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A Waste of Money ...

Let's list things that are a waste of money:

-- Expensive shampoos -- Most brand-name medications (when generic is available) -- Starbuck's coffee -- The price of admission to a play directed by Joe Montello -- A man's haircut that costs more $30 -- First class airline tickets for any domestic flight -- A date with a woman -- Credit card interest -- Congressional salaries -- Religious tithings

What else?

by Anonymousreply 11104/10/2013

$18 for DataLounge membership.

by Anonymousreply 104/05/2013

A War in IRAQ

by Anonymousreply 204/05/2013

gas-guzzling cars

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by Anonymousreply 504/05/2013

Buying a designer pet from an animal breeder.

by Anonymousreply 604/05/2013

All those damn Beauty Pageant registration fees

by Anonymousreply 704/05/2013

Acting Lessons

by Anonymousreply 804/05/2013

Taking a date out to dinner.

by Anonymousreply 904/05/2013

Palimony, apparently.

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by Anonymousreply 1204/05/2013

Bottled water

by Anonymousreply 1304/06/2013


by Anonymousreply 1404/06/2013

Elected officials: local, state and national.

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by Anonymousreply 1604/06/2013

Soda, any flavor

by Anonymousreply 1704/06/2013

Pay websites for porn

by Anonymousreply 1804/06/2013


too much furniture and junk

obscenely expensive clothes

spending too much on booze and pot

by Anonymousreply 1904/06/2013

War of any kind (unless you personally are in a position to profit off it as a government contractor)

by Anonymousreply 2004/06/2013

designer t-shirts, underwear, and other clothing of that ilk.

by Anonymousreply 2104/06/2013

Bottled water, particularly imported bottled water.

by Anonymousreply 2204/06/2013

I disagree about expensive shampoo. It is more concentrated and less harsh than the cheap stuff.

by Anonymousreply 2304/06/2013

Sea salt v. Morton's

by Anonymousreply 2404/06/2013

Kiss the Grrrls

by Anonymousreply 2604/06/2013

i love r25

by Anonymousreply 2704/06/2013


I could have bought a clothes rack for a lot less...

by Anonymousreply 2804/06/2013

Anal bleaching.

by Anonymousreply 2904/06/2013

Made in China garbawzh sold at Walmart, etc.

by Anonymousreply 3004/06/2013

Disagree, R29 - best $345 I ever spent!

by Anonymousreply 3104/06/2013

Meds, therapy and prayer counseling for my son.

by Anonymousreply 3204/06/2013

My cable bill ... I have at least 400 channels I will never watch.

by Anonymousreply 3304/06/2013

Loaning to friends. Sometimes you don't get it back or it affects/ends your friendship. Just give it as a gift if you can do it at all.

by Anonymousreply 3504/06/2013

Bottled water is a necessity in some places, such as L.A. where the tap water is GROSS.

by Anonymousreply 3604/07/2013

R34 are you talking about wall street bailouts?

by Anonymousreply 3704/07/2013

[bold]A Waste of Money ...[/bold]

[italic]This is not how I personally spend money; but here are some items which are a waste of money. (The list is not in order of importance.)[/italic]

#01) Luxury vehicle

#02) Air-conditioned dog house

#03) Starbucks coffee more than once each month

#04) Any Donald Trump hotel

#05) Jeans which costs more than $30 each

#06) Haagen Dazs ice cream

#07) Ben & Jerry's ice cream

#08) Jewelry, of any kind, which costs more than $100

#09) College

#10) Contribution to any religious figure and/or organization

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by Anonymousreply 3904/07/2013

My jeans cost $350 before sales tax...

by Anonymousreply 4004/07/2013

All the above posts plus tattoos

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by Anonymousreply 4204/07/2013

Land lines.

by Anonymousreply 4304/07/2013

A land line is not a waste of money if you do not carry a cell phone, as I do not.

by Anonymousreply 4404/07/2013

I get imported bottled water for $1 a bottle at Costco, cheaper than my local convience store for regular bottled water.

by Anonymousreply 4504/07/2013

Imported bottled water? Buy a fucking water filter.

by Anonymousreply 4604/07/2013

Dining out for anything other than a special occasion to me is not only a waste of money, but it makes you fat.

by Anonymousreply 4704/07/2013

R38, a luxury vehicle? Do you like to drive? I guess not. Do you spend a lot of time in your car? I guess not. I spend more time in my car practically than I do at home. I will always buy something more than basic because of these reasons. I LOVE driving. A Corolla just isn't gonna cut it.

by Anonymousreply 4804/07/2013

R24 has no taste for fine food and is incapable of distinguishing and appreciating the different flavors from different kinds of salt.

