Whats the best thing you have bought that has actually SAVED you money?

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  • Gangstabird
    Gangstabird Posts: 1,920 Forumite
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    Wine making stuff. Seeds to grow my own flowers (proud owner of Dahlias for goodness sake). Tent. Breadmaker.Marrying a builder.
  • Gangstabird
    Gangstabird Posts: 1,920 Forumite
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    Oh yes and our mop from Lakeland that you can put your own cleaner in. Saved loads from not buying them stupid ones which require you to buy brand stuff.
  • MrsDoyle_2
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    Valli wrote: »
    As I have said in earlier posts (on other forums) useful gifts are acceptable - but I do think you need to ensure they will be gratefully received. Buying your wife a breadmaker - second hand - because your mate is selling it and it will save you going shopping - well that wasn't the reason for the divorce but it didn't help.
    The most appalling gift was the 3 CDs which were COPIED with photcopied sleeves by another of his lairy mates who had a 'new fangled' (at that time) PC with a cd burner. I'd have preferred 'I'm sorry I can't afford a gift...'

    They have been destroyed.

    Sorry for diverting the thread again but I couldn't resist. My soon-to-be-ex once went to New Orleans and brought me back a pair of oven gloves........he then remembered he hadn't got anything for his mother so I got the left glove (I'm right handed) and she got the right glove.

    Back on topic: I'd never heard of a remoska before reading this thread but it sounds like something I could use. I'm off to see how cheaply I can get one....
  • fortune_pete
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    the best thing i bought was our trailer tent.
    having to fork out for a family of six to attend two weddings last august/september at opposite ends of the country, we were looking at £900+ for accomodation (to get a holday out of each)

    bought an 6/8 berth trailer tent 2nd hand - hardly used, the kids love it, a home from home, now we can go anywhere we want when we want, already had 6 holidays - it's paid for itself and will last for years to come.
  • kalojac
    kalojac Posts: 423 Forumite
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    My money saving thing would have to be;

    My kitchen stuff too..
    • My Steamer
    • My Breadmaker
    • My slowcooker (although I got this free from my Father in Law cause he no longer needed it, so didn't actually buy it)
    BTW I loved the post about the wedding ring, I laughed and laughed, how true wish I had thought of it :rotfl: :rotfl: :T
  • Valli
    Valli Posts: 24,837 Forumite
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    MrsDoyle wrote: »
    Sorry for diverting the thread again but I couldn't resist. My soon-to-be-ex once went to New Orleans and brought me back a pair of oven gloves........he then remembered he hadn't got anything for his mother so I got the left glove (I'm right handed) and she got the right glove.


    Oh Mrs Doyle - that's fab! That has made my day LOL

    One pair of oven gloves - two gifts! How money saving is THAT?

    maybe we should start a thread of our own - the worst gift ever received. I think yours tops mine!

    Hope the divorce goes OK! :T Have a nice day Mrs Doyle!
    Don't put it DOWN; put it AWAY
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  • Valli
    Valli Posts: 24,837 Forumite
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    the electricity varies too much - lots of little surges and ebbs, and it puts strain on things.

    That's awful!
    Don't put it DOWN; put it AWAY
    "I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one, might not leave such stillness" Emily Dickinson
    :heart:Janice 1964-2016:heart:

    Thank you Honey Bear
  • Valli
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    Wine making stuff. Seeds to grow my own flowers (proud owner of Dahlias for goodness sake). Tent. Breadmaker.Marrying a builder.


    hey Gangstabird - love the order you've put your list in. Wine first, hubby last!
    Don't put it DOWN; put it AWAY
    "I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one, might not leave such stillness" Emily Dickinson
    :heart:Janice 1964-2016:heart:

    Thank you Honey Bear
  • Siamese
    Siamese Posts: 63 Forumite
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    Mine would have to be a thermos flask. I was spending two quid a day on coffee from the station, so I bought a flask for £2.50 from Asda and made my own - saving about 9 quid a week.

    It's much nicer too :D
  • neverdespairgirl
    neverdespairgirl Posts: 16,501 Forumite
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    Valli wrote: »
    That's awful!

    Yes, it's a right royal pain in the backside. We have to have everything protected with surge thingies as well (kettle, computer, TV, etc)
    ...much enquiry having been made concerning a gentleman, who had quitted a company where Johnson was, and no information being obtained; at last Johnson observed, that 'he did not care to speak ill of any man behind his back, but he believed the gentleman was an attorney'.
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