Recently school has started, I don't think that should shock anyone. Any way, I decided to take Algebra 1 (8th Grade), and a TI-84+ was required. Knowing how expensive they are, we went on eBay looking for a cheap one to buy. I got mine for $80. Well, about a week after I bought my TI-84+ SE, the (brand new) TI-84 CE went on sale for $80. Every one else in my class has the new Color Edition, and I have my couple-year-old one. It works great, it's not bad, but I feel like I'm being left out. So what are some ways I could make some money and buy one? I'm not old enough to get a job, so what can I do to afford the TI-84+ CE?
Date: 04 Oct 2015 11:59
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There's Google for that, and I think you can come up with a few ways yourself. Also, this isn't a forum for ways how to make money, that's why I personally feel like it's pretty ridiculous to post something like this on TI|BD. Good day.
Well, I thought that because it was working towards something TI basic related, it would be okay. Also, Google isn't always the best. All sources I have found have been saying the same things: Mow lawns, dog sot, house sit, baby sit, etc.
Step 1: Sell your 84 for $80+
Step 2: Complain to TI for their ridiculously high prices
Step 3: Buy a new calculator
Convince one of your classmates that they are missing out because they don't have 84+ SE and trade for their 84+ CE
Keep the 84+ SE, Its a perfectly good calculator, you wont be missing much, and while their calcs run out of batteries, you probably wont be changing yours all year.
One way you could make money is to write a really useful program or two on you calculator and sell it to your friends for a couple dollars per download. I don't know if that will help you, but I have had some instances where this could have helped me, although I unwisely did not take the opportunities.
To be honest, you really can't/shouldn't sell any programs, especially TI-Basic programs. Also, you can't really guarantee that people will get your program only from you, if you're not careful. Anyone could take it for free from someone else who bought it, or got it from someone who got it from someone who bought it, or got it….. anyways. You could possibly get by selling assembly or more advanced languages for the calculator thats not ti-basic, but if someone were smart they wouldn't buy it considering that they could almost definitely find it online.