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    • vintagegirl
    • By vintagegirl 24th Aug 10, 11:56 PM
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    • 24th Aug 10, 11:56 PM
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    • 24th Aug 10, 11:56 PM
    i once spent every last penny i had on a new ipod
    i needed it lol
  • louise3965
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    • 25th Aug 10, 12:03 AM
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    • 25th Aug 10, 12:03 AM
    Have you still got the same one or have you upgraded
    Cogito ergo sum. Google it you lazy sod !!
    • vintagegirl
    • By vintagegirl 25th Aug 10, 12:05 AM
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    • 25th Aug 10, 12:05 AM
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    • 25th Aug 10, 12:05 AM
    ha actually ive still got it. 2 years later.
    apple lasts forever.
    im a dj so i did actually need it that weekend but i didnt eat that day to get it lol
  • MrC1977
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    • 25th Aug 10, 8:59 AM
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    • 25th Aug 10, 8:59 AM
    For me its been that I once paid for a skip to come outside my house and in it I junked all the stuff I couldnt be bothered to freecycle/ebay/charity shop.

    Im my defence, this was about 6 years ago, well before I began my dfw journey (which is going fine, will be debt free in less than 3 years)

    This is the one thing that rankles. How could I have been so stupid?

    What's yours?
    Originally posted by louise3965

    Fruit Machines!!!!!!!!!!! hate the things with passion now!!!!!
    • Ellieseleven
    • By Ellieseleven 25th Aug 10, 9:30 AM
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    • 25th Aug 10, 9:30 AM
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    • 25th Aug 10, 9:30 AM
    Spent 40 on an online casino when I was absolutely desparate to meet all my CC payments thinking that I might be lucky. Lost it in about 10 minutes and felt bad for days afterwards that I had been so stupid
    Debt Free 1st March 2017
    Saving for Xmas 2017 #1 548/ 732
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    • AlwaysWorking
    • By AlwaysWorking 25th Aug 10, 10:17 AM
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    • 25th Aug 10, 10:17 AM
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    • 25th Aug 10, 10:17 AM
    I once bought a painting in a gallery for 800...I wish I had that money today. It now hangs in my spare room as every time I look at it I feel stupid for getting carried away like that!
    "I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." Marilyn Monroe
  • Silvafox
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    • 25th Aug 10, 10:19 AM
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    • 25th Aug 10, 10:19 AM
    Mine was a car on finance/lease. Paid a 3k deposit, then leased it for 36 months at 466 per month then handed it back at the end as the balloon payment was identical to what the car was worth! So paid about 20k and had no car at the end. What a d!ck.

    I will NEVER EVER make a mistake like that again and anyone on here considering such a thing should take this as a warning - you WILL regret taking out finance on a 'fancy' car.
    PMA - Positive Mental Attitude

    It works for me - you try it!
    • Percy1983
    • By Percy1983 25th Aug 10, 10:25 AM
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    • 25th Aug 10, 10:25 AM
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    • 25th Aug 10, 10:25 AM
    I bought a TV on credit at PC world!!!!
  • Watalie
    My ex husband
    • Sunnylooloo
    • By Sunnylooloo 25th Aug 10, 10:56 AM
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    My ex husband
    Originally posted by Watalie
    with you on that one!!

    Mine was a "rug" from Marrakech. Pure silk but got talked into buying it -so we decided it would be our anniversary present (now marriage is over) and rug is used as a throw on my sofa.... Pretty expensive throw!
    The worst cliques are those which consist of one man ~ George Bernard Shaw
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    • AlwaysWorking
    • By AlwaysWorking 25th Aug 10, 11:21 AM
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    My ex husband
    Originally posted by Watalie
    Fantastic! An ex and I bought a house and lived there for six months before I discovered he hadn't always been 'working late'....it was at the height of the property boom in Northern Ireland and I had to remortgage and give him 32,500 to leave....plus his car which had a loan in my name.....

    He was definitely expensive and unlike other daft things I've spent money on, I don't even have anything to show for it...except a crippling mortgage!
    "I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." Marilyn Monroe
  • Watalie
    Fantastic! An ex and I bought a house and lived there for six months before I discovered he hadn't always been 'working late'....it was at the height of the property boom in Northern Ireland and I had to remortgage and give him 32,500 to leave....plus his car which had a loan in my name.....

    He was definitely expensive and unlike other daft things I've spent money on, I don't even have anything to show for it...except a crippling mortgage!
    Originally posted by AlwaysWorking
    But emotionally, you are rich beyond your wildest dreams....
    • lgs6753
    • By lgs6753 25th Aug 10, 11:32 AM
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    lgs6753
    Tax!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • goingforward
    A pair of boots from Selfridges that cost 165 !!

    I saw these boots and they wouldnt go over my fat calves... however i insisited to my husband they would be the perfect incentive to lose weight ... 2 years later they were still in the box and i flogged them on ebay for 35 !!

    Actually i have another... whilst on holiday in Majorca 5 yrs ago i saw this really nice designer t-shirt reduced to 90 euro's... again i convinced my husband yep it would be an incentive to lose weight so he bought me it... i still have the shirt hanging in my ebay cupboard.. i have tried to sell it but wont let it go for a pittance.. yet the chances of it fitting me are pretty non-existant lol.
  • AllieBallie
    i bought a shiney new car with a loan when i was younger and stupid.....it was expensive to buy and run and although i loved it it was crippling me debt wise.

    last year i sold it, got a good deal for it through a car dealer, paid a massive chunk off my loan and bought myself a cheapy run around for getting to work (from the same car dealer), my new car is honestly rubbish in comparison but whenever i look at it i remind myself of how much i paid off the loan, the massive leap i topok in my dfw journey and how much less it costs me per month to run it

    im determinded that once im debt free I'm going to save up and buy a nicer car, not a new one or anything particularly fancy but one that has working windows and a radio!!!
    Those that matter don't mind, and those that mind don't matter
  • mandy8532
    Have to say - ex husband and all the things ex bought
    • Norfolk_Jim
    • By Norfolk_Jim 25th Aug 10, 12:15 PM
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    on line gambling. I threw away 900 over 3 days chasing my first 100 loss. You feel very stupid and very sick afterterwards
    • happytails
    • By happytails 25th Aug 10, 12:18 PM
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    Some boots for 75 when my monthly salary was 140 and i needed money for food and bus to college (student)! I still have the boots (5 years on) so i suppose it wasnt too much a waste!

    Ive spent 1000s on rubbish like takeaways/clothes/cds etc and have nothing to show for it How that has stopped (mostly!)
    Sarah,

    Trying to move up the house ladder in 2018, running a business with 3 kids in tow & slowly going crazy!
    Member No43 - % Challenge
    • tallyhoh
    • By tallyhoh 25th Aug 10, 12:25 PM
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    tallyhoh
    My OH & still stuck with the *******
    Tallyhoh!

    Stopped Smoking October 2000. Saved 21,840 so far!
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