Didn’t manage to get an iPhone 6 before they sold out? Well, my friend… you may have just dodged a bullet. Here are 20 better ways to spend $749.99 (give or take a few bucks).
1. Costa Rica for a Week: $799
Groupon offers many great vacation deals. For example you could take a 7 night trip to the beautiful Costa Rica for a 7-Night vacation for only $799. That price includes Hotel, Flight, Rental Car and all Taxes and Fees!
2. Army of Robot Drones: $719.64
Have you dreamed, and haven’t we all, of your very own swarm of flying robot drones? You could have 18 of them! Any behavioral programming they may need is on you though.
3. Stream EVERYTHING: $727.50
We’re known for our indecisiveness so when we had to chose between streaming services, we got a little stuck… that is until we realized that we could get Amazon Prime, Netflix and HuluPlus for 2.5 years instead of buying an iPhone. In fact, if we settled for just 2 years, we could still get a perfectly nice, contract free phone.
4. So Much Coffee: $500+
How does free coffee for a year sound? Are you already one of the 100 million Americans who drink it daily? You could upgrade your boring, small, drip coffee to a frappuccino every single day for the next 18 months!
5. Every Game System (pre 2012): $675.91
Ebay may not be as commonly used a marketplace as it once was, but if you’ve ever wanted to relive your Crash Bandicoot days Ebay is exactly where you want to be. We managed to find every major console predating the Eight Generation (PS4, Xbox One, Wii U) for under $700! All of them had controllers; some of them had two and most of them came with games. The systems we found were: the NES, Sega Genesis, SNES, Playstation, Sega Saturn, Nintendo 64, Playstation 2, Gamecube, Xbox, Dreamcast, Wii, Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360.
6. Super Instagram: $600
Has sharing pictures of your food on Facebook lost most of the satisfaction it once served? How does sharing them with tens-of-thousands of commuters for two months sound? Rent your very own Billboard for $300 a month.
7. PS4 Madden Bundle: $399.99
Do you prefer your video games sleek and fast rendering? Get Sony’s newest, shiniest and most powerful system yet, plus a great game, for almost half what you would have spent. Let’s face it, you’re already reorganizing your living room in your head.
8. Tie it with this knot: $699.99
As the great Beyoncé has reminded us time and again… well, you know the rest. If you’re considering tying the knot, first you’ve got to buy the ring. Those things ain’t cheep! For the price of the iPhone, though, you could do pretty dang well.
9. Phone and Service: $739
Asus’ new, two sim card, expandable, top-of-the-line Zenphone 6 has seen high praise from the likes of CNet and many other reviewers. The phone boasts impressive specs which look very similar to apples newest device, including a 13 Megapixel camera (compared to the iPhone’s 8). The price tag on this bad boy? $189. For the price of the apples newest handheld you could have the Zenfone 5 on a T-Mobile talk, text and data plan for 11 months and you won’t even have to sign a contract. Oh, and there’s an added bonus: you can take your new phone to any GSM carrier, anywhere in the world.
10. Party with a Maxim Model: $500
Do your dinner parties need a little boost? You could hire one of the beautiful girls over at Maxim to drop by for the evening, or possibly a minor celebrity. And in the completely unlikely case that no one shows up, you’ve still got enough cash to fill the remaining seats with about a dozen RAINBOW DONKEY PIÑATAS!
11. But That Camera…: $449
Raise your hand if you want the new iPhone for its camera? Canon’s G16 is one of the most acclaimed cameras on the market today. If you’re an enthusiast, this camera will fulfill all your needs and more. With this purchase we’ve still got some wiggle-room. Why not squeeze that phone we mentioned in? (lenses not included)
12. Pro Film Maker’s Kit: $678
Ever wanted to make a home movie that ends with you flying away in a helicopter? At this price point, you can have the helicopter! (or at least the special effects version. Helicopter sounds not included). Many film makers today circumvent the high prices of filming from the sky simply by attaching a Go Pro ($199.99) or small video camera to one of these Quadcopters ($479). With a few film tricks, you could even convince your friend’s that you are the Superman!
13. Disk Space Forever: $569.97
Do you insist on having every single season of every single show you’ve ever watched on your desktop? Ok. Here’s 15 terabytes. Live that dream!
Real estate is always a great investment. 6453 Northfield St. in Detroit could be yours for only $600. Spend the leftover $150 on cleaning and yard supplies…
15. Chipotle Addict: $743.75
$745 will buy you 119 Burrito Bowls and a side of Guac. That’s a Burrito Bowl every day for 5 months. If you’re planing on getting them all at once, we recommend ordering in advanced.
16. Smart 50″ Flatscreen: $749.99
It seems our inanimate objects are getting brighter by the minute! Samsung’s top of the line 50″ Smart TV will probably even do your homework for you (don’t take our words on this). At the very least, it can browse the internet, stream from all the major services and much more. Roku who?
17. Double iWatch: $698
Are you already an iPhone owner who’s just looking to upgrade? If you’re a fanboy or girl to the company you’ve probably been anticipating the iWatch for years. Rumors of the device have been spreading for over half a decade and now it’s finally here. Here’s a thought… buy 2! That way you could wear one on each wrist. One to show off to the folks on your left, the other for the folks on the right. This may be the best idea we’ve ever had.
The 1984 Pontiac Fiero 2M4 SE is exactly the sort of car you’d expect to find on jerseyshore.craigslist.org.
19. Fashion: $651.12
Looking good is NOT cheap. If you’ve just got to have that Louis Vuitton bag, we’ve found it for you. Step out of line, rev up that slightly older smartphone you already own and buy this bag instead.
20. A Huge Portrait: $695
We all know you want an enormous nude portrait of yourself hanging over your bed. Who doesn’t. You’re money would absolutely be more well spent commissioning an artist to paint a 30×40 inch oil portrait of yourself.