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Reply #30 - Apr 19th, 2019 at 6:50am
 
Only buy back here is on larger >1L plastic bottles and beer-sized glass bottles. It will usually say it on the label. No refunds on small plastic bottles or cans. Although most cans here are aluminium, and they're worth like 1.5 cents a pop in scrap value. Cans are everywhere though. If you're homeless you could probably collect a few hundred a day and sell them at the scrap yard, just enough to make a few bucks for daily bread. But then again, begging pays much more†
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Reply #31 - Jun 11th, 2019 at 3:02pm
 
   My cheapness knows no bounds.  After four and a half years of faithful service my dishwasher broke yesterday.  Today I did the dishes by hand.  I am very anal about my dishwater.  Everything is thoroughly rinsed before going in.  I don't understand people who wash their dishes in garbage. In that I have a single sink I wash the dishes in a big pot to the side and rinse them in the sink.  Usually after one use my dishwater is still reasonably clean so I save it for the next load.  That's right, I actually save dishwater.  I'll reheat it on the stove and use it at least one more time tonight on the dinner dishes.  Does anyone else reuse dishwater? Probably not.  Also, if it's going to cost an arm and a leg to repair the dishwasher I'll probably just do without.  Washing dishes by hand is easy and I do a better job than the dishwasher anyway.
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Reply #32 - Jun 11th, 2019 at 5:30pm
 
I just dumped a smelly old couch because it smelled like a combination of wet dog and vomit. I got the couch for free and it was great for years, but when my son threw up on it, the odor never went away (and no, he didnít throw up a wet dog).  Before I put the couch in a landfill, I had to remove all of the non-smelly leather for future slings. My next 200 slings will probably be made from the same brown leather Grin
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Reply #33 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 7:20pm
 
Good use of an old couch, NOC.
On a happy note the dishwasher is fine. A breaker on an outside plug tripped. Though this should have had nothing to do with the dishwasher, it shut it down.†

Edit: The dishwasher died several months ago.  I won't pay to have it fixed.
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Reply #34 - Feb 13th, 2020 at 12:09pm
 
    I see this often.  Yesterday I was in my favorite cheap supermarket, Save-a-Lot.  There were nice looking boneless pork tenderloin cutlets at $2.99 per pound.  Not a terrible price but right next to that were boneless pork lion roasts at $1.69  per pound. It's the exact same meat.  So why in God's name would you buy the already cut meat as opposed to buying the roast and slicing it yourself at home?  Yet the packages of the cutlets outsell the roasts.  Don't people own knives? 
    I've noticed the same thing with beef.   You can buy steaks or buy a roast and cut it into steaks yourself for significant savings.
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Reply #35 - Feb 13th, 2020 at 5:46pm
 
I get you rat man but lots of people donít even know what part of the animal theyre buying. Us that do know how to save.
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Reply #36 - Feb 14th, 2020 at 8:08pm
 
† † Why do people spend money on Tupperware and Tupperware-like products? Here is my Ghetto Tupperware collection. It works just as well as Tupperware and is absolutely free.
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Reply #37 - Feb 15th, 2020 at 2:57am
 
My parents would keep ice cream boxes until they literally cracked into pieces because the plastic would finally give up Cheesy Most of my school lunches were taken to school in ice cream boxes Cheesy
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Reply #38 - Feb 20th, 2020 at 12:18pm
 
Kick wrote on Feb 15th, 2020 at 2:57am:
My parents would keep ice cream boxes until they literally cracked into pieces because the plastic would finally give up Cheesy Most of my school lunches were taken to school in ice cream boxes Cheesy


† †In grammar school we were required to provide covers for all of our books.† Rather than buy them Mom would make them from brown paper shopping bags.† She actually did a very neat, professional looking job.† I don't think I ever had a commercially made book cover until high school. Even then some of our book covers were still Mom's paper bag covers.†

Edit:  I'd just like to add that back then there were no plastic bags.  You brought your groceries home in thick brown paper shopping bags and cardboard boxes.
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