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Items you don't penny pinch on?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by WetBandit, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. Steve 78

    Steve 78 Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    Yeah, that's a good point. When I was in my teens/20s I had very little spending money so I bought a lot of second-hand cds. Not so great for the artist. These days if I come across a band I really like (that aren't already superstars), I will pay whatever it is (within reason) if I'm buying directly from the band or from a platform that is band friendly (e.g. bandcamp).
     
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  2. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    Viagra. I won't buy the cheap Chinese stuff.
     
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  4. 24 track

    24 track Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    but then you need a good nail brush!
     
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  5. 4pickupguy

    4pickupguy Poster Extraordinaire

    May 12, 2013
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Because socks were wool or cotton not a space age polymer that was spit out of a machine at 60 MPH....
     

  6. Flaneur

    Flaneur Friend of Leo's

    May 24, 2010
    Scotland
    Switchcraft jacks. CTS pots.

    Beer? Really? Often- at least in the UK- the good stuff is half the price of the branded junk.
     
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  7. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Tele-Holic

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    A sock with a hole in it seems like a new rag for me to use in the workshop
     
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  8. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Tele-Holic

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    I find it interesting to find the cheaper alternative if same quality, but I will only buy Heinz ketchup and baked beans

    I love good shoes but it kills me to pay £300 for a good pair. What I found is a lot of people buy really fine shoes then never wear them. I have bought shoes that retail for 300 on eBay for 90

    Admittedly I got driven to this because I would in the alternative be buying mail order anyway, but I do have that feeling like when your wife says 'I saved 210£ today on a pair of shoes'

    I reckon by buying used/paying cash/shopping around I live at half the price people I work with do. Happy for them to work twice as long
     

  9. TwangToInfinity

    TwangToInfinity Tele-Meister

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    i dont cheap out with manners

    there are exception though i guess
     

  10. Danjabellza

    Danjabellza Tele-Holic

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    Sep 22, 2014
    Pahrump, nv
    Shoes, guns, beer, and toilet paper.
     
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  11. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    What's the old joke...

    Q: What brands of toilet paper do spies buy?

    A: 007, 006, 005, 004 and Gold Finger.
     
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  12. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    They do, because people will buy ANYTHING, especially if they can get a celebrity endorsement. My granddaughter has just the celebrity in mind for the job after he cancelled his appearance in L.A.
     

  13. TheOneFatGuy

    TheOneFatGuy Tele-Holic

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    This is the point I was hoping to imply - I'd rather buy an album or merch or whatever from them at a show or from their official store, rather than a third party retailer. Apologies if it wasn't clear


    Yeah, my mindset is I'd rather buy fewer records and support the artists I like than buy every record I like but not have anything go to the band. A couple years back, my record collection was mainly second-hand and it grew very quickly - these days, I'll very rarely add to it, but whatever I get will be brand new, from the artist.
     

  14. TeleFunk Man

    TeleFunk Man Tele-Holic

    Coffee beans. I always get the better quality roasts.
     
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  15. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 7, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    Absolutely. I won't go into that arena half hardedlly...
     
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  16. NotAnotherHobby

    NotAnotherHobby Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2015
    Da' Magic Mittin'
    I dunno. I wound have to ask the wife.

    {sigh}
     
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  17. CK Dexter Haven

    CK Dexter Haven Tele-Meister

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    I tried it a few times (lack a darning ball? try a lacrosse ball) getting the hole closed was no problem, but apparently not creating a rough blistering repair is a lost art..
     
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  18. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    An accountant.
    The only thing I farm out.
    Cheapskate-ism and poverty have forced me to learn how to do virtually everything else on my own.
    I just can't abide or understand those forms.
     

  19. Dan R

    Dan R Friend of Leo's

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    Mar 17, 2003
    Charleston, SC
    Aluminum foil. It's always Reynold's Wrap. There is no substitute.
     

  20. blowtorch

    blowtorch Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    None, being that I still am compelled to provide my unemployed ex-wife with child support.


    You can find quality yet relatively low-cost versions of everything.
     
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