Pacific deep sea salt tastes drastically different from North Sea cold water salt. It is NOT just salt. Please educate yourself to enjoy the finer side of food.

by Anonymousreply 4904/07/2013

The French have the best sea salt.

by Anonymousreply 5004/07/2013

R49 is a pretentious twat. It's SALT, douche.

by Anonymousreply 5104/07/2013

Yeah, salt is salt.

You always use it with food and do not eat it just by itself, so expensive salt a waste.

by Anonymousreply 5204/07/2013


Disagree! I wake up with eyes as dry as the Atacama. I need my lubricant eyedrops.

I'm the biggest junk food eating flyover unsophisticate imaginable, and even I know that salts from different sources have different crystalline shapes that react with food in different ways. Not all NaCl is the same.

by Anonymousreply 5304/07/2013

Motor oil is motor oil.

by Anonymousreply 5404/07/2013

Manicures. Pedicures

by Anonymousreply 5504/07/2013

R38, What brand of ice cream do you buy? What's in it?

by Anonymousreply 5604/07/2013

Starbucks is not any more a waste of money than Dunkin Donuts, 7-11, or any other coffee you're not making at home. Why are you singling it out?

by Anonymousreply 5704/07/2013

I'm with R56, who's calling out R38 for buying Haagen-Dazs. It's the only brand I buy, since it's free of all the additives in other brands.

by Anonymousreply 5804/07/2013

There's this weird idée fixe that Starbucks is especially overpriced compared to other coffee retailers. (It's not.)

by Anonymousreply 5904/07/2013

My friend the cheapskate -- and I mean really, truly, pathologically cheap, to the point where I often slip the waiter an extra couple of dollars -- buys coffee at Starbucks.

He has a Starbucks card, which he says saves him more money the more he drinks. I bought one, and it's true. Twice now I've loaded it with $20, and they credited me with $25.

But the thing he does that really saves him money is he gets their free refill, then takes it home and nukes it in the morning as his morning coffee.

I don't really understand why he doesn't make coffee at home, and realize that means he's not the cheapest of all cheapskates, but he does prefer performing his act at Starbucks, which to me means the coffee must be at least pretty good as well as somewhat cheap.

by Anonymousreply 6004/07/2013

I do not drink commercial coffee In a to-go cup.

I do not drink coffee outside my home, except at fine restaurants.

by Anonymousreply 6104/07/2013

Definitely coffee I don't brew myself.

by Anonymousreply 6204/07/2013

R47 When I dine out I eat part of my huge portioned meal and take home the rest. Sometimes that can be 3 or 4 more meals. It's only a waste if you don't eat leftovers.

by Anonymousreply 6304/07/2013

R48, back around. Motor oil is not the same, R54. Another non car guy I see.

by Anonymousreply 6404/08/2013

Robert Lepage's Ring Cycle at the Met

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by Anonymousreply 6604/08/2013

I drive a luxury vehicle (not the latest model) and it is not a waste of money.

by Anonymousreply 6704/08/2013

[quote]Land lines.

my landline is $12 a month, CELLULAR service meanwhile is through the roof, I consider THAT a waste

by Anonymousreply 6804/08/2013

Premium ice cream is not a waste for me. The cheap stuff makes me ill, literally.

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by Anonymousreply 7004/08/2013

Walgreens - they entered the 'club savings' game late and now charge outrageous prices unless you use their card.

Levi's jeans - unless you pay $185+, your jeans were made in Mexico with much thinner fabric. They will fall apart within two years.

Windows Office - no, you must purchase a new license for your new machine. You may not transfer.

Quickbooks for Mac - Would you like to spend four months rekeying all your data? Good, here's Quickbooks. - yeah, shipping costs 2.95 and your order will look like a Kmart reject. - Yeah, shipping costs extra and your order will stink like feet.

Redbox - Yeah, 'reserve' is more of a concept wherein we'll debit your card, not have the movie that you want at the promised location, and not let you reserve said movie at another location because we already promised to have it at the original location.

HP all-in-one printer - Did you want to scan to your computer? You can't do that because I'm out of cyan even though the cartridge is full. Oh, now I have to warm up again before I decide to give you the same message. BTW, there is more bloatware I'd like to download.

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by Anonymousreply 7204/08/2013

Extravagant weddings...

by Anonymousreply 7304/08/2013

Silk underwear.

by Anonymousreply 7404/08/2013

R69, I've also had stomach issues from eating cheap ice cream. Do you know which ingredient I need to avoid?

by Anonymousreply 7504/08/2013

The price of Levi's is a rip off. Buy Costco jeans at a 5th the price and throw them away after 3or 4 years.

by Anonymousreply 7604/08/2013

[quote]A land line is not a waste of money if you do not carry a cell phone, as I do not.

I re-iterate: a landline is a waste of money.

