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How Cheap Are You  
User currently offlineAAden From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 835 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2380 times:

alright guys
this is to find out if the average anetter is a pennypincher or not.

first question are you a pennypincher?
how much of one are you?

what are you willing to spend money on (besides travel) and what arn't you?

32 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlinePulkovokiwi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2377 times:

Cd's
Wimmen
Travel
Model cars
Shirts
Nice meals


Booze-never
Gambling-never
Horse racing- never
Smoking -never


User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

I was a spendthrift 'til I met my wife. Now, at work I only eat at restaurants that offer discounted or free grub for da po-lice.  biggrin 

User currently offlineAAden From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 835 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

I'm willing to spend money on
watches
knives
tvs
travel
food
pop


not willing
cds
oil changes
beer


User currently offlineRichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

pretty much just sex booze and rock and roll....oh but gas is about the only thing I can afford, or should I say able buy cause after the tank I have none.

maybe I should get rid of the HEMI and stop driving thousands of miles a month.


User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5524 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

I will never spend or give any money towards alcohol, smokes, horses, casinos, charitable donations (except salvation army or red cross and even though they can be tax deductions)

i will spend money on clothes, food, dvds and travel

Quoting AAden (Reply 3):
knives

Knives unusual


User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 975 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

Penny pincher? No, not a term usually used to describe me and my cheapness. Usually it's "George Costanza" that comes to mind.

Kris



AA - Doing what we do best.
User currently offlineAAden From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 835 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 5):
Knives unusual

I'm a collector of awords and knives


User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5524 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

Quoting AAden (Reply 7):
I'm a collector of awords and knives

ahh that explains it. so how many do you have in your collection


User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

Quoting RichPhitzwell (Reply 4):
maybe I should get rid of the HEMI and stop driving thousands of miles a month.

Hush that talk! Love the hemi!

I am an extreme tightwad. That being said, I am determined to spend every dime I ever make on exactly what I want. I have a reason for every purchase I make.

BAB



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20479 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

I don't deny myself anything I need, but I buy quality at the outset, and I'm not overly consumer item driven. I'm usually satisfied with what I've bought, and don't need to keep buying it over and over again just because a new button has been added.

For instance, my 27" TV in the bedroom has a built-in amp and surround sound along with all sorts of gadgetry they don't even put into most TVs these days, but it's 15 years old now. It cost more when I bought it, and was the biggest size available then, but I haven't been motivated to replace it, and won't until it breaks most likely.

My only purchasing oddity is that if I stop somewhere for fast food, I think for a moment if I'm really thirsty, instead of getting a drink automatically. A long time ago I learned the likes of McDonald's pays more for the cup than the contents, and it just didn't seem right to pay a buck fifty for what costs them a nickel. Why I hang onto something so picayune like that is beyond my comprehension, since I don't do it with anything else.



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineAAden From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 835 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 8):
ahh that explains it. so how many do you have in your collection

over 30


User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

Add everything Westy said to mine.

BAB



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineUsair320 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2232 times:

Im 15 almost 16 and I have no rent or bills. so I pay for my flight training as my first priority. Then I buy airline tickets for Day trip mileage runs. I no longer have a girl friend so that has put a chunk back in my wallet(LOL). I refuse to buy CD's as I have Limewire on my PC and refuse to buy worthless crap that i'll use for 2 days and forget about.

User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2202 times:

Quoting Usair320 (Reply 13):
Im 15 almost 16 and I have no rent or bills

same here. I don't buy anything because I don't need anything. There's not much I really want either. I'm fine with my life as it is. There is one thing I would be willing to spend money on. And that's my camera (once I buy it lol.)



Avoid hangovers, stay drunk.
User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2195 times:

*checks pricetag in her hair*


only 50$! Big grin  Wink



Garri767


User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2191 times:

I jest got me a 60 Gigabyte I-pod (black) avec video. And tickets to the People's Republic of Denmark. And Tickets to a soccer game. And beer. And a lobster dinner. And some more beer. And a case for the I-pod.


