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.. btw .. being cheap to me is getting stuff on the items for free boards here and despite it sometimes being of quite high value, the acquirer does not even so much as give you a bunch of daffs in thanks. Its happened to me 4 times in the last 2 months and I'm just about done with offering stuff for free
I gave something away that was picked up by a third party. I didn't even get a thanks. How hard is it to send a thank you message?
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Old 01.04.2011, 01:30
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Re: What is being cheap for you?

Being cheap and being resourceful are not to be confused.

I.e. eating leftovers rather than wastefully throwing decent food away is nothing to be ashamed of.

However, I have seen quite a few cheapskates: those whose pockets suddenly become very deep when its their round, or they suddenly need the toilet upon entering the bar...


I'm a Yorkshireman (and a poor student ), but I like to consider myself not wasteful, rather than cheap. My reasoning is, if I am frugal with day to day stuff (e.g. choosing cheaper brands when doing the groceries for myself), I can then afford to be generous with my friends - which is more important I think.
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Old 01.04.2011, 03:50
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phone calls are probably too expensive
Friends are expensive
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Old 01.04.2011, 08:01
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I was actually thinking of buying them CHF 25 would only get you 2 English magazines in the Kiosk in Zug.

Through our mummies group we do an English magazine and book swap and we have a kids English book library where you can loan books from.
I'll look around to see if I have some old magazines and I'll send them to you, for free, of course! I am sure plenty of girls on this forum would love to help you out with this!

Paying for old magazines..... Come on!
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Old 01.04.2011, 08:07
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Re: What is being cheap for you?

I know what else is cheap....

Someone coming to a wedding and giving as a gift a box of Beer glasses....

You know, those glasses that you get for free with some promotions with the Beer company brand on them? Yep those ones...

To a muslim family well known to not drink alcohol...

Cheap, cheeky and hilarious!


But the funny part doesn't make up for the cheap part.
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Old 01.04.2011, 11:11
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Someone who will miscall you each time they want to talk to you because for you it should be easier to pay the phone bill (mind you, we are both working) or telling you to go out drinking and then expecting you to pay for the drinks because you are visiting...sigh

Always wondering...where are those people coming from?

Maybe from the Philippines? We like making misscalls, its like an alarm/reminder u have a date or something or im thinking of you (lol). But communication thee is vey cheap. Texting is almost always free. I have a friend there who makes 5 second calls (or was it 3 seconds) as it was free. She would keep doing it until she gets the entire message across to the recipient. But that was 10 years ago.
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Old 01.04.2011, 11:19
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Maybe from the Philippines? We like making misscalls, its like an alarm/reminder u have a date or something or im thinking of you (lol). But communication thee is vey cheap. Texting is almost always free. I have a friend there who makes 5 second calls (or was it 3 seconds) as it was free. She would keep doing it until she gets the entire message across to the recipient. But that was 10 years ago.
I am afraid that in this case it's because she is expecting me to call her back and if I don't, she miscalls over and over again untill I get annoyed and call her back. That is really cheap...for her .
Also since I am leaving abroad and she did not even bother to move out of her parent's house (she's 31, mind you) I am expected to live more wealthy and have no right to complain about money. But that's another story.
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Re: What is being cheap for you?

Not being generous with their precious "time".
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Re: What is being cheap for you?

Someone that is cheap with their kindness
someone that do not pay you back but will go
and do shopping.
Someone that don t help someone in need when they can
someone that will thin of them before others
This is why i will never been rich as i do not do any of theses lol

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Old 01.04.2011, 11:44
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someone that do not pay you back but will go
and do shopping.
Yes on a similar note:

I truly dislike when friends don't have enough money to do things like go out for dinner or go on a trip or heaven forbid buy the next round, but have enough money to spend 5 out of 7 nights a week in a alcohol induced coma..... that really bugs me.
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Old 01.04.2011, 13:18
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Someone that is cheap with their kindness
someone that do not pay you back but will go
and do shopping.
Someone that don t help someone in need when they can
someone that will thin of them before others
This is why i will never been rich as i do not do any of theses lol
Someone asking a higher price on second hand good on the excuse that someone needs it urgently...
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Re: What is being cheap for you?

love this blog. it just baffles me when people are tight with money. im interested to know how people react, these tight people have such a neck on them that they know they can get away with it. if you got a gift such as that-50p bag, how do you react? i mean seriously, the person giving it to you must in their head realise they are tight? what goes on in these peoples heads??!! to be able to walk away from not buying a round and not really caring how others perceive them, to think it's ok that other people fund their drinks out. It just baffles me. i think we should all just stop being so polite (probably a reaction of utter shock how one can be so tight that we just magically ignore the tightness and succumb to giving these people what they can't pay for themselves.) and actually confront them and say "seriously, go up and get a round" or if they forget their wallet, just don't offer them a drink, see how they react then, they would probably dig into their pockets and buy their own and still not offer you a drink. this stuff really gets to me. time to toughen up against cheapskates and not be taken for granted...!! plus doesn't it make you not want to be friends with them anymore? makes it very difficult to want to hang out.
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love this blog. it just baffles me when people are tight with money. im interested to know how people react, these tight people have such a neck on them that they know they can get away with it. if you got a gift such as that-50p bag, how do you react? i mean seriously, the person giving it to you must in their head realise they are tight? what goes on in these peoples heads??!! to be able to walk away from not buying a round and not really caring how others perceive them, to think it's ok that other people fund their drinks out. It just baffles me. i think we should all just stop being so polite (probably a reaction of utter shock how one can be so tight that we just magically ignore the tightness and succumb to giving these people what they can't pay for themselves.) and actually confront them and say "seriously, go up and get a round" or if they forget their wallet, just don't offer them a drink, see how they react then, they would probably dig into their pockets and buy their own and still not offer you a drink. this stuff really gets to me. time to toughen up against cheapskates and not be taken for granted...!! plus doesn't it make you not want to be friends with them anymore? makes it very difficult to want to hang out.
Some are professional cheap B*st*rds!

One of the most disgusting situation I saw was someone on this forum organising an evening out and people came, got their meal and left without paying their bills... The organiser was left with few hundreds in her hands to pay...

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Some are professional cheap B*st*rds!

One of the most disgusting situation I saw was someone on this forum organising an evening out and people came, got their meal and left without paying their bills... The organiser was left with few hundreds in her hands to pay...

I cannot believe what you have just written - hope they were named and shamed
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Old 04.04.2011, 01:00
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What is being cheap for you?
Being stingy with capital letters and paragraphs.

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love this blog. it just baffles me when people are tight with money. im interested to know how people react, these tight people have such a neck on them that they know they can get away with it. if you got a gift such as that-50p bag, how do you react? i mean seriously, the person giving it to you must in their head realise they are tight? what goes on in these peoples heads??!! to be able to walk away from not buying a round and not really caring how others perceive them, to think it's ok that other people fund their drinks out. It just baffles me. i think we should all just stop being so polite (probably a reaction of utter shock how one can be so tight that we just magically ignore the tightness and succumb to giving these people what they can't pay for themselves.) and actually confront them and say "seriously, go up and get a round" or if they forget their wallet, just don't offer them a drink, see how they react then, they would probably dig into their pockets and buy their own and still not offer you a drink. this stuff really gets to me. time to toughen up against cheapskates and not be taken for granted...!! plus doesn't it make you not want to be friends with them anymore? makes it very difficult to want to hang out.
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Being stingy with capital letters and paragraphs.
Big bloc of text, I didn't bother to read...
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