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(Seattle Times)   101 ways to save money in the new year. "Stop buying stupid crap you don't need" conspicuously absent   (seattletimes.nwsource.com) divider line 195
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2012-01-01 02:01:49 PM
duh
 
2012-01-01 02:17:57 PM
BUT THESE THINGS ARE IMPORTANT!

dtdstudios.com
 
2012-01-01 02:24:47 PM
www.blogcdn.com
 
2012-01-01 02:48:41 PM
Careful, that 100" TV might be considered a need by some folk.
 
2012-01-01 03:05:32 PM
consumerist.com

Sounds simple. But how does it work?
 
2012-01-01 03:06:16 PM
Guess I won't be buying me that Old Janx Spirit this year :(
 
2012-01-01 03:08:22 PM
FTFA: "Buy only what you need - eliminate the expensive 'wants.' "

Conspicuously absent? No. But buried way too far down the list? Entirely.
 
2012-01-01 03:08:42 PM

2wolves: Careful, that 100" TV might be considered a need by some folk.


Especially one of those ultra widescreens that are 99.99" wide and 1" tall
 
2012-01-01 03:10:34 PM
Too bad that is the basis for the world economy.
 
2012-01-01 03:11:00 PM

Ed Finnerty: BUT THESE THINGS ARE IMPORTANT!

[dtdstudios.com image 365x365]


Yeah I know that is sarcasm but if people were to quit buying shiat they didnt need like the newest phone or latest TV then people could save a shiatload of money.

You dont need new or the latest and greatest device for your life to be worth living.
 
2012-01-01 03:11:05 PM
but you need to buy stuff in order to help the economy!

saving is unpatriotic!
WHY DO YOU HATE *insert country you live in here*?!?!?!?!?!
 
2012-01-01 03:13:05 PM
The trick is to buy stuff that's on sale. That way you can buy more *and* save more, dummies.
 
2012-01-01 03:13:07 PM
Eat leftovers, don't let your food rot, use coupons, buy generic drugs...

Jesus Christ, do some of the simians out there really need to be told these things? God damn neanderthals.
 
2012-01-01 03:13:18 PM

steamingpile: Yeah I know that is sarcasm but if people were to quit buying shiat they didnt need like the newest phone or latest TV then people could save a shiatload of money.

You dont need new or the latest and greatest device for your life to be worth living.


Couldn't agree more.

Most people I know remind of her:

cdn-www.cracked.com

"Ohhh! You've got to have this! Can't live without this!"
 
2012-01-01 03:13:24 PM

2wolves: Careful, that 100" TV might be considered a need by some folk.


I saw an 81' samsung for $5k and I thought about it but since I really dont have a room for it there was no need to buy it, the GF wanted me to get it since it would give her an excuse to buy more furniture.

lewismarktwo: Too bad that is the basis for the world economy.


No, its the basis of advertising, to keep people buying shiat they dont need.
 
2012-01-01 03:15:26 PM
I think cutesy little money saving articles like this are just adorable. Newbs.
 
2012-01-01 03:17:17 PM
just use your credit card and worry about it later
 
2012-01-01 03:17:43 PM
102. AW and put a wish list in your profile.
 
2012-01-01 03:18:33 PM

natmar_76: use coupons


They just encourage people to buy stuff they don't need.

/it's on sale, i'll lose money if i don't buy it
 
2012-01-01 03:19:23 PM
Points for not including the "brew your own coffee and save big bucks by not going to S*******s".

Negative points for "go meatless".
STFU Godless Commie Vegetablarian. Beef, it's what's for breakfast, lunch & dinner.
 
2012-01-01 03:20:00 PM
So, all those sums up to "Don't be stupid"?
 
2012-01-01 03:21:45 PM
The only stupid crap I buy is beer... and that's not stupid at all.
 
2012-01-01 03:21:58 PM

steamingpile: You dont need new or the latest and greatest device for your life to be worth living.


You underestimate how woefully empty many lives are.
 
2012-01-01 03:22:09 PM

Sudlow: Points for not including the "brew your own coffee and save big bucks by not going to S*******s".

Negative points for "go meatless".
STFU Godless Commie Vegetablarian. Beef, it's what's for breakfast, lunch & dinner.


Yeah it's heavily subsidized anyway so it's your patriotic duty to eat as much turkey burgers and pork chops as possible.
 
