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400 Dollars by Friday

Anonymous
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I need to somehow make 400 dollars by Friday - If I don't then we'll have to take out a pay day loan, which as I'm sure some of you know is the dark pit of debt. One thing leads to another and you end up giving the loan company 100 dollars every week until you somehow come up with an extra 600 dollars to pay it off all together.

And in case anyone is wondering, yes we both work full time. We just came onto an unexpected debt - 800 dollars. We are LOW middle class - living paycheck to paycheck, but don't qualify for any help

So here's what I've got -

DH donates plasma - 55 dollars ( I cannot do this, it makes me extremely sick )

Sell the mini fridge ( we don't use it) 50

Sell extra TV - 30 bucks ( it's an older TV)

Sell monthly bus pass - 75 dollars ( I get one every month for free)

Take books up to Half Price Books - 20ish MAYBE

So that brings me to 230 - Any other idea's ladies???

Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 18, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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lauren.m
by Platinum Member on Sep. 18, 2012 at 3:15 PM
Any jewelry you can pawn then get back once you get paid?
Supervane
by Ruby Member on Sep. 18, 2012 at 3:15 PM
Don't sell your bus pass you may need it!

Also look for some quick jobs like promoting, passing out flyers, our posting signs.
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Supervane
by Ruby Member on Sep. 18, 2012 at 3:16 PM
Also curious as to why you need $400 so quickly?
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 18, 2012 at 3:16 PM
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That's a LOT for a mini-fridge.  

pauliewogmamma
by on Sep. 18, 2012 at 3:16 PM
Maybe you can clean someone's house. Post an ad on Craigslist for it but watch out for creepers!
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klespeedy0205
by Silver Member on Sep. 18, 2012 at 3:16 PM
Pawn loans
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Sep. 18, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Thanks - I never use it though. It's free from my job. It is impossible for me to use it from my home.

My husband just got a letter in the mail that he is being sued for 800 dollars unpaid city taxes from before we met. I guess they've been "trying" to contact him for years and if he doesn't pay it, they will start garnishing his pay checks by 25% until it's paid off - and they'll tack on fee's and all of that.

Quoting Supervane:

Don't sell your bus pass you may need it!

Also look for some quick jobs like promoting, passing out flyers, our posting signs.


Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Sep. 18, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Really?? I checked craiglist and most seem to be going for 50-100. I was going to list for 70 - only counting on 50.

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That's a LOT for a mini-fridge.  


Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 18, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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$50-100 new (sale prices as low as $39.99)  ... so $50's a lot for a used. 
This is a college town, so they're in all the stores right now.   

Quoting Anonymous:

Really?? I checked craiglist and most seem to be going for 50-100. I was going to list for 70 - only counting on 50.

Quoting Anonymous:

That's a LOT for a mini-fridge.  



Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 18, 2012 at 3:23 PM

are bottles returnable for a deposit where you live? 

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