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    What should i say?

    First off all, keep negative comments out. Now onto my question, my birthday is on the 14th, which is in a week. My parents keep asking me what do i want, and well there isn't really anything that i want, except for a new car(or new to me). I cannot say this directly to them, so i just say it doesn't matter get me whatever you think is good. Well i know they will keep asking me, but my dad did mention that i should not put money into my car he is going to get me a new one soon. What should i say that won't upset them in anyway? I usually want something, but now i have everything i need and it is hard for them to believe.
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    Tell tham you'd like a Porsche 928, but you'd settle for........<insert brand here>

    Birthday presents aren't supposed to be about what you need, they're about things you want.....the little luxuries
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    Not being negative... But your 14. Don't worry about a car for another two years.

    Ask for a bike!

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    I. Want. An. Escalade. Black. Sittin'. On. Dubs.

    That was easy no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnickgo View Post
    Not being negative... But your 14. Don't worry about a car for another two years.

    Ask for a bike!
    I am turning 17, i have a car, and i drive everyday. It is just 18 years old and is needing $$ which i can't afford to spend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Tell tham you'd like a Porsche 928, but you'd settle for........<insert brand here>

    Birthday presents aren't supposed to be about what you need, they're about things you want.....the little luxuries
    There rally isn't anything i want, all the stuff i ever wanted i have. I am just that type of person, wherei cannot say yea dad i want a new car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard View Post
    I. Want. An. Escalade. Black. Sittin'. On. Dubs.

    That was easy no?
    2 words

    DOMESTICS SUCK!!
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    It's a tough call. I'd probably ask for a gift certificate as the best compromise...easy for them, available to you for whatever you may need in the future. I'm not a gracious receiver of gifts and I'm a lousy shopper for gifts. The G.C. is magic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatTop View Post
    It's a tough call. I'd probably ask for a gift certificate as the best compromise...easy for them, available to you for whatever you may need in the future. I'm not a gracious receiver of gifts and I'm a lousy shopper for gifts. The G.C. is magic.
    My dad asked me what do i want, and i said it doesn't matter. Then he says do you just want money i go like i aid it doesn't matter. Then he went on talking about the car... i don't know what to say.
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    Tell them that you appreciate the thought that they're putting into the gift-buying process, but that you honestly can't think of anything that you want. For example, you haven't even bought anything for yourself in a while, since you're saving your money in hopes of buying yourself a new car someday.

    Just make sure it doesn't come out sounding like "Oh daddy, I'd love a new Mercedes for my birthday! All of my friends have them! Tee-hee!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by russiankdi View Post
    I am turning 17, i have a car, and i drive everyday. It is just 18 years old and is needing $$ which i can't afford to spend.
    Oh on the 14! Sorry im an idiot.

    In that case I would not really say anything. Why do you need a new car? If your turning 18 trust me...start thinking about other things your going to want next year in college, or saving for beer money (not kidding!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Tell them that you appreciate the thought that they're putting into the gift-buying process, but that you honestly can't think of anything that you want. For example, you haven't even bought anything for yourself in a while, since you're saving your money in hopes of buying yourself a new car someday.

    Just make sure it doesn't come out sounding like "Oh daddy, I'd love a new Mercedes for my birthday! All of my friends have them! Tee-hee!"
    That is a good idea. I told my mom that i would love to rebuild my car to make it new, but you guys say that i shouldn't so im saving. Plus i would really like a Scion xB not a Benz
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    Quote Originally Posted by cnickgo View Post
    Oh on the 14! Sorry im an idiot.

    In that case I would not really say anything. Why do you need a new car? If your turning 18 trust me...start thinking about other things your going to want next year in college, or saving for beer money (not kidding!).
    Heh i am turning 17. This car is older than me, and i need about $600 to fix it up to last another year or so. We already spent over $1,000 rebuilding it, hence why it runs like a charm, just needs some other work done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by russiankdi View Post
    Heh i am turning 17. This car is older than me, and i need about $600 to fix it up to last another year or so. We already spent over $1,000 rebuilding it, hence why it runs like a charm, just needs some other work done.
    !@!@*&$#*!&$!@#$ Dude I just need to go to sleep. These papers have taken all of my brain functions. Its never to early to start saving for beer money though! j/k building a car is a great past-time, something I miss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russiankdi View Post
    2 words

    DOMESTICS SUCK!!
    Picky picky, now I understand the dilemma. Carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard View Post
    Picky picky, now I understand the dilemma. Carry on.
    No i cannot stand domestics vehicles, neither can my mom dad and brother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cnickgo View Post
    !@!@*&$#*!&$!@#$ Dude I just need to go to sleep. These papers have taken all of my brain functions. Its never to early to start saving for beer money though! j/k building a car is a great past-time, something I miss.
    I will greatly miss this car...
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    Tell him you'd like a couple of professional "escorts", a limo, a case of gatorade, and a box full o' condoms.

    That'll be one birthday to remember..........
    "Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin, its the triumphant twang of a bedspring."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    Tell him you'd like a couple of professional "escorts", a limo, a case of gatorade, and a box full o' condoms.

    That'll be one birthday to remember..........
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