When does saving become stingy!

Just wondering whats the worst saving you have done. The thing that made people think your stingy, im lucky iv always struck a balance but im sure some people on here have oversteped it ha ha:D
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  • Back in the days when Tesco's policy on overcharges was to give a refund of the item price (not just the overcharge) there were times when I noticed reduced items coing through the till at full price and deliberately kept quiet about it until the transcaction was complete so I could take them to the customer services desk and cash in.
  • lilac_lady
    lilac_lady Posts: 4,469 Forumite
    Saving becomes stingy when it's (literally) at other peoples' expense.
    " The greatest wealth is to live content with little."

    Plato


  • Sillychuckie
    Sillychuckie Posts: 1,208 Forumite
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    when you start tearing the toilet paper squares into halves...
  • valk_scot
    valk_scot Posts: 5,290 Forumite
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    When your quality of life changes from being acceptable to deprivation, just for the sake of saving money. Of course, one person's economy is another person's unbearable deprivation so each individual has to work out their own bottom line across the range of what they normally buy.

    Example? My family can't bear any other kind of brown sauce than HP, so it's a waste to buy other brands. But they're quite happy with supermarket ketchup, so that's what they get.
    Val.
  • Zebedee69
    Zebedee69 Posts: 1,034 Forumite
    valk_scot wrote: »
    My family can't bear any other kind of brown sauce than HP, so it's a waste to buy other brands. But they're quite happy with supermarket ketchup, so that's what they get.

    Im just like that, HP is the daddy of brown sauce but I can eat Lidl Ketchup and not batter an eyelid:confused:
  • The minute you talk about saving with someone you are usually percieved as stingy. But its more socially acceptable to clock up a massive bill on your credit card and buy stuff that you cant afford. I think it says alot about our society.

    ps. obviously there are extremes on both end though
  • stebiz
    stebiz Posts: 6,590 Forumite
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    I believe myself to be a money saving expert and save thousands a year however I'm always the first to put my hand up to buy a pint. Always buy nice presents. Always treat the family to nice things...............but I can afford to do that because I save money in other ways. Thanks to this forum and Martin I have saved thousands - and spent thousands to. I'm not a MSE who saves thousands to put in the bank - although there are those that do. It is their choice. :beer:

    Stebiz
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  • tattycath
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    I remember someone my mum used to know. He was quite wealthy, I remember my mum telling me that she had seen him and he had offered her a quarter of a polo and said 'I think a quarter is enough for anybody!!! Now personally I think that's tight!!!
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  • Bokkens
    Bokkens Posts: 505 Forumite
    lilac_lady wrote: »
    Saving becomes stingy when it's (literally) at other peoples' expense.
    When relatives are tooooo mean to go out shopping for a christmas present for your half of the family and to make them look good they re-wrap the presents you gave them the previous year and you are supposed to be bloody grateful!!!!
    That is mean Paul and Karen hope you read this and are betroot red!
    Although I know your tooo mean to surf the web at home and use the works version.
    Previously known as Bokken,registered at MSE in Nov 04,computer glich deleted my access but it is fun building up my stars from scratch,again.:D
  • stebiz
    stebiz Posts: 6,590 Forumite
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    tattycath wrote: »
    I remember someone my mum used to know. He was quite wealthy, I remember my mum telling me that she had seen him and he had offered her a quarter of a polo and said 'I think a quarter is enough for anybody!!! Now personally I think that's tight!!!

    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
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