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post #1 of 27
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I just have to know ...are any other of you out there baragin hunters? I never buy myself anything new. unless its NWT from the thrift shop or ebay..LOL.. Yet i wont shy away from getting my animals what they need, when they need it, at any price. Sure i try to find a deal, but if its not avalible i get it anyways.

Yet..I think..30 is to much to spend on a dress for myself, LOL

Anyone else have this afflication?
post #2 of 27
I tend to be a careful shopper but, some things are just too nice to pass up. If one of the better stores has a big sale, I'm there. Recently, I got Steve Madden shoes for $11.35 a pair.

If I need a particular item, I hit the consignment and thrift shops, first. If they don't have it, I go online and check my favorite catalogs.

For a nice dress, I'll go as high as $100.00 but, it has to be unique. Most of my everyday clothes (jeans, khakis, cotton skirts) come from WalMart or Target.
post #3 of 27
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well the most speny thing i got lately was some things at Vickys on clearence for one dollar..lol

even my jeans from from the thrift store..hehe or ebay. I am pretty good at finding stuff new with tags. But i tell ya..I am starting to think i am just plain cheap, LOL
post #4 of 27
me me me...i have trouble spending $30 on a pair of jeans for myself, but i'll spend $40 on a new litter box for the kitties...and i spend money on my kids...but i have a hard time with things for me...
post #5 of 27
ME ME ME ME! The kits or the birds need something, even the hubby - I am there. But for myself? Nahh.... My favorite words: sale, clearance, free
post #6 of 27
Just about all the things I own, especially clothes, are from factory outlets, or were bought on sale. I do look for the best price when buying cat supplies, but am happy to pay full price if I can't find a bargain.
post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by meiam
me me me...i have trouble spending $30 on a pair of jeans for myself, but i'll spend $40 on a new litter box for the kitties...and i spend money on my kids...but i have a hard time with things for me...

ME TOO..lol dont bat a lash at spending 100 bucks at petsmart..

I get above 50 at walmart and i am mad lol
post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by Talon
ME ME ME ME! The kits or the birds need something, even the hubby - I am there. But for myself? Nahh.... My favorite words: sale, clearance, free

LMAO those are my fav words too!
post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by jcat
Just about all the things I own, especially clothes, are from factory outlets, or were bought on sale. I do look for the best price when buying cat supplies, but am happy to pay full price if I can't find a bargain.

glad to see i am in good company!
post #10 of 27
I almost never spend money on myself, unless I absolutely have to have it for work. I wear scrubs at work, and they are not expensive. I did splurge on a pair of Doc Marten casual shoes for work a few months ago, but it gave me the shivers to spend $75 on a pair of shoes for myself. I will wear a pair of jeans or a t-shirt until there is no wear left in it. My s/o told me last night that I really needed to get rid of a t-shirt I have had for 7 years. It's full of holes, but I only wear it in the house.
I feel guilty spending money on myself, but I don't mind spending it on my sweetie, my girls or my cats.
post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by krazy kat2
I almost never spend money on myself, unless I absolutely have to have it for work. I wear scrubs at work, and they are not expensive. I did splurge on a pair of Doc Marten casual shoes for work a few months ago, but it gave me the shivers to spend $75 on a pair of shoes for myself. I will wear a pair of jeans or a t-shirt until there is no wear left in it. My s/o told me last night that I really needed to get rid of a t-shirt I have had for 7 years. It's full of holes, but I only wear it in the house.
I feel guilty spending money on myself, but I don't mind spending it on my sweetie, my girls or my cats.

hehehe amen sister...I had a pair of barn jeans..that....well..I wore them til litterly one day they busted apart and fell OFF..while i was working in the barn.LOL..I loved those jeans..they were my "Ventalated" Jeans..hehe
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by krazy kat2
I almost never spend money on myself, unless I absolutely have to have it for work. I wear scrubs at work, and they are not expensive. I did splurge on a pair of Doc Marten casual shoes for work a few months ago, but it gave me the shivers to spend $75 on a pair of shoes for myself. I will wear a pair of jeans or a t-shirt until there is no wear left in it. My s/o told me last night that I really needed to get rid of a t-shirt I have had for 7 years. It's full of holes, but I only wear it in the house.
I feel guilty spending money on myself, but I don't mind spending it on my sweetie, my girls or my cats.
I've got a couple of T-shirts that I bought back in 1991, and still wear around the house. My m-i-l laughs about my wearing a sweater she made me for my 30th birthday (I'm 48), but I swear that the thing is indestructible.
post #13 of 27
I love bargains!! I love to shop at second hand bookstores mainly but will on occasion for to an outlet stre. I HATE to pay retail!! I love a local Roots oulet we have.
post #14 of 27
I DO shop the 99-cent Stores quite a bit. We have several different chains here and they have a pretty broad range of merchandise.

Holiday decorations, spices, cookies, crackers, gift wrap and dog toys are my main items. Since Pearl eats all of her toys, I refuse to buy expensive ones.

