I recently came into about $300, i never buy anything fun for myself. Need some ideas on how to spend it….gadgets or whatever seems like something fun to buy.
First result as of now: Crockpot for $153.
Get 2 for just $6 over budget.
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As you are living in Victoria OP I'd suggest some warm clothing should be high on your list.
Have plenty of clothes
reuseable face masks and goggles because practice round for COVID is over.
Id rather be doing fun things that get me hot and sweaty that don't require clothes, that's free though, not $300.
Hah, though running naked now (winter) still wouldn't warm me up LOL
That gets you about 1 Hour.
my kettlebell makes a great doorstop
Commonly called ForSkins
One! Two! Three! Foreskin!
Lots of enelopes
Are they a type of antelope?
I think it's a type of eloping?
Pretty sure it's something to do with posting letters
No, it's a way of NOT eloping.
@kiitos: Someone say cantaloupe?
@TK Deadwalker: This man is an interloper.
@baskinghobo: I don't like to interlope but I don't want to come off as being a misanthrope for just contributing to a conversation about cantaloupe whilst having to pay $1 for a stamped envelope.
Shall we see what this line of conversation will develop.
@TK Deadwalker: *develope
i am actually looking for some 9v rechargables! know where i can get some for cheap?
Apple Watch Series 3 is currently available for $319 with $20.30 cashback ($298.70) @ Cashrewards (7% cashback at Apple ends tonight 11.59pm).
Gives you something with a tonne of settings and things to play around with I guess.
(Warning: iPhone 6S or later model is needed to use Apple watch)
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What's your hobby? How about LEGO?
$305 - https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/546167 easily 17+ hours to build
Wow that is epic
a knife set & lots of alcohol…toilet paper if you can find any
Knives and Alcohol….hmmm I don't see this ending well.
Let's see how this plays out.
I'd say a watch or maybe a fancy writing instrument like a Parker with a solid 18k gold nib :)
Do people still use pens these days?
Some do for a bit of "fun" 😆
I put money into fountain pens and never turned back. A great hobby
@pg88: I just got back into it recently. Any personal recommendations or deals?
@GJT: Don't ever buy parkers full price is my personal recommendation.
And the used market is a great way to score a bargain
@moonpen: Thanks for the tips :)
A Nintendo Switch
Already have one
So you do buy fun things for yourself… you said you never do.
Could be bought for him buy other people. Or he stole it.
Maybe a few games for it?
Zelda gave me hours and hours of fun
Currently playing Animal Crossing, no end in sight!
Maybe a drone.
$300 = 30min fun here, or 9 consecutive night fun in south east asia.
Just hold on to it…
yes let's all funnel our money into asia or better yet, $300 is like $1000 in stocks after some time which is 27 nights in asia
$300 is like $1000 in stocks after some time
$300 is like $1000 in stocks after some time
You sound like fun.
So $300 in airline stocks then?
Please define some time based on the average return per annum
Dude the fact you say $300 is like $1000 in stocks is crazy. Could you please break down how it is 27 nights in Asia? I wish I could do that. Do you mean in some sketchy hotel and eating boiled rice?
Clear sarcasm aside, 12 years at 10% per annum return, risk it in something that could blow up. Ego said $300 is 9 nights in SE Asia so it stands to follow in the same conditions you can get at least 3 times that.
They're not referring to hotels and a meal mate… well, it could be a "meal" I guess…
If you have to ask ozbargain what to spend your money on, you shouldn't be spending it as there isn't anything you want obviously. Put it in your wallet or in the bank, and when there is something you want or need, you won't feel guilty.
An old PlayStation is maybe 120 bucks, and good games are cheap. On eBay.
Put it towards a PS5 in couple months?
If not, do a boating course and get a license. It'll enable you to rent powered boats in summer.
Rockmelons are around $2 right?
Same with warm apple pies.
Careful, they’re hot. Clearly says on the packaging. My uh.. friend had to visit the ER one day.
I went for an interview many months ago in an Adult shop, the very first question the lady asked me is whats the most popular male sex toy on the market right now?
Obviously I didn't know so didn't get the job……….But I did learn the most popular male toy for the last few years is called: Tenga Flip Hole……
Learning something everyday……………lol
A lego Porsche.
In my opinion the lego Porsche model (GT3RS) just don't appear right to me. The curves and proportions just don't seem to suit lego.
The lego veyron is pretty good though.
Lego Chiron :)
And I agree, the Chiron was so much fun to build too!
Haven’t really been a lego person, might look into some of them
Chiron. That's it. Not really a Bugatti fan but definitely a Porsche fan.
And if you're not put off by the moral aspect of buying dupe lego you can get the Chiron for much cheaper by buying the knock of versions, they're actually very good, the one by "DECOOL" is supposedly the best quality, and it's $180 instead of $500-$600 for the real thing. My dad found an Aussie seller for $150 and he had a blast building it, not sure what seller he bought from though. The link below is a reputable seller.
There's reviews etc of the product on youtube etc if you're interested.
stocks and make it $900 and use it for some fun
Clearly I need some pointers because I’d be lucky if I could turn $300 into $400 :(
near expiry OTM options
@gram: that site gave me a lot of confidence. I'm down a whole lot but I still hoping for that one 1000% trade to catapult me back into green.
@Turn it Out: What broker do you use? Obviously a lot of the options them US folk use aren't available here.
Index funds and a long term attitude.
@house2015: That's a good one. I personally have a mix of VAS, and VGS to diversify away from Australia.
Weekend ski trip. Might be closer to $800 though.
Or cheap QLD trip.
Won’t be allowed into QLD , the boarder is closed to non residents.