aaden
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How Cheap Are You

Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:16 pm

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?
 
Pulkovokiwi
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:20 pm

Cd's
Wimmen
Travel
Model cars
Shirts
Nice meals


Booze-never
Gambling-never
Horse racing- never
Smoking -never
I thought I was wrong but I was only joking!
 
IAH777
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:24 pm

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 
 
aaden
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:24 pm

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


not willing
cds
oil changes
beer
 
RichPhitzwell
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:26 pm

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.
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VHVXB
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:34 pm

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
 
kjet12
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:39 pm

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.
 
aaden
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:56 pm

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 5):
Knives unusual

I'm a collector of awords and knives
 
VHVXB
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:03 pm

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
 
baylorairbear
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:08 pm

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...
 
AeroWesty
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:17 pm

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
 
aaden
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:19 pm

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

over 30
 
baylorairbear
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:21 pm

Add everything Westy said to mine.

BAB
I'm just skipping stones...
 
usair320
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:52 am

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.
 
YYZflyer
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:16 pm

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.)
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Garri767
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:21 pm

*checks pricetag in her hair*


only 50$! Big grin  Wink



Garri767
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LHMark
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:24 pm

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
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:29 pm

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.
 
VHVXB
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:32 pm

does anyone drive around and shop for cheaper petrol prices??
 
tercer
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:38 pm

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.
 
VHVXB
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Sun Aug 06, 2006 2:02 pm

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
 
ScarletHarlot
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Sun Aug 06, 2006 2:38 pm

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
 
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HAWK21M
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:15 pm

ELECTRONICS.
FOOD.
AVIATION RELATED STUFF.

regds
MEL
I may not win often, but I damn well never lose!!! ;)
 
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AirPacific747
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:17 pm

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.
 
Thom@s
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:26 am

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













Thom@s
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PSA53
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:38 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 22):
ELECTRONICS.
FOOD.
AVIATION RELATED STUFF.

My weaknesses.

But overall,I rationalize things which can be good or bad,where money issues up to now,haven't been a problem.  crossfingers 
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TuRbUleNc3
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:12 pm

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 (usually about 97-98p/l)

I dont buy CD's
Rarely eat out unless i have to
I complain about having to pay 35p to park the car for an hour, or extortionate prices at the airport
I dont buy DVD's
I wont pay high entry costs for somewhere such as theme parks, places of historic interest etc

But no matter where i am, ill always try negotiate a price  Wink

I think its safe to say im pretty much of a tight ass  Big grin
 
ZKSUJ
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:17 pm

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 to a certain extent) are real cheap buggers. Now a days, they save money by eating less meat coz vegetables are cheaper etc etc... Shocking if you ask me  Wink
 
ltbewr
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:28 pm

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 quality. I try to know which store will have the best everyday prices on items I tend to buy often and are convient to me.
I use the store 'club cards' to get better prices
I try to buy gas at the low end of the price scale in my area, but not drive all over to save 2 cents a gallon. I also try to not drive more than I need to.
I will shop around, check the ads, try to time purchases and stock up when a good sale is going on.
I use coupons where possible. For example I got a $10 coupon for JC Penny's earlier this week and saved that on top of sale prices on 2 shirts for work.
I don't buy CD's.
I have access to ice at work, so I bring in a 2 L of diet soda which I probably bought for $1 or less instead of buying from the machine at $.85 a can. A 2L bottle usually lasts 2-3 days.
I purchase cold cuts at the supermarket (lean, good quality ham and turkey) every week, and some rolls every day for my lunch at work. I try to bring lunch with me 4 out of 5 days a week.
I save leftovers, and get more than 1 meal out of food I purchase.
I try to take advantage of specials even on drinking, like on certain days, if at a place I like to go to, they have a beer, drink special (in moderation).
If I am traveling, I use the net to purchase tickets for the best price.
 
express1
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:39 pm

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 end up finding what we brought cheaper in another shop.

dave
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falstaff
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:25 am

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 class and there was a sign at the Baptist student center offering a free lunch to international students. I was hungry and a free lunch meant I could spend more money on beer later. I went in and said "I want my free lunch heh" They told me it was for international students only. I said " I'm from Canada heh!" They told me " I guess that is another country" I had to fill out a post card with "my home address" on it. I wrote I lived on Tim Horton ave, in Windsor, Ontario. I made up a postal code. To my knowledge I don't think there is such a street. I was the only white person in the room and one of the few that spoke English as a first, and only, language. They talked to me about god, but left me alone once they found out I was an Anglican (most of the others there were non-christian, so they focused on them). The food was good and best of all it was free!
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yooyoo
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:48 am

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" movie but, i can wait for the store release.
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jap
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RE: How Cheap Are You

Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:49 am

Money? What's that?  Wink

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 me trapped like a bird in a cage, so they've treated me with a few plane tickets (that I have to pay back).  Smile

Clothes? If I buy some, it's because the stuff I have is ruined. If not, I buy riding equipment instead- I just bought a nice pair of riding boots, riding pants and riding gloves- I need a new saddle, so that's another negative number in my account soonish.

I should be getting more money soon, but then I'd like to move out. So if I had to make a list apart from normal grocery and such, it'd look like this:

1) horse (equipment, boxrent, clothing, etc.)
2) travel

Quoting Pulkovokiwi (Reply 1):
Wimmen

Women, or?
Scandinavian chick with a scandinavian horse- oh yeah! :D

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