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24 Dumb Things People Waste Their Money On
Posted: 06 June 2011 01:06 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Organic produce, tanning booths, dogs from breeders, movie candy, and much much more.

I can hear it now, “Hey!  It’s not wasting money to pay for [insert thing].  I buy it all the time.”

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Posted: 06 June 2011 01:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Dead Monky - 06 June 2011 01:06 PM

“Hey!  It’s not wasting money to pay for [insert thing].  I buy it all the time.”

Hey! It’s not wasting money to pay for expensive male haircuts. I buy it all the time. Haircuts, cheap or expensive, look almost the same for the first week or so. But since I only get a haircut every two to three months, it makes sense to spend a little more and not having to run back every two weeks. I actually spend less this way.  cool smirk

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Posted: 06 June 2011 03:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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You can also waste money indirectly through opportunity costs, like the often morbidly obese couponing obsessives on TLC who figure out how to buy hundreds of dollars of crap they can’t use for pennies on the dollar, then stack it up in the mini-warehouses they’ve built in their homes. They should have a crossover show with the series about compulsive hoarders.

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Posted: 06 June 2011 04:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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George - 06 June 2011 01:30 PM
Dead Monky - 06 June 2011 01:06 PM

“Hey!  It’s not wasting money to pay for [insert thing].  I buy it all the time.”

Hey! It’s not wasting money to pay for expensive male haircuts. I buy it all the time. Haircuts, cheap or expensive, look almost the same for the first week or so. But since I only get a haircut every two to three months, it makes sense to spend a little more and not having to run back every two weeks. I actually spend less this way.  cool smirk

You can get exellent haircuts that aren’t expensive,just do it yourself excaim

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Posted: 06 June 2011 08:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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mid atlantic - 06 June 2011 04:01 PM

You can get exellent haircuts that aren’t expensive,just do it yourself excaim

Or an excellent jacket: a garbage bag with a piece of rope around your waist.

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Posted: 07 June 2011 06:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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mid atlantic - 06 June 2011 04:01 PM
George - 06 June 2011 01:30 PM
Dead Monky - 06 June 2011 01:06 PM

“Hey!  It’s not wasting money to pay for [insert thing].  I buy it all the time.”

Hey! It’s not wasting money to pay for expensive male haircuts. I buy it all the time. Haircuts, cheap or expensive, look almost the same for the first week or so. But since I only get a haircut every two to three months, it makes sense to spend a little more and not having to run back every two weeks. I actually spend less this way.  cool smirk

You can get exellent haircuts that aren’t expensive,just do it yourself excaim

I have found that my natural hormones have managed my haircuts quite nicely.  tongue rolleye

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Posted: 07 June 2011 08:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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That is the nice thing about going to the movies during the winter.  Buy a big bag of candy and stick it in your pocket.

It just doesn’t work with the popcorn.

But I noticed something very strange about myself.  I really don’t like the smell of popcorn unless I am in a theater. 

That is weird.  LOL

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Posted: 07 June 2011 10:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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George - 06 June 2011 01:30 PM

Hey! It’s not wasting money to pay for expensive male haircuts. I buy it all the time. Haircuts, cheap or expensive, look almost the same for the first week or so. But since I only get a haircut every two to three months, it makes sense to spend a little more and not having to run back every two weeks. I actually spend less this way.  cool smirk

I don’t bother with paying for a haircut at all.  I just shave my head down to a half inch or so every couple of months and there’s no real point in paying someone to do something I can do myself or my girlfriend can do for me.

psikeyhackr - 07 June 2011 08:19 AM

But I noticed something very strange about myself.  I really don’t like the smell of popcorn unless I am in a theater. 

That is weird.  LOL

psik

I don’t like popcorn at all.  I hate the smell and I hate the taste.  It’s nasty.  But yeah, you are weird. LOL

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Posted: 07 June 2011 02:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Dead Monky - 07 June 2011 10:09 AM
George - 06 June 2011 01:30 PM

Hey! It’s not wasting money to pay for expensive male haircuts. I buy it all the time. Haircuts, cheap or expensive, look almost the same for the first week or so. But since I only get a haircut every two to three months, it makes sense to spend a little more and not having to run back every two weeks. I actually spend less this way.  cool smirk

I don’t bother with paying for a haircut at all.  I just shave my head down to a half inch or so every couple of months and there’s no real point in paying someone to do something I can do myself or my girlfriend can do for me.

That’s what I’m talking about!I do the same,just not always down to half inch.A $20 pair of clippers can last for years.

psikeyhackr - 07 June 2011 08:19 AM

But I noticed something very strange about myself.  I really don’t like the smell of popcorn unless I am in a theater. 

That is weird.  LOL

psik

I don’t like popcorn at all.  I hate the smell and I hate the taste.  It’s nasty.  But yeah, you are weird. LOL

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Posted: 07 June 2011 02:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Egads, man!  Fixeth thine tags.

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Posted: 07 June 2011 03:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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What sloppy bastard I am downer

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Posted: 08 June 2011 10:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Go stand in the corner.

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Posted: 10 June 2011 03:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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That haircut thing!  I’m middle aged, never been beautiful, and lost most of my hair in my 20s.  If you’re young, handsome, and hirsute and it’s going to make a difference in your sex life, spending 30 or 40 bucks for a haircut might be worth it, but for me, it’s about as useful as landscaping the yard in front of a condemned house.  To add insult to injury, stylists don’t charge by the acre, so I have to pay as much for my postage stamp of a lawn as someone who gets a couple acres mowed.

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Posted: 12 June 2011 08:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Oh, the popcorn thing… I like the cinemas better than a home cinema.  I hear that the cinemas get most of their money from the food, and little of it from the ticket price.  The food is as bad as can be, but still I do like a big screen, big sound, and a big audience.  Maybe if they sold a decent meal, they could sell more food and afford to lower the prices down to a reasonable level.  I remember one cool cinema, with a bar and grill in the lobby, with food service inside the theatre room.  Well the seats and tables were average office furniture and compfy, the food was only a bit better, if it wasn’t alcohol then it was deep fried, but still it was a step in the right direction.  smile

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Posted: 13 June 2011 09:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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jump_in_the_pit - 12 June 2011 08:59 AM

Oh, the popcorn thing… I like the cinemas better than a home cinema.  I hear that the cinemas get most of their money from the food, and little of it from the ticket price.  The food is as bad as can be, but still I do like a big screen, big sound, and a big audience.  Maybe if they sold a decent meal, they could sell more food and afford to lower the prices down to a reasonable level.  I remember one cool cinema, with a bar and grill in the lobby, with food service inside the theatre room.  Well the seats and tables were average office furniture and comfy, the food was only a bit better, if it wasn’t alcohol then it was deep fried, but still it was a step in the right direction.  smile

Theaters practice price discrimination on tickets because it actually increases their bottom line, food is different, demand is “inelastic” in that demand doesn’t change much with price.  They’d be stupid to charge less, even if they sold more.

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Posted: 14 June 2011 06:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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I’ve always just snuck my junk food into the movie.  It pays to have friends with large purses. LOL

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