AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 64 Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2090 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.
Usair320 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 991 posts, RR: 2 Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2004 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.
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.)
LHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 50 Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1963 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
Tercer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 142 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1960 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.
ScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 57 Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1918 times:
I am thrifty in many ways, which allows me to spend more on other things.
I spend money on:
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
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
Basically I skimp on things I don't care as much about so I can spend on what I do care about.