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    Would you buy your 10yr old an iPhone (3G) and let them play out with it?

    Just wondering, as I wouldn't spend that for myself!

    My child has a cheapo £5 phone with no credit just so I can keep track.

    58 Comments

    I would presume an iPod Touch would suffice, rather than an iPhone 3G?!

    Original Poster

    Spoilt? Yay, Nay or wahaaaay

    Original Poster

    it wasnt even a birthday pressie/xmas!!

    Original Poster

    mothers on DLA btw, council house you know the score.

    if that happened then am sure the local yobs would snatch it from the 10yo in a second. Giving a 10yo a very expensive item to 'play' outside with is just asking for it to be stolen and could put the 10yo in danger. IMO its a wreckless decision.

    My 11 year old has one - cant see a problem, a lot of his friends do to!

    on DLA / benefits and having an iphone would pee off enough people but giving one to a kid on top is really taking the biscuit.

    carting round a flash phone will always attract unwanted attention.sorry its the world we live in

    splatsplatsplat

    mothers on DLA btw, council house you know the score.



    If the mother was in a private house, and not on DLA, I wouldn't see the problem, but since she is, it's madness!

    Original Poster

    Im not being funny but (i usually hate that phrase) +my dads on DLA btw +mobility, but there is absolutely no need whatsoever in giving poeple on DLA brand /nearly new cars. Its not good value for money imo. I don't like the condems attitude in this slash and burn government but that's one thing that should be looked into!

    My 4 year old brother constantly has my iphone 3gs when were out as he likes the games and the music! He is autistic though and it keeps him happy
    I don't worry at all as he hardly lets me have it so nobody else could get a look in =P

    splatsplatsplat

    Im not being funny but (i usually hate that phrase) +my dads on DLA btw … Im not being funny but (i usually hate that phrase) +my dads on DLA btw +mobility, but there is absolutely no need whatsoever in giving poeple on DLA brand /nearly new cars. Its not good value for money imo. I don't like the condems attitude in this slash and burn government but that's one thing that should be looked into!



    Has your dad got a brand new/nearly new car?

    thesaint

    Has your dad got a brand new/nearly new car?



    I cant reply for the OP, but on the mobility scheme you get a new car every 3 years. Tax, servicing, insurance is all paid for.

    skdotcom

    I cant reply for the OP, but on the mobility scheme you get a new car … I cant reply for the OP, but on the mobility scheme you get a new car every 3 years. Tax, servicing, insurance is all paid for.



    but the allowance is taken off you to pay for it, and if you want refinements or a slightly bigger car you pay a cash deposit too.

    the no car's with DLA statement is crazy. Yes crack down on DLA cheats, take it off them, fine them, and give it to people who are ACTUALLY disabled. As for taking the cars off real disabled people, that statement makes me angry. I've been in a wheelchair from birth and without a car i'd have gotten NOWHERE, wouldn't have got into town, go shopping, go anywhere for that matter. My family has paid enough tax in their lifetime to allow me the guilty pleasure of having my own transport(and as someone rightly pointed out, its taken OUT of peoples DLA allowence).

    Original Poster

    mcnally32

    the no car's with DLA statement is crazy. Yes crack down on DLA cheats, … the no car's with DLA statement is crazy. Yes crack down on DLA cheats, take it off them, fine them, and give it to people who are ACTUALLY disabled. As for taking the cars off real disabled people, that statement makes me angry. I've been in a wheelchair from birth and without a car i'd have gotten NOWHERE, wouldn't have got into town, go shopping, go anywhere for that matter. My family has paid enough tax in their lifetime to allow me the guilty pleasure of having my own transport(and as someone rightly pointed out, its taken OUT of peoples DLA allowence).



    hang on a sec, I did not say "no cars for DLA people", I (a taxpayer) object to BRAND NEW / NEARLY NEW cars being given. There is no need, I have to make do with an older car and it gets me to work everyday! thank god it does so i can pay my taxes so 10yr olds can walk around with iPhones!

    one of my little cousins is 9 years old and has a 64gb wifi/3g ipad

    FYI not everyone on DLA get a car....only higher rate

    personally i think its a bit OTT for a 10 year old, maybe she saved up for it.....

    or got it on the never, never......
    Edited by: "ilovepink" 2nd Oct 2010

    In short ................nope !!

    Banned

    my 10 yr old wouldnt have a phone, let alone an iphone, i dont see the need for them to have one till at least senior school, but thats just my opinion

    My bro is 11 and you'll be surprised how many of his mates have them, it's kinda like the norm right now.

    My son is having a £10 phone. He is 13yrs. Given them the iphones etc is just making them targets for thieves IMO. I'd be really concerned that they would get attacked for their phone. But my son is having a cheap one because he has neurological disorders and i know full well he will lose it. He loses his coats and shoes too.
    Ive told him if he loooks after it i will then buy him a good phone. But it still wont be top of the range.

    DLA cars are paid for by the claimant. They take the money from your mobility. Therefore you pay for the car anyway.

    When I was just going into secondary school, I remember saving up all my Christmas and Birthday money and bought a 3310 for about £100.

    You can get an iPhone 3G for less than £100.

