Could You Spend A Million Dollars In One Day?

@singout (980)
United States
October 28, 2008 8:08pm CST
I saw a movie once that dealt with this very subject. As it turns out, it was much more difficult than you would expect. I think the rules were that you had to spend it on something. You couldn't give it away, throw it away, and you had to account for every penny. Wouldn't you love to have the opportunity to try?
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@Sheepie (3121)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Gee, I don't know. Could I buy a house? If I did, then that would be a lot gone already. Also, a car. But I don't know how long that takes, I mean, you have to go into houses with the realtor and whatever, sign a whole bunch of papers, I guess that could take long. I don't think I could do it. I don't really want a lot of things. Plus, you have to haul all the stuff and everything.
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@singout (980)
• United States
29 Oct 08
kykidd just reminded me that in the movie, the character was to have nothing to show for it. That even makes it more difficult.
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@Sheepie (3121)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Well, I guess I could fly to China and eat a baby Panda. Since pandas are extinct, I bet that would be really expensive. I bet some panda lover would shoot me though, so if I have leftovers, I could go to the hospital and treat the gunshot wound.
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• United States
29 Oct 08
So I couldn't donate? I think I could spend it. I would spend a lot on setting up lifetime stuff, like weekly food delivery and monthly train passes. I would buy stuff and give to people later. I would buy a condo as well.
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@singout (980)
• United States
29 Oct 08
One day is not a very long time. I think in the movie, somehow one the purches the character made inadvertantly made money and every time he tried to spend it he was somehow causing it to accumulate. I wish I could remember the name of the movie. But he did things that you and I would probably think of doing but no matter how much he tried he ended up making money.
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@mentalward (14716)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Was that movie called Easy Money with Rodney Dangerfield? I seem to remember that movie, too.
@kykidd (6825)
• United States
29 Oct 08
I remember the movie, although I can't recall the name of it. It has been so long ago, although if it were yesterday I probably still wouldn't remember the name of it. LOL I remember he had to spend so much money and have nothing to show for it in order to get the full amount of the estate. And he only had a certain amount of time to spend it. I also remember something about a stamp. Well, I wouldn't have any problem putting a million dollars to good use. But I most certainly would have a hard time spending it and not having anything to show for it. Then again if I were going to get even more money in the end, it would probably be fathamable. Maybe I would just rent a boat or plane that costs that much just for one ride. LOL Now that would be a luxury ride and a half. Great to use my imagination like this. Thank you for starting this discussion, I hope you have a very good evening!
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@singout (980)
• United States
29 Oct 08
You know, you're absolutely right. One of the rules was that he was to have nothing to show for it. Thanks for the reminder. Unfortunately though, there's no way to update unless people read your response. Thanks again.
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• United States
29 Oct 08
So im guessing charity funds are out of the question? If they are then id try to build a church somewhere where people need it. would that fit the rules? Ha just buy a really really nice house and furniture, a bunch of ridulously priced clothing and just a bunch of ridulouslythings i dont need. or we could just find loopholes. xD ;)
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@singout (980)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Great plan but see the update below.
@agrant10 (1446)
• United States
29 Oct 08
I saw that movie and it was good. I always told my spouse that I could spend a millions dollars in a day. I'm going to say yes I could do it. It know if might be difficult but I willing to give it a try. When will you be mailing it? LOL
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• United States
30 Oct 08
Do you know the name of the movie?
@agrant10 (1446)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Brewesters Millions.
@peedielyn (1211)
• United States
29 Oct 08
WOW! Great topic! I have to say that I could spend it in one day. Tomorrow would be a great day to try. I would pay all of my bills off which is a little over $30,000, my parents bills off which I will leave out, buy new jeans--cuz I am out. Buy a trailer on a lot in the country and the furniture and then buy 3 mini-vans lol. I am sure there are more things to pay for but with gas prices, I would definatly be able to spend it. I am good at reciepts so that part won't be hard...hmmmmm...the dollar store or Wal-mart! Happy Mylotting y'all!
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@singout (980)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Great plan but see the update above.
@peedielyn (1211)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Bummer, that would make it hard. I guess I could just pay the bills off. I wouldn't have any thing to show for it but a reciept. I think I know what story you are talking about.!
