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Old 09-02-2012, 12:53 AM
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Originally Posted by harry chickpea View Post
I bought a wireless mouse at big lots for $10 a few months ago. Does that count?

Was at Target tonight and noticed they have those big yellow key keyboards for seniors for $8.00....
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by plwhit View Post
Don't you guys ever upgrade video cards, hard disks, routers, mice, speakers, monitor?
As the title of the OP was electronic subscriptions I would doubt anyone would include those things, unless there's some new hard drive of the month club I haven't heard of
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:34 AM
Location: Here.
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Cell phone: $162.58 for two year service (Tracfone)
No home phone.
No cable TV, just antenna.
No home internet. I use free Wifi. (library, work, etc.)

Yeah, you could say I'm a cheapskate... but you can't say I'm poor. I live quite contently without all this stuff, why start now?
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:28 PM
Location: Windham County, VT
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Default cost per month for electronic subscriptions

Between $30 and $35/mo. for bundled (same company) DSL (for desktop) & landline phone (no cell).
Anything else media/online-if it's not free, then I don't access it.

Forgot to mention long-distance phone charges, I so rarely make long-distance calls.
Bought calling card ($30 for 1000 mins.) a few years ago & still have time left on it.

Last edited by cloven; 09-06-2012 at 04:32 PM.. Reason: adding long-distance phone info.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:35 AM
Location: Canada
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Satellite, home phone, long distance bundle, unlimited broadband internet $198/month

Satellite radio $15/month

2 smart phones both with 6gb data plans, 1 dumb phone $128/month

Total: $341

I also occasionally buy apps, music, anti-virus subscriptions and e-books. My spending on these items is quite variable so I really have no idea. My son also has an X-box live membership, but I don't know what it costs.

I have no idea what I spend on hardware, but I do love my gadgets so it's probably a lot. My most recent purchases were an extra battery for my phone $40, a case $50 and a micro sd card $40.
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