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Old 06-18-2019, 2:33pm   #1
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Default 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.
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2 months salary.

oh, wait, that's some other event.

enough for freshman books?
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What you can afford.
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Hire him a hooker for the night.
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No More than $500
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No More than $500
Okay, so hire the hooker for an hour.
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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. I saved you $4k, so you're welcome.

https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop...19&cartItemId=
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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.
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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. I saved you $4k, so you're welcome.
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.

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.
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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.

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!

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.
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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. I saved you $4k, so you're welcome.

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.

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Old 06-18-2019, 7:35pm   #12
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I feel small... our family's grads got a Benjamin each.
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Old 06-18-2019, 7:56pm   #13
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I vote for a solid computer too.
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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.
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I think I got a ride home from the graduation ceremony.
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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 !
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Thanks for the suggestions. 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.
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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. I saved you $4k, so you're welcome.

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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