Things you will always cheap out on?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by puma1552, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    In contrast to the other thread, what things will you ALWAYS cheap out on?

    For me its:

    --Appliances (I have a $20 blender [it really is a piece of crap and can't cut ice or even power up enough to spin a blender with ice in it, this pretty much enraged me while trying to make a fruit smoothie the other night] and a $25 toaster oven). I would like stainless steel major appliances though.

    --Dishes, every time I'm in some store that's selling teacups for $60 I just think "Who the hell needs a $60 teacup?" and then I think about the dollar store/IKEA plain white dishes I have and think to myself how awesome I am for being smart when it comes to buying dishes and silverware, lol.

    --Toilet paper, I used to be a 2-ply guy like any other self-respecting individual, until the wife got me on 1-ply and seriously, 2-ply doesn't compare anymore, you can't get as clean with 2-ply as with 1-ply, this is not noticeable until switching to 1-ply, true story.

    --Furniture, but make no mistake, I don't buy cheapo Walmart stuff etc. All of the stuff I buy is very nice and very stylish, but I don't need some $2000 dresser or sofa. I also like my furniture to be relatively compact in that I can't stand the enormous bulky eyesore couches/sofas most people have, so more compact stuff I think tends to be cheaper anyway (think like IKEA sofas). My $80 desk is also OK, certainly don't need a $1000 1-ton carved desk. When furniture is cheap, it's easy to deal with when you move and easily replaced for more modern/updated stuff.

    --Household cleaners, generics are fine (except detergent)

    --Medication, generics are usually fine

    --Bath towels

    --Haircuts, whether they are $10 or $50 they all look the same when you have really short hair like I do.

    I probably sound like a slob who lives in an unimpressive place, but all of my clothes are quite nice/designer, nice watch, nice manbag, nice shoes, and my apartment is very modern and extremely clean, and well-kept. But for the everyday incidentals, I just don't spend much. Other than those necessary consumable things everyone needs, I tend not to be cheap with most stuff--if something isn't quality, I tend not to buy it.

    What do you always cheap out on?
     
  2. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

    h1r0ll3r

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    screen protectors
    paper plates (in lieu of using real plates)
    socks (K-Mart has the best cheapo ones)
    gas (as long as it makes my car go, it's all good)
     
  3. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    This is the first thing that I thought of.
    Clothes for work is another - I just buy the cheapest I can get away with.
    Supermarket diesel over the brand names any day.
     
  4. elan123 macrumors 6502

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    brand name diesel? haha
     

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