I'm practically in love with my Imac computer that I have at home. Problem is, it's not portable at all. I'm after either a 64GB Ipad, or a 500GB Macbook Pro. I've posted another thread concerning a sell of my old Sony Vaio desktop. My goal is to either reach $900 for the Ipad, or $2500 for the laptop. My Dad and I have sold two computers so far at $200 each. Since one was sold on ebay, it's a sad fact that ebay's fees has eaten up most of the first $200. Plus I used most of it in trying to sell more computers that had no luck. My Dad's got three Compaque tablet computers that we were trying to sell last two months and the fees sucked. No luck selling them, and we're now going to try to sell them separately instead of one package. Problem is, I don't think their going to sell at all. I'm slowly contemplating selling off my TF collection. Only problem is, I've spent this past year building it and there are some I don't want to get rid of as I'll never be able to find replacements for them. On the other hand, I feel like it's time to grow up and not have so many toy's. I think I have approximately 800-maybe 1000 dollars worth of Transformers as I've got several worth $200 a piece. So it may be a lot easier to sell the collection and obtain my laptop. There's also the possibility of trying to save money. As you know by now from my want list, I have a budget of $400/month. I could easily get the laptop in a few short months. But my problem is I honestly don't know how to save money. I want something, I have $200, and I spend it. All my life I've really never learned how to save money. Really never needed to much. Sometimes I feel lucky in that respect, other times I don't cause it's such a damn hard lesson. There are a lot of things I want that I just can't save for. I understand the words "priority, and prioritize". But, I have trouble doing so. Is my collection of 88 Transformers worth enough to make it worth selling off and getting my laptop? Is my laptop worth selling off my collection? Only reason I want a laptop is to take my Itunes, internet, and movie collection with me on trips. Maybe use the laptop a few times while watching TV, or just as I go to bed. My Dad goes away on trips for most of the year and I'm home taking care of the house, garden, the cat, and sometimes his dog. If I go with him on a trip, we usually go flying in his airplane and sometimes get stuck somewhere due to weather or minor airplane problem. Those times, I often wished I had a laptop with me for entertainment and communication with friends. Or visiting relatives I see them with their laptops and I wish I had my own. That said, as I rarely go anywhere, is it even worth having a laptop or Ipad? Sorry for this long post, but I'm kind of confused as to where to go at this stage. I still want a ton more TF's and I have several on the way. So I really don't want to start selling anything right now till all are here. Even then it seems silly to sell them right away as well. And don't even mention getting a job. That just isn't going to happen for a long time. How hard is it for you guy's to save money? Are any of you in the same boat? Do you sell or save?