartItemId=

Thanks for the link! Just ordered one for the wife, one each for my boys, and one for me. :thumbs::thumbs:

:cheers:

markids77 06-18-2019 08:35pm

I feel small... our family's grads got a Benjamin each.:leaving:

Stangkiller 06-18-2019 08:56pm

I vote for a solid computer too.

Cybercowboy 06-18-2019 10:06pm

Nephew - $100 and a meal.
Grandson - $200 and a meal.
Great grandson - $300 and two meals.
Great great great grandson - $1,000,000,000 and a Ukrainian hooker.

04 commemorative 06-18-2019 10:22pm

:iagree:

DAB 06-18-2019 11:10pm

I think I got a ride home from the graduation ceremony.

04 commemorative 06-19-2019 08:10am

Quote:

Originally Posted by DAB (Post 1674004)
I think I got a ride home from the graduation ceremony.

Yeah, no one came to mine except my sisters and mom & dad.....no uncles,aunts grandparents....zippo !

Stevedore 06-19-2019 08:16am

Thanks for the suggestions. :cert: We're currently thinking $200-300.

When I graduated HS, I got a Montgomery Ward portable typewriter. IIRC, I still got my mother to type my papers, so her plan didn't work out.

When I got out of college, they gave me a suitcase, probably thinking I would move out. That plan didn't work either. :rofl:

Mike Mercury 06-19-2019 10:35am

https://pics.me.me/graduation-gift-f...y-18866033.png



https://pics.me.me/back-in-my-day-we...ts-3070838.png

GentleBen 06-19-2019 11:05am

Quote:

Originally Posted by datawiz (Post 1673951)
It's a good thing Dell didn't have these options when I bought my $8k notebook...I would have spent a lot more.

BUT, this is your grandson, he needs a good computer, and I speced one out for you. :seasix: I saved you $4k, so you're welcome. :datawiz:

https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop...19&cartItemId=

Great system but does he really need 7 TB of storage? If you dropped the three 2 TB SSD drives (leaving him with 1 TB) you could probably get close to $3K.


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