What do you scrimp on?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Britalian, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    coffee beans
     


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    tips, duh!

    Especially when dining at French Laundry, right?

    Jon.
     


  4. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    I have some cousins who are rich - as in mogdiniani in the dinning room, matisse in the bedroom, rich. they invited me to a christmas party a couple of years ago, and on the invitaiton it said "please bring peanut butter sandwhiches". I called, as I was a little confused, and talked to my aunts secretary, who said we should bring 50 peanut butter sandwhiches, prefereably cut into little pieces and with no crusts. anyway, they had more than 100 people there, and didn't serve any food aside from what the guests brought, and punch.

    Wow indeed. Unless you feel there's some possibility of inheritance some distant day, I'd have been inclined to tell the cousins to shove their 'invitation'. Or was it a themed party? Still mildly ridiculous by any stretch.
     


  5. Bandwagonesque

    Bandwagonesque Senior member

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    Paper - I take from the one-sided recycling bin at the office for home use.
    Juice - if I buy a carton of juice or something, I'll usually dilute it with water.
    Transportation - bus for far distances, walk for short ones. Bike for exercise and sweaty transportation. I don't own a car, so I'll bum a ride off a friend if I have to, or rent as a last resort.
    Air travel - unless you're over 6-2, anything other than coach is for suckers and elitists.
    Dining out - I see dining out as more of a luxury, so I usually go for cheap and filling.
    Haircuts - If my hair's getting longer, I'll sometimes thin it out on the sides and shorten it for a bit with clippers to stretch out another month.
    Drinking at clubs - I'll knock back a few before I head out to any bar or club most times.
     


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    Stazy Senior member

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    Air travel - unless you're over 6-2, anything other than coach is for suckers and elitists.

    If you book through Marlin Travel, you can often get business class seats with British Airways for only about $100 - $200 more than coach.
     


  7. dkzzzz

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    If you book through Marlin Travel, you can often get business class seats with British Airways for only about $100 - $200 more than coach.

    Their coach prices must be really expensive:p
     


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    Lately I've been scrimping on prudence, moderation and restraint. I'm spending money like a drunken sailor. What Modsquad wants, Modsquad gets.
     


  9. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Lately I've been scrimping on prudence, moderation and restraint. I'm spending money like a drunken sailor. What Modsquad wants, Modsquad gets.
    I bet Modsquad would groove for a Thick As Thieves suit from our own Get Smart. What other indulgences have you engaged in?
     


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    I've been using the same Mach III razor cartridge for the past year or so, and I shave just about every day.
     


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    I've been using the same Mach III razor cartridge for the past year or so, and I shave just about every day.

    I'm pretty bad with that too.

    Aside from that, there's not much I scrimp on that I can think of... socks and underwear i guess. I never have enough of either.
     


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    I've been using the same Mach III razor cartridge for the past year or so, and I shave just about every day.

    Yikes!

    For me: no bottled water - tap only. Generic EV olive oil for cooking. I try and keep wine in the $9-14 range (taking into account case discounts), and will sometimes cut it w/ water, like the ancients. No organic produce. Sometimes beer on sale. C21 ties. Most books and CDs bought at discount on eBay, Strand bookstore, etc. [​IMG]
     


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    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    I buy the economy-size "Le Chat"-brand laundry detergent.
     


  14. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    I've been using the same Mach III razor cartridge for the past year or so, and I shave just about every day.


    I go thru about 1 cartridge/yr also without ever cutting myself. I shave about 3x/week so I'm amazed you go that long shaving everyday. Those suckers keep their sharpness hella long time. lotta bang for the buck
     


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