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Offline the_squid

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Re: Bargain Culture
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2017, 11:27:40 pm »
Used shoes on EBay.   I've had great luck so far.

Also, EBay sport coats...   good scores there too.   And ties.   

Offline kimmy

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Re: Bargain Culture
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2017, 12:23:01 pm »
Kimbobbles are too big?  I never forgot when you said that.

The kimbobbles are no joke, but my shoulders the bigger problem.

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Re: Bargain Culture
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2017, 02:05:17 pm »
The kimbobbles are no joke, but my shoulders the bigger problem.

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I don't know why that stuck in my head - never forgot about the kimbobbles.

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Re: Bargain Culture
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2017, 07:24:21 am »
Vaping is so much cheaper than smoking.

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Re: Bargain Culture
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2017, 08:16:38 am »
Vaping is so much cheaper than smoking.

For now

Offline Goddess

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Re: Bargain Culture
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2017, 02:12:43 pm »
For clothes, I like investing in some good quality, classic pieces.  Like a  $200 jacket that will never go out of style.  And then I'll pair it with a tank top from the dollar store.

About 20 years ago, I bought a high quality ladies skirt and jacket combo in a classic style, that I paid an outrageous amount for, but I'm still wearing both pieces.

I don't mind paying more for pieces like that, but I also don't like paying $60 for a friggin' white or black t-shirt.  Dollar store or thrift store for stuff like that.

I love vintage stuff, too.  You need to shop around for those deals - vintage can be over-priced.

Offline BC_cheque

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Re: Bargain Culture
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2017, 01:03:22 am »
Best Buy had a great sale that lasted two weeks. A lot of stuff sold out by the time the sale ended but two weeks later they were back.

Amazon is another to watch. Prices can change a lot and often.

Some things like electronics and household items I would never pay retail for. The big suppliers have huge margins they're working with.

You just have to be patient.


Offline Moonlight Graham

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« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2017, 08:03:20 am »
Echo to kimmy:  buy HDMI cables from dollar stores or on the cheap.  There's no "good quality" or "bad quality" cables for digital hdmi.  For hdmi the signal either works or it doesn't. You won't get a better signal spending $40 on a gold-plated cable.
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Offline cybercoma

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« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2017, 08:13:46 am »
Echo to kimmy:  buy HDMI cables from dollar stores or on the cheap.  There's no "good quality" or "bad quality" cables for digital hdmi.  For hdmi the signal either works or it doesn't. You won't get a better signal spending $40 on a gold-plated cable.
One caveat is to make sure that they're high bandwidth cables because low bandwidth cables will not transmit 4K or 3D data if you have a 4K or 3D TV.

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Re: Bargain Culture
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2017, 11:42:54 pm »
Bargain tip: keep your eyes on Sears. If you're not afraid of being hit by rotting ceiling tiles and so on, there's probably going to be some good inventory reduction going on.

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Re: Bargain Culture
« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2017, 06:53:47 am »
Coffee $5.49/kg at Loblaws this week, apparently.

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« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2017, 12:35:47 pm »
Bargain tip: keep your eyes on Sears. If you're not afraid of being hit by rotting ceiling tiles and so on, there's probably going to be some good inventory reduction going on.

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Fuck Sears. They robbed their employees of severance. They can take their clearance deals and shove them up their ass.

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Re: Bargain Culture
« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2017, 12:48:17 pm »
I tend to agree with you CC in not helping liquidate their inventory, but at the same time, you know most people aren't that principled.  That junk is gonna get sold whether or not you benefit from it.