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There's saving money, and there's being tight: saving money at the expense of other people, or simply for the miserly hell of it.

Tell us about measures that go beyond simple belt tightening into the realms of Mr Scrooge.

(, Thu 23 Oct 2008, 13:58)
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Another example from tour again, so may as well go here.

Fuel! It made up a huge percentage of our over all costs, and we were driving a big transit van which drank petrol like a bitch.

We found after a while that it didn't really start guzzling until you get to about 55 mph. So we drove at 50..

Not only that, but we later found that the speed gauge on our lovely old van was slightly broken. We had in fact been driving hundreds of miles at 45 mph..

Caravans overtook us.. All the time..
(, Thu 23 Oct 2008, 19:58, 1 reply)
But you didn't have to pay speeding fines. More economy!
I had a van that told me when I was about to hit 50. At 48, the gear lever would start to vibrate loudly.

My brother reckoned I'd set it like that to help pass the time on long journeys.
(, Fri 24 Oct 2008, 7:39, closed)

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