2012-01-01 03:23:07 PM

Sudlow: Negative points for "go meatless".


Are you upset that it's true?

/at least for meat that isn't reprocessed garbage of unknown origin?
 
2012-01-01 03:23:21 PM

steamingpile: You dont need new or the latest and greatest device for your life to be worth living.


But Dubya told me all I had to do to beat the terrorists was go shopping!
 
2012-01-01 03:23:34 PM
DNRTFA

1) Iraq

2) Lotto tickets

3) QVC

4) HeadOn
 
2012-01-01 03:25:08 PM

Porous Horace: The trick is to buy stuff that's on sale. That way you can buy more *and* save more, dummies.


This really works. About a month ago got a very nice, energy-efficient refrigerator for 50% less than the normal retail price because it was a display model. The only downside is that the display model has a small, barely-noticeable dent on one side.

And, yes, my old refrigerator really did need to be replaced.

steamingpile: 2wolves: Careful, that 100" TV might be considered a need by some folk.

I saw an 81' samsung for $5k and I thought about it but since I really dont have a room for it there was no need to buy it, the GF wanted me to get it since it would give her an excuse to buy more furniture.


What you need is a more financially responsible girlfriend.
 
2012-01-01 03:25:21 PM

MoronLessOff: 102. AW and put a wish list in your profile.


Huh, GD does have a wishlist.

/Not an AW
//Do wishlists cause AWing, or does AWing cause wishlists?
 
2012-01-01 03:28:15 PM
I recently bought a 32 inch flatscreen (nothing impressive, I know) for $300. Let's face it, $300 is not a ton of money.

And yet anyone who is poor but has one of those is gonna get called wasteful. If it's a question of groceries or tv, sure. Get the groceries. But it's possible to have $300 for a tv and still be poor.

The stuff in our world today is so nice that we assume it's all wasteful. 25 years ago, if you bought a 28 inch heavy monstrosity of a tv, no one would blink. Nowadays, spend the same money on a flatscreen, and you're an asshole unless you have a bunch of money saved up. Because the stuff today is so nice that it MUST be a luxury.
 
2012-01-01 03:28:57 PM
Also:

Determine your leisure use on "Dopamine per dollar". Sure, a 14-trip to Hawaii is fun, but so is getting wasted. And I'm willing to bet 14 days worth of booze/weed/psychoactives is less than a 14 day trip to Hawaii.
 
2012-01-01 03:30:22 PM

Sudlow: Points for not including the "brew your own coffee and save big bucks by not going to S*******s".

Negative points for "go meatless".
STFU Godless Commie Vegetablarian. Beef, it's what's for breakfast, lunch & dinner.


Unless you live in a climate where it's impossible to grow anything other than livestock feed, vegetarian diets ARE cheaper. But despite what some people would like to believe, it's not an all-or-nothing deal--the average American could replace well over half of the meat they consume with lentils, and not only would they still get all of the protein they need, they'd save a lot of money (have you seen how cheap lentils are?).
 
2012-01-01 03:31:05 PM
Whoa, whoa, whoa there subby, you can take your financial "responsibilities" shove them up your ass! I deserve the new Apple iThing, I am American and will buy whatever the fark I want on credit, so fark you!!!

You want to know how hard it has been for me? Listen to this:

I asked for a 60"...yes, 60" flat screen with 3D for Christmas and my farking parents only got me a 55" and it has no 3D!!! I seriously hate them sometimes. Also, I told them that in addition to an iPhone 4, I wanted the black 64GB iPad WITH, yes, WITH 3G...and guess what I got...a white 32Gb AND with no G3!!! GOD!!! Can you farking believe that!!! I have got the worst parents in the world!!! I hate them so much.

My birthday is coming up in a few months, and I told them that I had better be getting a new car. No, I do not want a "certified pre-owned" or whatever else marketing crap car dealerships use to peddle their shiatty used cars. I am seriously going to kill them and myself if that car has more than 25 miles on it when it is delivered to my house! I have got the worst parents in the world.
 
2012-01-01 03:31:20 PM
Wow, look at all the fiscally-responsible hardasses in this thread. Loosen up, assholes. I realize that being thrifty and tough is an essential part of your online persona, but it's extremely transparent.
 
2012-01-01 03:31:51 PM
Restore a damaged CD with nongel formula toothpaste and a cotton cloth; rub in a straight line from the center of the CD outward to covering scratches. Rinse with water.

