Houston.....I have a problem

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  1. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Hello, i was all hyped up about getting the new iphone 3g. Yesterday my dad said i couldnt get it. I even offered to pay the initial cost of the iphone (£100) and then pay him £15 a month, meaning he only had to pay £20 a month, the same as the contract that he wants me to go on.

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    The reason for this? "I dont think you should be spending half your monthly income on a phone. (im 14 i get £40 a month from my parents). So i said the old, "its my money i do what i want with it" and now hes being all stubborn about it.

    Ok so here is what i need to do, i need some advise on how i can persuade my dad to let me get the iphone. He will only let me get one if i get a job, thing is im 14 and the only jobs around are paper rounds, and at the moment there are non about. So i need to persuade him some how to let me get the iphone and how i will benefit from it. He knows all the specs so i cant WOW him with all that, steve jobs did that already

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    So yeah, if anyones got any ideas on how i can get him to let me buy it please post them. I can defiantly afford it, ill get £160 from selling my ipod touch plus cash i already have so thats not a problem, i just think my dad doesn't want me to be spending that much money each month on a phone.

    Thank you.
  2. thechungster

    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    damn, im really not sure what to do. umm beg?
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    tryed that lol.... its not working...
  4. PatrickG

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    tell him you love him soo very much
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    lol....that wont work he will just think ive just done something bad
  6. PatrickG

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    well then all i could think of is to back hand him and demand it, and tell him your the boss?
  7. thechungster

    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    wow, i would never ever say that to my dad, well i wouldnt even say it to anyone.

    well hitman, just hope and hope i guess
  8. TheDuke1122

    TheDuke1122 New Member

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    Look for other jobs. It's inevitably his all his money that is going to the phone... You got to change that. I started my own little bussines when I was your age. Just think like neighborhood lawn service, tutoring, something online, etc. Just put your mind to it and I'm sure you'll come up with something. Good luck
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    Just go behind their backs and pay for the whole thing yourself, contract and phone, they can't really say no to you if it's all your money.
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    I don't think he'd be here if he had all the money already...

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