How cheap are you?

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    All good examples. You guys are, as the comedy relief in Scorpion King says, "tigher than a crab's buttocks."

    I drive 5 miles to save 2 cents per gallon on gas. Old habit, and very hard to break.

    I always order water and rarely order fries at a restaurant. I am magically drawn to 99 cent value menus.

    I buy factory-direct HT stuff whenever possible.

    Beware of substandard TP...

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    WOAH! I surely hope that most of these replies are jokes!

    I'm not usually cheap, and if I do have a cheap side, it's more due to laziness than cheapness:
    -I'll drink milk days after the exparation date to avoid buying a new gallon.
    -I'll wear underwear and socks with holes to avoid buying new.
    -Adding water to the laundry detergent bottles to make them last longer.
    -Using the soap until it virtually disappears.

    Etc.
     
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    Back in college, I bought a jimmy-hat out of vending machine at a gas station for 75 cents and intended to clean it after each use and reuse it for the whole semester.

    Sadly, it stayed in the original wrapper. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm cheap but not that cheap. The only things I insist on buying name brand are condoms. That .50 saved by getting one out of a vending machine is insignificant compared to the college education i'll likely be financing 18 years from now due to its failure [​IMG]
     
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    My cousin likes to "catch rain" in large buckets in order to save on the water bill. [​IMG]

    Plus...To save additional water consumption, this individual doesn't like to "flush" unless absolutely necessary.

    (Top that.) [​IMG]
     
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    McDonald's biggest money maker is their fries. Compared to what they make on fren...excuse me...."freedom" [​IMG] fries, they are virtually giving their burgers away.
     
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    Isn't it strange how you are cheap on some things, but then totally waste on others?

    I spend almost 55 dollars a month on my internet. But I freak out if someone leaves a light on when not in the room. Because of course that saves me about 12 cents a month.
     
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    I'm a cheapskate but your cousin should seek professional help. Thats just absurd.
     
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    If the guy is paying water charges by the number of litres or gallons he uses, collecting rain water for certain uses (eg: watering plants) makes sense. It would help keep his water bills down to a small extent.

    Not flushing though......now that is weird.
     
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