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Watching TV the other day we caught one of these "Bank of Mummy or the Wife" type shows and we thought, "This is Debt Pron." I.e. peoples financial problems exploited for the voyeuristic pleasure of others. Then we thought, "We bet lots of people on B3ta have massive financial problems. Let's exploit them." So, confess them all. Dodgy credit cards, lending money to some bloke in the pub, visits from the bailiffs, using one card to pay off another. We want to wallow in your fiscal pain. So, what is your biggest money fuck up?

(, Thu 23 Nov 2006, 19:50)
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Blockbusters debt collectors
I recall once I had the debt collectors chasing me....

It seems that one night I returned a video to Blockbuster and was about 15 minutes late. Since I only rented one about every 6 months they called in the debt collectors before I returned to the store where they could have told me in person...

The debt: £1.50
The attempted collectors charge: £61.50!!!

Instead I went into blockbusters and rented a video, while chatting to the till operator I said, "Oh I think my last rental might have been late, can I pay the fine?". Paid the £1.50 and sent the receipt to the debt collectors with a note that was pretty much a polite "fuck off".

See, sometimes there is a way around debt!

EDIT: For the benefit of Chriswakey and anyone else who doesn't get it. I returned the video 15 mins late. Then several months later I got a debt collector letter for the £1.50 of late fees. That is when I went into the store to rent another video and pay off the original fine thus avoiding the debt collector. Note the part of the story where I said "I only rented one about every 6 months" and you'd realise that it would be months between me returning 1 video and getting the next one.
(, Tue 28 Nov 2006, 0:17, Reply)

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