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Old 11-11-2011, 08:25 PM
 
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In these economically-challenging times, how do you distinguish between cheapskates and frugal people? While I think recycling gift wrap paper is being frugal, regifting used toys as birthday presents is downright CHEAP! Yes, my former neighbour does that! Worse still, the toys were from her kids' McDonald's Happy Meals!

My question is - Are you or have you met someone cheaper?!!!
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Mail a letter with a two cent stamp: Switch the sender's and addressee's addresses. It get's returned to sender for insufficient postage but that's where you wanted it to go in the first place.

Mixed drinks cost around $7 on airplanes. You can legally carry several once ounce liquor bottles, like those little vodka bottles through airport security as long as they are unopened and fit in the zip lock bag. Once you get on the airplane, orange juice is free.
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:50 PM
 
Location: KANSAS
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No need to ration the toilet paper...just ask your guests to be sure and use both sides of it. lol
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:54 PM
 
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No need to ration the toilet paper...just ask your guests to be sure and use both sides of it. lol
What? Doesn't everybody?
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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I have an aunt who takes used dental floss and hangs them in her dishwasher.

After running a cycle, she takes them out and reuses the floss.

Do I win???
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:16 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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I have an aunt who takes used dental floss and hangs them in her dishwasher.

After running a cycle, she takes them out and reuses the floss.

Do I win???
Did she grow up during the depression?
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:18 PM
 
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I have an aunt who takes used dental floss and hangs them in her dishwasher.

After running a cycle, she takes them out and reuses the floss.

Do I win???
You win!! LOL!
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:31 PM
 
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Had an uncle and aunt who were bout as cheap as anyone I ever met ...
uncle'd turn off the stove while he was flippin' over the bacon ...
aunt didn't want to pay for a smoke alarm so she hung Jiffy-Pop from the ceiling ...
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Had an uncle and aunt who were bout as cheap as anyone I ever met ...
uncle'd turn off the stove while he was flippin' over the bacon ...
aunt didn't want to pay for a smoke alarm so she hung Jiffy-Pop from the ceiling ...
Hence the term "pop corn ceiling"...
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Due North of Potemkin City Limits
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My question is - Are you or have you met someone cheaper?!!!
I know a guy back in PA who's so cheap that he collects empty plastic bottles from the dumpsters in the shopping plaza he owns, cleans them out, fills them with water in his bathtub, puts them in the fridge, and considers it "bottled water". He's one of my customers, and he's a multimillionaire.

Oh yeah, and when he pulls in to pay me 10k for sealing his parking lot every two years, it's in a jalopy 1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass. He stinks too. Guess he's too cheap to buy deodorant.
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