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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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Certainly missed a trick there...
I'd have taken the £10 to install, then dumped the old machine outside - I'm sure overnight some pikeys would've been by and grabbed it for scrap.

When I was having a new kitchen fitted in the rental property (extensive rental portfolio me - one ex-council house), me and a mate dragged the old range cooker outside, and as we walked back into the kitchen to grab a beer I casually remarked (I wonder how long before some pikey spots that..." I'd barely managed to finish the sentence before there was a knock on the door - apparently we have a polite lot around here - and a large guy in a manky white van asking if he could take it.
(, Wed 25 Jun 2014, 12:04, 1 reply)

I've just had a new roof, new boiler, chimney removal, remodeling, extension, blah blah blah. I was genuinely surprised how much of the detritus turned out to be pikeydegradable; I really only had to bother getting rid of the bricks.
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