are you a cheapskate?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by xalphax, Apr 3, 2008.

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  1. yes, if i can get a product for a few $ less i can wait

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  2. yes, but only if the difference in price is significant

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  3. scots say im a cheapskate

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  4. i dont care the price of things i want/need

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  5. im no cheapskate at all

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  6. whats a cheapskate anyway?

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  7. ive got no time now, im searching for a(n) * in my price range!

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  8. oh look, a birdie!

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  1. xalphax
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    xalphax Internet killed the Ponystar.

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    are you a cheapskate?

    i am sometimes, but only if i think companies are trying to rip us off with their prices.
    so im just not buying everything for the first price i can find.
     
  2. Westside

    Westside Sogdiana

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    I used to be a cheapstake when my family was poor... but then my father found a higher paying job, so not anymore. [​IMG]
     
  3. scubersteve

    scubersteve Newbie

    Yeah, I am.
    Always was, always will be.
    Why?
    Probobly because as a child, I didn't get any sort of allowance...
    More "Do it or else!" rather than "If you don't you won't get your allowance!" in my house...
     
  4. Gus122000

    Gus122000 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    i dont care the price of things i want/need [ 2 ] [33.33%]
     
  5. xcalibur

    xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

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    If I have the money, then no.
    Sadly, thats not very often [​IMG]
     
  6. abaddon41_80

    abaddon41_80 GBAtemp Regular

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    I am extremely frugal.
     
  7. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Software: most of the stuff I use is freeware but it is usually good at the expense of a fancy gui (stuff like imgburn, video editing apps like avisynth and megui: all professional grade).

    Hardware: horses for courses. I do however like to have some service so I take that into account and consequently do not normally end up with the cheapest deal.

    In general: if I can pervert something I have or that is readily available to do my bidding instead of forking out for something that does it out of the box (at great expense) I do that which makes me a cheapskate in the eyes of some, thief/pirate in the eyes of others and others see the merit in such things.

    Ultimately: money is a factor but it is far from the only one.
     
  8. arctic_flame

    arctic_flame GBAtemp ATMEGA8 Fan

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    Even after all the poll options, I don't see a definition that corresponds to what I do. Of course I buy things cheaper if I can find them. Does that make me cheap? I think not. Does using quality FOSS and freeware make me cheap? No.

    Quick example: Using mythTV over Windows media center [sic] edition. Why should I pay for something when there's a good free alternative?
     
  9. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

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    i try to save money evey way i can [​IMG] sales, BOGOF, and so on, when it comes to food i will buy the more quality stuff mind you lol
     
  10. Renegade_R

    Renegade_R Audio/Video Expert

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    I'm a cheapskate when it comes to purchasing anything related to computers or electronics. I would spend ages to look for something as simple as a monitor cable or a stick of RAM or a USB card reader. But I always would buy the best.

    For some other things, I simply don't care. Money is meant to be spent.
     
  11. Whizz

    Whizz When things don't go right, go left.

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    Turn around...
    Yeah, I want things cheap as long as they're worth it. I'm not spending hours looking for that 2 cts discount.
     
  12. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

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    Nothing wrong with comparing prices of the same item across several stores to find the best deal. Consider a seller/stores reputation too when buying online, but if they're good then I don't see what's wrong with going for the cheaper one. As for the "cheap and nasty" effect it depends what the item is, nothing wrong with buying a giant square notepad block from Poundland, but for electronic items I don't mind paying a little bit more to aim for brand names that I know will last. I take good care of my stuff so it lasts ages anyway and pays for itself. I'm very good at working out what I need though. I won't waste money buying a toaster that sings and dances if all I need is something that makes toast. And economical, I won't throw out my perfectly working toaster just because someone releases one that sings and dances either. It's a waste of a good item.
     
  13. Westside

    Westside Sogdiana

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    Even the richest person in the world would buy something for cheaper if it doesn't make difference.
     
  14. Salamantis

    Salamantis GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    If something I want is somewhere else for lower $$, then I buy it for less $$.
     
  15. lagman

    lagman I wish I was green.

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    Yes, I go to pawnshops and everything, I'm like a grumpy cheapskate old man.
     
  16. Bob Evil

    Bob Evil The Department of Home-Made Insecurity

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    No, I am not a cheese cake.
     
  17. teonintyfive

    teonintyfive GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    yes
    I die for brawl yet I don't spend the money to import it and get a modchip or something.
     
  18. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Most rich people do not get that way by spending money.
     
  19. anime_junkie

    anime_junkie GBAtemp Fan

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    Yes, to the nth degree. If I can dl something, I won't buy it. Hell, I hardly ever buy necessities, if I can help it, and even then only cheap shit.
     
  20. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    Fifty cent a lot of money! You can save 50 cent here and save 50 cent somewhere else! Then you can go to the dollar store and buy something nice.

    I kinda am, just like if it's something I really really really really really (o rly?) really really want, then I might buy it for a high price.