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineTercer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2188 times:

I do the anti-American thing and save, save save! Now we will go out now and then and I always tip well so cheap isn't the issue but I do hate credit card debt and currently have none! It is hard sometimes to reset impulse buying and I had to do some mental training to get out of the habit but in the end who really needs the new gadget in the first place. This in turn helps with the big ticket stuff like vacations and such and having the ability to pay it off before I get raped with interest charges. So you could call me thrifty but at the end of the day I own everything I have and that is a nice feeling!


It's politically sensitive, but it's going to happen.
User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5524 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2171 times:

does anyone drive around and shop for cheaper petrol prices??

User currently offlineTercer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2171 times:

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 18):
does anyone drive around and shop for cheaper petrol prices??

Here is the US we have a website for it Gas Buddy



It's politically sensitive, but it's going to happen.
User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5524 posts, RR: 18
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2159 times:

Quoting Tercer (Reply 19):

we have that too. But not all petrol stations are listed. I don't mind driving an extra 2-3 mins to find cheaper fuel.

Another thing I do is I register myself as full time student with my banks and the government so i don't have to pay for bank fees and annual charges and full fare prices for public transport


User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2146 times:

I am thrifty in many ways, which allows me to spend more on other things.

I spend money on:
Dining out
Cars (but not often - Mr. Harlot and I have only owned four cars sum total between us, and three of them are still in our garage)
Books and magazines
Curling and hockey
Travel
Mr. Harlot's camera
Shoes (I don't have a ton of shoes, but I tend to buy good ones)

I skimp on:
Interest charges - I do not carry credit card debt ever
Clothes - I always shop sales and outlets
Appliances and misc stuff for the house - I got made fun of by my coworkers because we don't own a big cooler. Just how often do we use a cooler? Once a year? I'll borrow one when I need it, thanks. One of my friends has a quesadilla maker. A quesadilla maker! That's called a microwave or a cookie sheet! Why on earth do I need a special appliance to make quesadillas?
Energy usage - I avoid turning on the heat or air conditioning unless I really need to. I love drying my clothes outside in the summer. The only lights on in the house are in the room we're in.
Makeup - never wear the stuff  Smile

Basically I skimp on things I don't care as much about so I can spend on what I do care about.



But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2117 times:

ELECTRONICS.
FOOD.
AVIATION RELATED STUFF.

regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2384 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2117 times:

Quoting Pulkovokiwi (Reply 1):
Cd's
Wimmen
Travel
Model cars
Shirts
Nice meals


Booze-never
Gambling-never
Horse racing- never
Smoking -never

Pretty much sums it up for me. I don't want to pay for cd's either. Too goddamn expensive.


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

I probably should be more of a penny pincher. I pretty much spend money on anything I want...













Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
25 Post contains images PSA53 : My weaknesses. But overall,I rationalize things which can be good or bad,where money issues up to now,haven't been a problem.
26 Post contains images Turbulenc3 : I like to save money where i can, ill purposly not go to a petrol station which is like 99.9p a litre, so ill wait till i find one lower than that (us
27 Post contains images ZKSUJ : Willing to spend on: -Food -Rent/Power etc -Transport, other necesary(ish) things Don't have much cash for much else these days. lazarus31 (and NZ747
28 LTBEWR : I generally try buy day to day items including food at the most reasonable prices, often choosing items on sale, house brands if they are of good qual
29 Express1 : i save money all the time,as you never know whats round the corner. me and the wife always shop around as we hate it when we buy something we like and
30 Falstaff : Once when I was a student at Southern Illinois University I posed as a Canadian (I am from Missouri) to get a free lunch. I was walking home from clas
31 YooYoo : I pinch on going to a movie theatre. I'd rather spend $5 on a rental and let the entire family watch it. A fraction of the price. Sure it's not a "new
32 Post contains images Jap : Money? What's that? All my money currently goes to my horse and keeping her healthy and happy. I'm blessed with lovely parents who don't like to see m
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