@fasttalker (2798)
• United States
29 Oct 08
I would love to try it! LOL I think I would go buy a house, some vehicles, some property and some diamonds Oh and maybe a pair of shoes or two! On wait I need a loaf of bread too I would have to grab that! Oh what the heck I could buy two loaves!
@singout (980)
• United States
29 Oct 08
I have to add an update that I've been reminded of about the movie. The main character was to have absolutely nothing to show for it. That makes a big difference. I'm sorry, I should have investigated better.
@samijo719 (1055)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Oh wow. I could not imagine spending that much money in one day! I think I would have such a hard time doing that. Even if it's just free money to spend I don't even see how I could manage to spend that much money in a single day. And I love to shop but you can only buy so much clothes and such. Wow, that would be one tiring shopping day.
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@lexus54 (3577)
• Singapore
29 Oct 08
I've not seen such a movie, but I would sure like to have the opportunity to take part in something like this where I'd have to spend a million bucks in a short space of time. I definitely know what I'd spend on...either a house or a condominium apartment. Such properties of a reasonable size like 1500 sq. feet or larger are easily going for more than a million bucks, so it will be a no-brainer for me to spend it up within a day. All I have to do is to go to a property launch, decide on a unit and sign on the dotted line.
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@walijo2008 (4661)
• United States
29 Oct 08
I don't know if I could spend a million dollars in one day but I sure would try it. Buy a house and a new car, that would probably take most of it, then I would go around shopping and get whatever I wanted, that would be nice to be able to do that. But I think after awhile it would probably get old, you'd have everything you wanted, and then you would be bored with it all.
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@mentalward (14716)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Hahahaha! I'd LOVE the opportunity! I KNOW I could spend $1 million in a day... buy a house! With housing prices going through the roof in the last decade or so, it would be easy to find a house for $1 million. Okay, maybe a little less so I could buy some furniture to go in it. If I had to spend $1 million EVERY day for awhile, I'd just buy more houses! Wouldn't it be great to go vacationing anywhere you wanted and know there's a house there waiting for you to arrive? Thanks for the little dream, singout... however brief or unrealistic it is.
@mentalward (14716)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Was that movie Easy Money with Rodney Dangerfield?
@mentalward (14716)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Nothing to show for it??? Man! I'll have to think about this for awhile now. Hmmm, maybe hire a maid, a gardener, a butler and pay them all a VERY nice salary! Wait a sec... I'd have to hire them for less than 24 hours to have nothing to show for it. Okay, one day's pay for each would be one-third of a million dollars.
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@singout (980)
• United States
29 Oct 08
I should have looked into this little better but I don't think it was Rodney dangerfield. It seems I remember a younger man being the star. It may have had him in it though. Oh well, it's a nice thought anyway.
• United States
29 Oct 08
I would probably buy a few things for me, car, clothes, nice house(s), and then I would invest it all in the stock market, not only here in U.S. but also in world wide stock markets e.g. Japan,China,Russia...
• United States
29 Oct 08
new update. go to hospital and pay everyones bills and wages
@fornits (44)
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
The movie is "Brewster's Millions" starring Richard Pryor. One of the things he did (which amused me greatly) was when he bought a rare stamp (worth thousands of dollars) and then he mailed it. Clever!
@Hatley (115416)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Oct 08
singout oh we all would I am sure. I would buy a condo for maybe 200,000,start a business for 100,000 and could I put the rest in the bank, would that be a way of spending it? otherwise, I am stuck as thats a heck of a lot of money, of course if you were just plain nuts here in Ca you could buy a house for that price and there goes your million, but what in heavens name would you live on if you did so as a lot of costs go into maintaining that super expensive home, you would have to sell it just to survive I am afraid. oh not dont want that much money not in just one day. lol.
• United States
29 Oct 08
I could definately spend a million in a day. I think you could buy a home for a million and be done quickly. A trip to your local luxury car dealer could erase the funds quite quickly. How about a shopping spree for yourself and your entire family and all your friends? What about buying a local business or businesses? I think there are toms of ways you could very easily do it.....now I just have to get that million and I'll give it a try. :)