Whenever I see something like this I have to wonder if even a single person seriously reads the website it was published on. How out of touch do you have to be to suggest someone rub a CD with toothpaste to save money?

If you're writing an article about saving money and thinking to yourself, "Oh dear, that might be illegal" then your article is WORTHLESS. Write something else.
 
2012-01-01 03:31:53 PM

2wolves: Careful, that 100" TV might be considered a need by some folk.


Other folk consider that 70" refrigerator "stupid crap you don't need."
 
2012-01-01 03:32:54 PM

video man: MoronLessOff: 102. AW and put a wish list in your profile.

Huh, GD does have a wishlist.

/Not an AW
//Do wishlists cause AWing, or does AWing cause wishlists?


She's not the only one. I was surprised at how many wishlists I've found.

Also, I think it goes both ways. AW's realize they can get something aside from attention. Then there are those that want something and decide AWing might be the way to get it.
 
2012-01-01 03:33:21 PM

here to help: The only stupid crap I buy is beer... and that's not stupid at all.


You only rent beer.
 
2012-01-01 03:33:22 PM
i'm going to stop paying for blowjobs
 
2012-01-01 03:35:00 PM

Salmon: i'm going to stop paying for blowjobs


Take yoga classes and do them yourself!
 
2012-01-01 03:35:04 PM

video man: Also:

Determine your leisure use on "Dopamine per dollar". Sure, a 14-trip to Hawaii is fun, but so is getting wasted. And I'm willing to bet 14 days worth of booze/weed/psychoactives is less than a 14 day trip to Hawaii.


Actually, you're gonna remember the 2 week trip to Hawaii much more fondly for years to come than that 2 week drug bender.
 
2012-01-01 03:35:07 PM

Knob_Gobbler: Wow, look at all the fiscally-responsible hardasses in this thread. Loosen up, assholes. I realize that being thrifty and tough is an essential part of your online persona, but it's extremely transparent.


Well... I'm just cripplingly poor. But I think if I ever did come into any money I'd still be a cheap bastard... out of habit.
 
2012-01-01 03:35:17 PM

Salmon: i'm going to stop paying for blowjobs


At least give them the tip.

/ha!
 
2012-01-01 03:35:27 PM
I wait a few months and then visit a few thrift stores. All of that stupid stuff is there... AND it's a fraction of the cost! Once I buy it, then I wait till the stupid wears off. After that... I take it to another thrift store.

... and that my friends is how I ended up owning a George Forman grill.
 
2012-01-01 03:36:01 PM

Salmon: i'm going to stop paying for blowjobs


and start charging
 
2012-01-01 03:36:31 PM

2wolves: here to help: The only stupid crap I buy is beer... and that's not stupid at all.

You only rent beer.


i save my urine in jars and store them in the garage... ya know... for emergencies.
 
2012-01-01 03:36:36 PM

Atharaenea: video man: Also:

Determine your leisure use on "Dopamine per dollar". Sure, a 14-trip to Hawaii is fun, but so is getting wasted. And I'm willing to bet 14 days worth of booze/weed/psychoactives is less than a 14 day trip to Hawaii.

Actually, you're gonna remember the 2 week trip to Hawaii much more fondly for years to come than that 2 week drug bender.


Hey, I remember all my benders!

/42 degrees...
//42.5 degrees...
///43 degrees...
 
2012-01-01 03:36:45 PM

video man: Also:

Determine your leisure use on "Dopamine per dollar". Sure, a 14-trip to Hawaii is fun, but so is getting wasted. And I'm willing to bet 14 days worth of booze/weed/psychoactives is less than a 14 day trip to Hawaii.


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How do I get you to pay up?
 
2012-01-01 03:38:41 PM

steamingpile:
You dont need new or the latest and greatest device for your life to be worth living.


nope, just a man that worships the ground I walk on, well that's what Hollywood tells me anyway....
 
2012-01-01 03:38:42 PM

here to help: 2wolves: here to help: The only stupid crap I buy is beer... and that's not stupid at all.

You only rent beer.

i save my urine in jars and store them in the garage... ya know... for emergencies.


So, 'Booze:Piss::Weed:Resin' is true?

Well then, I'm going to check. My post-NYE party's piss oughta ignite when I put a lighter to it then.
 
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