One of the bigger chains has a good selection of groceries and name-brand makeup, too. Last week, I got 6 beautiful lavender damask napkins, for 99 cents apiece. I spent a total of $15.00 and walked out with a cartful of stuff.
post #15 of 27
I love bargain shopping, flea markets, and thrift shops. My boyfriend however is a little bit embarassed if we're driving down the road and someone has furniture out for pickup if I stop. I figure paint is cheap and they're getting rid of it, what's the big deal.
post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by Talon
ME ME ME ME! The kits or the birds need something, even the hubby - I am there. But for myself? Nahh.... My favorite words: sale, clearance, free
That's me I love clearance and ebay is one of my favorite haunts when it comes to clothes. I am at the age now where if I go the juinors section I look like I am trying to be a teenager again and when I go to the women's section I look like I am trying to be my Grandmother I have yet to find a store that has that happy medium in there for clothes
post #17 of 27
I'm a bargain shopper, because I don't have a choice. I can't afford to pay full price for most things. It's just a matter of finances. If I weren't so financially challanged, I probably would get what I wanted and money wouldn't be an objec.
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by CyberKitten
I love bargains!! I love to shop at second hand bookstores mainly but will on occasion for to an outlet stre. I HATE to pay retail!! I love a local Roots oulet we have.

Yup i shop second hand bookstores too i am in book clubs too whichi s nice. reminds me i have some books i should list on ebay
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by katl8e
I DO shop the 99-cent Stores quite a bit. We have several different chains here and they have a pretty broad range of merchandise.

Holiday decorations, spices, cookies, crackers, gift wrap and dog toys are my main items. Since Pearl eats all of her toys, I refuse to buy expensive ones.

One of the bigger chains has a good selection of groceries and name-brand makeup, too. Last week, I got 6 beautiful lavender damask napkins, for 99 cents apiece. I spent a total of $15.00 and walked out with a cartful of stuff.

OOO I want some of those napkins!
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by tigress23
I love bargain shopping, flea markets, and thrift shops. My boyfriend however is a little bit embarassed if we're driving down the road and someone has furniture out for pickup if I stop. I figure paint is cheap and they're getting rid of it, what's the big deal.

LOL..i almost picked up a chair today but he had all his drums in the back of the Jeep
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by HopeHacker
I'm a bargain shopper, because I don't have a choice. I can't afford to pay full price for most things. It's just a matter of finances. If I weren't so financially challanged, I probably would get what I wanted and money wouldn't be an objec.

Yeah I have to be too but I am sure I always will be.
post #22 of 27
Hard to resist a good bargain, but they can be hard to find. Bargain shoppers may be interested in one of the sites in my signature
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by Anne
Hard to resist a good bargain, but they can be hard to find. Bargain shoppers may be interested in one of the sites in my signature

OH yes m;'am i have a few of them bookmarked
post #24 of 27
I LOVE bargains!

My friends always have a clear out of their wardrobes and leave the bin bag for me! As I like to alter my clothes and make them all into originals, this is a great and very cheap way to do it! I also manage to get some designer wear from them!

I have a pair of jeans that I have had for eight years - they are falling appart - and I just keep sewing them up and patchin it together again! My friends and family all laugh about it, as I am sure there will be very little original material left in the end!

I am just gutted that a LOT of the charity shops near me have either closed or become really expensive! I don't want to pay £18 for a second hand pair of jeans!
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by Sar
I LOVE bargains!

My friends always have a clear out of their wardrobes and leave the bin bag for me! As I like to alter my clothes and make them all into originals, this is a great and very cheap way to do it! I also manage to get some designer wear from them!

I have a pair of jeans that I have had for eight years - they are falling appart - and I just keep sewing them up and patchin it together again! My friends and family all laugh about it, as I am sure there will be very little original material left in the end!

I am just gutted that a LOT of the charity shops near me have either closed or become really expensive! I don't want to pay £18 for a second hand pair of jeans!
Wow no i wouldnt pair that for used jeans either
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by ScamperFarms
Wow no i wouldnt pair that for used jeans either
It's mad, didn't it?! I was looking for knitted tops for my artwork - wanted to unpick it - and they were wanting £15 for them too!

I think they are trying to be like the Oxfam Originals - just down the road. They sell designer stuff and altered clothes! A lot of the designer stuff is brand new, but has a small pull or something in it! They sell it for £18, where the shop it came from sells them for approx £58!!

But second hand stuff??!! That should be cheap, like my Betty Jackson cords that I bought for £1.50!
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by Sar
It's mad, didn't it?! I was looking for knitted tops for my artwork - wanted to unpick it - and they were wanting £15 for them too!

I think they are trying to be like the Oxfam Originals - just down the road. They sell designer stuff and altered clothes! A lot of the designer stuff is brand new, but has a small pull or something in it! They sell it for £18, where the shop it came from sells them for approx £58!!

But second hand stuff??!! That should be cheap, like my Betty Jackson cords that I bought for £1.50!

I agree with you 100%..some people i tell ya
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