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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5633 posts, RR: 32
Posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

Always carry an empty fuel container in your car. Next time you pull into a garage for petrol, collect the residue in the hoses on any vacant pumps. Also, always fill up two or three cent over your target and hand in a large note. You'll always get an even amount back.

When buying tomatoes, always pick out out the stems before they are bagged and weighed. This can also be done with apples, oranges etc when sold by weight.

If you use paper tissues to blow your nose, instead of throwing them out put them in your pocket: they dry out quickly and can be re-used when you go to the toilet, though it's not a good idea to do this the other way around.

Always keep your leftover coins from foreign trips. Carry them around with you at all times. They are invaluable when accosted on the street by charity collectors and beggars.

Anyone any more?

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User currently offlineAircop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1347 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):
Always carry an empty fuel container in your car. Next time you pull into a garage for petrol, collect the residue in the hoses on any vacant pumps. Also, always fill up two or three cent over your target and hand in a large note. You'll always get an even amount back.

Ouch its like having a bomb in your trunk..in the states you would get exact change back.

Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):
If you use paper tissues to blow your nose, instead of throwing them out put them in your pocket: they dry out quickly and can be re-used when you go to the toilet, though it's not a good idea to do this the other way around.

I can't believe doing this one either, just sounds bad.

Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):
Always keep your leftover coins from foreign trips. Carry them around with you at all times. They are invaluable when accosted on the street by charity collectors and beggars.

This is a good idea, now only I would have to keep them separate from my local coins for the parking meters etc.  biggrin 


User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1845 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):
Always keep your leftover coins from foreign trips. Carry them around with you at all times. They are invaluable when accosted on the street by charity collectors and beggars.

Or, you could just not give them anything and not have a problem.


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5633 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1335 times:

Quoting USAIRWAYS321 (Reply 2):
Or, you could just not give them anything and not have a problem.

That wouldn't be any fun.


User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8541 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1330 times:
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Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):
If you use paper tissues to blow your nose, instead of throwing them out put them in your pocket: they dry out quickly and can be re-used when you go to the toilet, though it's not a good idea to do this the other way around.

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User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4626 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1327 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):
Also, always fill up two or three cent over your target and hand in a large note. You'll always get an even amount back.

We do that in Australia as we don't have 1c and 2c coins anymore.

So if it's 1c or 2c over, they have to round down to the nearest 5c, while 3c and 4c is rounded up  Smile



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User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1845 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1325 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 3):
That wouldn't be any fun.

But carrying around a pile of foreign coins is?  scratchchin 


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5633 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1325 times:

Quoting USAIRWAYS321 (Reply 6):
But carrying around a pile of foreign coins is?

Sure! More people to piss off!


User currently offlineCRJonBeez From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 317 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):
Always keep your leftover coins from foreign trips. Carry them around with you at all times. They are invaluable when accosted on the street by charity collectors and beggars.

do you actually feel THAT guilty if you don't give somebody spare change? if so, you would think you would give them the proper currency! it seems strange that somebody could actually get over their guilt that quickly just by dropping some sort of coin off with a person that has absolutely no use to either party.

i save all the canadian coins i get for the times i pick up food at the drive-thru. give them exact change and those people don't care. i've never heard of somebody complaining over it, so i'll stick with that tactic!


User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 47
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1282 times:
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Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):
Next time you pull into a garage for petrol, collect the residue in the hoses on any vacant pumps.

This is illegal in Switzerland: every gas pump has a sign saying "the contents of the hose doesn't belong to the customer". Sorry Big grin



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User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1278 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):

I've heard of cheap people, but this takes cheapness to a whole new level. Big grin


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