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Posted: 9/14/2010 12:50:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2010 12:54:27 PM EDT by DStrokes]
If you had a Time Machine and $100,000 in cash what would you do?


I would go back in time and buy Dell and Google stock.

Oh, and kill Hitler.



ETA:

Originally Posted By Zedhead:
Is this around trip type time machine?


Yes, you get to come back. All Time Travel laws still apply though.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:51:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2010 12:52:22 PM EDT by macman37]
Go back to the '60s and buy a buttload of M1 carbines from the CMP and put them in storage...

My dad still regales us with the tales of buying M1 carbines for like $17.50 shipped or something ridiculous.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:51:31 PM EDT
Apple stock and lots of it.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:51:34 PM EDT
Is this around trip type time machine?

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:52:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2010 12:52:22 PM EDT by NineLivez]
Google, Yahoo and MicroSoft at IPO

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:52:07 PM EDT
Back to 1985, buy Microsoft stock and load up on NFA.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:52:51 PM EDT
I'd hire a couple of developers and start facebook....
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:53:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2010 12:54:55 PM EDT by Deej86]
Go back to 1982.

Get one of these:


Get some full auto toys.

See Rush on their "Signals" tour.

Oh yeah, see Dokken as well.

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:53:56 PM EDT
1 sports almanac and a pink hoverscooter.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:54:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By peekay:
Back to 1985, buy Microsoft stock and load up on NFA.


How many DIAS's could you get back then for $100k?
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:55:36 PM EDT
can you go back in time prior to being born or does it have to be in your physical life time and you would be stuck at that age again?
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:56:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By peekay:
Back to 1985, buy Microsoft stock and load up on NFA.

Yup.

Apple
Microsoft
Google
Yahoo
Ebay
Amazon

I'd also buy a PSG-1 and go back to Mecca circa 600-ish AD.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:56:48 PM EDT
Murder Lincoln's momma while he was in the womb.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:56:57 PM EDT
I'd be a Time Cop, me and JCVD would rule the earth
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:57:28 PM EDT
Invest in google in 1995.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:58:31 PM EDT
Insert Office Space quote here. You all fail for letting the thread go this long without it.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 12:58:39 PM EDT
make sure all your $$ is made before the date you want to travel too

that would make going back tooo far hurt your exchange rate :)
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:01:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By c0t0d0s0:
Originally Posted By peekay:
Back to 1985, buy Microsoft stock and load up on NFA.


How many DIAS's could you get back then for $100k?


counting the $200 tax for each? Probably 400.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:02:39 PM EDT
100k will buy a lot of land in the 1700s. I'm thinking Southern Florida coastline (AKA swamp back then) with the plan to sell it piece by piece in the early 1900s, retaining a good chunk for the DangerJ Nature Preserve Swamp Buggy Snake Wrestling Alligator Sanctuary.

Then I'd come back here and get nailed with 300 years of property taxes.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:04:13 PM EDT
I'd go back to 1912 and buy 100 grand of Standard Oil.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:04:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DStrokes:
If you had a Time Machine and $100,000 in cash what would you do?

I would go back in time and buy Dell and Google stock.

Oh, and kill Hitler.


you guys thought of this? going back with todays dollar bills, unless you went back only a short period of time, you might not be able to use them.

i guess you could buy gold (killer expensive but hey, all you got to do is go back, walk into a casino and make a few sports bets and you would soon recoop.

heck if it was me thats what i'd do. go back to when the irs didnt get the info from vegas and make bets, cash in and buy gold. why do the stock market? thats too much work.

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:04:32 PM EDT
How are you going to spend currency dated 2010 and that looks different in 1900?
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:04:38 PM EDT
Hookers and blow in 1920.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:05:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fincho:
make sure all your $$ is made before the date you want to travel too

that would make going back tooo far hurt your exchange rate :)

Yeah, I have always thought about that. It makes the whole idea a little bit trickier.

But i'd do the whole tech stock boom probably.
Also go back and buy a lot of land cheap.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:05:30 PM EDT
I would go back to 1980 and invest in Sony, Reebok, Nike, Apple, Microsoft, Honda and Toyota.

Many of those were still in the Penny Stock market back then.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:06:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DStrokes:

Oh, and kill Hitler.




Great, so WW2 gets to be fought in the 1960's between the US and Russia w/ nukes on both sides.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:07:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2010 1:07:41 PM EDT by Gamma762]
Originally Posted By peekay:
Back to 1985, buy Microsoft stock and load up on NFA.


Originally Posted By Rem700PSS:


Yup.

Apple
Microsoft
Google
Yahoo
Ebay
Amazon

I'd also buy a PSG-1 and go back to Mecca circa 600-ish AD.

