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#31 monksman

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 06:27 PM

Yeah setting up secure wifi could be a cash grab. I know my parents never secured their signal, and they didn't really have a need to. But then they saw a news segment on someone getting arrested because a neighbor or relative or someone in the community (I can't remember the exact story) was stealing their internet and doing illegal shit with it (child porn mostly) and they arrested the home owner in a case of mistaken identity.

At that point my parents had me buy a new router and make sure it was protected next time I came to visit.


I'll try it out, thanks!

#32 granturismo

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 06:41 PM

Hey everyone, so I'm trying to make money to build a gaming pc for the summer. I'm currently selling some stuff on ebay, but if I'm lucky that will maybe only bring in about $120. I'm 15, and I've tried looking for a job with no luck. I've put up flyers asking people for random odd jobs, like cleaning and stuff, and haven't gotten a respond. I really want to get a computer before the summer, because the computer I'm on right now is issued by the school, and they take it when the year is up. Any ideas?


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

#33 Spokker

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 08:31 PM

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?

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 08:53 PM

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.

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#35 monksman

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:11 AM

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?

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?

This is the link to my build. 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!

#36 Calipso

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:38 PM

Hey everyone, so I'm trying to make money to build a gaming pc for the summer. I'm currently selling some stuff on ebay, but if I'm lucky that will maybe only bring in about $120. I'm 15, and I've tried looking for a job with no luck. I've put up flyers asking people for random odd jobs, like cleaning and stuff, and haven't gotten a respond. I really want to get a computer before the summer, because the computer I'm on right now is issued by the school, and they take it when the year is up. Any ideas?



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#37 monksman

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:58 PM

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:29 AM

if they live in a city of 700 people i doubt they even have a local paper. (maybe they do)
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#39 monksman

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:48 AM

if they live in a city of 700 people i doubt they even have a local paper. (maybe they do)


I believe we do, but it's pretty small. My older brother had a paper route a while ago.

#40 Predator21281

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 01:04 AM

Will do, I've had my items up for 2 days, and still no bids.:cry:


You really shouldn't see a lot of bids right away as most eBay users try to snipe at the end for the win and lowest price.Try getting a friend to bid on it and up the price. If he wins, cool, you just put the item right back up (but you have to pay eBay still) and if he doesn't, you sold your item. I do that all the time for my friend's comics.
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#41 monksman

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:55 AM

You really shouldn't see a lot of bids right away as most eBay users try to snipe at the end for the win and lowest price.Try getting a friend to bid on it and up the price. If he wins, cool, you just put the item right back up (but you have to pay eBay still) and if he doesn't, you sold your item. I do that all the time for my friend's comics.


I hope someone snipes high.:D and the thing with your friend is against the rules on Ebay. I don't want to break any rules and get in trouble.