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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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My Grandad's 'thriftyness' is legendary witinh our family
He will drive up to a mile away from the place he actually wants to visit just to avoid paying for parking, but his favourite trick is recycling. He has in the past built a lathe out of an old washing machine (it broke the instant it was turned on), a shed built entirely of drift wood recovered from the beach, and (my favourite) a magazine rack out of the shelves from his old fridge.
(, Sat 25 Oct 2008, 20:04, 2 replies)
what a miserly old beggar !
keep in his good books and you'll get summat when he coughs it ;)
(, Sat 25 Oct 2008, 20:17, closed)
Elderly miserly relatives are teh bomb. Sitting there, wrapped in a duvet and re-using teabags as your inheritance notches up the old interest.

Wish my old man, well, step-old man was like that. Never know where the fucker is from one week to the next now he's retired and re-married after mum died*... Paris, Milan, Berlin, Greece... Changes his (sporty) car once a year although at his age, he increasingly drives like a kid playing a video game and scares the shit out of me.

I'd like to see a piccy of the shed the OP mentioned...

*yeah, TWO step-parents. Top that!
(, Sun 26 Oct 2008, 7:12, closed)

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