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

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  • Watalie wrote: »
    My ex husband :rotfl: :rotfl:

    :rotfl:Fantastic! An ex and I bought a house and lived there for six months before I discovered he hadn't always been 'working late'....it was at the height of the property boom in Northern Ireland and I had to remortgage and give him £32,500 to leave....plus his car which had a loan in my name.....

    He was definitely expensive and unlike other daft things I've spent money on, I don't even have anything to show for it...except a crippling mortgage! :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
  • Watalie
    Watalie Posts: 535 Forumite
    :rotfl:Fantastic! An ex and I bought a house and lived there for six months before I discovered he hadn't always been 'working late'....it was at the height of the property boom in Northern Ireland and I had to remortgage and give him £32,500 to leave....plus his car which had a loan in my name.....

    He was definitely expensive and unlike other daft things I've spent money on, I don't even have anything to show for it...except a crippling mortgage! :o

    But emotionally, you are rich beyond your wildest dreams.... :T :T
  • lgs6753
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    Tax!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • A pair of boots from Selfridges that cost £165 !!

    I saw these boots and they wouldnt go over my fat calves... however i insisited to my husband they would be the perfect incentive to lose weight ... 2 years later they were still in the box and i flogged them on ebay for £35 !!

    Actually i have another... whilst on holiday in Majorca 5 yrs ago i saw this really nice designer t-shirt reduced to 90 euro's... again i convinced my husband yep it would be an incentive to lose weight so he bought me it... i still have the shirt hanging in my ebay cupboard.. i have tried to sell it but wont let it go for a pittance.. yet the chances of it fitting me are pretty non-existant lol.
  • i bought a shiney new car with a loan when i was younger and stupid.....it was expensive to buy and run and although i loved it it was crippling me debt wise.

    last year i sold it, got a good deal for it through a car dealer, paid a massive chunk off my loan and bought myself a cheapy run around for getting to work (from the same car dealer), my new car is honestly rubbish in comparison but whenever i look at it i remind myself of how much i paid off the loan, the massive leap i topok in my dfw journey and how much less it costs me per month to run it :)

    im determinded that once im debt free I'm going to save up and buy a nicer car, not a new one or anything particularly fancy but one that has working windows and a radio!!! :D
    Those that matter don't mind, and those that mind don't matter :o
  • Have to say - ex husband and all the things ex bought
  • Norfolk_Jim
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    on line gambling. I threw away 900 over 3 days chasing my first 100 loss. You feel very stupid and very sick afterterwards
  • happytails
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    Some boots for £75 when my monthly salary was £140 and i needed money for food and bus to college (student)! I still have the boots (5 years on) so i suppose it wasnt too much a waste!

    Ive spent £1000s on rubbish like takeaways/clothes/cds etc and have nothing to show for it :mad: How that has stopped (mostly!) :o
    DFW Total £21,800 to clear by Dec 2022
    MFW Total £184,950 £179,066 to clear by 2035
  • tallyhoh
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    My OH & still stuck with the *******
    Tallyhoh! Stopped Smoking October 2000. Saved £29382.50 so far!
  • oh lord... there are a few....:o

    Probably anything which I bought on credit cards to the tune of £17k of debt, nothing of which I still own... The highlights which stick out of this madness:

    A £350 dress in the sale (it was a bargain!... pah) which I was going to 'slim into'. I did get slim, but it was strapless and by then I had no b00bs to fill it :-)... I got £20 for it on ebay.

    A pair of MBTs which were a size too big, so they looked dreadful (and really, the results aren't enough to justify walking around looking like a wally). This was my last credit card purchase, the day before my lightbulb moment when they took my last credit card over the limit, and I had no money and 3 weeks until payday...Ebay..£20

    Forgetting to bring in a suit for work and being too lazy to go home and get it so walzing into Whistles and buying a £300 suit on my credit card.

    Thinking a successful day of shopping was one where I bought so much stuff I could barely carry all the glossy paper bags, let alone remember what I bought - the worst of this was when I went into a lingerie shop in NY and bought £800 of non-returnable underwear, without even trying it on (I felt too bad to use the changing rooms as I was quite fat then)... needless to say, I got it home and none of it fitted... and even when I lost the weight, I realised most of it was too uncomfortable to wear :rotfl:. Charity shop!

    A premium annual gym membership for nearly £800 (and that was the subsidised corporate rate) because I thought I would go if I didn't have to lug my own towel in (am actually embarrassed to type that as it shows how lazy I was)... I went once.

    Also taking out a loan to pay the stamp duty on my flat, when previously I was living with my parents so had no excuse for not saving anything. Actually, thinking I will take out the maximum amount over the maximum term as then I can go on holiday as well...:eek: I'm still paying the loan and will be for a few more years...

    Actually, always thinking that the more expensive something was, the better it must be. I have since learned that this is generally never the case..:rotfl:
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