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What item are you staggeringly tight about even though you can afford it?

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Pagwatch Sun 17-Dec-17 14:27:56

for me it's teatowels . I let them fall apart and have to force myself to buy new ones. It's bizarre.
For DH it's cabs. A rare necessity but he will turn himself inside out rather than pay for a cab.

TheSpottedZebra Sun 17-Dec-17 14:30:33

Paying for parking. I just hate it, and having to do so makes me so resentful. Like a little tarmaced joy hoover.

Pagwatch Sun 17-Dec-17 14:31:27

Tarmaced joy Hoover grin

Gwenhwyfar Sun 17-Dec-17 14:31:54

I won't pay for water because tap water is free (or very cheap). Would rather pay more for a soft drink or go without.

Ilovetolurk Sun 17-Dec-17 14:32:41

Bin bags and dishwasher tablets

Economy all the way

Popchyk Sun 17-Dec-17 14:33:28

God, I am guilty of both teatowels and cabs.

I bought 2 new tea towels in Lakeland this week and only then after much dithering. It was painful.

IntoTheFloodAgain Sun 17-Dec-17 14:33:50

Paying for delivery. If there’s free delivery over £40 or something, and I’m only spending £17, I’ll trawl the entire site to buy more stuff rather than pay the 3.95.

gingerclementine Sun 17-Dec-17 14:33:53

Cabs too. I hate spending money on cabs. It's irrational. I sit watching the meter tick and think of all the things I'd rather spend it on that sitting in London traffic. I end up spending hours shivering at bus stops and on station platforms. Stupid really.

Appraiser Sun 17-Dec-17 14:34:34


Brandnewstart Sun 17-Dec-17 14:35:14

God I hate paying for delivery too! I feel they should be so happy with my £8.92 order that they want to bring it to me free of charge grin

DelurkingAJ Sun 17-Dec-17 14:35:20

I came on to say tea towels...I have some of my DGM’s that I have seen ‘side to middle’ to carry on reusing when they wore through and I’m not sure why.

DelurkingAJ Sun 17-Dec-17 14:35:42

Sewn side to middle even...sigh

formerbabe Sun 17-Dec-17 14:36:05

Yes to bin bags!

Varifocals Sun 17-Dec-17 14:37:33

Wrapping paper. I cut it exactly to fit the gift and save spare pieces which would only be of use to the Borrowers.

Pagwatch Sun 17-Dec-17 14:38:11


Yep - procrastinating in Lakeland grin

sourpatchkid Sun 17-Dec-17 14:38:26

Toilet paper shock I buy it obviously but I begrudge it every single time!

Pagwatch Sun 17-Dec-17 14:39:04

Do you then keep the borrowers pieces for next year?

Eolian Sun 17-Dec-17 14:39:47

Brands in general, whether food or clothes or whatever. I think 99% of it is hype/packaging/brand image rather than a difference in quality. I have shopped in Aldi for the past 3 years and am confused at people who say they have to have Heinz ketchup, Kellogg's cereals etc.

Popchyk Sun 17-Dec-17 14:40:06

Sunbeds in resorts. 30 euro for the day, no ta.

I'll lie on the sand, getting scratchy grains of sand up every crevice.

I do buy expensive binbags and I like cafes, though. So I am not irredeemably doomed.

Her0utdoors Sun 17-Dec-17 14:40:51

Stamps. Where did I put those 2nd class.....

Trevorthebikethief Sun 17-Dec-17 14:41:47

Kitchen roll for me. Hate it when my DH takes two pieces just to blow his nose. If he spills anything he practically uses the whole roll.

BasinHaircut Sun 17-Dec-17 14:41:54

KItchen roll.

TheNoseyProject Sun 17-Dec-17 14:42:35

Towels in general. How much! For a oblong of cloth.

Varifocals Sun 17-Dec-17 14:43:33

Pagwatch I have a folder full of small pieces of birthday wrapping paper for that day when I buy a selection of miniature gifts. I'm not so bad with Christmas paper as it comes in big rolls at a little price. The price of the folded sheets pains me blush

BasinHaircut Sun 17-Dec-17 14:43:58

eolian ohh no it has to be Heinz Tom sauce and fairy washing up liquid.

I can’t think of anything else I buy brands for though.

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