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What little things do you never pay full price for - even though you could.?.

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GolightlyMrsGolightly Tue 01-Sep-20 14:16:00

A friend and I were discussing Charlie Bigham meals - and I said I only buy them when they are reduced. She agreed. We are both well paid professionals who can afford an expensive ready meal.

But we can't bring ourselves too....

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AriettyHomily Tue 01-Sep-20 14:19:33

I won't buy them either, I also think Cook is ridiculously overpriced and not all that nice. £25 for a pie?

I can't buy into expensive face creams either, I'm happy with my Nivea.

Charteta Tue 01-Sep-20 14:20:55

Domino's Pizza

mumsiedarlingrevolta Tue 01-Sep-20 14:21:26

Anything in The Gap although I don't really buy much from there any more now that DC are older

They are extremely high "full prices" and I get 40% off emails all the time

tiredanddangerous Tue 01-Sep-20 14:25:35

Coffee. The one we like is about £6 at full price but I only buy it when it's on offer. Luckily it's always on offer somewhere! Also Dominos.

PuddleglumtheMarshWiggle Tue 01-Sep-20 14:35:11

I'm with Arietty. Nivea is great!
I won't buy branded cereals. Generic ones are just as good.

cariadlet Tue 01-Sep-20 14:54:13

I could afford to buy branded groceries and toiletries but almost always buy supermarket own brand. I couldn't justify the extra cost of paying for the label. The exceptions tend to be if there are no decent vegan/ cruelty free supermarket equivalents.

I enjoy running and going to the gym. Most of my stuff is from M and S or Tesco. I do have a few tops and pairs of shorts from outdoor shops but they were all bought in sales. With the real big names in sportswear and yoga gear, I can't imagine even paying sale prices as the starting prices are so high (even 50% off would be more than I'd be happy to pay.)

Manolin Tue 01-Sep-20 14:55:25


Watto1 Tue 01-Sep-20 14:56:31

Gu desserts. Lovely as they are, they are not worth £3.50!

GolightlyMrsGolightly Tue 01-Sep-20 14:58:08

Not entirely sure I class a car as a little thing!

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latticechaos Tue 01-Sep-20 14:59:02

Crisps in single packets, can't bring myself to buy them.

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Tue 01-Sep-20 15:00:33

Dominos Pizza
Alton Towers tickets.

They always have deals on both above, usually at least 50% off. I'd never pay full price.

I also only get Indian Takeaways on Thursdays or Sundays as that's when they do their cheap deals. Why would I pay double on a Saturday? I'd rather order a different cuisine.

Aroundtheworldin80moves Tue 01-Sep-20 15:01:57

DH &I between us have discount cards for pretty much every major outdoor shop (through work, volunteering and clubs). We carefully price up and send the correct person to each shop for maximum discount. It has saved us several hundred pounds this year.

Purplemist Tue 01-Sep-20 15:08:57

Haagen dazs ice cream.

AudTheDeepMinded Tue 01-Sep-20 15:22:31

Books! I buy 99% of my books from charity shops, usually for between 10p and a £1. I pass them on to friends or redonate. I can't bring myself to spend £££££s on a single book when I can get ten for the same price!

RubieRose Tue 01-Sep-20 15:24:43

Ben and Jerry's ice cream! I really wanted some the other day, but they wanted £5 for a tub shock

Losingthechubrub Tue 01-Sep-20 15:30:17

Plants! I love them, have lots of them, but I get more satisfaction from buying a sorry looking specimen and bringing it back to life than I do spending ££ on a full price one

babyguffingtonstrikesagain Tue 01-Sep-20 15:30:40

Pepsi max. The huge box of cans is £9 but I only ever buy it when it's reduced to £7.

Redraptor Tue 01-Sep-20 15:32:43

Gu puddings, innocent kids smoothies, body scrub and shampoo. I only buy these things when half price

CantSleepClownsWillEatMe Tue 01-Sep-20 15:37:35

Mine are probably a bit ridiculous as they’re grocery items, brands we prefer and we can definitely afford them:

Charleville cheddar
Belvita breakfast biscuits/bakes
Dolmio stir in sauces (I mostly make our pasta sauces but I do like an occasional stir in!)

I think it’s because these brands are on special so often that I’m used to stocking up at the lower price so if we run low and they’re only available at full price I balk at paying it. I’ve literally walked away going nope, not paying that because of €1 price difference yet I regularly buy more expensive things such as clothes, shoes, toys, makeup etc without waiting for reductions.

barberousbarbara Tue 01-Sep-20 15:41:57

DP will only buy Club biscuits when they're on special. It doesn't matter if they're only 10p more when full price he still refuses to buy them.

Jayaywhynot Tue 01-Sep-20 15:42:32

Clothes, shoes etc.
I download the apps for shops that I like, sign up etc and I see what I like and wait for the sale, when you've done it as long as I have you know when theres a sale due and when you sign up with your email you get first dibs, like the sale starts at midnight online, I'll stay up to get a bargain.
I get some really nice xmas gifts this way, handbags, scarves etc.
I get sooo excited grin

MyOwnSummer Tue 01-Sep-20 15:42:38

Azera coffee. It is not worth £6, happy to pay half price though and it is always on offer somewhere.

Disfordarkchocolate Tue 01-Sep-20 15:43:45

Boden and Jigsaw. Sales and discount codes used everytime.

SockYarn Tue 01-Sep-20 15:44:54

Every single piece of meat/fish in my freezer has a yellow sticker on it.

Why would I pay full price when I can get it half price?

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