How to convince your parents to let you buy an Xbox 360

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#1 Posted by Mad-_-Mike (36 posts) -

Hi,

I really need help, im trying to convine my parents to let me buy an xbox 360 since over 1 and a half years now, but i always failed. I have tried so many things but their argument is that i will be in front of the TV to often. So I told them to set a time limit but they didn't accept I tried so many other things please, can somebody help me.

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#2 Posted by Ghost_Warrior (9002 posts) -
Tell them if you don't get a 360, you will get into drinking and hardcore drugs. Xbox 360 = YOUR anti-drug
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#3 Posted by BLAS1AN (3500 posts) -

tell them there is a feature in the 360 where they can set a time limit that shuts off the xbox.

Oh yeah. tell them splinter cell conviction is exclusive to 360. Its more dark, violent and badazz from the previous ones.

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#4 Posted by therealnerdd (578 posts) -
Don't beg or asked for things, get it yourself. Get a summer job.
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#5 Posted by damaster101 (1476 posts) -

Tell them if you don't get a 360, you will get into drinking and hardcore drugs. Xbox 360 = YOUR anti-drugGhost_Warrior

This.

You could buy some pot and then keep making profit off that until you have enough money for an xbox 360 and a game or two, 100% profit if you grow!Or you could just work for a week or two then quit, claim to your parents if there is any work around the house it could painting or chopping firewood(watch those fingers!)seriously just devise a plan with them to get an xbox.If you seek you will find.

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#6 Posted by Unassigned (1970 posts) -
Tell them the 360 doesn't have a Wiimote or that Sony wand thingy. They'll be willing to get you a 360 when they know you won't be flapping around your living room like a dork.
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#7 Posted by JML897 (33134 posts) -
I hope you're only like 10 years old :?
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#8 Posted by Gammit10 (2394 posts) -
1.) wait until you're 18 2.) get a job 3.) move out 4.) enjoy At least try number 2. If you earn the money yourself, your folks may be more likely to allow the purchase.
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#9 Posted by ace-of-spades93 (2456 posts) -

You sound pretty young so i'll suggest getting a paper round or sumit. i get £140 for working two weekends a month :)

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#10 Posted by khhsdude (84 posts) -

Finish your homework and get good grades. If you can't get a summer job, do chores.

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#11 Posted by KA12NAG3 (662 posts) -

tell them there is a feature in the 360 where they can set a time limit that shuts off the xbox.

BLAS1AN

What BLAS1AN said. It's true.

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#12 Posted by deactivated-586291ff5899b (1261 posts) -

I haven't lived with my parents in about 20 yrs, but if Idid I'd just tell them if they didn't let me get an xbox, I'd put them in a home !!!

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#13 Posted by NALDOxCORE (2162 posts) -
Christmas makes dreams come true.
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#14 Posted by EXLINK (5719 posts) -

Your parents are right.

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#15 Posted by Mvsevm_of_Skin (924 posts) -
Three words: The Menendez Brothers.
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#16 Posted by Mad-_-Mike (36 posts) -

I have the money, they just wont allow me to buy one

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#17 Posted by Mvsevm_of_Skin (924 posts) -
How old are you?
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#19 Posted by NALDOxCORE (2162 posts) -

Your parents are right.

EXLINK
This.
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#20 Posted by YoungSinatra25 (4314 posts) -
Don't beg or asked for things, get it yourself. Get a summer job.therealnerdd
Agreed!!! If your asking them then you don't deserve it... Mow lawns, walk dogs, steal and unlike the others I'm being dead serious. If you want something in life you better be ambitious and willing to do "what ever it takes" to accomplish your goal. Don't beg, begging's for dogs! Go out and earn it if you really want it! And their right, you will be spending all your time infront of the tube, its unavoidable. Its that damn good.
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#21 Posted by YoungSinatra25 (4314 posts) -

I have the money, they just wont allow me to buy one

Mad-_-Mike
How'd you get said money??? IF IT'S FROM ALLOWANCE THEN ITS STILL THEIR MONEY. If your "earning it" no one can tell you how to spend your hard earned money... unless your married. Go buy a Tv and system and thats that, it's not their decision. Work hard but play harder!
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#22 Posted by x8VXU6 (3411 posts) -

Hi,

I really need help, im trying to convine my parents to let me buy an xbox 360 since over 1 and a half years now, but i always failed. I have tried so many things but their argument is that i will be in front of the TV to often. So I told them to set a time limit but they didn't accept I tried so many other things please, can somebody help me.

