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    I need ideas...Legal ones

    i want to buy a new bike soon and my job doesn't give me enough to survive on and be able to afford a new bike...i need ideas on how i can make enough extra cash to buy a new frame and all of the parts to go with it. I'm looking at getting an intense 951 or M9 fro, so its not really gonna be cheap.

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    work another job

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    not an option due to geographical location and S.O.F.A.

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    Trying to resist..but he inner antagonistic azzhole wants to play.

    Are you an indentured servant, or an illegal alien w/o work permit?.. If not, get a new legal job.
    Understand the difference between wants & needs?... "I want to buy a new bike soon" does not = I'm hungry and need to eat.

    Okay, now go sell sperm, blood, a kidney, a nut, or even an eye - especially if you enjoy blind corners.
    Drinking coffee awaiting the flood of good ideas from the OC Crew.

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    Well for one thing buying a bike as a package/a whole bike is much cheaper than a build.
    Play the lotto, what you got to loose? All you need is a dollar and a dream, or in your case just a dollar.
    Round and round we go

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    Shuttlewhore... providing you have a driver's licence

    bake sale or lemonade stand if you don't
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkness777 View Post
    not an option due to geographical location and S.O.F.A.
    There are McDs, Dunkin's, and 7-11s everywhere.

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    Are you good looking, classy, and hung like a bull with tons of Stamina? Gigolo.

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    Get out there and mow!

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    Im in the Army and im posted in Italy so i can't legally get a new or second legal job here because of the agreement the United states military has with the Italian government, my wife can't even work anywhere other than on base here and she has a visa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyonadyke View Post
    Are you good looking, classy, and hung like a bull with tons of Stamina? Gigolo.
    The OP said legal

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    Legally i can't do any of those things things here. we are not allowed to accept payment for anything unless its a job provided by the united states army or its contractors on base, that is why it is difficult and i make more than enough to survive but i would like to get a new bike sometime sooner than later, also i know buying a complete bike is cheaper but i dont care about cheap im very picky with my components and most places don't offer all of the components that i want with their complete bikes.

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    That clears things up. Guess just save a few bucks here and there and wait until your tour is up. Buying a bike in the States would be cheaper than buying it in the EU.

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    that's what i was afraid of....

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    Thank you for your service. It is truly appreciated.

    Boils down to save and wait, loan from friend/family, or illegal.
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    You're welcome. I'll probably just save and wait, not a fan of loans or illegal stuff

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    Donate plasma. In the States you can make $2-400 a month if you go the max (usually about 2x a week)

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    You make income from the Army tax-free, working in Italy. The military pays your Barracks' living expenses, and chow. Why can't you save anything?

    Work at a bike shop there...for your new bike. BTW - an Intense bought in Italy is gonna be crazy expensive, man. Go for a comparable Euro brand, like Mondraker, Lapierre, or Commencal instead.
    "The ONLY person who needs to race.....is the entrant"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    The OP said legal
    There's plenty of legal action in Nevada, downhilling too.

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    Learn to race downhill and be worldclass racer... Intense will provide you with your equipment instead of having to buy it.


    Or work your a$$ off to get promotions in what ever branch of service you are in. Or wait until your contract is up and you are back in civvie life.

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    ya buying an intense in italy is crazy. if i was in the eu id be looking at yt hard.

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    Find some sort of free lance work you can do remotely via computer during your down time there, like invoicing or data coding etc. That way you can work for an American company while in Italy and no one can say jack squat about it. Have the missus do the same.

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    Musikron- Thanks for the suggestion i was actually just thinking about what i can do online to earn some cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyonadyke View Post
    There's plenty of legal action in Nevada, downhilling too.
    yea thats it..
    plus+, plus+ = win:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyonadyke View Post
    Are you good looking, classy, and hung like a bull with tons of Stamina? Gigolo.
    Classy?? Huh? >confused looking face >
    Front Range, Colorado.

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    You could also save a lot of money buying a used Intense also, versus a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyonadyke View Post
    You could also save a lot of money buying a used Intense also, versus a new one.
    Not in Italy, he won't. Finding that bike in Italy, is like finding a needle in a haystack. I seriously recommend the KTM Aphex, a hand-made, Austrian alternative to the Intense 951:

    Aphex
    "The ONLY person who needs to race.....is the entrant"

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    Good luck!

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    How about bagging groceries at the commissary? I am stationed in Korea myself and tons of dudes on base get a second job bagging groceries...seems like it'd be decent money for easy work to help ya save.

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    Looks like you need to shack up with a rich widow.
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    It really isn't hard.
    Do without some luxuries that you enjoy.

    Next time you are at the grocery store, put that beer down, buy hot dogs instead of steak, etc etc.

    Buy and sell.
    I make a little money (not much) buying and selling stuff from yard sales.
    You are on a military base where there is a usually a steady rotation of soldiers coming in and out. Soldiers that when they leave, need to dump stuff quick and new soldiers that come in that want to buy cheap stuff for their temporary assignment. Hell, I have seen soldiers stick hundreds of dollars next to the dumpster right before deployment because they can't take it with them and it isn't enough worth storing/shipping. You would be surprised about the perfectly good furniture and electronics you can find at the dumpster on or near a military base.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Lots of good option for the OP here. When I was stationed abroad alot of the soldier and spouses would either work at the commisary or the BX to make some extra cash. Most bases have a pizza spot that delivers. You could make some extra cash being the delivery guy. Kjlued is spot on with the buy/sell idea. I've salvaged some awesome stuff from next to the dumpster when people are changing bases. My entire room in Portugal was furnished this way from my TV to my futon. Good luck!!
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    Just go to the sperm bank every few days and sell your loads.

    Sell yourself to a pharmaceutical company to try their new medications, you can get heaps from that.

    Sell yourself to dirty rich old men as a sex slave, youd get good cash fast for that and might like it too.

    chop off a finger at work, you get decent compo for that.

    Pull an insurance scam, its easier than you think if your a good planner.

    Do a bank job, or hit an armoured truck up, once again do your research.

    Make a small time gararge meth lab and cook up some Pseudoephedrine, its easier than you think.


    If you cant make money from the above ideas, youve got no chance.

    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Just go to the sperm bank every few days and sell your loads.

    Sell yourself to a pharmaceutical company to try their new medications, you can get heaps from that.

    Sell yourself to dirty rich old men as a sex slave, youd get good cash fast for that and might like it too.

    chop off a finger at work, you get decent compo for that.

    Pull an insurance scam, its easier than you think if your a good planner.

    Do a bank job, or hit an armoured truck up, once again do your research.

    Make a small time gararge meth lab and cook up some Pseudoephedrine, its easier than you think.


    If you cant make money from the above ideas, youve got no chance.

    cheers
    Tone's.... the OP wanted LEGAL options, mate! LOL
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    Sell your soul to Satan. You'll have whatever you want forever but you can never die.

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    I want a Ferrari,I am poor, have failing kidneys , hung like a dwarf hamster, and had a vasectomy years ago. I need some more options

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