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Old June 18, 2010, 09:38 AM
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Aight guys thanks for the posts so far. My parents have now started to get frustrated with him because they know that it will be a waste of money for a 14 year old. There is 0 use he can make out of it. He even said he doesn't want to take it to school. He also has an iPod touch (first gen I think) and a pretty decent slide phone so I don't really see the point. he will just have some piece of junk that will get used maybe once or twice a week to browse porn on his bed. I am really just trying to help him. I recommended a few laptops or a few graphics cards maybe to purchase on in the future. I know its his money, I know he had to work for it, but at that age you do very dumb things. Overall i'm just trying to help him in the long-run because I never had an older brother who did that for me.
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Old June 18, 2010, 04:51 PM
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Aight guys thanks for the posts so far. My parents have now started to get frustrated with him because they know that it will be a waste of money for a 14 year old. There is 0 use he can make out of it. He even said he doesn't want to take it to school. He also has an iPod touch (first gen I think) and a pretty decent slide phone so I don't really see the point. he will just have some piece of junk that will get used maybe once or twice a week to browse porn on his bed. I am really just trying to help him. I recommended a few laptops or a few graphics cards maybe to purchase on in the future. I know its his money, I know he had to work for it, but at that age you do very dumb things. Overall i'm just trying to help him in the long-run because I never had an older brother who did that for me.
if you can convince him to, get him to save the money. He'll thank you in the long run.
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Old June 19, 2010, 07:39 PM
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So i'll compile replies into one here.

He's got $600 from saving and working at booster juice

The reason I don't want him to get it is because for $600 nowadays you can find yourself a decent asus laptop that can do everything the iPad can but better. He says "BUT THE IPAD HAZ TOUCHSCREEN!" so I usually comeback and call him a fool.
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(UPDATE) I walked into my room and my brand new atcs 840 has an apple sticker on it...
Stick a Pentium III case badge on the back of his iPad/iPhone.
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Old June 21, 2010, 08:10 PM
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I don't know why this thread isn't looked yet but it isn't that bad of a flame war yet....

Well if he already has an ipod touch and wont use the iPad at school than it is almost utterly useless for him.

Tell him that a dude on here (me) has an iPad and for a what you described it is useless for him. If that don't work than let him waste his money. There are some cool apps and stuff but not worth the price. He already has a phone but if he doesn't have a laptop already he should get one of those.
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