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Old 02-15-2005, 12:04 AM   #21
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thank you all i think i will stay and thank you for the suggestion about donating to me

you dont have to. thanks anyways

well guys i have homework and im gonna go do that before my parents hollar at me for not getting it done

(still staying thanks everyone)
You've made a wise decision! Thanks for having the patience to put up with all of us.
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Old 02-15-2005, 12:06 AM   #22
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Hey Rudy,

Why did your parents nix the tank?

(well if you wanna know you gotta ask)
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Old 02-15-2005, 12:17 AM   #23
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Rudy.....do you have a Petsmart or Walmart near you? Talk to your parents and ask them if they would allow you to have a fish tank if it were donated in pieces by people from the website. I understand that we dont have to do this for you, but look at it this way; You just might be helping some of us clear out some of our old stuff that we have laying around taking up space. We help each other out quite a bit here on the website...people trading and giving away excess stuff all the time. Id send you a small tank if it were feasible, but for the shipping cost, Id rather get you a gift card to a store in your area so that you could pick out something new for the same price. I dont think everyone would be able to do it, but if a few people were willing, we might actually be able to get you into a new tank fairly easily along with some freebie parts and equipment that we have laying around. Just a thought... Heck...some of this stuff I'd just as soon give away anyhow. If it cost me a couple of bucks to ship it, it isnt any skin off my back, you know what I mean?
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If i wasn't saving for a wedding i would be in as well. Get a tank anyways ... or even get a job (if old enough) ... When i wanted my first computer and internet connection ( a very long time ago ) my parents told me to get a job ... haven't looked back because since then i have earned the cash to get just about everything i wanted or needed (including my new printer. An HP Photosmart 8450 .. sweet little thing!)
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Glad to hear you are staying Rudy. Don't worry too much about not getting a tank right away. If your parents considered it once, I am sure they will do so again. Feel better soon Rudy!
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Im going to try to be the devils advocate here... sorry
First and foremost, This sort of thing is exactly what I LOVE about this site. Everyone here is so kind and willing to help.
I think its awsome that everyone is so willing to help with this tank and donate what they can, but I have to say from a parents view point... If my child came to me and said...well, mom... all these people are going to help me out and send me all the stuff I need...
That would kind of freak me out... I would want to know WHO are these people!?! Its just not something that normal strangers do... * we are not normal strangers *
I also believe in making my children work for something they want.
Rudy, you say you dont mow lawns.... Dont or wont??? If I was a parent, and my child didnt want to save up for it I would say no also...
also... Rudy... when is your birthday? Maybe they are thinking of getting one for your birthday?? I have said no to many things that my children wanted... only because I had it hid in the attic for Christmas. Dont totaly give up on the tank.
If this is something you REALLY want, DO NOT pester your parents about it (as hard as that is) Find a picture of a tank you like, print it out... then start saving all pennys. Post the pic somewhere you will see it every day, and maybe somewhere your parents will see it often (bedroom doors are great) put a post it note at the bottom on how much you have saved up. Each time you get a few more bucks update the amount. When you have about half of what you need for a 10 gal kit... explain to your parents that you have really wanted this for a long time, you have done your research and that you are ready to take the big step. Ask NICELY if they would think about going 50/50 with you. DO NOT expect an answer then. Ask them to think about it and get back to you soon. (4 or 5 days is soon)
Speaking from a parents point of view.... That is REALLY hard not to give in. My kids have approached me this way and it works!!!
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I thought the same thing. And when I read the thread title "Goodbye..." I thought " Wow, someone must have been diagnosed w/ a terminal disease" or something LOL. Relax, if your responsible and could pay for it, I don't see why your parents would say no. Good luck...I'm gald your not dying LOL.
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see this is what i feel bad about i told my mom about you guys donating she said that that is nice but what i said about NOT accepting your money is even better
she said that her and my dad want to buy me that tank i think i am getting it tomorrow

we just kind of had an off day and if i dont get it tomorrow oh well she is going to talk to my dad about it(my birthday is in June just a heads up to you) and me and my dad dont really get along but it will be fine

thank you for all your generous offers
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