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This is a question Tightwads

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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For Christmas Argos are tying the poor into 222% interest deals.

The card has been described as being "wicked", but I can't help thinking there is a down side.

(, Tue 28 Oct 2008, 11:12, 6 replies)
I dunno
I just read the article and the interest is heinous compared to a credit card, but it's a fixed fee which will make it more manageable for some people than a traditional approach where missing payments would rack up more and more debt.
(, Tue 28 Oct 2008, 11:26, closed)
I have always said that Argos is the shop of the devil
(, Tue 28 Oct 2008, 12:17, closed)
As Bill Bailey said it is the home of the

"laminated book of dreams"
(, Tue 28 Oct 2008, 12:35, closed)
That is shocking!
I notice that when you borrow the man comes to your house to collect! Are we back in the 60s?
(, Tue 28 Oct 2008, 13:27, closed)
in the 60s loansharks were called what they were.
(, Tue 28 Oct 2008, 15:16, closed)
Barry. Or Mike.
(, Tue 28 Oct 2008, 16:06, closed)

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