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radio 4 now- how thrifty are you?

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sorrel Thu 09-Jun-05 12:49:31

don't think i am particularly good at being thrifty, but i do shop for bargains and don't have any credit cards. We certainly don't live a meagre life, unlike my granny who could make 40 meringues out of one egg!(wartime recipe!)

anteater Thu 09-Jun-05 13:24:54

Thought JoolsToo was going to be interviewed..

expatinscotland Thu 09-Jun-05 13:25:54

Being poor makes you super thrifty! I used to never use coupons or vouchers or ask for discounts. I do now!

ninah Thu 09-Jun-05 13:26:19

are you thrify JoolsToo?
you were driving a rather flash car the other night ...
I LOVE a bargain

ninah Thu 09-Jun-05 13:27:38

actually it surprises me how thrifty quite rich pple are, expat. That's how they stay that way I guess. I used to have a landlady with properties all over the place and she was a big coupon/discount fiend

sorrel Thu 09-Jun-05 13:28:17

ne too ninah . can get quite excited in a charity shop if i see something good

acnebride Thu 09-Jun-05 13:29:40

overheard in Hay on Wye a few weeks back - 'well there was a blouse in Oxfam that would have done, but it was a bit expensive'

i know exactly what she meant, oxfam is too pricy these days

sorrel Thu 09-Jun-05 13:30:07

makes me think of my bil who is a big shot in the city, but as a country boy at heart cannot help himself bartering for everything in shops- even posh ones. he alwats gets a discount

ninah Thu 09-Jun-05 13:31:05

Yes I love charity shops but most of the more well known ones are pricey and have quite boring stuff. I have found some great off the beaten track ones tho.

ninah Thu 09-Jun-05 13:32:35

saw an amazing 60's floor lamp for £30, restrained myself from buying it cos dp hates 'toot' but it was great, about 3 feet high, might go back and see if it's still there

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