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Date: 12/08/04 10:25 PM

21 Responses to Sneaky Cheap

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    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    December 8, 2004 at 10:24 pm
    Link: Sneaky Cheap - Things cheap people do to save money.

    :-)

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    JLiu Female 30-39
    863 posts
    December 8, 2004 at 10:34 pm
    I can`t lie I have done quite a few things on that list. When your po` you gotta do what ya gotta do. Thanks for the link. Amusing yet sad.
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    Nneri Female 13-17
    992 posts
    December 8, 2004 at 11:08 pm
    Some of those are good ideas... like "Hiding CDs behind the display in a store so that you can come back by on SuperSale Monday and buy them at half-price"
    ha ha I would never do that though, I don`t have the nerve! I have done some of the stuff, but only the minor things...
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    luckylucia7 Female 18-29
    49 posts
    December 9, 2004 at 1:10 am
    Who doesn`t sneak food into the movies lol? I pay enough for the frickin` ticket, I aint gonna pay like $12 for a pop and popcorn.
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    LolaGabanna Female 18-29
    748 posts
    December 9, 2004 at 2:21 am
    LOL... I went to that site to get ideas! I`m poor!
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    Malletman Male 18-29
    679 posts
    December 9, 2004 at 3:27 am
    "Putting the correct address on the return address of an envelope so it gets sent "back" for lack of postage"

    Wow, that`s clever...

    My score from all that list was five, btw.

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    elbereth Female 18-29
    187 posts
    December 9, 2004 at 3:38 am
    I`ve considered `Paying for one movie and seeing two` many times. It`d be all too easy!
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    elbereth Female 18-29
    187 posts
    December 9, 2004 at 3:40 am
    I scored a shameful 96 on that...
    So cheap yet still so poor
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    big_fridge Female 13-17
    139 posts
    December 9, 2004 at 4:52 am
    They should put on there "Going to Disney World, bot buying the food, instead use the little paper cups to fill with food, such as ketchup, pickle etc" My dad made us do that one year. He wouldn`t pay $100 for a hotdog (or whatever it is) so we lived off pickle tray crap for three days.
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    big_fridge Female 13-17
    139 posts
    December 9, 2004 at 4:56 am
    Oops, I scored 111. I blame my dad for this. He taught be how to be a cheap skate.

    Grr he`s in India now. He`s so cheap he`ll only call me once a week for two minutes 50, else it costs loads. Something like that. Grr...

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    EstiloPanama Female 18-29
    2074 posts
    December 9, 2004 at 6:13 am
    "Reading the entire magazine at the bookstore"

    I am so poor, but proud of it!

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    someone? Male 13-17
    1371 posts
    December 9, 2004 at 7:16 am
    "Putting the correct address on the return address of an envelope so it gets sent "back" for lack of postage"

    I knew that would be on there

    I wonder if it actually works

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    eastsiderepp Male 18-29
    2620 posts
    December 9, 2004 at 10:40 am
    "Join and re-join AOL under different names to get an infinite number of free hours"

    I don`t think you could do that, because they would notice the recurring phone number and home address.


    "Re-using old/discarded city bus transfers."

    Those usually have dates on them.


    "Buying a coat at Marshall`s or Ross and returning it to Nordstrom for cash or credit"

    Can we say, "receipt"?

    But yeah, some of those were wild.

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    jagger04 Male 50-59
    538 posts
    December 9, 2004 at 6:57 pm
    i have one that i did at walmart.....

    well my printer broke after a month or so so i decided that i will go back to walmart, buy the exact same printer and take it back the next day saying something is wrong with it... the trick is to switch out the broken printer and the good printer so you get the good one and they get the broken one..... that little trick will save you alot of money depending on how much your printer cost...

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    jagger04 Male 50-59
    538 posts
    December 9, 2004 at 7:51 pm
    also you can buy something, anything that is on sale for christmas or something... then a couple weeks after take it backwhen it isnt on sale anymore....(i dont know if that one will work but you can always try!)
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    SuperMcCgirl Female 13-17
    331 posts
    December 10, 2004 at 1:47 am
    "Returning a book after you have read it."

    Heh, our family does that all the time.

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    talleysgrrl Female 30-39
    359 posts
    December 10, 2004 at 6:52 am
    Yup, I`m poor...no surprise to me.
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    jaida1964 Female 18-29
    238 posts
    December 10, 2004 at 5:01 pm
    Some of those as are considered illegal, I think. Not to mention dishonest.

    "Stealing milk crates"
    is ILLEGAL!

    "Lying about your age to get a senior discount"
    Don`t some places ID you? This is rather moronic.

    "Stealing cable with a pirate cable box or dish"
    This is a CRIME. Also, pirated cable isn`t that great, I`ve heard the reception is crappy.

    "Picking flowers out of the park/neighbors yard instead of buying them"
    A neighbor threatened to call the cops on me once for doing this in their garden.

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    caylor1 Male 18-29
    5 posts
    January 6, 2005 at 8:05 pm
    Nice, A good one I do from time to time is to go to the grocery store and eat the free samples, to save on paying for a meal. I learned this from my parents.
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    muggyloc Female 40-49
    755 posts
    March 9, 2005 at 5:00 am
    I dont doany of this but i have kept money when someone has undercharged me!
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    KikiPeepers Female 30-39
    2247 posts
    December 27, 2006 at 9:59 pm
    Brilliant site!

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