how would you spend 10,000 this xmas?

@makatron (503)
Dominican Republic
October 2, 2006 12:10am CST
if you just won 10,000 dollars how would you spend it?
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@lpsanche (208)
• United States
3 Oct 06
Hmm... Pay off my car? Buy presents for my fam! :)
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@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
4 Oct 06
what kind of car?? mini cooper S ??
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@lpsanche (208)
• United States
7 Oct 06
no... civic 06 EX w/ gps
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@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
nahh japanese cars arent as good as european :-P
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• United States
7 Oct 06
I would spend $3000.00 of it on gifts for family , friends and families that need help. The rest I would put up and save.
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@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
your the first person here talking about saving :P cheers
• United States
7 Oct 06
Yea with all that money why just blow it all, if some is saved then I can use some of that to take a vacation with my husband in the spring or summer.
@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
so true, i would buy myself a plasma tv to watch baseball games and dvd's
• United States
5 Oct 06
Pay off my charge cards and with what is left over I would take my family to the Bahamas for a little R&R. We deserve it. A little sun to brighten our moods. Oh it is nice to dream. Who knows maybe by Christmas I will have earned enough money on MYLOT to cover the plane fare. *lol*
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@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
nahh come here to Dominican Republic, its a paradise and cheaper than bahamas for sure
• United States
7 Oct 06
We almost went to the Dominican Republic for our Honeymoon, but at the last minute my husband changed his mind because of the wonderful time that we had in the Bahamas 2 years earlier. We should of went to the Domincan Republic, we didn't capture the same magic as the 1st time.
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@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
trust me we got loads more than bahamas, they are just hotels but here we got ecotourism and mountains and loads more, and remember santo domingo is the OLDEST CITY IN THE CONTINENT we also have the oldest church and christopher colombus bones (maybe not, but who knows) :D
@bhchy1 (6052)
• United States
7 Oct 06
I would spend about 1,000 on my family and the rest on gifts for kids who would other wise not have an x-mas.
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@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
umm sounds fair, where would you take them?
@bhchy1 (6052)
• United States
7 Oct 06
I could take a group of children shopping or buy presents from Sanat for them to wkae up to on x-mas morning...doesn't really matter how you do it...just that you do it.
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@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
can i have a present too?? i still believe in santa aswell :D
• United States
7 Oct 06
I would get my van fixed so it ran right and I could keep my kids warm while driving in it. The stupid ac/heater unit went kaput LOL. Then what ever was left I would get the kids some nice things and some warm coats then give the rest to my mom for helping me out last year while going threw my divorce.
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@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
thats nice, hope you give some cash to the person who initiated this thread (me) hahaha :)
• United States
7 Oct 06
Always, hey I'm a giving person hehehe.
@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
yay awesome if you give me your email ill send the wish list of my ebay right to you lol hahahahahahaha ps dont let your husband know anything about it :P
@subbu007 (182)
• India
7 Oct 06
I will gift myself a sports car....
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@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
remember is just 10,000 what kind of car would be??
@subbu007 (182)
• India
7 Oct 06
well it would be a used mitsubishi lancer evo VII
@kunalsp (428)
• India
7 Oct 06
what kind of car you will buy with just 10000
@netizen (534)
• India
7 Oct 06
I will built a brand new little house for me!
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@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
but how big can a 10g's house be?
@netizen (534)
• India
7 Oct 06
Good question! $10,000 USD is equals around Rs 450,000 INR and using this money, I can built a house with around 900 sq. feet single storeyed house within 3 months. The house consists 1 hall, 2 bed rooms, 1 kitchen, 1, sit-out, 1 bath room, 1 toilet. This is enough for living 6 people.
@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
wow that sounds interesting do you have any link for me??
@callalily (165)
• United States
7 Oct 06
I would pay off some bills first, pay taxes on property, and then buy gifts for my family.
