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Anyone at University? How do you finance your Airsoft?

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I am heading to Uni shortly and have no idea if it is financially viable to do airsoft, I have a part-time job at the minute and will have no financial backing when I head there. I will need to buy a new rifle soon as well as all the other bells and whistles.

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Student loans... mmmmmmmmm :D

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Student loans... mmmmmmmmm :D

Do you still have enough left after you pay for accommodation and food and all them sort of things?

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^This lol

 

Handle your money and loan sensibly and you can end up with new kit after every term :D

 

Might also be worth looking at sponsorship or external grants that might be available in your area.

Although they generally ask what you have spent your money on. I'm running out of ways of telling them I've bought another airsoft gun, without mentioning airsoft, gun etc :P

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Do you still have enough left after you pay for accommodation and food and all them sort of things?

I stayed at home so I didn't have to worry about that stuff lol.

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If you qualify for the full amount of grant and loan you can end up with over £6k from what I'm aware.

 

If you're lucky accommodation won't be much more than £3-4k, when I did my first year it was £2100 for uni digs..

 

Don't buy expensive food e.g. finest and the best.. don't drink every night and you will have a fair amount of change..

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I didn't start airsoft until Uni.

Couldn't afford it before, even though i had a job :P

 

Which uni you off to?

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Eat like a Lion or Leopard, only every2 or 3 days, you'll be amazed how much money you'll save :D

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I punch children and harvest their tears, I then sell the tears to the Conservative Party for them to use in their rituals when they read from the Necronomicon...

 

That and student loans.

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Overdrafts.

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overdrafts and things were not to proud of

 

 

 

i sold my sister on ebay

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*Censored Because their's actually U18's on here...*

 

That is all i saw Promise :lol:

 

Yea Most of My Pal's either have Job's aswell or just spend it on Booze and Moan they have barely any money.....

 

 

So yea That's a Thing

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Thanks for the serious advice, some of it was really useful. I'm hoping to got to Edinburgh or Lancaster, depends on what grades, i might not be going to any yet :unsure:

 

And thanks alot coke, she was well worth the £50 i paid, free and quick delivery. The NHS are a great service!

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Whatever my kids want, and despite them all working, they just look sad and ask Daddy, foolishly from my point of view, it usually works. :)

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Best idea, Get a bar/waiter job

 

Loans get you so far, but actually have a little bit of extra income from a job helps a damn lot.


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Check whether or not the University has a student union airsoft society, normally you can get grant money to fund the society which will help towards things like transport cost and possibly equipment that can be shared with other members. If there is no society, club together with some friends and start one.

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When I was at uni I used to do crappy temping jobs in offices during the holidays, saved all the money and used it to fund fun things when I was back at uni... that said, I still came away with a three grand overdraft!

 

The best way to afford anything extra is to get a part time job, debt is bad!

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You'll be fine as long as your not an idiot, which you aren't as you thought ahead and asked this forum. Just please for the love of god don't look at your new term loan and think "Omg such much money let's buy the most expensive gun I see". Uni somehow eats your money without spending

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You'll be fine as long as your not an idiot, which you aren't as you thought ahead and asked this forum. Just please for the love of god don't look at your new term loan and think "Omg such much money let's buy the most expensive gun I see". Uni somehow eats your money without spending

I was thinking of getting a cheap CYMA AK and then saving what ever I have at the end of the first year for something else a bit fancier.

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I'd recommend putting some money away as soon as you get it, that way you don't spend it accidently etc.

 

I currently save at least £30 every 2 weeks on buying 'cheap' food. To me, it tastes better and pays for a months worth of skirmishes, so its a win win for me.

 

Gun wise, you want something that's cheap.. reliable.. common replacement/upgrade parts and inexpensive to repair (if it does go wrong, fingers crossed it doesn't). From personal experience, G&G Combat Machine or CM16 is perfect for this.

 

Buy BBs in 'bulk' meaning you have to pay more upfront, but in the long wrong saving money, not much, but its still saving a couple quid (cost of a grenade or two etc.). Also, with the BBs, limit yourself on taking 4000 to a skirmish or something similar, that way you are not spunking them away like I used to. That used to cost me an absolute fortune :( Im a student whilst working part time, thankfully able to fund this expensive, but frigging awesome hobby.

 

Hope a couple of these ideas helped mate, all the best to you.

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Another thing with the buying BBs in 'bulk', if you have a friend who plays airsoft with you, go halves with each other. That way the cost upfront is less.

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