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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Dell Latitude coupons
« on: June 16, 2005, 10:34:40 PM »
Hmmmm.  I will also have to look into this.  I got the 256MB on a I9300 and put in 2GB myself for $215. 

went with the Dell 600m - wanted a little bigger screen than the 700m

used coupon from here:

http://www.gotapex.com/deals.php

ended up ~$1200 with extra battery, backpack, 4 yr maintenance + accident (I'm PT law school) and 64MB on video. Went with 256MB RAM, will replace that with 1GB from Mushkin (www.muskin.com for $120 and then return the 256 to Dell for credit. Yes it's overkill for just law school but it'll probably be used by rest of family as desktop backup when I'm fricking reading all the time...

You can return it for Dell credit??  Tell me more!!

Call Dell - according to their website you have 30 days on new systems.  I'm thinking if I can get $40 out of the 256 stick it will only have cost me $80 for a gig.

Today some Dell 'GURU' told me they don't this, but surfing Dell's forum uncovered a couple threads that included directions from Dell and where to return memory - so who knows.  I'm going to try the 1 gig for a little while and then see if what happens when I call Dell.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Dell Latitude coupons
« on: June 15, 2005, 08:25:33 PM »
went with the Dell 600m - wanted a little bigger screen than the 700m

used coupon from here:

http://www.gotapex.com/deals.php

ended up ~$1200 with extra battery, backpack, 4 yr maintenance + accident (I'm PT law school) and 64MB on video. Went with 256MB RAM, will replace that with 1GB from Mushkin (www.muskin.com for $120 and then return the 256 to Dell for credit. Yes it's overkill for just law school but it'll probably be used by rest of family as desktop backup when I'm fricking reading all the time...

You can return it for Dell credit??  Tell me more!!

Call Dell - according to their website you have 30 days on new systems.  I'm thinking if I can get $40 out of the 256 stick it will only have cost me $80 for a gig.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Dell Latitude coupons
« on: June 15, 2005, 12:24:00 PM »
went with the Dell 600m - wanted a little bigger screen than the 700m

used coupon from here:

http://www.gotapex.com/deals.php

ended up ~$1200 with extra battery, backpack, 4 yr maintenance + accident (I'm PT law school) and 64MB on video.  Went with 256MB RAM, will replace that with 1GB from Mushkin (www.muskin.com for $120 and then return the 256 to Dell for credit.  Yes it's overkill for just law school but it'll probably be used by rest of family as desktop backup when I'm fricking reading all the time...

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makeup artist - it was only volunteer...

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baliff

1) Makeup artist
2) Toothbursh designer
3) Steam roller drive

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Financial Aid / Re: quick private loan question
« on: June 14, 2005, 02:37:07 PM »
Interesting.  Yea, it's been hard for me to get a sense of when exactly I should apply.  I'd like to wait until late June or early-July (because then I'll have credit cards mostly paid off), but I don't want to get my financial aid check in October either...

Out of curiosity, what was the company that didn't check with the school?  I'm not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing, but it's interesting.

GMAC

I think BankOne operates the same way.  Interest rates are higher and GMAC dinged me for a fairly big 'origination fee' - like legalized loan sharking...

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Financial Aid / Re: quick private loan question
« on: June 14, 2005, 02:01:33 PM »
My impression is that:

a) you apply
b) the loan company offers terms and a rate
c) you accept the terms/rates by signing something
d) the loan company negotiates with your law school on when to dispurse what funds

am i wrong?

I applied several places, stalled on signing the promissary note at all but one.  Signed the note and had the check in 2 days, no negotiation with the law school on timing.  Since school came through with greater aid than expected, I plan on cancelling this loan and sending back the check.

LawLoans from SallieMae waited on info from the school before confirming how much they would lend - cancelled this one before they ever got it.  Access Group and Chela both went through credit check and approved amount requested.

So I had something like 4-5 applications going at once in addition to the Stafford / Perkins loan.  I panicked a little since it's mid June already and I had no clue how I was going to pay for school.  After dealing with my wife's loans, I was too nervous to wait until after class started to get the financial aid finalized.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: You know you're from the south when...
« on: June 14, 2005, 12:56:01 PM »
..you're working the beer truck at a Lynard Skynard concert and have yet to see a woman in a tube top with all her teeth.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: You know you're from the North when...
« on: June 14, 2005, 12:53:32 PM »
...you don't know what grits are

...you think tea is served hot

...you think hush puppies are shoes

...you've never had okra

...you've never had to stop the car to wait for hogs to cross the road

...you know that your 4-wheel drive truck will slide on ice just as easy as that 2 wheel drive car

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: You know you're from the North when...
« on: June 14, 2005, 12:42:39 PM »
... you order at the drive through window in North Carolina and talk so fast all they give you is a Diet Coke.

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