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Behold! Georgia, a Prophecy...

Posted on 2006.05.09 at 11:16
Current Location: library
Current Mood: stressedstressed
Current Music: irritating ringtone of valley girl next to me
So, quick poll...


Which do you people think will be easier to obtain?

1) $2,000 dollars worth of concrete...

OR

2) $2,000 dollars with which to purchase $2,000 dollars worth of concrete...


Id like the input of you people, because I am contorting my finances as well as my personal connections to get the project this summer off the ground, no pun intended.

Comments:


mpn
mpnolan at 2006-05-09 18:09 (UTC) (Link)
1) $2,000 dollars worth of concrete...

* Take a little from each of your favorite ... concrete-having ... places. This is like a "salami slicing" strategy, as in Office Space :P.
* Look outside, it's everywhere
* Know anyone in "the biz"?

2) $2,000 dollars with which to purchase $2,000 dollars worth of concrete...

* Are there any organizations that would consider your intentions worthwhile for them to donate to?
* Clever short-term money strategies, like offering to deliver old people's groceries or giving psychic readings
* Know anyone in "the biz"?
Jared Bowers
boykooties at 2006-05-09 20:19 (UTC) (Link)
Pretty much the same conclusions I reached, Sky Mike.

I may have managed to procure some from someone, "in the biz" but it's sort of a tenuous lead at the moment.
rikyuso at 2006-05-09 19:58 (UTC) (Link)
Hrm. I think the concrete will be easier to obtain, depending on where you get it and if you'd rather have poured or that stuff that comes in a bag.
Jared Bowers
boykooties at 2006-05-09 20:20 (UTC) (Link)
Either works, as most concrete has about the same density of 150 pounds per cubic foot, and weight is what we are concerned with here.
Ms. Mary Magoo
maryanjelluvsu at 2006-05-09 21:06 (UTC) (Link)
I think it might be harder to get the money, well, unless you through a funderaiser, you can get anything if you have the right amount of cash.
crazy_julio at 2006-05-09 23:49 (UTC) (Link)
precisely how much would two thousand dollars worth of concrete weigh?
Jared Bowers
boykooties at 2006-05-10 01:57 (UTC) (Link)
Precisely?

Unfortunatley, variations in price, in density between brands and mixes, and even within the same mix make this rather approximate, however the total target weight is approx. 15.223~ tons, and at a typical hardware-store price of 3 or 4 dollars per eighty pound bag, the price range becomes something like $1,278.75 - $1,705.00, and with a built in contingency for externalities like taxes, calculation errors (volumetric and otherwise), and any other various things that could go wrong (and something usually does) one easily rounds up to $2,000 to create a suitable safety-net for such things. I suppose $1,500 - $2,000 would be arguably a fairer and less severe way of stating the problem, I don't think it makes a very big difference to the overall nature of the problem, which is what I was attempting to address here.
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