The most money I've personally spent on a single item is still $100. I didn't pay for this computer, I don't pay for my tuition, and I'm mad cheap otherwise. I applaud those of you with substantive enough balls to work entirely by yourself and for yourself. I will think of you fondly and guiltily each time I wear my little white oxfords :)
A couple of paying and nonpaying summer jobs/internships/work-studies later, remember that you are still a baby.
So break that swagger in your step! Sorry such a pooper.