How can I convince my mom to buy me a bass guitar on amazon?

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  1. spintop90

    spintop90

    Mar 2, 2018
    South Florida
    New to bass guitar
    Pretty much as what the title said, I just need to try to convince my mom to buy me a bass guitar threw amazon.
     
  2. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    Are you old enough to work?
    If not,do what I did to get my Dad to buy me an electric guitar when I was 14.
    Repeat this phase to your Mom:

    "Mom will you buy me an electric bass?
    Mom will you buy me an electric bass?
    Mom will you buy me an electric bass?
    Mom will you buy me an electric bass?
    Mom will you buy me an electric bass?
    Mom will you buy me an electric bass?
    Mom will you buy me an electric bass?
    Mom will you buy me an electric bass?
    Mom will you buy me an electric.....Mom..........."

    This worked with my Dad.
    Six years later I bought my own bass.

    Oh..and welcome to TalkBass!
    Now go clean your room!
     
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  3. tfer

    tfer

    Jan 1, 2014
    Get a job. Deliver newspapers, mow lawns, shovel snow, etc.

    Lots of different ways for a young person to make money.
     
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  4. spintop90

    spintop90

    Mar 2, 2018
    South Florida
    New to bass guitar
    Thanks, but I can't shovel snow cause I live in Florida where it never snows and stays at 80 degrees.
     
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  5. GCPENG

    GCPENG

    Mar 7, 2017
    Ontario, Canada
    "Mom, here's several hundred dollars cash. Can you please buy me a bass guitar on Amazon? And thanks for teaching me discipline and the value of money."

    Edit: "seventy-four dollars cash"
     
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  6. tfer

    tfer

    Jan 1, 2014
    But there are a TON of lawns to mow.

    You’ll appreciate your bass, and use it more, if you use your own sweat to buy it.
     
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  7. And you most certainly can’t deliver newspapers because nobody reads them anymore.
     
  8. Goatrope

    Goatrope

    Nov 18, 2011
    Sarasota Florida
    Tell her you’ll give up cigarettes and beer. The savings will pay for the bass very quickly.
     
  9. GCPENG

    GCPENG

    Mar 7, 2017
    Ontario, Canada
    When is your birthday? Maybe use the old "this can be my birthday AND Christmas gifts this year!"

    Parents tend to forget that deal when your birthday or Christmas actually rolls around.
     
  10. Bassbeater

    Bassbeater Guest

    Sep 9, 2001
    Just give this to your mom. Don't forget me when you're famous!
    You're welcome. :)
    Spintop90 bass prescription.jpg
     
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  11. spintop90

    spintop90

    Mar 2, 2018
    South Florida
    New to bass guitar
    Honestly this made me laugh
     
  12. GCPENG

    GCPENG

    Mar 7, 2017
    Ontario, Canada
    This is spectacular.
     
  13. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I'd say immediately forget any stupid job and definitely don't show Mom or Dad this thread containing blatant misspelling, then tell us what rig you're considering so we know what we're dealing with. only you know your history with your Mom and what she'll buy into now, it may be too late for blatant shmoozing or promises, and it'll take too long anyway. this might call for desperate measures which could cause issues but if you're serious about this bass business then be cool and creative yet succinct and forceful with your convincing act and get that bass!
    do you have at least 1 rich gf or with a job?
     
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  14. No refills? What if the kid gets GAS?
    Not to cause problems for the young lad but, will you need an amp with that bass guitar?
     
  15. AM Reflection

    AM Reflection

    Oct 10, 2016
    Georgia
    Is there a specific bass you want? Just wondering why it needs to be from Amazon. Is it one of those cheap knock offs or a well known brand? If it's a known brand, the dedicated music instrument websites often have discounts + no tax. Since cost obviously seems to be a factor.

    Anyway, it really depends on what type of mom you have and what type of teenager you've been.

    "Mom, I've never asked you for anything before!"
    "Mom, I finally found something in life that makes me happy!"
    "Mom, I've decided I want to be a musician just like you!"
    "Mom! If you don't buy this for me right now, I'm never coming back home!"

    All could work in different situations.
     
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  16. Bassbeater

    Bassbeater Guest

    Sep 9, 2001
    If you give us a ballpark budget range and the type of music you'd like to play we can suggest specific basses.
     
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  17. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
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    Shovel alligators? ;)
     
  18. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    To be honest, Amazon is the last place I would look to get a good bass guitar.
    It might look good on the screen, but could be a total let-down in real life.

    Go out into the world & find one locally. Check out Craig's List or local FB sales group listings.
     
  19. Axstar

    Axstar Inactive

    Jul 8, 2016
    Scotland.
    What sort of bass is it, and does it have to come via Amazon?
     
  20. spintop90

    spintop90

    Mar 2, 2018
    South Florida
    New to bass guitar
    It can be any type of bass, I'm sort of new to this and, guessing by the fact how many of you guys (including my sister) are saying how I should visit a local music shop and test out the bass... I'm guessing it doesn't have to come from via Amazon.
     
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