If You Had an Extra $500, What would You Buy for Y2K??greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread
If you had some extra money come into your hands, what would you buy at the last minute before the rollover??
Something useful ..... or completely frivolous?? And why??
-- Mo (Maureen@home.con), December 04, 1999
Send it this way, Mo, and I'll demonstrate!
1. Liquid detergent 2. Clarified butter -- www. clarifiedbutter.com 3. extra toothpaste and toothbrushes 4. essential oils -- www.youngliving.com -- excellent immune- enhancers 5. extra over-the-counter meds: afrin; neosporin; traiminic; etc.
That would take care of about $1K.
Good Question. Send cash to the address below.
-- SH (email@example.com), December 04, 1999.
Mo; Seems like a real neat thing to have an extra $500 dollars, but to answer your question. I would purchase books, one by Readers Digest," Back to Basics" current issue,thru Barnes and Noble, $21.00 .... I would send some of it to our kids so they could have some extras,that they don't have now... But if I really had to,spend that money ,it would be for another LP gas tank 500 gallon type at 80% full of course and save it for my lp gas generator.... What would you do with another $500 dollars... ?
-- Furie (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 04, 1999.
I dream of having an adult tricycle (with a horn!).
I currently do not have an extra $5.00 but talked to my newly GI granddaughter today (she & hubby live on naval base), she is pregnant and due in April. Bless her heart, she has been trying very hard on her extremely limited budget to get stuff together. I have sent her from my stores today: siphon filter w/ceramic candle, packaged veggie seeds for spring, 15 bean blend, dehydrated veggies, and fun stuff for christmas. Thank goodness I had sense enough to buy extra when I did have money.
The rest of the family only smirks at Y2K, but this little one has taken it seriously and calls constantly with 'how do I...' questions. I love her dearly and hope this helps - so that I what I did with $500 'extra dollars' today. Your thread just struck a chord with me this evening, must be that nice glass of wine I had (hehehe).
-- Sammie (email@example.com), December 04, 1999.
Anybody who does not have an extra $500 has some very serious financial problems!!!!!
-- freddie (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 05, 1999.
Freddie....very true but there are some good reasons...myself...legally blind, deaf, diabetic...can't get a job bnecause no one want's to hire a 'disabled' person who isn't disabled in a way that is visible. So...I'm feeling good when I got an 'extra' $20 in my pocket...have built a small prep on $20 a week using various means and ends to get it...lacking so much and worried. I could use a lot of extra things....but I'll make it. Was homeless for two years...I mean homeless as in no house...no place to go and no freinds. [amazing when you are having problems how many people are suddenly 'too busy' to help or just talk] So...an extra $500 would be a godsend for me. Some traps for catching small animals...some seeds...extra ammo for my shotgun....hearing aid batteries...insulin...could do a lot with $500. But I'll survive.
-- Satanta (email@example.com), December 05, 1999.
I would purchase the K-12 Robinson curriculum http:\\www.oism.org for $200.oo on 24 CDs on general principles. It gives you an enyclopedia, KJV, dictionary, and about 400 other books for education and inspiration. Also get their CD of the back issues of Access To Energy for a reallife science education! They also have another CD pack now. If you won't have enough electricity in Y2K ( your own! ) print out what you want NOW!
-- Ken Seger (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 05, 1999.
Non-hybrid garden seeds, fertilizer,hand tools. Give some to surviving neighbors and deal for a portion of their harvest.
-- Ace (Ace@nospam.com), December 05, 1999.
1. A shortwave receiver with single-side band.
2. Mountain bike.
3. More sprouting seed.
Thanks for the spur to daydream!
-- Bingo1 (email@example.com), December 05, 1999.
All the things I haven't been able to complete: TVP, powdered eggs and butter, barbed wire for balcony, boards for windows, ammunition, seeds, a long warm coat, a medical kit, a dental kit, fuel, etc., etc.
I would also wish to have another $1K to provide for my daughter and her triplets, because she is unable to do so herself. These are the things for which I am praying.
-- Elaine Seavey (Gods1sheep@aol.com), December 05, 1999.
I did receive a $100 gift certificate from my daugher for my birthday and I haven't decided what to purchase yet. The certificate is from a large mall with lots of different stores including groceries. I think I will spend it on fabric, thread, etc. I will certainly use it y2k trouble or not.
-- Carol (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 06, 1999.
Please Santa, Please.
-- bulldog (email@example.com), December 08, 1999.