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Old 10-09-2016, 07:44 PM
 
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Toilet paper.
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Old 10-09-2016, 08:03 PM
 
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I'm persnickety about paper products, especially facial tissue. I have year-round allergies and I can't deal with lousy facial tissue. I also like certain TP and paper towels. I notice when I've bought cheaper paper products I tear through them a lot faster so I'm not saving in the long run by doing that.

Coffee - I don't use the most expensive out there but still I tried a cheaper brand and found I was using 2-3 times as much to get any flavor so again, no savings. I tried going back to the canned name brands I used to buy at the grocery store but now they all smell and taste fermented to me, so I'll stick with the beans I like.

Home, yard and car maintenance. These are not super-frequent events but when I need something done I pay a qualified person to do it.
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Old 10-09-2016, 10:35 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Fish, they must be fresh, wild, organic. I will pay to price for fresh fish.
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Old 10-09-2016, 11:48 PM
 
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Won't skimp on music. With digital media as it is now, I can listen to The Grateful Dead, Van Morrison, and Don Henley all that I want to without any interruption from artists that I don't like.
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Old 10-09-2016, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I skimp on most everything, but I have decided the only paper towels I want to ever use again are Brawny pick-a-size.

I use a lot of paper towels, and I can't stand it when they won't tear at the perforations and are stupidly thin. And all of the other brands are getting thinner and don't tear easily where they are supposed to - except Brawny.

I have preferences on lots of other stuff. But, I had to chuckle when I realized the one thing I can think of right now that I will find extra money for - is Brawny paper towels.
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:09 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Fish, they must be fresh, wild, organic. I will pay to price for fresh fish.
Same here, fresh, wild, not farmed. Wild cannot be guaranteed to be organic, though, since one can hardly guarantee the diet of a wild fish.

My non-food item is my vote for President. I will not skimp on that, either!
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:35 AM
 
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Car maintenance, including new parts. I do some maintenance myself because I want to, and I pay pros to do the rest.

Good quality groceries and certain prepared foods (NO inferior ice cream or bread in my household!)

Outdoor recreational equipment--it doesn't have to be "the best" of everything, just high quality and up to the task

Most importantly, TIME. I hate skimping on time/feeling rushed. Sometimes I am forced to skimp on it, but it goes against my nature.
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Old 10-10-2016, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Long Neck , DE
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I hate cold. I will not skimp on heat.
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Old 10-10-2016, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Bucket list items!
We have watched our parents wait for the right time to do things and then have that time never come. We put 2 kids through college and are on track to retire in 2 years at 60. Our bucket list stanrted a few years ago. We pick one thing every year and do it up right. Last year was football tickets down front on the 50 yard line for the Patriots. Awesome experience.
Next year is 2 weeks oceanfront for us and friends and family.
We're not scrimping on creating awesome memories for our old age.
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Old 10-10-2016, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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I don't skimp on a lot of things already mentioned here (such as food, I won't buy generic brand food) but for the simple reason that you can be here today and gone tomorrow. With that said, I won't get our family in debt over simply luxuries though.
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