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Old 20-02-2013, 9:50 PM
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There seems to be 1copy going on fleabay for 99p at the mo but I'm going to be super MSE and borrow from my library. If I find it useful then I might buy but I've got a whole stack of cookbooks and def do not NEED any more!
Oh, I never think of the library! I have purchased a copy of the book. It wasn't too bad at £3.60... I might have a look-see at the library this weekend though.

Oh, also thanks for all the tips people gave me for that series - I suddenly jinxed (or whatever the opposite is) as all 4 seasons became available on N£tflix yesterday. I already subscribe to Netflix, so getting my money's worth!
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Old 20-02-2013, 9:58 PM
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Oh, I never think of the library! I have purchased a copy of the book. It wasn't too bad at £3.60... I might have a look-see at the library this weekend though.
i know, I always forget the library too, only went back this month as I joined a book club who meet in there and remembered how good it is. I love books but my shelves are groaning and it does seem like a waste of paper to buy ones I will only read once. Also discovered mine do e-book loans online and I've just borrowed an audio book as I like them for on the sunlounger on hols. Was however disappointed to discover DVD rentals are 2.60pw, if we borrowed a box set, assuming it takes at least 2weeks to watch, it would be cheaper to get a subscription to a streaming service or buy them cheap on fleabay. That said, plenty of books, plenty of knitting, radio to listen to and tv online we do not NEED to spend any money on dvds just yet
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Old 21-02-2013, 10:18 AM
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Not sure if this one is a need or a want, so must be more of a want. A new pair of cushioned trainers is on the agenda and I have decided to oblige but only after losing 12lbs. Rewarding myself for staying motivated.
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Not sure if this one is a need or a want, so must be more of a want. A new pair of cushioned trainers is on the agenda and I have decided to oblige but only after losing 12lbs. Rewarding myself for staying motivated.
I think that rewarding yourself for very definite hard work & achievement, is a fine plan.
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Went to buy a new laptop after work today (need), and annoyingly the transaction was declined. My bank seems to think it's a fraudulent transaction, and has now blocked my card...

I was really gutted when I got home to find a red royal mail slip on the doormat for a missed package, after I paid an extra £1.50 for next day delivery! But the slip said 'it's in the meter box!', so I braved my arachnophobia to get my new shampoo out, and I'm so excited for showering tomorrow morning! Is it really sad that it's on a par with how excited I'd feel on Christmas Eve as a child?
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Old 21-02-2013, 9:57 PM
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Not sure if this one is a need or a want, so must be more of a want. A new pair of cushioned trainers is on the agenda and I have decided to oblige but only after losing 12lbs. Rewarding myself for staying motivated.
Could also be viewed as a need Boss, new shoes are a lot cheaper than new knees! Good luck with the weightloss, hope you manage it soon and enjoy those trainers
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Love it 365! Got some more of my shizzle on fleabay this week. Was going to spend my gains on some wool at big discount but the store at my mums doesn't stock it so I've been prevented from spending. guess it will just have to go in my car insurance fund then!
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Old 22-02-2013, 8:36 PM
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I hear it's a free listing weekend this weekend (can't remember if anyone said it in this forum or not).

Time to list those items I want more than 99p for!
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Old 23-02-2013, 4:19 PM
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I must stop going near town at the weekends! I go because I need one or two things, or because I'm bored and want a nosey in the charity shops...

I had to pay for parking today (I usually walk), then I went a little nuts on yet more toiletries and some cookies from M&S. It's not anything I won't use at least, but just need to get out of this habit of buying things just while I'm there.
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I must stop going near town at the weekends! I go because I need one or two things, or because I'm bored and want a nosey in the charity shops...

I had to pay for parking today (I usually walk), then I went a little nuts on yet more toiletries and some cookies from M&S. It's not anything I won't use at least, but just need to get out of this habit of buying things just while I'm there.
Its a dangerous game that mini! I hardly ever go to town as we can get most of what we need out of town but did pop in last week and struggled to behave. Did find a trip to the library satisfied my urge to come home with something in my hands though!
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I have been sooooooo good this weekend and have to share...
Been in Leeds visiting my parents. Mum and I enjoy lots of crafting things and, as always, spent the weekend in craft shops and at a papercraft workshop; and I only bought one scrapbook album and some glue with my Christmas money from my Nana- and nothing else, not even wool! Did manage to get my wool fix as Mum bought me some for my birthday but didn't indulge in any other wool and knitting bits or pretty papers, stamps, glitter or buttons. I don't know if any of the rest of you are crafters, but if you are you will understand how major this is! And if you're not, feel free to mock me
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Old 25-02-2013, 6:52 PM
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Well done Katzen! I wish I had your restraint! I keep wanting to get in to crafts, so don't quite sympathise, but I can understand it! I can still persuade myself it's a waste of money as I'll never use it... But it's a great hobby to have.

I don't feel like a slept much at all last night, even though I did sleep solidly for the whole 8 hours. I was so exhausted I needed a caffeine fix, and I had to buy a diet coke (don't drink coffee). I regretted it, because it left me starving and craving sugar, and I spent a further £1.20 on sweets to get the sugar hit Early night and no sweeteners tomorrow!
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Old 25-02-2013, 7:06 PM
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I got a permanent marker and wrote on my Debit and Credit card: "DYNI?"
(Do you need it?) that way whenever I take my card out to purchase an impulse buy it makes me think...

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Old 25-02-2013, 8:14 PM
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I got a permanent marker and wrote on my Debit and Credit card: "DYNI?"
(Do you need it?) that way whenever I take my card out to purchase an impulse buy it makes me think...
What a great idea!
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I do not need festival tickets
I do not need festival tickets
I do not need festival tickets
I do not need festival tickets

I do not need festival tickets
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Well, I dont want to spend anymore money but I suppose I need to. A filling has come out and you know what that means!
23 Months to being Debt Free! Focus - P2P Deposit saved - £0 Manageable Goals!! Loan 7.38/210 Vanquis 22.34/ 123 Cap 1 18.22/25 Aqua 20.40/ 150 Last paid in full - AMEX Working towards a future where I am not paying for the past! TOTAL DEBT £24901.34 Countdown to under 24k 1/28
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Old 26-02-2013, 12:13 PM
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Could also be viewed as a need Boss, new shoes are a lot cheaper than new knees! Good luck with the weightloss, hope you manage it soon and enjoy those trainers

Tis true, but I have a fair few pairs that are newish. I am only 8 pounds from my target now so will be forking out by mid March with any luck.
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well done boss on getting so close to target,katzan i know lots of crafters so very well done .we are doing well here my amazon gift vouchers are still intact .
jeez but reckon £30,000 but this will come down
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I'm a bit pants at this whole 'need not want' stuff! Yesterday I bought a chair that I didn't really need. It wasn't expensive (£3 second hand), but still not a necessity. It's a new month now, and definitely a good time to start over! I might give myself a small wants budget of £20-30, see if that helps, but I don't need anything but food and entertainment for the next couple of weeks.
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