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What's the worst thing you've ever wasted money on?

edited 31 August 2010 at 7:53PM in Debt-Free Wannabe
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louise3965louise3965 Forumite
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edited 31 August 2010 at 7:53PM in Debt-Free Wannabe
For me its been that I once paid for a skip to come outside my house and in it I junked all the stuff I couldnt be bothered to freecycle/ebay/charity shop.

Im my defence, this was about 6 years ago, well before I began my dfw journey (which is going fine, will be debt free in less than 3 years)

This is the one thing that rankles. How could I have been so stupid?

What's yours?

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  • i once spent every last penny i had on a new ipod
    i needed it lol
  • Have you still got the same one or have you upgraded ;)
    Cogito ergo sum. Google it you lazy sod !!
  • ha actually ive still got it. 2 years later.
    apple lasts forever.
    im a dj so i did actually need it that weekend but i didnt eat that day to get it lol
  • MrC1977MrC1977 Forumite
    87 posts
    louise3965 wrote: »
    For me its been that I once paid for a skip to come outside my house and in it I junked all the stuff I couldnt be bothered to freecycle/ebay/charity shop.

    Im my defence, this was about 6 years ago, well before I began my dfw journey (which is going fine, will be debt free in less than 3 years)

    This is the one thing that rankles. How could I have been so stupid?

    What's yours?


    Fruit Machines!!!!!!!!!!! hate the things with passion now!!!!!
  • Spent £40 on an online casino when I was absolutely desparate to meet all my CC payments thinking that I might be lucky. Lost it in about 10 minutes and felt bad for days afterwards that I had been so stupid:o
  • I once bought a painting in a gallery for £800...I wish I had that money today. It now hangs in my spare room as every time I look at it I feel stupid for getting carried away like that! :o
    "I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." Marilyn Monroe
  • SilvafoxSilvafox Forumite
    321 posts
    Mine was a car on finance/lease. Paid a £3k deposit, then leased it for 36 months at £466 per month then handed it back at the end as the balloon payment was identical to what the car was worth! So paid about £20k and had no car at the end. What a d!ck.

    I will NEVER EVER make a mistake like that again and anyone on here considering such a thing should take this as a warning - you WILL regret taking out finance on a 'fancy' car.
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  • Percy1983Percy1983 Forumite
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  • WatalieWatalie Forumite
    535 posts
    My ex husband :rotfl: :rotfl:
  • Watalie wrote: »
    My ex husband :rotfl: :rotfl:

    with you on that one!!

    Mine was a "rug" from Marrakech. Pure silk but got talked into buying it -so we decided it would be our anniversary present (now marriage is over) and rug is used as a throw on my sofa.... Pretty expensive throw!
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