There was no such thing as Google, Yahoo, Ebay, or Amazon in 1986, the "world wide web" (html) had not yet been invented.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:07:49 PM EDT
$100,000?

I'd be my own grandpa, tell you what.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:08:01 PM EDT
Just go back a day or so and pick the winning lottery ticket for $1.

Invest Lotto winnings and blow the $99,999 on hookers.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:08:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By machinisttx:
Murder Lincoln's momma while he was in the womb.


WTF man?



Anyway, I'd buy a few cars that I have always wanted and put them into storage. By some stock and have 60% of it sold on this date and have the bank call me on the phone at 4:30pm to let me know of the massive deposit.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:09:32 PM EDT
I would go back to the mid 1800 and buy about 800,000 acres of land the gov was selling for 12 cents an acre
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:09:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Originally Posted By c0t0d0s0:
Originally Posted By peekay:
Back to 1985, buy Microsoft stock and load up on NFA.


How many DIAS's could you get back then for $100k?


counting the $200 tax for each? Probably 400.


This, flip em now for 12k apiece, pretty sound investment.



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Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:10:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DStrokes:
If you had a Time Machine and $100,000 in cash what would you do?


I would go back in time and buy Dell and Google stock.

Oh, and kill Hitler.



ETA:

Originally Posted By Zedhead:
Is this around trip type time machine?


Yes, you get to come back. All Time Travel laws still apply though.


"Buy Google (and Yahoo) stock" was actually the first thought that entered my mind after reading the title.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:10:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Plumbata:
How are you going to spend currency dated 2010 and that looks different in 1900?


Magnets.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:10:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Veracity:
Just go back a day or so and pick the winning lottery ticket for $1.

Invest Lotto winnings and blow the $99,999 on hookers.

Now THAT'S a good idea!


Go back to last month and cash in on the $270 Million Lottery!
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:11:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DStrokes:

Originally Posted By Veracity:
Just go back a day or so and pick the winning lottery ticket for $1.

Invest Lotto winnings and blow the $99,999 on hookers.

Now THAT'S a good idea!


Go back to last month and cash in on the $270 Million Lottery!


Yes, I am a man of vision.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:12:40 PM EDT


go back to the 1600's and make sure slavery never makes it to the shores of this land. It was the start of a long running downfall.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:13:51 PM EDT
see for myself how every religion started.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:14:38 PM EDT
Apple
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:15:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2010 1:17:36 PM EDT by inthe605]
Yep double tap.

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Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:15:43 PM EDT
I'd go 1880 to 1910 or so, whenever gold was around $21 an ounce. Pick up around 4700 ounces of it, cash in around 5.7 million nowadays.

(Math in head, so if its horribly incorrect, I'm tired so that's my excuse)

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Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:18:04 PM EDT
WWII

Start a Mercenary group, like Black Water.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:20:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mattyvac:
Invest in google in 1995.


didn't Google IPO just a few years ago?
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:22:03 PM EDT
Bet it all on the New Orleans Saints winning the Super Bowl last year.

Hax
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:22:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Neotopia:
Originally Posted By Mattyvac:
Invest in google in 1995.


didn't Google IPO just a few years ago?


Yes I'm pretty sure it was only a few years ago.

Via ChaCha:
Google issued its IPO and went public on the NASDAQ exchange on August 19, 2004. The issue price was $85 per share. ChaCha!
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:23:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DV8:
I would go back to 1980 and invest in Sony, Reebok, Nike, Apple, Microsoft, Honda and Toyota.

Many of those were still in the Penny Stock market back then.


I don't know if I'd invest in any Japanese stocks then since their bubble burst in the early 90s.

The Nikkei was at 40,000 in late 1989, it's at 9,000 now twenty years later.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:23:17 PM EDT
I'd go way forward and sell the cash to currency collectors.

Going back in time would be stupid, because your bills would have future dates.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:24:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Deej86:
See Rush on their "Signals" tour.

Oh yeah, see Dokken as well.

Signals was an amazing show.

Saw Dokken in their prime as well.

As far as the thread goes, yep... all the money into certain stocks.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:25:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By inthe605:
I'd go 1880 to 1910 or so, whenever gold was around $21 an ounce. Pick up around 4700 ounces of it, cash in around 5.7 million nowadays.

(Math in head, so if its horribly incorrect, I'm tired so that's my excuse)

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You'd do all that work for 5 million dollars?

You think small.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:29:23 PM EDT
Two words: Berkshire Hathaway.

In 1978 it was $175.

Today its $124,510.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:30:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Credge:
$100,000?

I'd be my own grandpa, tell you what.

This is the only correct answer.
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