If you do not carry a cell phone - you, sir, are a dinosaur. Tar pits are over there.

by Anonymousreply 7704/08/2013

All Apple products.

by Anonymousreply 7804/08/2013

Most accoutrements for pets.

by Anonymousreply 7904/08/2013

I still like my land line even though I don't use it. It's like a security blanket.

by Anonymousreply 8004/08/2013

My land line is a much better connection for doing serious conversation; ie conference calls, catching up with friends...etc

Plus, the battery isn't an issue...and they are much more comfortable to talk on.

My smart phone is convenient, in many ways, but for any quality conversation I use the land line.

by Anonymousreply 8104/08/2013

Landlines won't and don't cause cancer.

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by Anonymousreply 8304/08/2013

Beyonce albums

by Anonymousreply 8404/08/2013

Let's not forget ...

Along with the Iraq War ...

The national budget for the military and for security, in general, such as with the airports.

by Anonymousreply 8504/08/2013

Cancer charities.

by Anonymousreply 8604/08/2013

A state funeral for that bitch, Margaret Thatcher.

by Anonymousreply 8704/08/2013

Madonna concerts

by Anonymousreply 8804/08/2013

Capitalism is a waste of money

by Anonymousreply 8904/08/2013

Same goes for Consumerism

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by Anonymousreply 9104/08/2013

Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook

by Anonymousreply 9204/08/2013

Netflix and hulu.

by Anonymousreply 9304/08/2013

r62 -

I take it you are a gay youngster car nut and do not remember the old Valvoline TV advertising campaign.

I was riffing off the salt is salt comment.

by Anonymousreply 9404/08/2013

I love threads like this: people who in 2013 refuse to get a cell phone bickering with people who try to justify spending $300+ on a pair of jeans.

It's a waste of money if the pleasure you receive from something is less than the trouble of earning what it cost...period.

by Anonymousreply 9504/08/2013

Wow. maybe someone should start a "landline" thread.

by Anonymousreply 9604/08/2013

Designer t-shirt sold at exclusive store and made by child labor in Bangladesh vs. Cheap t-shirt sold at giant retailer and made by child labor in Bangladesh.

by Anonymousreply 9704/08/2013

Bacon. You got to get the quality bacon.

by Anonymousreply 9804/08/2013

I'll buy that big 15-pound Chuckwagon brand of bacon at Kroger; it's in a big box.

Much cheaper than any of the other stuff.

I separate it to fit in freezer bags and freeze it.

I'm both schmart and thrifty.

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by Anonymousreply 10004/08/2013

My AT&T iPhone bill - I'm thinking of going back to a cheap ass phone with a 29 dollar a month bill.

by Anonymousreply 10104/08/2013

Changing your oil every three months.

Premium gasoline for most cars

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by Anonymousreply 10304/08/2013

Changing oil every 3 months isn't necessary? My father drilled that into my brain. I'd love not to have to do that.

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by Anonymousreply 10504/08/2013

Weight loss products. When they 'work' it's the Placebo Effect. When they don't work it's because you have to deal with some personal issue first and then the weight problem symptom will fade away.

Products that need a heavy PR media campaign and praises by celebrities.

Overpriced art as investment (not because you liek it) by posers who you think are hip or will be hip at any moment.

Flipping houses (duh, Captain Obvious).

Fortune tellers, voodoo priests, etc. to cleanse your aura from bad mojo or some curse you must be obviously suffer from.

Donating to churches and other conservative organisations supporting their fight for keeping marriage between a man and a woman.

TV cable bill (when there's an option for a cheaper internet provider solution with a download traffic flatrate option).

Designer clothes. Pay for good quality not for the priviledge to carry around / show off some logo.

Shrinks and drugs. They don't want you to become healthy. They make money off of you while you remain sick and depend on them. And when you are bled dry they will abandon you and leave you in a worse state than you were before with severe withrawl symptoms and more abandonment issues.

by Anonymousreply 10604/08/2013

[quote]Changing oil every 3 months isn't necessary? My father drilled that into my brain. I'd love not to have to do that.

Apparently not. I just leased a new car (first time)and was asking the salesman at the dealership if they were strict about my maintaining a 3,000 mile oil change schedule (I've always been a faithful 3,000 mile guy). He was like, "Pfft. 5,000 to 7,500 miles is totally sufficient. The 3,000 thing is a myth. Like Shampoo: rinse, repeat."

by Anonymousreply 10704/08/2013

Yes, the 3,000 mile oil change crap is a myth. I change mine every 5,000 miles and never had a problem. Just check the oil every other month to make sure you're not running low.

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by Anonymousreply 10904/09/2013

I heart r71, and wish he'd posted about QB for Mac before I bought it.

by Anonymousreply 11004/09/2013

Renting, instead of owning, an apartment/home

by Anonymousreply 11104/10/2013
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