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13 Things Malaysians Could Do With Our Money Instead of Buying the New iPhone X

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The new iPhone X has just been unveiled at Apple’s September 2017 keynote. Many iSheeps have been head over heels obsessed with the phone due to its many amazing features such as Face ID, wireless charging, being water-resistant, and more.

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Though Apple fans are ecstatic about the new product, the not-so-rich-and-logical people couldn’t help but compare the exorbitant price of the iPhone to paying for other far better things.

After all, the iPhone X is priced at a whopping USD$999 (RM4,200) for the 64GB and USD1,149 (RM4,830) for the 256GB!

This is by far Apple’s most expensive iPhone yet as even Americans find it to be too costly. With all that money spent on just one phone, there are actually loads of other thing we can do with the same amount.

So here’s a list of things we’d rather spend that money on.

1. Down payment for a Malaysian car

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The Perodua and Proton cars are made specifically for Malaysians whereby they are affordable yet still comfortable enough to travel around. Plus, many of these cars are actually fuel-efficient too.

The cost of these budget-friendly and mid-range cars range from RM37,000 to RM60,000. Typically, the down payment for most cars would be about 10 per cent of the total cost. Instead of buying the overpriced phone, you could own a car!

 

2. Paying back a portion of our PTPTN loan

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Almost every Malaysian fresh graduate today would have PTPTN loans to repay. We owe thousands of ringgits to the government body just as we finish our undergraduate studies and have to pay back about RM100 to RM300 a month (or more if you can afford to).

We can actually settle about two years’ worth of our debt with that RM4,000!

 

3. 4D3N stay in Club Med Maldives (including flight tickets)

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source: club med

For about RM2,700, a couple can enjoy 3 nights in the most sought-after holiday experience in Club Med Maldives. The best part about booking with Club Med is that the price even includes all meals, water sports activities and many family-friendly amenities!

Meanwhile, flights from Kuala Lumpur to the little island costs about RM2,000 for a couple too. In fact, if you book much earlier with great promotions, you could even get flight tickets from as low as RM1,000 for two people!

So, you can have your dream honeymoon come true instead of purchasing an iPhone X.

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source: club med

 

4. 280 McDonald’s Meals

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Based on an average of RM15 per meal, Malaysians can actually eat 280 meals at McDonald’s instead of buying the 64GB smartphone.

In fact, McDonald’s often offers lower prices during lunch and dinner hours so that 280 meals could easily go up to over 300 meals.

 

5. Two months’ rent for a double storey terrace house in the Klang Valley

A typical mid-range double storey terrace house in the suburbs such as Shah Alam, Subang and Ampang would set us back at about RM2,000 to RM3,000 a month.

So, you could actually get a super comfortable roof over your head for more than a month for the same price of that phone. In fact, if you opt for more budget-friendly and smaller homes, you could even pay for rent for a few months!

 

6. One semester’s tuition fee in a private university

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Many tuition fees in private universities cost about RM4,000 these days for typical courses such as business management, computer science, psychology, mass communications and more.

In fact, lesser known or smaller private institutions could even go lower than RM4k, so you could basically afford more than one semester!

 

7. One gaming laptop

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If you’re into gaming then you could totally purchase a pretty darn good laptop that supports most high-end games these days.

If you top up about another RM2,000 you could even get a super great gaming PC with an Nvidia GTX1080i graphic card. Bruh, you could play on a 4k display TV with that kinda graphic card!

 

8. 10 bottles of Moët in Zouk

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If you’re a party head then just know that you can purchase about 10 bottles of Moët INSIDE Zouk. Moreover, the prices of bottles of liquor purchased inside clubs are always significantly jacked up.

Hence, if you wanna mabuk in private events and purchase bottles of this champagne from retailers, you could even buy up to 20 bottles!

 

9. Eight months’ worth of groceries for a family

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Prices of groceries are rather expensive nowadays, what with the GST incurred and all. Can you imagine the amount of money your parents (or you) need to pay every month just for food and household items?

For the price of one phone, you could actually feed a whole family for about 8 months without problem. Heck, you could even choose the better home products and organic vegetables rather than the budget ones with that amount of cash around.

 

10. 328 cans of Milo powder

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A typical 500 grams tin of Milo powder costs about RM12.50 (on Lazada). You could actually buy up to 328 cans of the chocolate malt drink with RM4,000.

Even if a can cost more than that in the supermarket, you could still purchase about 300 cans! That’s a lot of Milo!

We take our Milo very seriously, btw…

 

11. VIP tickets to multiple concerts

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Concert tickets these days aren’t cheap anymore because they usually include a lot of pyrotechnics, special lighting, high-end sound systems, etc.

Even the ‘cheapest’ ticket still costs a bomb to most people. For the same price of that one iPhone X, Malaysians could actually purchase VIP tickets to some amazing international artists such as Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Jay Chou.

 

12. 1,680 packets of nasi lemak!

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Nasi lemak is Malaysia’s staple meal. It is somehow perfect for any time of the day and it is one of the cheaper options too. A typical nasi lemak bungkus costs about RM2.50 these days in the Klang Valley.

In fact, certain stalls still charge from as low as RM1.50 too but that price is considered super low and rare to find anymore in KL.

But you get the point, lah. That’s a lot of nasi lemak there…

 

13. 4D3N all-inclusive trip to South Korea

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Ever dreamt of going to the land of K-Pop and K-drama where oppas live? Well, if you have RM4,200, you could actually enjoy a few days’ stay in Dae Han Min Guk!

This includes your flight tickets, accommodation, travel expenses, food expenses and even extra cash for shopping!

Though there are loads of things that are expensive these days, you could actually find a lot of fashionable yet affordable clothes and shoes in South Korea. You could get adorable socks from as low as RM3!

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So there you go, about 13 things you could do with that RM4,000 instead of purchasing the brand new iPhone X.

Of course, what you do with your money is totally up to you and you’re allowed to spend it as you wish.

PS: This article was written just for laughs and wasn’t meant to put down iPhone fans. 😉

 

Also read: Apple Unveils New iPhone 8, But China Has Been Selling Them for Months 

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