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I'm addicted to saving

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  • snowqueen555
    snowqueen555 Posts: 1,530 Forumite
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    I'm in a simlar boat, but I'm much older and I earn very little which is why I am tyring so hard to save what I can. It is a little on the bad side as I am watching pennies and not going out and having a social life. I invested in a new laptop today, after 4 years using this hunk of junk and I still feel bad about that.
  • Eco_Miser
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    and yet you claimed a £50 MMO mouse was a waste of money? :/

    Assume your hobby is mountain walking. You certainly would not walk in normal trainers, it would be much better to buy proper walking boots, these boots will most likely cost more than regular trainers.
    Funnily enough, I don't pay £50 for my walking shoes either, and I certainly don't wear normal trainers.

    I'm beginning to think you're not addicted to saving but to gaming, and are looking to justifying spending a ridiculous amount of money on it.
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  • mapk
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    Unless you're a gamer you probably wouldn't understand. I currently have an MMO mouse and a normal gaming mouse. The MMO mouse is pretty old and the weighted ball inside is lose so it rolls around. The mouse still works just fine but I should ideally replace it soon.

    £50 is the going rate for a decent MMO mouse. Like I said I don't waste money but when I do buy something for myself I like to buy something that's actually worth the money. And £50 for an MMO mouse is certainly a good deal in my opinion.

    I share your pain AS. I'm pretty old and my balls are loose and roll around a lot too. Although my mouse still works fine, my OH would like to replace me with a new model. I told her I'd reduce my going rate to £20 (I'm actually worth at least £30) and that she'd be foolish to waste her money on youthful fripperies. ;)
  • Malthusian
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    Eco_Miser wrote: »
    Funnily enough, I don't pay £50 for my walking shoes either, and I certainly don't wear normal trainers.

    I'm beginning to think you're not addicted to saving but to gaming, and are looking to justifying spending a ridiculous amount of money on it.

    He didn't say the walking shoes would cost £50. He just said they would cost more than a pair of cheap trainers. Which they would. As I expect you know given that you don't go mountain walking in trainers even though it would be cheaper to do so.

    £50 for a gaming mouse is perfectly normal. And since every hour you spend wearing out your MMO mouse is an hour you're not using your normal mouse, meaning that the normal mouse won't need replacing as quickly, it isn't really extra expenditure if the desire for a certain amount of computer use is a given. (The same applies to me with running shoes. I have a pair of road shoes and a pair of off-road shoes, both of which cost around £80. However, it doesn't mean I spent £80 extra on shoes because if I run 1,200 miles a year I have to run them in something. My annual expenditure on shoes is a constant regardless of whether I own one pair or two.)
  • Dird
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    Are you a real gamer if you're playing MMO though

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  • Eco_Miser
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    Malthusian wrote: »
    He didn't say the walking shoes would cost £50. He just said they would cost more than a pair of cheap trainers. Which they would. As I expect you know given that you don't go mountain walking in trainers even though it would be cheaper to do so.

    £50 for a gaming mouse is perfectly normal.
    You're right, it was late, I was tired, too much walking.

    However I still think a lot of stuff aimed at enthusiasts is over-priced in comparison with the not-quite-so-good normal stuff.
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  • AddictedSaver
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    Also because I spend 90% of my free time at my computer, buying good quality equipment is well worth it. My chair for example was £220 but it's ergonomic, comfy and comes with 10 years warranty.

    So yes £220 is expensive for a desk chair but when you spend 90% of your free time sitting in it and you won't need to replace it for 10 years, that's not a bad investment. I probably spend about £500 a year on treats for myself. For someone who earns £28k a year, that is a very small amount and I'm happy to spend that.

    Any more than that and my saving mentality takes over.
  • savings_my_hobby
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    Healthy lifestyle for sure, gym membership terrible idea, complete waste of money, after the first few visits interest will wane and then you stop going, meanwhile the monthly payment will continue, and you will be tied in for at least a year maybe two. Don't do it. Go for a brisk walk, far better than a treadmill!

    Cheers fj

    Dunno, I pay £20 a month gym membership and started in 2014, loving it. best thing about the gym I go to is that it's open 24/7.

    Beats going to the pub on a Friday waking up ill with £35 in shrapnel left out of £150:beer:.
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  • bigfreddiel
    bigfreddiel Posts: 4,263 Forumite
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    I pay nothing and go for a lovely invigorating walk along the coastal path down here in Cornwall everyday - lovely fj
  • bigfreddiel
    bigfreddiel Posts: 4,263 Forumite
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    Dunno, I pay £20 a month gym membership and started in 2014, loving it. best thing about the gym I go to is that it's open 24/7.

    Beats going to the pub on a Friday waking up ill with £35 in shrapnel left out of £150:beer:.

    That's on odd emoji for someone that's given up the pub
    :rotfl:
    fj
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