    What's to say he didn't buy it himself.
    Edited by: "adambaz" 2nd Oct 2010

    hang on a sec, I did not say "no cars for DLA people", I (a taxpayer) object to BRAND NEW / NEARLY NEW cars being given. There is no need, I have to make do with an older car and it gets me to work everyday! thank god it does so i can pay my taxes so 10yr olds can walk around with iPhones![/quote]

    well if you looked into how the scheme works you'd realise its more cost effective for motability to give new cars. quite a few real disabled people need a lot of modification to their vehicles and they would lose a lot of money modding old cars. by the time they get the payment over 3 years then sell the car when they get it back, they usually break even

    splatsplatsplat

    hang on a sec, I did not say "no cars for DLA people", I (a taxpayer) … hang on a sec, I did not say "no cars for DLA people", I (a taxpayer) object to BRAND NEW / NEARLY NEW cars being given. There is no need, I have to make do with an older car and it gets me to work everyday! thank god it does so i can pay my taxes so 10yr olds can walk around with iPhones!



    Has your dad got one?

    Original Poster

    He has a New Car every few years, but does he need a NEW car, no he doesnt. He doesnt lose any money to get one, you either get money to purchase/run your own car - or lose that money and get a new car and no bills apart from petrol. He has a certain amount of miles he can travel before he pays extra per mile - but he never even gets close to that. Before he was on DLA, he was self employed and always had an old banger - he's worked all his life - could never afford a new car - like me. He needs a car, but doesnt need a Brand new car to go shopping.
    How did we get to cars from iphones???

    adambaz

    You can get an iPhone 3G for less than £100.



    You can oO

    My 8yo daughter has an iphone. She paid for it herself with money from birthdays/christmas.
    I'd much prefer this than having toys everywhere she never plays with.

    Nope

    splatsplatsplat

    He has a New Car every few years, but does he need a NEW car, no he … He has a New Car every few years, but does he need a NEW car, no he doesnt. He doesnt lose any money to get one, you either get money to purchase/run your own car - or lose that money and get a new car and no bills apart from petrol. He has a certain amount of miles he can travel before he pays extra per mile - but he never even gets close to that. Before he was on DLA, he was self employed and always had an old banger - he's worked all his life - could never afford a new car - like me. He needs a car, but doesnt need a Brand new car to go shopping.How did we get to cars from iphones???



    you're wrong, totally wrong. He DOES lose money. They take a large portion of his DLA and pay for the rental of a new car with that. He can choose to keep that money and do as he wishes with it, it doesn't HAVE to go to a car, or transport at all for that matter.

    As i said before, it would cost motability more to do this with second hand cars as they would have little or no resale value whatsoever. Would probably cost them an arm and a leg in repair bills too. I'm all for motability, but only those that totally deserve it, ie SEVERELY disabled, not just someone with a bad back or a small injury.

    IMHO I think it's a little bizarre, but each to their own

    woman at work says he son whos 11 I think has a blackberry. So I guess it's not too unusual.

    Where do these 10 year olds with iPhones live? Been looking for easy mug victims....

    numptyj

    woman at work says he son whos 11 I think has a blackberry. So I guess … woman at work says he son whos 11 I think has a blackberry. So I guess it's not too unusual.



    Indeed it isn't, I thought my bro's touchscreen Samsung was too expensive but it looks cheap around all the iPhones lol.

    mentalists that is all.

    jtx

    You can oOMy 8yo daughter has an iphone. She paid for it herself with … You can oOMy 8yo daughter has an iphone. She paid for it herself with money from birthdays/christmas. I'd much prefer this than having toys everywhere she never plays with.



    At work recently two people have been selling iPhones after upgrading to iPhone 4s.

    One was £80, the other was £100.

    Granted 2nd hand, but both were in good condition.

    splatsplatsplat


    hang on a sec, I did not say "no cars for DLA people", I (a taxpayer) object to BRAND NEW / NEARLY NEW cars being given. There is no need, I have to make do with an older car and it gets me to work everyday! thank god it does so i can pay my taxes so 10yr olds can walk around with iPhones.
    Therefore the phone is technically yours so why dont you nick it before some yob does?:p
    Edited by: "hibees" 3rd Oct 2010

    no chance btw

    Original Poster

    Ill update if/when he loses it/gets mugged/or swaps it for a dirty mag.

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    splatsplatsplat

    He has a New Car every few years, but does he need a NEW car, no he … He has a New Car every few years, but does he need a NEW car, no he doesnt. He doesnt lose any money to get one, you either get money to purchase/run your own car - or lose that money and get a new car and no bills apart from petrol. He has a certain amount of miles he can travel before he pays extra per mile - but he never even gets close to that. Before he was on DLA, he was self employed and always had an old banger - he's worked all his life - could never afford a new car - like me. He needs a car, but doesnt need a Brand new car to go shopping.How did we get to cars from iphones???



    You seemed to have a problem with her for being on benefits.
    Before you tackle her problems, why don't you look a little closer to home?

    Why does your dad have a new car every few years, and why don't you force him not to?

    1. The fraud rate for DLA is only 0.5% and requires reports from your GP, other health professionals you may be seeing and a thorough medical examination by an independent doctor.

    2. You can be claiming DLA and working as the whole point is to keep people mobile who might otherwise not be able to get around. It covers incidental costs that a disability may cause.

    3. The motability scheme is not a 'free car' every three years from the government but a charity that organises the leasing of cars (sometimes specially converted for disability) for three years in exchange for the DLA money (usually all but sometimes the disabled person may pay more on top). The reason for the three years and the new car is A) Reliability, as the disabled person may be in serious trouble if the car breaks down and B) The car leasing firm can sell the car at a profit at the end.

    Please get your facts straight before implying all recipients of DLA are somehow fraudulent.
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