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    • Diana Prince
    • By Diana Prince 23rd Oct 10, 9:57 PM
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    • 23rd Oct 10, 9:57 PM
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    • 23rd Oct 10, 9:57 PM
    I think you end up doing that with everything when you're a DFW!! I found myself looking at satsuma's today in Mr T that were 1/2 price but as I'm not a huge fan of them I didn't buy them because I could put that 75p towards something else!!
    Last edited by Diana Prince; 25-10-2010 at 6:54 PM.
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  • talana
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    • 23rd Oct 10, 10:16 PM
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    • 23rd Oct 10, 10:16 PM
    I was looking at a pair of jeans today in Primark £9.....
    Ooh expensive! I bought a pair today in a charity shop £4, a perfect fit as well. My first ever clothing buy in a charity shop, and I'm sure won't be the last.

    Just thought I'd share
  • Dora2010
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    • 24th Oct 10, 12:44 AM
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    • 24th Oct 10, 12:44 AM
    I too look at clothes/shoes in affordable shops and think "the price should be cheaper". It is natural when you are on a budget. I have friends who think nothing of paying £50 for a casual dress/skirt which they will wear once or twice. I become more and more frugal each day - unsure if that is good or bad!
    • tallyhoh
    • By tallyhoh 24th Oct 10, 8:28 AM
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    • 24th Oct 10, 8:28 AM
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    • 24th Oct 10, 8:28 AM
    £9 for jeans in Primark? yes, I would consider that a waste of money as not usually good quality. Better off going to a charity shop or buying from Ebay.
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  • panambi
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    • 24th Oct 10, 8:37 AM
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    • 24th Oct 10, 8:37 AM
    The same happened to me the other day in Primark!

    Went to a couple of charity shops instead and got 4 pairs of jeans for a grand total of £8! (£2 each) and much better quality
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    • geri1965
    • By geri1965 24th Oct 10, 8:45 AM
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    • 24th Oct 10, 8:45 AM
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    • 24th Oct 10, 8:45 AM
    I wouldn't pay £9 for Primark jeans either. If you can't find any in a charity shop or on eBay, it is worth saving up and spending a bit more on a pair from Debenhams - you can very often get them for not much more than that in their sales.
    • mumcoll
    • By mumcoll 24th Oct 10, 9:09 AM
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    • 24th Oct 10, 9:09 AM
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    • 24th Oct 10, 9:09 AM
    I remember (almost 30 years ago) when I had a prescription and couldn't afford to get it as I didn't have the money. The cost was 20p! And a lipstick, no chance.....
  • DebtFreedom
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    • 24th Oct 10, 9:30 AM
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    • 24th Oct 10, 9:30 AM
    Hi there

    You're just applying Martin's Mantras - and that's a great thing. You can't have really needed it, as you can do without it.

    I know it's depressing, but £9 would have been £15 - £18 of extra salary you'd need to earn. Which, would be a good 2 to 3 extra hours of work. Not such good value now...!

    Don't worry, you'll get through it, especially with your tenacity.

    All the best
    • humblepii
    • By humblepii 24th Oct 10, 1:48 PM
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    Slugger, I know exactly how you feel. Yesterday I stood in a 30min queue in Primark to get a refund on an £11 dress. It was the first thing I'd bought myself in ages, but I felt so guilty about buying it, I decided I didn't even like it anyway. I must've thrown out £100+ of unworn clothes from Primark over the years because it wasn't worth the hassle of taking it back, it was all so cheap per piece. Now I want to kick myself! That £11 is much better off in my bank account than theirs!
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  • Toni Broke
    Yep I know where your coming from Slugger, however logged on just to thank eyeopener for the brilliant answer to the idiot cashbackproblems post! x
    • psychopathbabble
    • By psychopathbabble 24th Oct 10, 5:15 PM
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    psychopathbabble
    My guilty conscience shouts at me whatever I do... whether it be buying food or clothes (my winter coat was £18 from asda and I haven't bought one for 6 years) or agreeing to go out. I can't shut it up! Unfortunately if I did nothing and stayed in ALL the time I'd get seriously depressed... I just need to find the fine line in the middle!

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  • isy1011
    Yes I have felt like that but ebay much better. Currently got a bid on for wool winter coat (designer) for £6.50. primark =crap.
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    • xfive71
    • By xfive71 25th Oct 10, 12:11 AM
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    I knew I was dead broke when I stood in a sale at Debenhams, holding a pair of shoes meant for my DD. It was £4.50 and I thought I couldn't spare that much. I felt so sad and put the shoes back.
    • Sharon87
    • By Sharon87 25th Oct 10, 2:45 AM
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    Sharon87
    £9 Primark jeans? That is a lot for Primark, New Look jeans are only £10 and much better quality.

    I used to feel like I couldn't afford a £4 primark top! I've since been more flexible, still money saving, but I know how much things actually cost now and try not to buy cheap primark.
  • debtdesperado
    All the time!

    I don't buy many ultra-cheap clothes anymore, as I realised that 'bargains' made up the bulk of the unworn clothes that I cleared out (and that's bargains as in cheap clothes bought at full price which weren't quite what I wanted and expensive clothes bought on sale, usually a size too small) when I started my DF journey.

    Now I only buy what I actually need, and it has to be the right size, the right style etc, and no compromises on that just because it's 'cheap'... nothing is cheap if you never end up wearing it. Whereas I have a pair of £175 jeans, but I love them and have only one pair and probably wear them 50% of the time... in terms of wear, they were actually 'cheaper' than having a dozen pairs of £20 jeans which were never quite right and didn't get worn. They are now getting really worn out, but they have to last a few more months... I definitely got my money's worth out of them.
  • isy1011
    Yes I just have a core of nice wearable clothes, most designer but bought from ebay or my local second hand shop and if I want to change the look I just buy a new necklace or belt or something. Its that Gok thing. Buying cheap stuff from Primark might fill some sort of need but it sure isnt a style one.
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    Barclaycard Oct £1476 April £1287
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  • cashbackqueen
    You're better off spending your £9 on ebay your money will go further, I needed some new workwear and I've just bought a brand new Next trouser suit for £10.50 inc P&P and a 3 piece suit (jacket/trousers/skirt) secondhand for £9.57 inc P&P! Now they're bargains!
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    • psychopathbabble
    • By psychopathbabble 2nd Nov 10, 7:53 PM
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    psychopathbabble
    This thread is in the weekly email!

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  • isy1011
    YayWhat is the weekly email?
    Egg April 10 £6600 Jan £4678 now £0
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    Virgin April£2643 Aug £3155 April £7109
    Barclaycard Oct £1476 April £1287
    So far paid off 17% of c.c. debt
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