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Don't students get generous lines of credit? ;)

In all seriousness, I would integrate the purchase of a MB/MBP as part of your student debt (i.e; Line of Credit/Student Loan), especially since you require it for school purposes.

Other members will probably make alternative suggestions. :)
 

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Also check resellers like Carbon and/or MacDoc -- MacDoc has leasing/buyback/buyout and Carbon has their new Credit Card.
 

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24-month equal payment plan at Future Shop or Best Buy.
What interest rate do they charge over that period of time?

My suggestion would be to try get a line of credit from a brick and mortar bank or virtual bank. Hopefully you had a summer job and can use this for the LOC application. Also you can use or may need to use your parents as co-signers for the LOC. The advantage of this is the lower interest rates, and the floating available balance. Of course if misused you can get into as much trouble with a LOC as a credit card.

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Just read the fine print carefully. With some of these cards, if you don't pay off the ENTIRE balance by the due date, you can be stuck with a years interest at a rate of 30-40%. $2000 computer on day 366 could cost you $2600.
 

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I'd suggest avoiding credit card debt if possible because of the interest rates alone. A student line of credit would be far better; TD offers one up to $8k/year, but you pretty much must have a parent with good credit co-sign it no matter what.
 

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True: Credit Card debt is approximately the worst thing a student can do.

The "No interest for XX month" plans of course count on cashing in on the people who are one day late and end up paying hundreds. But also watch out for the "administration fee" of $30 to $60 to set the thing up. This leads to ridiculous things like "6 months interest free" on a $300 item costing $29.95 in 'fees', or the equivalent of 20% p.a. simple interest - plus penalties of course if you miss.
 

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Good News

I'm originally from jamaica... musician for hire then.... and i had royalties and commissions money waitin in the wings because the albums i had played hadn't been released :D yet.. so i got a call today and they sent me a check for the equivalent of $4000 Cdn!! I just went to futureshop today and paid for it CASH... :) i'm so freakin' glad and i have enough to buy my digi 003 rack... to do some recording in my spare time but thnx 4 ur comments.... i just might have to use them.... the next time i'm strapped for cash..... thanx again guys.....
 

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L & M sells Macs?!?!?! SCORE!!! :D :D There's my chance to get one! :D :D
It takes about 2 days to get them in (provided warehouse has em) but yes, we sell em for the same price Apple does. Be warned, official policy is 50% down payment on computer purchases because they are worth nothing to us to "repo" should we have to once they are out the door. If you've done financing business with us before, they may not ask for the full 50%...but policy is policy.
 

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cool i'm thinking either the mbox2 pro or the 003 i'm in ottawa where's your son at?
We're in Victoria BC. He was out to Toronto and Ottawa playing some showcase gigs about three years ago. My daughter is a Reggae fan and she's got my wife (the '60's folkie!) into Reggae now.

As far as the interface goes, I strongly prefer Firewire to USB for the interface. Also have a look at the M-Audio Firewire mixer with ProTools M-Powered.
 

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It takes about 2 days to get them in (provided warehouse has em) but yes, we sell em for the same price Apple does. Be warned, official policy is 50% down payment on computer purchases because they are worth nothing to us to "repo" should we have to once they are out the door. If you've done financing business with us before, they may not ask for the full 50%...but policy is policy.
That's good to know. Yes, I've had L & M credit before - that's why I can do it without yet another credit hit.

My credit rating's been hit hard by the idiots from our auto dealership who checked EIGHT different credit companies to "get the best deal". Well, at 4-7 points per "check" I just lost up to 56 points on my credit beacon! :mad: :ptptptptp It's not "pathetic" but it's in the "not-quite-but-almost-bad" region.
 
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