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Old 03-22-2011, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Hookerville, formerly in Tweakerville
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Cat food. My cat only eats the best, along with sharing my dinner. For high quality dog food suggestions, post your question in the dogs forum.
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:12 PM
 
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By this I mean, even though more expensive, what items will you buy that you simply insist on? I'll start. Things I won't skimp on:

1. Clinique moisturizer
2. Cigarettes I smoke
3. Type of chili sauce I use
4. I insist on decent tomatoes as in vine riped (but only buy when on sale)
5. Certain brand of coffee (but store brand)
6. Real half and half
7. Real jewelry (until I started buying costume and vintage) and when I earned a good living, as in diamonds instead of zirconia, 14K gold, etc.
8. Air card instead of cable internet

Things I can't resist

1. Asian dishes and most things Asian
2. Good quality white dishes
3. Lean Cuisines or diet dinners when on sale
4. Shopping at Goodwill on Thursday dollar days (although I've gotten much better about not having to go as often).
Won't skimp on:
1. dog food or parrot food - if they like it, I keep buying it. Fortunately, their choices aren't the most expensive ones.
2. real butter. Margarine of any kind just won't do it for me.
3. a DSL jacked up home connection. I've had cheaper and they weren't better.

Can't resist:
1. really good chocolate once in a great while.
2. some things I use a lot of when they are on sale at a great price.

Everything else is negotiable, one way or another.
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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Shoes, I've got really narrow feet with a quad A heel a really high instep and arches and I can't wear most shoes and I've had foot surgery for plantar fasciitis. Mine have to have a strap or lace up in order for them to even come close to fitting and no heels. I mostly wear Nike narrow sneakers that I order online. Going cheap is not even an option.
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Traveling. Can't live without that.

My cat gets the best food available at stores.

I don't buy makeup at drug stores anymore (except maybe lip gloss) - I don't know how many times I bought something just to realize that it's the wrong shade. What a waste! I'd rather pay more and get a great quality. Drug store mascara is the WORST!

Sushi. I HAVE to have sushi at least once a week, usually 2, 3 or 4 times

Fresh vegetables. Never canned or frozen.

Good wine. Not a $ 30/bottle wine, but a nice $ 7.99 that tastes and smells delicious
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Parkridge, East Knoxville, TN
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Mayonaise. I bought store brand once and it was disgusting. Helmans for life
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:27 PM
 
Location: In a chartreuse microbus
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Pillows for sleeping, shoes/boots, Jif peanut butter, Hunt's ketchup, meat from the butcher.
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:36 PM
 
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Pillows for sleeping, shoes/boots, Jif peanut butter, Hunt's ketchup, meat from the butcher.
Oh, I forgot pillows too. They must be down and not too firm. Also, like to sleep with down comforters as well.
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: MO->MI->CA->TX->MA
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1) Health Insurance. I can't live without it. Literally. If I get sick, I'm dead cause I won't have the money to pay.

2) Internet Access. Without this, I can't keep in touch with the world. Not to mention I won't know of any frugal deals. It *EASILY* pays for itself in this way.

3) My own room. I won't pay less to rent to share a room with someone else.. I need my own room at least.
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:06 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Oh I forgot...dog and cat food, definitely.
I mostly feed raw, but when I buy commercial pet food, I can't bring myself to buy the Chinese-gluten-laden stuff.

Oh, and high thread-count cotton sheets (or nice thick flannel ones for winter.) As with a lot of things, buying high quality may be cheaper in the long run...they'll last for years and years if you take care of them.
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:03 AM
 
Location: On a Farm & by the sea
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A lot of people have mentioned good quality dog food. Ok, I am guilty of buying whatever is on sale (i.e. Kibbles and Bits). Do you really think that the higher end dog foods add length to my pets life span?

My last little dog died at only 8. I spent a fortune on Vet bills. However, he had a heart condition so I didn't neuter him (anesthesia and heart condition) so I think this was the cause.

If it's that important, I will start only buying good dog food. What brands do you recommend?
I really do think the quality of the pet food contributes to the health and life span of the pet. I feed my babies the appropriate science diet formula for their ages but I'm looking forward to reading the responses about other brands that may be even better. One thing about the good pet food is that my babies don't seem to eat as much as they did when I gave them the Purina pet chow stuff. I was told that is true because there are more "fillers" and less protein in the cheaper stuff.
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