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Chris Semler

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Re: What's the cheapest thing you've done/seen someone do?
« Reply #50 on: February 07, 2008, 06:28:22 pm »

Tim Padrick wrote on Thu, 07 February 2008 11:26

It's been ages since I've seen a store-bought rubber band that would last more than a couple of years without drying out and breaking.


Now that you mention it, I think that was the excuse/reason he gave me at the time.

Mac Kerr wrote on Thu, 07 February 2008 15:14

Expecting a rubber band to last TWO YEARS is the cheapest thing I've heard today.    Twisted Evil



Mac, I don't think it is the cost of replacing the rubber bands but the hassle of "routine rubber band maintenance" that Tim and my friend have a problem with. First you have to keep track of everything that you put a rubber band around then you have to go around to all those things annually and swap the rubber band out for a fresh one. Miss one and your whole world comes crumbling down.

Keep in mind guys cheep enough to make their own rubber bands are cheep enough to be holding stuff together with rubber bands that they really shouldn't be.  Shocked
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Re: What's the cheapest thing you've done/seen someone do?
« Reply #51 on: February 07, 2008, 07:12:28 pm »

Picking up rubber bands, paper clips, screws, washers, cotter pins, etc as I walk to the coffee shop.  And I have a drawer full of twist ties.  Ultimate cheapo mistake:  trying to be a whole crew by myself. Embarassed
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Re: What's the cheapest thing you've done/seen someone do?
« Reply #52 on: February 07, 2008, 11:04:36 pm »

When it comes to being cheap, I was schooled by the best--good ol'Mom and Dad. They never stopped mentioning that they were raised during the Great Depression, etc. It has taken a lifetime for me to break some of those habits I learned so well. Imagine my surprise, for example, when I discovered that you don't have to straighten nails, they have new ones at the Home Depot, and you can even buy them in the right size for the job.  Laughing

My parents' lifelong proclivities translated into a practice which wasn't what you would call a money-saving thing, that of just not throwing anything away. Like when a faucet or lamp went bad and had to be replaced, the old one went in to "storage" along with all the egg cartons and plastic drink cups from Burger King and every TV set they ever owned since Eisenhower was president (I don't know if any but the one Dad still uses were actually in working condition), old kitchen chairs and other non-useful furniture, and so much other crap I can't even begin to catalogue it. The basement and attic were so loaded, that when I helped them sell their house it cost Dad over $4K in dumpster and junk removal fees. And this was after my sister and I donated everything that Goodwill would actually take.

Their new apartment in the senior living place is tidy now, but I have to keep my eye on that stack of used magazines... Confused
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Re: What's the cheapest thing you've done/seen someone do?
« Reply #53 on: February 08, 2008, 12:46:54 am »

Mark Waring wrote on Wed, 06 February 2008 14:45

Dutch joke

How was copper wire invented?

It was two dutch guys fighting over a penny.

haha!
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Re: What's the cheapest thing you've done/seen someone do?
« Reply #54 on: February 08, 2008, 04:50:34 am »


its cool. i meant that no matter where we go in michigan ppl are cheap. Razz

lol. i wish i was up there Smile whats the snow like? Wink

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