Join sites where you're paid to watch videos and stuff. You get vouchers which you can buy stuff with and then sell on ebay
Do you know any sites you've tried that work?
This is the link to my build.
What kind of gaming PC are you thinking of putting together? If you're buying more than you need for what you want to do, you might be able to trim some fat and lower the price.
Also, if you do find it frustrating to find a job as a teenager, I hope that you keep that memory with you and research why this might be. Then when you turn 18 you can vote and make informed decisions about labor laws and their consequences and benefits.
My story is that I could not find a summer job when I was 17, and I went into the school's/county's ROP program, where I worked for free for Disneyland until they gave me an actual job. The ROP program is meant to counter the negative effects of the minimum wage, but if I could work at Disneyland for $0/hour until they offer me an $8/hour position (at the time CA min wage was $6.75 and Disneyland pays above minimum wage), why could I not work there for $3-$5/hour and then go from there?
I'm just trying to get a decent gaming pc for around that price. Something that will run modern games at a decent framerate. I'll be sure to remember my experiences for future references. Theres a lot of things I've seen that I would like to see changed, but for now I'm stuck just watching and hoping.
One thing that I learned was that a lot of places won't hire people under 16. The problem that we had were the liabilities involved. People that age couldn't handle cash or do certain things. It was bizarre really.
Anyways we did odd jobs, cut grass, dig ditches, pick vegetables and stuff from farms/gardens. I did a lot of construction helping, which meant I got tools and supplies for the workers. The bricklayers were the best because they parked themselves and made me get the bricks, mortar, and everything else all day.
Other than that your options may be limited.
Sounds like stuff to do during spring, which is coming up. I'll see if I can find something like that. Thanks!