Mad-_-Mike

how old r u, and how u got the money?

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#23 Posted by donmega1 (1456 posts) -

I have the money, they just wont allow me to buy one

Mad-_-Mike

just buy it and hide it. the worst they can do is whoop your a$$ and take it away. thats if they find it. but really, your not giving us enough info.

1. how old are you?

2. are you fat and lazy?

3. what systems do you already own?

4. where did you get your money from?

5. are your parents really religious or something?

6. does your family even own a tv that you are able to watch on a regular basis.

etc.etc.....

if your really asking the question, then these are things that we need to know to give you an answer......

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#24 Posted by enterawesome (9477 posts) -
I have to buy them with my own money, but if you have that and are arguing the 360 itself, maybe sell a game system you don't use to compensate. Or, write a well thought out persusasive paper.
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#25 Posted by PsychoSkillz93 (25 posts) -
next time you ask them and they say no, ask them if its because they don't love you lol
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#26 Posted by xscott1018 (1266 posts) -
tell them u will pay for it. get a job. u will have to wait until ur birthday or Christmas.
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#27 Posted by Phoenix534 (17774 posts) -

Three words: The Menendez Brothers.Mvsevm_of_Skin

No. No no no no no no no. We don't need a third Menendez.

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#28 Posted by DarkGamer007 (6033 posts) -

Just keep asking them and providing them with the facts. Tell'em you could be inside playing video games or outside doing crack. ;)



*Note not the best advice ever as they may thing you are doing drugs but you get the point, just keep asking them.

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#29 Posted by Mad-_-Mike (36 posts) -

Thanks every one who helped me im going to write a persuasive paper using all your great facts. And for all of those idiots that sayd get a job. I already told you i had the money but hey wouldnt let me buy it.So not thanks to those haha.

Esspecially thanks to enterawesome,BLAS1AN and KA12NAG3 :D

also

Thanks everyone else

:)

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#30 Posted by Darkman2007 (17928 posts) -
Don't beg or asked for things, get it yourself. Get a summer job.therealnerdd
yeah thats actually the best idea, if you buy it with your own money they cant say "if you dont clean the house, we are taking your Xbox away", since its yours
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#31 Posted by Darkman2007 (17928 posts) -

another way is to tell them that gears of war is an educational game :)

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#32 Posted by Mad-_-Mike (36 posts) -
the only problem is that it has a huge 18 on it here in switzerland
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#33 Posted by xxxAdvocatexxx (1797 posts) -

Don't beg or asked for things, get it yourself. Get a summer job.therealnerdd
Yeah my parents will laugh in my face.

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#34 Posted by kiddoom93 (838 posts) -

Tell them if you don't get a 360, you will get into drinking and hardcore drugs. Xbox 360 = YOUR anti-drugGhost_Warrior
best arguement EVER kudos

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#35 Posted by raheel789 (25 posts) -

YO...

Ive been trying to get my parents to let me download the FREE FULL VERSION of RE5 on my laptop for abt 1 and a half years now and they still havnt let me. any ideas, guys? remember: its the free full version download on my laptop!!!

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#36 Posted by Phoenix534 (17774 posts) -

YO...

Ive been trying to get my parents to let me download the FREE FULL VERSION of RE5 on my laptop for abt 1 and a half years now and they still havnt let me. any ideas, guys? remember: its the free full version download on my laptop!!!

raheel789

Yeah. Go buy the game and stop hurting the industry you theiving punk.

