Hello. I'm a Cheapskate.

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  1. Restless28

    Restless28

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    I don't have a HDTV. I drive a 77' rusty Chevy truck. I rarely go to restaurants. I eat Oatmeal every day, and have a sandwich for lunch 99 % of the time. I don't buy clothes until they don't fit anymore-my favorite jacket is a 10 year old Carhartt Detroit coat.

    The only thing I spend a lot on is good beer.

    Am I the only cheapskate here?
     
  2. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 Pinky Out Platinum Member

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    i'm not exactly a cheap skate but i eats oats for breakfast everyday and sometimes supper. tuna sandwich for lunch everyday along with bananna and apple. no HDTV, no cable, and lot more, then there are a few contridictions to the above.
     
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    Met a couple of people thru business that have 7 figures in the bank and still drive 20 yr old cars, wear older clothes, eat lunch from a paper bag, and don't want people to know that they have money. They are cheapskates, you're in good company.
     
  5. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Does your Jacket still have the collar and cuffs?
     
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    Z1232K Heavy Hauler CLM

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    :dunno:
     
  7. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Kind of, but not by choice. I'm just damn poor.
     
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    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

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    Sound like me. I never buy a car thats less than 10 years old. I do not buy new clothes until I need to. We spend as little as we can on food, because thats how I was raised. I dont think you are a cheapskate, you just like to live with as little expense as possible. If it were not for this thriftiness my family would not be able to partake in our favorite sports, shooting.
     
  9. Restless28

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    Yep. Best jacket I have owned.
     
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    1985 4Runner Agitator

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    Me too but for different reasons.

    My son has close to a million dollars in medical bills.
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    As long as he's still with you, I'd say things could be worse!
     
  12. frank4570

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    Chicks love cheap guys.
     
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    Sounds pretty boring to me.
     
  14. Kegs

    Kegs Ol 8 fingers ;)

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    We're in the same club.
     
  15. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    It's your money to do with as you wish.:dunno:
     
  16. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Yep, great jacket, but I lost the collar after five years and the cuffs a couple years after that.

    Hope they still make it in 2025 when I wear out these other two Carhartts. :wavey:
     
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    jtull7 Pistolero CLM

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    I'm sorry, I thought you were referring yourself to a Bay.
     
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    Cheapskate here. I don't even have a tv so you have me beat.
     
  19. paynter2

    paynter2 It ain't over Millennium Member

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    I'm not a cheapskate - I don't have to be. But, I'm with you on good beer!

    BTW - I have a Oshkosh jacket that is close to 30 years old.
     
  20. tadbart

    tadbart duuuuude.

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    aw man. we could probably learn a lot from you. i'm effin spoiled. i make it, i spend it. been on a few "spending diets" in my time, and it was amazing the amount of money that can be put away. perhaps it's time for another diet...