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Calling tight arses

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by MTR, 16th Jul, 2015.

  1. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I knew it, eventually would rear its ugly head

    Recent dialogue with a PC member who has confessed to being a Tight arse.

    How tight are you? calling Kathyrnd?

    You are going to kill me, I absolutely hate tight arses, but hey I am older than you guys you are forgiven. What makes you a tight arse, BTW, we are just having fun, who cares what you are:)

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  2. Steven Ryan

    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    I thrived on a strict budget of $35/week for everything I ate or drank for more than a year while saving a deposit. Less than 2 years ago.

    Had the time of my life doing so. And I've never ridden my bike so much.
     
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    Good for you, what happened to the bike.
     
  4. Scott No Mates

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    He sold it to @pinkboy
     
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    Damn, that's tight.
    Where were u located at that time?
     
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    I lift the fuel hose up to make sure the extra diesel drips out the nozzel. If paying cash always aim for the free $0.02 worth.
     
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    Woah that's impressive, what did you eat?
     
  8. MTR

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    Hehe, touche
     
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    I doubt it.

    All my bikes are 'no expense spared' and I'd give up food and water to buy bike bits!

    pinkboy
     
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  10. Steven Ryan

    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    Actually, the first was stolen. I replaced it. Still ride but not absolutely everything.

    Sydney, inner west.

    I get a lot of my calories fro fat, which helped (good bang for buck). Aldi + local grocers were my go-tos.

    Lots of eggs in their many forms, $1.99/kg limit on produce (broccoli, green beans, cauliflower at this price different times of year), $4.69/kg mince was a staple, $4-5/kg boneless roasts e.g pork shoulder, lamb shoulder, lots of nuts, cheeses, fish etc. I ate a lot of stir fry.
     
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  11. spludgey

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    I once negotiated the cost of a hair cut from $30 down to $20.
    If I hadn't had a job interview the next day, I would have waited and gotten a $10 hair cut in Parramatta instead.

    I also buy fruit and vegetables seasonally. If it's out of season and therefore expensive, I won't buy it.

    I've ridden my bike over 1300km this year, which has paid for itself already.

    I tend to always look if I can get something second hand, if I need to make a purchase.

    I'm sure I'll think of many more examples later on
     
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    I LOVE fossicking in second hand stores. I don't need to, but I cannot imagine I'll ever lose the desire to find a hidden gem. Also, if I buy a handbag for $20 that would be $150 new, and I get sick of it in six months, I donate it back. I donate a lot of things too... cycle of life :)
     
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    I once flew premium economy instead of business class :p
     
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  14. Phar Lap

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    Define tight ass for a start.

    See, I dont see Steven Ryan as a tight arse. He was saving up for a deposit to get in the game. He has achieved that goal and doing very well. Focussed and ripping it now because of the hard times he put himself under being a so called "tight ass" .

    To me, a tight ass is someone who will not spend money to save themselves.
    Such as, living on $35/week because of no specific reason other than you dont want to spend money.

    There is "tight" and there is "thrifty".
    Kathryn is thrifty.
    She enjoys using the money saved on regular travel.
    Good luck to Kathryn.

    You could say anyone shopping around for things as being tight. But not so IMO. Just trying to save where you can to spend at a later date is no "tight ass".

    Like to hear from Bayview on this.;)
     
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  15. Phar Lap

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    Would love to have seen the back of your head as you walked out of the hairdresser/barber shop.
     
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    Don't know "tight arse" I define it as someone who counts the pennies, always looking at angles where they can save a $, the reason is irrelevant to me, but good on anyone who manages to achieve their goals using the "tight arse" method/strategy.:)
     
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    Look after the pennies, then $$'s look after themselves.

    Also, depends if you were born with the silver spoon.
     
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    Hahaha I'm totally not within this definition but know several people who's like this.

    I will sometime pay good money for convenience/ enjoyment, and will definetely pay for something that will last longer than the cheaper couterparts. Value for money :) Always shop for deals of course.
     
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  19. MTR

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    I think I like to mix it, I am not a "tight arse" connoisseur, but if I can save money I will, for example shop it - Telco supplier this sort of thing, like most people I guess.

    However, if I want a luxury item and I can afford it, I will buy it, I don't feel guilty at all because its not going to cause any hardships and why not spoil yourself from time to time if you have made the money. Investing and making money should give you more choices IMO.

    At the end of the day there is no right or wrong, I guess the main thing is you are happy with your choice and your lifestyle.

    MTR:)
     
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  20. Phar Lap

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    I agree, no right or wrong, only choices.
    But to deny your chooks a decent fox proof pen each and every night as they are taken one by one…:( thats a choice I would not take.
     
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