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#37 Posted by imperial_agent (2195 posts) -

sorry kid but I agree with your parents.

360 is expensive. it consumes too much of your precious free time.

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#38 Posted by IAmDazzle (600 posts) -
Get a job you lazy bum.
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#39 Posted by lime_93 (602 posts) -

Tell them if you don't get a 360, you will get into drinking and hardcore drugs. Xbox 360 = YOUR anti-drugGhost_Warrior
i shoulda thought of that but i just got a job and bought my own ****

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#40 Posted by rangegear (3029 posts) -

"O Mommy, everyone on xbox live could help me with algebra!"

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#41 Posted by MadVybz (2797 posts) -

sorry kid but I agree with your parents.

360 is expensive. it consumes too much of your precious free time.

imperial_agent

You know, for a guy that's a pretty decent level and on Gamespot in the first place, this seems to e a rather strange comment. Are you even a gamer? :|

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#42 Posted by RealKilla_789 (3669 posts) -

Tell them about all the cool features they could enjoy. Twitter, Facebook, MW2, MW2, and Project Natal!

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#43 Posted by RAMRODtheMASTER (8107 posts) -

Tell them that if you do not recieve an xbox promptly that your dark lord Satan will be incredibly displeased with them.

LOL on second thought unless you want to talk to a crapload of priests until they deem you sane I'd recommend against my previous recommendation. :P

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#44 Posted by MaChaorules (4951 posts) -

You can't, if anything tell them its cheap and theres some kind of parental lock on it limiting the hours you can play but other than that if they don't let you buy one, get the money yourself or something.

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#45 Posted by narog84 (1126 posts) -
[QUOTE="Ghost_Warrior"]Tell them if you don't get a 360, you will get into drinking and hardcore drugs. Xbox 360 = YOUR anti-drug

yea you can get a friend that look like a crack yonkie to make it more real
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#46 Posted by JordanizPro (1912 posts) -

i was in ur position till i saved up all the money to buy myself my own 360:)

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#47 Posted by stygiansanity (3183 posts) -
Just make a deal with them to improve your grades (I'm assuming you are in school) and that if your grades slip, they can take away your xbox 360.
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#48 Posted by LostSoul781 (1630 posts) -
[QUOTE="therealnerdd"]Don't beg or asked for things, get it yourself. Get a summer job.Darkman2007
yeah thats actually the best idea, if you buy it with your own money they cant say "if you dont clean the house, we are taking your Xbox away", since its yours

Well technically they can. it's their house.
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#49 Posted by chaoscougar1 (37597 posts) -
[QUOTE="Darkman2007"][QUOTE="therealnerdd"]Don't beg or asked for things, get it yourself. Get a summer job.LostSoul781
yeah thats actually the best idea, if you buy it with your own money they cant say "if you dont clean the house, we are taking your Xbox away", since its yours

Well technically they can. it's their house.

lol and they pretty much pay for everything else, children cant really make threats like that
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#50 Posted by imperial_agent (2195 posts) -

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sorry kid but I agree with your parents.

360 is expensive. it consumes too much of your precious free time.

MadVybz

You know, for a guy that's a pretty decent level and on Gamespot in the first place, this seems to e a rather strange comment. Are you even a gamer? :|

Yeah it's a bit hypocritical of me to say that, but truthfully I look back on my days in middle school and high school, and realize that I spent too much time playing Super Nintendo and not enough time on my algebra. Who knows, maybe if I spent more time on my homework then today I would be an engineer, with a hot wife, but I'm not an egineer and I don't have a hot wife. I'm already done with school and have a job, so I can buy whatever I want and spend my freetime however I want. I sort of wish I made smarter decisions back then because I had no idea how magnified the choices I made a teenager would effect my life as an adult. You don't think it's a big deal back when you're still a kid or a teenager, but when you're an adult and see your classmates move onto cool jobs like New York Times editor or founder of a tech company, mean while you are working for some crappy job, you will wish you hadn't limited your potential just because you wanted to play Call of Duty.