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siamesecat2965

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Re: Cheapskate stories
« Reply #975 on: August 17, 2013, 08:49:22 PM »
I was able to score some amazing bargains last week. I bought 6 blouses for work from Old Navy, on sale, then with a discount code, for $77 including shipping. I then found Teva shoes at an outlet online, and was able to get 3 pairs for $55, which is less than the amount I paid for the first pair I ever bought.

Homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner enabled each of those purchases and this week I will be rolling out a different new blouse every day!

I got some tanks from Chicos online last week, $10 each, plus 10% off for signing up for emails. cheap shipping too! I like theirs as they offer a bit more coverage than most, adn are longer too

Jones

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« Reply #976 on: August 18, 2013, 07:25:43 PM »
So this weekend I realized I could utilize leftover baby food jars to make lunchbox-size portions of applesauce and pudding, instead of buying and using miniature lidded cups (that tend to disappear) at the dollar store for that purpose.

Just wish I had realized that when we were using baby food, and could have saved more jars.

Maybe I'll see how pudding in a ziplock bag would work out...
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Psychopoesie

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« Reply #977 on: August 18, 2013, 07:28:31 PM »
Could we please get back to the cheapskate stories?

Jones

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« Reply #978 on: August 18, 2013, 07:29:09 PM »
I thought mine was a cheapskate story, on myself.  :-[
ďA real desire to believe all the good you can of others and to make others as comfortable as you can will solve most of the problems.Ē CS Lewis

Psychopoesie

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« Reply #979 on: August 18, 2013, 07:54:21 PM »
^^Wasn't aiming specifically at your post - tho I do see reusing jars more as frugal, not cheapskatey.  :) YMMV

Suppose I set the bar for cheapskate much higher, based on the OP:

Thereís thrifty, or frugal, which is fine.  Nothing wrong with saving money or getting something for a reduced price or even free.  But then there are situations which cross the line into cheapskate territory.  (I want to make it clear that Iím not making fun of people who canít afford (whatever) or people who are struggling and going thru tough times, so letís not go there.)

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Piratelvr1121

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« Reply #980 on: August 18, 2013, 09:15:05 PM »
I'm rather frugal too but when it comes to my favorite fragrance I'm willing to spend some money.  I used to shop at Bath and Body Works but I've grown really tired of the turnaround of their fragrances.  And the fact that most of the ones I do like get discontinued in favor of scents that really don't appeal to me and seem aimed at a younger demographic with a disposable income that can afford to be fickle. 

*not saying everyone in such a demographic is, but just speculating as to the mentality of the corporation*

So these days I wear Inis, Energy of the Sea.  It costs more per bottle (though I did score a free set through a contest on fbook! :D ) but this fragrance has been around since I was in high school and stayed the same so I don't have to worry about them discontinuing it.
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veronaz

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« Reply #981 on: August 18, 2013, 09:31:59 PM »
^ So what am I missing?  How is that a cheapskate story?  ???

otterwoman

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« Reply #982 on: August 18, 2013, 09:39:19 PM »
Cheapskate; my FIL, who HAS dental insurance, pulls his own teeth rather than see the dentist! For chipped teeth he uses a dremel! Yikes!

Psychopoesie

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« Reply #983 on: August 18, 2013, 09:53:19 PM »
Cheapskate; my FIL, who HAS dental insurance, pulls his own teeth rather than see the dentist! For chipped teeth he uses a dremel! Yikes!

Wow!

My jaw has well and truly dropped (and is aching a bit just thinking about that one).

lady_disdain

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« Reply #984 on: August 18, 2013, 09:56:10 PM »
So that is why my dremel came with a warning that it was not to be used for dental work (really!).

medowynd

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« Reply #985 on: August 19, 2013, 03:02:51 AM »
I heard this story from a friend of my husband.  This friend was a doctor and he knew a doctor that gave himself a vasectomy.  I didn't ask for details.  Apparently, this doctor had five kids and his wife refused to consent to a vasectomy, so he did it himself.  All I can say is, ouch.  I don't know if the wife ever caught on why there were no more children.

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« Reply #986 on: August 19, 2013, 09:21:52 AM »
Cheapskate; my FIL, who HAS dental insurance, pulls his own teeth rather than see the dentist! For chipped teeth he uses a dremel! Yikes!

 :o  And I thought my mother was bad Supergluing a broken tooth. 

Thipu1

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« Reply #987 on: August 19, 2013, 09:31:08 AM »
Cheapskate; my FIL, who HAS dental insurance, pulls his own teeth rather than see the dentist! For chipped teeth he uses a dremel! Yikes!

 :o  And I thought my mother was bad Supergluing a broken tooth.

When my father's denture broke, he fixed it with pliobond. 

Piratelvr1121

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« Reply #988 on: August 19, 2013, 10:16:43 AM »
^ So what am I missing?  How is that a cheapskate story?  ???

It's not so much a cheapskate story as being frugal though I've been accused of being cheap in the past.  And I can be, I admit.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.  You have a right to be here. Be cheerful, strive to be happy. -Desiderata

nuit93

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« Reply #989 on: August 19, 2013, 10:42:13 AM »
I heard this story from a friend of my husband.  This friend was a doctor and he knew a doctor that gave himself a vasectomy.  I didn't ask for details.  Apparently, this doctor had five kids and his wife refused to consent to a vasectomy, so he did it himself.  All I can say is, ouch.  I don't know if the wife ever caught on why there were no more children.

I heard a similar story of a guy who was a doctor who didn't do it quite himself, he had another doctor do most of it and he assisted.  That's got to be a bit tricky to do one's self.