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Need advice on how to convince my friends parents to let me do a build.

Discussion in 'General Nonsense' started by <<Onafets>>, Sep 21, 2009.

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    I'm 12, same with him. His parents need a little convincing and mine are ok with it. Getting a new PC for free so I want to do it! :)
     
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    tell them that is an expensive lego. It works for mine.
     
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    heres what i had to do

    make the current system which i was using (laptop) unusable, so which meant i couldnt do my coursework on my own laptop and i finally got a build :D

    so yeah smash the monitor or something, thats what i done to my laptop
     
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    I said i knew how to do it and wanted to.. they said their "not sure". So i bought the case, mobo and Ram without them knowing, it turned up and i said "i have this much, may aswell finish it"
     
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    Feed them all the stuff about how it'll be a valuable learning experience, gateway to a good career, so on and so forth. You could find a retail computer and make a list of comparable parts that would be more powerful and reliable for a lower price to show them how much $$$ they'd save. Also just list all the advantages to having a custom PC (individual warranties, better cooling, better price/performance, all that good stuff).
     
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    Have YOUR parents talk to HIS parents. Regardless of what you say or do, only your parents will be able to convince them and give them a guarantee that if the **** hits the fan, that they will make it right and blah blah.
     
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    That was actually what he suggested...:toast:
    All I wanted to hear...;)
    Now...lets spend some CASHEE! :D:D:D
     
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    So the lappy's gone now...:cry:
    :laugh:
     
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    There is also this irritating little son of a bitch following my friend and trying to convince him not to do the build because he thinks that I'm trying to rip him off (he's just jealous that someone has something better than his). How to get rid of him?
     
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    Make it a contest. You do a build. The sob does a build. Your friend decides which is best and buys that one. Are YOU ready to take that risk? If not... then perhaps the sob is right. If YOU are ready, then I bet the sob isnt. If he is, then LAUGH LAUGH LAUGH because you will win the contest.
     
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    chain him to cinder blocks and drop him in the lake. :toast:
     
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    Uhh...I'm probably in a good position to reverse engineer what the adults in this situation are thinking, being ancient (42) and all.

    They probably trust you enough to believe that your price and work quality are fair. However, what they really want is someone who is responsive and responsible for help with it after you sell it to them--ie. the service. If they have a problem at 9am, they don't want to have to wait until you're done with school to come over and look at the problem. They also don't want to have to track you down or wait until your done playing your X360 to pay attention to them. Secondly, they know that any problems they have with you or your PC could potentially impact their relationship with your parents, and no one wants an awkward encounter if they can avoid it.

    That being said, I would not try to push them into any decision. If you show up with a fully assembled PC for them before they've officially said yes, things will not be pretty. My advice is to let it go unless those parents came to you with the idea of building the PC.
     
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    Sound advice from CJCerny
     
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    Couple of things.

    A: I have not got a 360 PS3 etc.
    B: I ahve 100% dedication to this build nd I will not leave till he and his parents are 100% happy with it.
    C: This will be done on the holidays so I have time to pay attention to it.
     
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    The son-of-a-bitch says that there are 7Ghz prossecors!

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    :wtf:
     
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    if u wanna build a computer build it for urself.

    I wouldnt trust a 12 year old to build something ill be using everyday. It's nothing against u.. ur just 12...
     
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    Weapons come to mind :D.
     
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    Well... I'm 15 and most of my build is custom because I know what I'm doing. I can see someone younger than myself making their own build.
     

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