View Full Version : What if you had a thousand dollars?

January 12th, 2009, 2:05 PM
Except the catch is, you have to spend it on other people, not yourself.

I'd probably get my friends and family a lot of gifts, and put the rest in a charity of some sort. A thousand dollars could do a lot for someone.

January 12th, 2009, 2:09 PM
I would give my friends and family enough food, but not to where they gorge themselves! I would give them a proper home to live in, and so on. Tons of gifts, but not too much so they won't get greedy.

the bitter end.
January 12th, 2009, 2:42 PM
I would save it towards something =P I save all the money I get for a while.

January 12th, 2009, 2:44 PM
$1000 really isn't that much. :o
There's no way would you be able to afford a house for your family. 0.o

That's roughly £500 over here, I'd put it towards a new car for the family?
My dad just quit his job, and at the same time the car broke.

Zebra Thunderhead
January 12th, 2009, 2:45 PM
I'd spend it all on my pen pal Dave:

- the digital SLR he wants ($600)
- a cell phone ($~200)
- $200 mall shopping spree

I ♥ Dave so much. XD

January 12th, 2009, 2:47 PM
That's a good question, but I would probably just put it all into a charity, because if I spent it on my friends, that could lead to some conflicts if some of them think they aren't getting as much as someone else.

January 12th, 2009, 2:54 PM
Umm. I'd buy some stuff for my friends, and maybe an above ground pool for my family xD

January 12th, 2009, 2:59 PM
I'd buy my sister enough Touhou merchandise to convince her to gain in interest in the series. I'll even throw in some Kingdom Hearts plushies and such so she'd be more willing to accept it. Whatever I had left, I'd use to help pay off some bills and such.

January 12th, 2009, 3:29 PM
I'd repair my DS and give it to my cousin $30
I'd buy Metroid Prime Corruption and a Wii for my other cousin $469
The rest would go to Human Appeal International.

January 12th, 2009, 3:37 PM
I'd spend it all on my gf. She's had my back through and through and was taking care of me when my family just up and left me.

January 12th, 2009, 4:01 PM
I would buy something for my family:D.

January 12th, 2009, 4:11 PM
I would probably go and spend it on buying food and stuff for homeless people

January 12th, 2009, 4:24 PM
I would simply hand it over to my parents. They are the only people I owe anything too, and I'm sure they could use it, so for me it's seems like the logical action. Except, I'd probably give $200 or so over to the local Humane Society. ♥

January 12th, 2009, 4:29 PM
I'd give to charity, buy the food and drink for my family, get my little cousin a game console or something like that and give the rest to them.

January 12th, 2009, 4:40 PM
if i had that much money i would give it all to my pearents, they deserve it...

January 12th, 2009, 4:46 PM
If I had that much money I would put it in a bank account and pretend it didnt exist.Like I never got it in the first place.

Black Omega Zero
January 12th, 2009, 5:21 PM
I would save that money... it may be useful later in my life, or in other people's lives...

Volkner's Apprentice
January 12th, 2009, 5:32 PM
Oh dear, I almost didn't notice someone posted this topic given it'was only a spec who did so.

Not to be selfish in a sense that I wouldn't help others out by donating money or anything, but for me it'd be really fun and really heartwarming to be able to take my friends out and get them tons of great stuff, then treat them to an amazing meal somewhere. Short term happiness, maybe, yet a day that we could look back on and love.

January 12th, 2009, 8:06 PM
I'd spend it all on my bro. Cause we literally share almost all things that we have, except personal stuffs of course, lol.
So that means, in the end I get this money's benefit too, winner all the way!

January 12th, 2009, 8:13 PM
To be honest with you all, I'd help both of my parents with whatever they need. And then after them, it's me. I know friends should come before me, but they always ask me for money almost every single day at school, and I'm quite getting tired of it. And prob the rest of it, if I have any remainders, on that other person that's very special to me. :D

January 12th, 2009, 9:05 PM
I'd buy expensive stuff for my parents, maybe something nice for my big brother, toys for my nephew and neice, and only a candy bar for my little sister, just to piss her off. xD

January 12th, 2009, 10:39 PM
I'd buy my parents, my sister and two of my closest friends a DS each.

January 13th, 2009, 2:15 AM
I'll buy myself a brand new laptop, and some rare cactuses and an expensive new telescope!

beauty. proletariat
January 13th, 2009, 2:18 AM
I would buy a fantaboulous diamond ring with white gold for my girlfriend <3

January 13th, 2009, 2:27 AM
$1000 dollars really isn't that much. :/ It is better than nothing though, so...

I guess I'd spend it all on my mother. She's been a little down on her luck lately, and I'm sure $1000 would make her smile.

January 13th, 2009, 2:40 AM
Wooo £500, a lot of people earn that in a week. xD

Save it and put it towards a car.

January 13th, 2009, 4:26 AM
It's not too much, even after being converted to my currency. I'd probably stash it and use it up over a period of time on personal purchases.

January 13th, 2009, 5:23 AM
€700 (aprox)? Well I'md save it for paying my college classes myself and buying presents for Christmas XD

Yeah it may sound boring but that's the real truth.

January 13th, 2009, 12:59 PM
The reason I limited it to a thousand dollars is because I didn't want to get any ridiculous answers like "FIND A CURE TO ___" =/ Be realistic, people.

January 13th, 2009, 12:59 PM
Um, probably give some to the Humane Society of New York, donate some to the local ASPCA, give the majority to the Children's Rainforest Inc. which helps to preserve the rainforests (and last year bought land which would be protected for elephants), buy food for my pets, and the rest goes to my wonderful family ^_^

January 13th, 2009, 1:01 PM
I'd spend in on my mother. She'd really deserve to be treated like that, get gifts, etc. It'd be an awesome thing to do.

January 13th, 2009, 1:36 PM
Hmm... If I buy a chainsaw, is that technically not for me since I'll use it in working for others?

See, it depends what moral stance one takes with this question...

January 13th, 2009, 1:44 PM
Buy me 10 cats and a lawnmower.

Endless fun.

January 14th, 2009, 4:40 AM
Myesh, i think my parents could really use this money, if i can't spend it myself..... The'll probably go off to London or something(they are planning that trip already :P )

January 14th, 2009, 5:12 PM
I don't know. I'd probably give it to my parents for bills and such.

But what I'd want to really do is go to New York and find some homeless person and get them food, shoes, new clothes, etc. ^^

January 14th, 2009, 6:06 PM
Well if i ever have $1000 that i must give to someone else, I would probably give my parents $400 and tell them not to spend any on me. Than I would split $300 up and give it to my very best friends. As for the rest of the $1000($300)I would give it to a charity of some sort.

January 14th, 2009, 11:09 PM
Throw it away. See who's the lucky one to catch it.

To Write Love On Her Arms
January 14th, 2009, 11:59 PM
Buy me 10 cats and a lawnmower.

Endless fun.


uh, I'd give a quarter to my mother, a quarter to my father and the other half to charity.