How to Embrace Your Inner Cheapskate Americans Are Becoming Cheap, Increasingly Proud of It and Saving Big

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    Jun 16, 2009 2:49 PM GMT
    Just read this article:

    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/Economy/story?id=7823657&page=1

    I was raised always shop for the bargain and never pay full price! Why is this so seemingly a new idea? We all work hard for our money and I personally think the wise thing is to find the deals, this doesn’t mean cheap products or whatever but it does mean find the best price. Also just because it is a designer label or product does not mean it is quality!

    What are your thoughts?
  • hagerstowncat...

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    Jun 16, 2009 9:24 PM GMT
    I agree I don't buy poor quality crap but if its not on sale then I don't buy it. I also got rid of credit cards years ago so there is another motivation to finding a deal, can't pay cash, don't buy it. I don't clip coupons but will admit that I do have all those little discount thingies on my key chain, anything from groceries to the outlet stores like Banana Republic and Calvin Klein. In this day and age is only smart to find the deal.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 16, 2009 9:40 PM GMT
    My Ralph Lauren polo shirts are never purchased at full price.. I never buy any clothing, unless it is something special, at full price.
  • silverfox

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    Jun 16, 2009 10:05 PM GMT
    sfinboston saidJust read this article:

    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/Economy/story?id=7823657&page=1

    I was raised always shop for the bargain and never pay full price! Why is this so seemingly a new idea? We all work hard for our money and I personally think the wise thing is to find the deals, this doesn’t mean cheap products or whatever but it does mean find the best price. Also just because it is a designer label or product does not mean it is quality!

    What are your thoughts?


    Well first off sexy, let me help you with your thread here by putting your story into LINK form so that others can read it easily....

    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/Economy/story?id=7823657&page=1

    There u go hot stuff....now you should get more responses...

    I pay full price for certain things....like for example, a good watch.

    Most other things, clothing, food etc. I am happy to shop for bargains and use generics.

    Is there really a difference between generic aleve and aleve? icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 16, 2009 11:24 PM GMT
    I've always loved to find a good bargain, but if I really want something right NOW I don't care about the price.