The Demotivator Tool

edited 14 June 2010 at 10:46AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
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  • AndrewRH wrote: »
    Bug - clear the results then do another one. Print it and see the previously cleared one still there (perhaps bug if only use exactly same name for item?)

    Thanks - fix has just been uploaded. should come into play pretty soon today depending on browser caches etc
  • GM1966GM1966 Forumite
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    Ok, a cappucino's a very nice drink - I love them and I'm not going to do without. But let's look at the facts. My fave coffee shop is Starbucks. Some of their drinks range from £1.50 for a standard coffee to over £3.00 for a large cappucino/latte.

    Given that coffee beans cost £4.00 for 250g and milk costs 35p a pint, just think of how many cappucinos you could make for £4.35 - and how many Starbucks have to sell to make £4.35. Big difference!

    Don't let them rip you off. You can make your own with a decent espresso machine (costing no more than £200) then you can make maybe 15 for the price of just one of theirs.

    Oh and by the way, coffee doesn't cost £4.00 for 250g either. I bought 1KG wholesale for £5 a few years ago. Ok, it wasn't as nice as Starbucks, but it was a fraction of the price.

    Bottom line - if you're stupid enough to pay, the firms will charge what they like.
  • GemmzieGemmzie Forumite
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    Love it - I've always thought of purchases in terms of hours worked, gives a good idea of whether it's worth it or not.

    Agree with PAP too, a one off item would be useful too!
    No longer using this account for new posts from 2013
  • Just be a little careful about the wall chart feature unless you don't mind giving your salary details away as part of a simple mathematical quiz, other than that nice tool!
  • poorbutrichpoorbutrich Forumite
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    Another brilliant tool - thanks Martin!

    I put the figures in for my cider habit and when it said: "Just think what you could spend this on", I thought "I could spent it on cider"...
    Overpay!
  • poorbutrichpoorbutrich Forumite
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    Sorry for killing the thread with my dumb comments, thought this should be on the front page....BUMP!
    Overpay!
  • bailsbails Forumite
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    I really like it! Great way to see in black and white what you're really spending. I'm going to pick one thing I don't really need, give it up and use the lump sum for something ace!

    Will also get my OH to have a play with it (boys love their toys) and hope he's even more money saving!

    Thanks Martin and the team!
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  • GingerSteGingerSte Forumite
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    Apparently over the course of my life I'll spend £270,000 on strippers and beer.

    A bargain really!
  • GingerSte wrote: »
    Apparently over the course of my life I'll spend £270,000 on strippers and beer.

    A bargain really!

    :rolleyes: ste :rotfl:
  • climbgirlclimbgirl Forumite
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    Great tool but I thought the name was kind of strange - shouldn't it be the motivator tool to motivate you to stop wasting money?!?

    I don't need to be demotivated any more than I already am when it comes to money matters!
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