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Sometimes the cheapest option isn't the right one. I fondly remember my neighbours going to a well-known catalogue-based store and buying the cheapest lawnmower they stocked. How we laughed as they realised it had non-rotating wheels and died when presented with grass. Tell us about times you or others have been let down by being a cheapskate.

(, Tue 24 Jun 2014, 12:42)
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Normally minutes I agree but it was incredibly fiddly. But £10 to deliver the washing machine to the flat would have at least been money well spent. Father in law is 8 stone in wet clothes so you can imagine the fun and games getting it up the stairs. Plus petrol on a 60 mile round trip - 30mpg for a 15 year old Passat? Two gallons of petrol , that's about 9 litres at £1.30/litre. Out of pocket already...
(, Wed 25 Jun 2014, 10:50, 1 reply)
Or.. put another way
Would you give up half a day's holiday to do a 60 mile round trip to save £10?
(, Wed 25 Jun 2014, 10:52, closed)
Granted, getting it delivered to the wrong house was a stupid decision.
Maybe you should take over the running of his operations, and he can retire to a care home by the sea?
(, Wed 25 Jun 2014, 11:18, closed)

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