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

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  • A £160 euro cardigan from the Lacoste shop 4 years ago (straight onto my CC)while on hols in Portugal because I was feeling a 'little bit chilly'...oh dear!!

    Can't believe that's the same person who spent a good 5 mins in asda the other day debating whether I really need a £2 pack of socks (and 5 pairs for £2 is pretty good!) but damn..I've never been happier than I am now!!

    The '7 day rule or return it' definitely works for me too!

    x
    p.s I may be getting much more money savvy, but I am still a techno phobe!! pls could anyone tell me how to add my debt list thingy (as so many do) at the bottom of a message I post? thanks!:beer:
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  • sallyx
    sallyx Posts: 15,815 Forumite
    Im another agreeing....def the ex husband.....
    I'll make a wish, take a chance, make a change And breakaway. I'll take a risk, take a chance, make a change and breakaway ....
    Finally Debt Free...
  • Two9A
    Two9A Posts: 274 Forumite
    In a similar vein to Jimmy's car story, just this January my old car died (no water in the engine, froze up, seized), so I needed a car to get to work.

    Sure, I could've hired one for a couple of weeks while I looked for one to buy, but no. I bought a junker of a Saxo for Seven Hundred Pounds, and managed to do a thousand miles before a wheel fell off it. Crossing over the Pennines, to pick up the new car. In the rain.

    Not doing that again :rotfl:
    Debts (26.3% remaining) - CC/BARC: [strike]2058[/strike] 100.00 @0%; CC/MBNA: [strike]1877.75[/strike] 0.00; Loan/SLC: [strike]10000[/strike] 7901.84 @1.5%; Loan/Per: [strike]1500[/strike] 0.00; Loan/HX: [strike]15000[/strike] 0.00
    Mortgages (94.7% remaining) -
    NW: [strike]92516.94[/strike] 87565.40 @3.19%; HBOS: [strike]65599.57[/strike] 59106.45 @4%, [strike]69251.57[/strike] 68589.97 @3.49%
    Total amount of fail: Dangerous (223263.66)
  • Sassers
    Sassers Posts: 1,303 Forumite
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    pls could anyone tell me how to add my debt list thingy (as so many do) at the bottom of a message I post? thanks!:beer:

    Go up to the top of the page, click on User Cp, then edit signature.....
    Current debt and mortgage: £25, 820.35 Debt/Mortgage at start: £92,598 (27/09/2010)
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  • chevalier
    chevalier Posts: 7,937 Forumite
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    hmm not sure really, I did used to fritter alot. I guess actually the thing I have spent money on that my OH would call a waste is wool. I have several bin liners of wool full! I will get round to knitting it up........one decade:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
    I want a job that is less than an hour driving away from my house! Are you listening universe?
  • JimmyTheWig
    JimmyTheWig Posts: 12,199 Forumite
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    Two9A wrote: »
    In a similar vein to Jimmy's car story, just this January my old car died (no water in the engine, froze up, seized), so I needed a car to get to work.

    Sure, I could've hired one for a couple of weeks while I looked for one to buy, but no. I bought a junker of a Saxo for Seven Hundred Pounds, and managed to do a thousand miles before a wheel fell off it. Crossing over the Pennines, to pick up the new car. In the rain.
    Would you be offended if I said that made me feel a little better about it?
    :)
  • mcjordi
    mcjordi Posts: 4,238 Forumite
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    carp basically wasted thousands on nothing and have nothing to show for it.. what was i thinking arggghhhh ( well i have about 8k debt lol)
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  • thedeans
    thedeans Posts: 42 Forumite
    the main one that springs to mind was quite recent - I decided to treat myself in a one off moment and bought an expensive tinted moisturiser by a designer maker - I'd been longing for it for soooo long...........
    I used the b/day money that I'd asked everyone for and some "not actually spare money" and bought it - I wondered why sales lady looked at me funny - but It felt so naughty to be spending sooo much

    I got home and eagerly opened the sealed beautiful bottle and emptied two drops out of the bottle - and froze.....and checked bottle.......and sobbed

    I'd not checked the COLOUR - I had bought lotion for dark skins!!!! -whereas I am milk bottle coloured - I was and still am gutted - I still have the lotion and admire it daily
  • What a shame. You could probably still sell it on ebay.
  • thedeans wrote: »
    the main one that springs to mind was quite recent - I decided to treat myself in a one off moment and bought an expensive tinted moisturiser by a designer maker - I'd been longing for it for soooo long...........
    I used the b/day money that I'd asked everyone for and some "not actually spare money" and bought it - I wondered why sales lady looked at me funny - but It felt so naughty to be spending sooo much

    I got home and eagerly opened the sealed beautiful bottle and emptied two drops out of the bottle - and froze.....and checked bottle.......and sobbed

    I'd not checked the COLOUR - I had bought lotion for dark skins!!!! -whereas I am milk bottle coloured - I was and still am gutted - I still have the lotion and admire it daily

    I'm sure most cosmetic counters allow you to take that kind of thing back and exchange it with a different colour. I've done that before.
    LBM February 2008. DFD March 2013 19 August 2011
    Debt at LBM £14,395.48. Debt Now £0
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