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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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One of my friends...
His father is quite tight, in that, despite the choice of supermarkets that Beckenham has to offer, he always shops at Tesco (the one at Elmers End), the furthest away from his home, because the parking there is free. I don't know if he's factored petrol consumption into that idea, but there you go.

It's a sort of 'like father, like son' scenario there, because said friend himself is also wary of his finances.
(, Wed 29 Oct 2008, 2:30, 5 replies)
Maybe not so much tight, but more out of principle.
I too wouldnt visit a supermarket where I had to pay to park my car there.
(, Wed 29 Oct 2008, 7:49, closed)
I would pay
to not shop at Tesco
(, Wed 29 Oct 2008, 8:31, closed)
You'd have to pay me
to go to Elmers End.

Although there is a rather nice/interesting/worth visiting once greasyspoon-combined-with-Chinese-takeaway near the Tescos.
(, Wed 29 Oct 2008, 11:26, closed)
Oooh I live in Beckenham too,
when I'm not universitying in Reading.

Hmm, Beckenham supermarkets... Sainsbury's would be my first choice.

Have you ever eaten at Mae Ping? Lovely Thai food, but you have to pay with a wad of cash

*insert crappy thai twad pun here*
(, Wed 29 Oct 2008, 13:06, closed)
Well, that's nice to know.

Sainsbury's is my first choice too, purely because I live on the same road as it.

I can't say I have eaten there, mostly because I tend to lack a wad of cash at any given time.
(, Wed 29 Oct 2008, 16:07, closed)

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