How cheap are you?

Page 3 of Originally Posted by formerkywrestler This isn't cheap. This is outright theft. You do things when your young your not proud of, like I said in the pos... 90 comments | 2663 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    Like a few guys have stated, if it's something I need/want, I buy it.


    Only thing I'm cheap about is groceries. I've learned to love generic brands of most things, and always buy in bulk if it's cheaper. That's why I rarely have to go to the grocery store. Also, getting a new car with twice the MPG of my old one should be a good long term investment to save me some money. Not to mention the cash I'll save on repair bills. Stupid Mercury Cougar....
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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    I'm not really cheap with anything honestly. If I want/need it I buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    I once ran out of gas because a station down the road had it for a penny cheaper. My better half will never let me live that down, as well she shouldn't.
    Thats funny stuff, you should have checked your floorboard for that extra 20 cents you was gonna save. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 Humped Camel View Post
    Old butter and cool whip containers make excellent cheap tupper ware in my house.
    Definitely happens in our apartment.

    I will admit that I eat Ramen noodles for lunch 2-3 times a week.

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    I'm very cheap on the vehicle I drive. I really only drive to and from work so I could care less what it looks like, options it has, etc.. Right now I drive a 2001 Dodge Caravan because it was insanely cheap and if you take out all the seats it works very similar to a truck. This is one of the cheap tendencies I picked up from my Granddaddy (an avid minivan collector) who I fear would shock many people in here, maybe even you RM.

    I also buy a ton of clothes second hand (though I'm not sure if that's totally due to cheapness). I've also been known to having cheap tendencies such as not paying for parking, reusing things (though a lot of that is mainly due to environmental concerns), and being stingy with the thermostat. Cable is included in my rent or else I would not have it as I didn't in my previous apartment.

    Having said that, if there is somewhere I want to go or something I really want to buy/do, I will typically do it---but will always look for and attempt to negotiate the best possible deal. I don't really save all that much money (something that bothers my Granddaddy to no end), I just choose to allocate my money quite differently than a lot of people. And it's easy to justify a concert on Friday and Saturday when I include the lack of car payment into the equation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockmom View Post
    Why? They're perfectly reusable. If you think I have issues, you should have met my grandmother. She used to re-use bread bags.
    My grandma used to try and re-use paper plates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockmom View Post
    OK..more I thought of...I re-use ziplock bags. I wash them and wash them and wash them. By the time I have to throw them away, they're no longer clear, but sort of a cloudy white.
    You're not alone; I've done that all my life. Oh, and I don't have a driveway either...so I go ahead and change my oil while I'm parked in the street. It just means having to be a little more careful so your feet don't hang out into traffic

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    One of my sisters-in-law grew up "a poor country girl", and they were on cistern water. They were only allowed to flush after #2 in order to save on water.

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    I'm not nearly as cheap as my husband wishes I would be!

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    There was a great show on a couple of weeks ago about extreme coupon(ing). Some people were using coupons (coupled with in store promotions, manufacturing specials, and double coupon days) to save hundreds of dollars. There was one person in the Florence area that would use his savings to give to the local foodbank. He worked the coupouns to get a pallet of cereal for free. It was an amazing thing to watch/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    One of my sisters-in-law grew up "a poor country girl", and they were on cistern water. They were only allowed to flush after #2 in order to save on water.

    I have water hauled in to my Bracken County farmhouse. When a male is headed to the bathroom, I tell him he better be planning to sit down or else he better be planning to go outside. I'm not cheap; I'm a conservationist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatherneck View Post
    I have water hauled in to my Bracken County farmhouse. When a male is headed to the bathroom, I tell him he better be planning to sit down or else he better be planning to go outside. I'm not cheap; I'm a conservationist.
    Haha, well put. I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BleedBlue12 View Post
    Like a few guys have stated, if it's something I need/want, I buy it.


    Only thing I'm cheap about is groceries. I've learned to love generic brands of most things, and always buy in bulk if it's cheaper. That's why I rarely have to go to the grocery store. Also, getting a new car with twice the MPG of my old one should be a good long term investment to save me some money. Not to mention the cash I'll save on repair bills. Stupid Mercury Cougar....
    I have a 99 Buick Le Sabre that is my primary transportation. It still gets 22 mpg city and 30 hwy, only has 80k on it, rides like a dream, and costs less than $50 a month to keep it on the road, including general maintenance (which I am anal about). The even with a major difference in gas mileage, the cost of a new vehicle would leave me in the hole, that would take years to climb out of. Based on my calculations, the ROI would exceed the term of most car loans, some by almost double. I'll wait until maintenance costs/month exceeds the average car payment, before I decide to buy. The way I have it worked, buy that time I should have more than enough saved to buy what I want, without the need for a loan. That's how I got my truck that most of you guys have seen. It eventually replaced an old 95 Subaru wagon. I ended up practically giving the wagon away and it's still in service today.

    I have found out, the hard way, that being cheap by doing home/car repairs myself is more costly than just hiring a pro to begin with. Seems to be something I inherited from my maternal grandfather. When I get out the power tools, Mrs. S places one finger on the 911 speed dial. Something bad is going to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    I'm not really cheap with anything honestly. If I want/need it I buy it.
    Me too. And that's too a fault. I even buy LRCW's lunch quite often which can really get into your wallet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatherneck View Post
    I have water hauled in to my Bracken County farmhouse. When a male is headed to the bathroom, I tell him he better be planning to sit down or else he better be planning to go outside. I'm not cheap; I'm a conservationist.
    Said the guy who also has a farmhouse.

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