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Do "non savers" annoy you?

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in How much have you saved?
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in How much have you saved?
Have you come across someone that paid too much for something and you tut under your breath!! Your doing it all wrong!! You can get it for much less don't you know!
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  • Macca83_2Macca83_2 Forumite
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    I don't know about non savers annoying me, but i know there's nothing more annoying than buying something and getting told i could have gotten it cheaper elsewhere
  • esuhlesuhl Forumite
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    mkooo wrote: »
    Have you come across someone that paid too much for something and you tut under your breath!! Your doing it all wrong!! You can get it for much less don't you know!

    I like to think they're doing their bit for the economy. If people are throwing their money around, that's good because it provides jobs/profits for others and means that they'll need to work hard to replace the money they spent.

    It would also be a rational choice to "overpay" for goods if you would need to invest more time in doing the research to find a cheaper alternative than you could effectively save by just working the extra hours to pay for the higher-priced item.

    And isn't it quite nice when you think you've got a bargain? If everyone got the same deal as you, you wouldn't feel like such a genius when you negotiate a £5/month phone contract that other people pay £20/month for!
  • ItismehonestItismehonest Forumite
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    If someone insists on telling me what they've paid for everything I tend to think it has more to do with them trying to impress on how much they've spent than wanting to know if they got a bargain.
  • fuddlefuddle
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    It all just goes in one ear and out the other with me.

    It doesn't annoy me nor bother me. I'm comfortable with my spends and that's all that matters really.

    I would hate for others to judge me on my spending so I don't do it to others.
  • Mr_ThriftyMr_Thrifty Forumite
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    depends if i'm selling to them or not
  • SnowyOwl_2SnowyOwl_2 Forumite
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    It irritates me a lot when someone bleats on about how skint they are but then does things such as buy too much food and ends up binning it, or buys things they don't need, or throws things which can be fixed away instead of just fixing them. Not everyone understands the basic concept of spending less than they have coming in, even though it is very very simple.

  • Mista_CMista_C Forumite
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    mkooo wrote: »
    Have you come across someone that paid too much for something and you tut under your breath!! Your doing it all wrong!! You can get it for much less don't you know!

    You would likely tut at me then. I don't just make a purchase decision based on price though, I try to weigh up all my options. I would rather pay a little more for an item if I know the company has a good reputation for customer service, for instance.

    I think true money saving is not just about paying the least amount of money on the day but the savings you make throughout the lifetime of the item. If there is a problem am I going to be writing lots of letters? making lots of phone calls? taking time off work waiting for deliveries and collections? I'm willing to pay a little more so I don't have to go through a stressful nightmare just to exercise my rights.
  • DCFC79DCFC79 Forumite
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    I do wonder if people (Im not talking abput people on here but people I know)have any sensewhen they waste money on things when A they could put that money to a better use or B they really dont have the money to waste like that.
  • misspricemissprice Forumite
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    Ohh I don't usually come on this bit of the site.
    but wanted to say does it not depend on what it is your buying?

    e.g. I can buy a bed and mattress for £130
    or I can buy a much better quality bed and mattress for over 1k
    to me the bed for 1k is much better quality and will last longer as will the mattress so costing less per use than the £130 bed.
    (btw I don't have a 1k bed its just for comparison)
    now if you mean the cheaper bed is a better option and spending 1k on a bed is a waste of money then I disagree.
    if however you mean the 1k bed can be bought with a bit of searching for £800 then depending on how much time you have to research and how much your time is worth then yes I do agree.

    bet that makes no sense at all:rotfl:
    63 mortgage payments to go.

    Zero wins 2016 😥
  • sweetilemonsweetilemon Forumite
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    I think its crazy when people dont use loyalty things like clubcards not because they dont morally agree but just cant be bothered. But then if everyone took the bargins it wouldnt be so good!
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