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  1. Propin

    Propin Well-Known Member

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    What has been your biggest bargain in the past year? I can think of plenty over the years from tip and verge finds, real estate. This is my biggest bargain! I think it may be a Yellow Variegated Monstera Deliciosa with great variegation. Nursery staff must’ve missed it! $5 - worth around $350. 698C33A1-E455-4467-A289-BBEB3905768B.jpeg
     
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    Gockie Unicycle - get exhausted but never two tired Premium Member

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    $50,000 worth of stocks that would have been >$80k pre Covid?
     
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    $80 for $350 dress from DJ recent sales. Still no occasion to wear it yet :oops:
     
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    Much better than trying to buy a dress last minute and paying hundreds!
     
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    I wish! My past hasn’t been good with shares but I’d probably have nothing to lose in current market.Trying to get hubby to salary sacrifice again into Super.
     
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    Gockie Unicycle - get exhausted but never two tired Premium Member

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    Otherwise, ankle surgery and a hospital stay for me (which resulted from a Unicycling accident). This included general anaesthetic, loads of antibiotics, the surgeon, the operating theatre, all the stuff they need in the surgery, the nursing care, the meals, x-rays, ultrasound (actually, on second thoughts looking back, I believe it was a CT), a Cam boot, a hospital bed...
    I only had to pay for a follow up appointment with the surgeon (got a part of that back from Medicare) plus something for some prescribed medicines, less than $150 all up.

    The hospital wanted me to do it with my private insurance and they said there would be no gap for the hospital treatment :)
     
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    Just look at Ozbargain and there are tons of them
     
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    Two packets of tim tam from woolies for $2.50
     
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    Bought blocking curtains today. Came to nearly $800 ... waved my spotlight card at the machine and price dropped to $300
     
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    So this was Private Costs?
     
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    So there is a reason we carry all these plastic cards around! Yes that’s a nice surprise too
     
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    Gockie Unicycle - get exhausted but never two tired Premium Member

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    Would have been the same cost public or private, but I think the hospital benefits - funding-wise if I go on private.
     
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    Gockie Unicycle - get exhausted but never two tired Premium Member

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    Tip: if you are a CBA Customer, there is a space in the app to save all the details of all your loyalty/healthcare/library etc cards. No need to carry any of them around.
    And for a NSW drivers license, there is a digital app for that.
     
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    Fantastic! Nice choice. It’s great to have choices for medical! We are so lucky!
     
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    Gockie Unicycle - get exhausted but never two tired Premium Member

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    Anyway, it was really good. I showed up in emergency 10am on a Saturday morning, was triaged pretty much straight away, had the wound cleaned and diagnostic scans done without much hesitation, had to wait maybe 40 minutes for a diagnosis after the CT, then they decided I needed an operation, so I got into a ward, got prepared, had to give consent/sign papers etc. By around 4.30pm everything was done, so I was admitted back into the ward, and given dinner!
    Had a 1 night stay because I had enough skin damage to warrant it, kept on a drip. Then shown how to get around on the crutches (including up and downstairs - I couldn’t put any weight on my ankle at that point in time).

    The worst thing of the recovery was that if I sat on the ground, I couldn’t get back up. Needing to fully rely on 2 crutches. Getting in and out of the shower was really tricky. And my foot was very bandaged (for 17 days without uncovering it) and sometimes it would be itchy under the bandages but you couldn’t really scratch it. That’s it!

    Once I started being able to put weight on it, I quickly went from two crutches to 1 to none pretty much within 1 day. And next day got onto a push bike... while still wearing the Cam boot. :)
     
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    Is this similar to Stocard App?
     
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    Gockie Unicycle - get exhausted but never two tired Premium Member

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    Probably!