Don’t Waste Money on......

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  1. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member

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    Thought this could be a fun thread, and some tips along the way

    Dont waste money on....
     
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    Lotto, Powerball, Lotteries, and so on....
     
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    The lucky dip at the church, how rare is it to pull out a lobster (aka the collection plate) :oops:
     
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  4. Dan Donoghue

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    Top of the range electronics, 1 generation prior is usually all anyone "needs" and is a lot cheaper (just without the cool factor) :).

    If talking gaming consoles, don't buy on day 1 (unless for hacking purposes). A 6 to 12 month wait will reduce the price and most likely improve the technology in it (Gen 1 is usually the one that has issues).
     
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    I'd say, waste your money on anything, as long as you can afford it, happy with it and that decision won't bite you back in the future
     
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    Reading Terry_W's post... airport food.

    Once paid $38 for a terrible ham and cheese sandwich during a stopover in Oslo (Norway) a few years back. I was starving, and it was the only thing that looked semi-palatable.
     
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    It feels more of a waste when its because of lack of preparation. Bring a bottle instead of buying water at the airport, etc

    The best is still invest early then you have money to waste.
     
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    Newspaper and other media subscriptions.
     
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    Expensive moisturisers, google what dermatologists recommend save $$$
     
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    They wont let you into the gate lounge area.(past security screening)
     
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    Phone contracts.

    They make no sense anymore now that prepaid comes with unlimited everything for $30 a month and really good phones are $300 outright.
     
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    Empties are ok i thought. Fill them after passing security.
     
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    Take an empty re-usable bottle and fill it once past the gate. We've done that for years and you don't have to wait for half a plastic cup of water from the air hostie once you board and get into the air. We've just flown to Europe and back and the plastic cups they waste would total considerably more than one thousand cups per trip. Disgusting really.
     
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    Depending on the airport, I think BKK suvarnabhumi only has the toilet taps to fill you bottle once you get to the gate lounge (obviously fine for the main concourse area, but if you are wanting to take on a full bottle for a budget flight).

    SIN Changi I think check for bottles on the actual airbridge a few years ago for Aust bound flights - not sure if that is still the case.

    On a *really* bright note Melb T2 (international) now was bottle filling faucets at the drinking fountain (hooray!) ...except your plane will probably take off before it fills.... :oops:

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    Actually I found some really ok places (that weren't the run of the mill maccas/HJ/KFC etc):
    • BKK Suvarnabhumi Internaitonal Departures
    • SIN - Changi
    • TPE - Taoyuan - arrival (landside) - the convenience store downstairs - awesome fishballs and meatballs on skewers, really cheap (I have no idea whats in them, but they tasted good!!)
    Of the fast food chains, the best I ever had was ...... Popeyes at the SGN Tan Son Nhat DOMESTIC terminal...!!

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    International flights, liquid containers to be 100ml or less. Includes bottled water.
    But yes I see now they have allowed empty "flasks" containers.
    Wasnt the case a few years ago when I went through, only just bought a bottle of water then to have it confiscated!
     
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    Property managers.
     
  18. Ace in the Hole

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    Expensive weddings.
    Seems like many who do end up separated within a few years anyway.
    Expensive weddings on credit are even worse !
     
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    Any minor things instead waste it BIG on major things (I know some will disagree or come up with funny 'major' suggestions?).
    Seriously though, don' waste money on credit card interest that you cannot claim or is not tax deductible!
     
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    Skim/Light milk, buy full cream (it's often cheaper). :oops:
     
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