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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by WetBandit, Aug 12, 2017.
Huh? Who buys used toilet paper???
Me too: shoes.
Garbage bags, Q-Tips, pickles, toilet paper, condiments, shoes
Tape (both recording & sticky) Perhaps it's because I grew up with Scotch products (my grandfather worked for 3M so we got a big box of stuff every year at x-mas) I always manage to turn any other brand in to a gooey mess, off/store brands are not even worth considering.
Oddly I never liked their recording tape, there was always a three pack strip of their blue "Higlander" budget normal bias cassettes in those holiday boxes, sounded ok in a mono portable, but my $49 Sharp single well deck didn't like it at all, very muddy. Their better stuff was rare & $$ so I usually bought which ever of the Japanese brands was on sale, always did well with Fuji. The no name, and budget Radio Shack stuff never worked for me either.
Printer paper. I don't print much, but it's gotta be on the 100% cotton, 24 lb stuff.
Shirts. Only wear one kind. I wait for sales, but a cheaper brand is not an option.
I price shop like crazy, just not always for the low end stuff.
I once waited until school was dismissed for Christmas break and picked out a Christmas tree from those which had been in classrooms but were discarded behind the school buildings. They already had icicles. But I will pay for good cheese.
Yep. Beer and coffee for me.
Maybe you can get the missus to put a bug in dad's ear that the beer drinkers are now more discriminating than oenophiles.
When I got married I told my wife the 3 things I don't pinch pennies on are toilet paper, trash bags, and beer. She agreed.
Oreos!!! Hydrox are the devil's work!
I seek value - bang for the buck. Having said that, I'm thrifty. My $200 Partscaster works well enough for me, so I don't need anything pricier. My $50 clearance rack Red Wing shoes are more comfortable than the $200 boots I own from them. My toolbox is filled with Craftsman, not SK or Snap On. I'll buy one bottle of expensive liquor, then several cheaper bottles and see which cheap one tastes 95% the same as the top shelf.
But, one compromise I will not make is cough medicine. Tylenol Cold is badass...Dayquil makes me feel like heaven. Walgreens brand "Tylenol Cold" gives me massive nose bleeds, and their brand of Dayquil does absolutely nothin' for me. Bonus points for Tylenol Cold from Canada, with codeine built in
Oh for god's sake, beer!
Don't skimp on beer!
Cheap beer is an abomination, a sin against beauty.
Guitars and coffee.
And my stereo which is pretty old now, Klipsch speakers.
Reading through the whole thread i can't think of a single thing I scrimp on, but maybe buying used is scrimping.
I guess when I need some more sockets I'll buy the store brand at Pep Boys, but those are pretty good and all my ratchets are used Snap On and maybe a Matco here and there.
Cheap screwdrivers? Why? Klein for maybe $7.
I had a perfectly good Craftsman socket set 40 years ago, but as they got lost i replaced them with nicer used tools, and eventually ended up with lots of Snap On tools. I just like nice stuff and am not hooked on buying new.
I've just so seldom found scrimpy products that live up to the duty, they always break sooner, wear out faster, work poorly, cheap pain killers wear off faster, cheap meat is gross, etc etc.
I am basically cheap and might go without while waiting for a good deal, but I so seldom buy bargain brand anything, I just can't recall what it might be.
Current finances as they are, maybe I should revisit this one.
I don't scrimp on my women.
Shoes & boots, toilet paper, condoms, sushi (used to work in an office where everyone went to a sushi place on Wednesday for half price sushi, they didn't understand that the place was selling off the fish that wouldn't last until the weekend's busier time),food, tires, gasoline, guitar strings, amps, straplocks, straps, bedsheets, deodorant, shampoo, soap, and the mattress.
Periods in my life I didn't have the option of not pinching, and can tell you that sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress, with uncomfortable sheets, wearing worn out shoes eating Ramen noodles every day ground me down. Made me eventually want to get my S together and graduate college.
Got a liberal arts degree (take classes you enjoy, get good grades and the college degree will open doors for you) expecting to make $40K a year. First job I got I made a hundred bucks a year more than my loan balance.
I don't buy cheap speakers.
I don't buy cigars.
I don't buy cheap bourbon.
I don't buy cheap paint either.
Beer, Bread, Tea, shoes
Boy is THAT open for interpretation...
Car Parts, engine, brakes, steering etc,,
Kids and grandkids, (I need to take a look at my priorities )
All of the above are not in any particular order.