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@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
ye i got it, pay uncle sam his pennys and then have fun u dont want IRS knocking your door lol
• United States
7 Oct 06
Yes, that for sure, but I would also pay my property taxes which is now due! The joys of ownership!!! LOL
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@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
hell yeah ppl thinks, i need my own house, but they never think about taxes just about the cozzy place with bed and tv :P
@KisaMommy (133)
• United States
7 Oct 06
I would pay rent for 4 months.. 3100 spend $100 on each child........ 400 fix the oil leak in the car..... 1000? get a plasma tv 1900 Buy clothes for myself 1000 clothes for my husband 1000 clothes for all the kids 1200 (300 on each.. or put aside that for each..) gifts for HUGE extended family 400 ______________________________________ grand total 10000 ^_^ I think that would be a good way to spend it for christmas.. (I could greatly need some new clothes!)
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@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
you got the best answer for that one 4 kids?? sounds like you really deserve a plasma :P for those 36 months hahaha
• United States
7 Oct 06
ahh ^_^ thankyou! ^_^
@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
you tell me if you dont deserve it hahahaha
@ShannaS (559)
• United States
7 Oct 06
Well, that would almost pay off my second lawyer.
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@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
how many you got??
@ShannaS (559)
• United States
7 Oct 06
this is my second and last, my 1st got disbarred for taking us for $45 grand yes I am ticked
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@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
ohh ok, so your into a divorce or something? about your first lawyer, remember this term VAMPIRES!!!
@HerShe (2386)
• Canada
10 Oct 06
I would put the whole amount as a downpayment for a piece of property. Then I would just leave it there until the property values have gone up and the grandkids are old enough to buy their own houses and then I would sell the property and give them each a share of the profits to use for a downpayment for their own houses.
• United States
13 Oct 06
That's a very sweet and unselfish thing to do
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@HerShe (2386)
• Canada
14 Oct 06
Well, thank you very much. .....Fifty years down the road, when I'm old and grey, and need assistance getting around, I'll have a place to go. As sweet and unselfish it may seem, it is also selfish. A plan where everyone wins. And that to me is the only kind of plan.
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@jaginfo2006 (1757)
• India
7 Oct 06
i will better invest in the bank
@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
yeah get some certificates
@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
yeah get some certificates
• India
7 Oct 06
I would probably buy a xbox 360 the next second
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@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
lol very nice but what about ps3?? it will come with blue ray dvd device so you can play your movies in the new format too?
7 Oct 06
Even with that amount of money I'd still not waste it on an over-priced console that'll be cheaper in six months!
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• China
7 Oct 06
I don't celebrate chrismas, I'd be boring and invest most of it -- I would buy pressies for my mum, sons and grandchildren but I do that anyway not just at christmas time.
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@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
why dont you celebrate xmas? religion thingy? but thats true that we dont need to wait xmas to buy presents for our relatives
• China
7 Oct 06
I don't celebrate it coz I'm not a christian. I see more validity in the old festivals before the christians got hold of them and corrupted them. The solstices and equinoxes. They say christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus but he was born around Oct,3 BCE. Using the christmas as his birth day was opportune because that was the time of the Roman Saturnalia. The early church overlaid already existing festivals because it was easier to recondition new converts than go against what already existed. Besides I find the commercialism of christmas extremely unpleasant.
@LaGitana (278)
• United States
7 Oct 06
Well, about half would go for a newer car. I'm not a big "gotta have a new car every year kind of person." And I'd try to find something to invest in that would give me a return with the rest. Maybe real estate. www.labohemegypsybazaar.com
@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
real state is good as long as you get good advice
@LaGitana (278)
• United States
7 Oct 06
Thanks, THAT's good advice.
@tater03 (1765)
• United States
7 Oct 06
I would use some of it to get Christmas gifts. Then I would go on a vacation that I would normally not be able to afford.
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@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
where? to the caribbean?
@morenita (331)
• United States
7 Oct 06
Oh, I hadnt even though about a vacation. A vacation for my entire family would be a nice treat!
• United States
13 Oct 06
Pay off some debt, that would be a nice christmas gift to us.
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@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
14 Oct 06
yeah tell me about it!!
@register (1065)
• India
7 Oct 06
I'd consider investing the 10,000 in something.
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@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
what kind of invest?? real state or your own business?
• Philippines
7 Oct 06
I'll bring my family to disneyland and spend christmas there
@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
yeah!!mickey mouse :P
• United States
7 Oct 06
I would spoil my family rotten since my parents dont have alot of money to give my little brothers and sisters a good christmas.
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@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
7 Oct 06
ur one step closer to heaven tho, such a good sister :)