I think the Sun 28" is a little under 100 bucks. It isn’t great or anything, but you can go distance on it. I have never really tried it out, but it is probably the only unicycle in that price range that you can afford and do distance on. I think they sell them on ebay and a few other places.
Hope that helps. Also, do a search on the product review section of the messageboard, I think that someone did a review of the Sun 28" that might be of use to you.
If you get into the habit of working $200 comes faster than you might think. even at $3.33/hr you will have the money in just under 3 weeks if you work three hours a day. I don’t know what kind of work your parents are having you do but if it is like a job instead of just chores you could maybe ask for minimum wage. If you are doing a good job they might consider it.
When I was your age or maybe a little bit younger I was making about $100/week running machinery and working in turkey barns before school. It may not sound like fun but if you can get an early morning job it frees up your time after school to do what you want.
When I work for them I work out in the field, doing hard labor, which is even worse for me, because I have back and neck problems.
Plus, there is NO WAY they would pay me anywhere near minimum wage, im LUCKY to get $5 an hour!
Over the weekend, I had to paint an archway thing (I dont know what its called specifically). It took me 2 1/2 hours to paint, then I went in to take a shower, and they stopped me and made me wash the cars.
Sounds like your parents are actually making you work. I think more parents should have their kids do that kind of work. Builds a work ethic and a usable set of skills.
I hated it at the time, but I’m now very glad my father made me (and taught me) how to prune trees/shrubs, cut grass (neatly), edge, basic woodworking, operate/care for small engine tools (leafblowers, lawn mowers, etc), powerdrills, painting techniques, and many other household skills that I’ve found incredibly valuable (now that I live in a house with other college students).
It feels like you should be getting paid, right?
Try to keep in mind that for each kid a couple rears to age 18, that couple spends ballpark $100,000 at least on that kid.
It’s good though, that your parents do pay you for working…makes you appreciate money a lot more than if they just handed it to you. You EARNED it!
Why do you have a sense of entitlement to being paid?
Your work is only a small repayment to the heaps of effort your parents put into raising you.
In the olden days, families (especially rural ones) would have more kids because to them, more kids equaled more labor they didn’t have to pay for. Not saying that’s the ideal or how things “should be,” but your parents aren’t employers. They are your parents. You aren’t entitled to being paid by them like from an employer. Be grateful that your parents, like mine, sought to teach me the value of earning money and paid me…some of the time. Lots of times I had to work for “free” too.
I’m sorry, I just get put off by people who have everything handed to them and never have to work. Clearly you are not in that situation, and I think that is something you will appreciate in due time, like I have.
Thats the way life is the oldest male child gets the most chores. get used to it. my older sister never had to do much.
I work ~2hours a day with my dad doing yardwork for him but i dont expect payment because it is my house also.
I do yardwork at other peoples houses to get paid.
when i do work for my parents i dont get paid … i am the youngest to i have to older brothers that barely do chores for my parents…soo stop complaining about it…if you really need a money go get a job if you cant get an actual job… hand out flyer’s…rake someones yard
wake up earlier if you dont have time to eat or make a lunch… also you dont have to be 16 to rake someones leaves or do yardwork for some one just go around your neighborhood and if that doesnt work just wait 3 months