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What aresome things that you tend to spend a lot of money on? What are some things you are cheap about?

Asked by punkrockworld (960points) February 1st, 2012

I feel like sometimes we make some things a priority and other things we substitute with cheaper alternatives. What is your take on this?

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TexasDude's avatar

Things I willingly and freely splurge on:
1. Gun stuff
2. Books (especially from used bookstores)
3. Vinyl LPs
4. Dinner and drinks for friends

Things I am stingy about:
1. Everything else

WestRiverrat's avatar

Lots of money= guns, ammo, fishing and camping equipment.
Cheap= pretty much everything else.

Sunny2's avatar

Used to be, I’d splurge on find food and wine. Nowadays I’m tight about everything. Reversal of fortune requires that. I feel fortunate that I am basically a cheapskate. And a cheap date,

Judi's avatar

I spend to much money on travel. I could get away with flying coach, so I’ll blame it on my husband.

Pandora's avatar

I’m willing to spend plenty on my health and that of my love ones.
Willing to spend plenty on quality food, comfort and clothing (practical and comfortable).
Everything else, I pretty much shop for bargains or can do without.

jazmina88's avatar

I spend my money on mortgage, and that is all I want.

Judi's avatar

@jazmina88 , That reminds me, the mortgage and credit card bills are the things I have become stingy about. I went from 2 (1 huge) homes with mortgages to one small home, and if I can’t afford it I refuse to borrow from credit cards anymore, I can just do without. If I want it bad enough I will save up for it.

KatawaGrey's avatar

I spend a fair amount of money on gas. Well, I spend a fair amount relatively speaking. My car is very gas efficient so I can afford to splurge a bit on gas. I have a lot of friends who don’t drive so I’m the driver a lot and I have a tendency to just go for long drives as a way to calm myself or just if I’m bored. I just spent over an hour in the car with a friend just driving around.

We happened upon what we think was a drug deal. We didn’t stop, we just turned the car around and got the hell out of there.

JaneraSolomon's avatar

I’ve spent a lot of money on international travel, and I don’t regret it. I skimp on heat and have the thermostat turned way down low all winter.

AshLeigh's avatar

I spent a lot on my camera.
Bottled water.
And gum.

Nullo's avatar

I’m comfortable spending large amounts of money on things where price is pretty well tied to quality. Guns fall in here, as are computer parts. I pay no attention to the price of a book that I want to read, either.
I’m cheap about my phone service, my car’s nonessential woes, and clothes.

Bellatrix's avatar

Spend on – still look for best price but tend to spend a lot on…

Camera equipment

Stingy – or more truthfully I look for bargains.

Take-away food
And stuff where the quality isn’t so important

Coloma's avatar

I enjoy good food, spending on my pets, taking my daughter to lunch, occasional travel.
Cheap, I am keeping my car til it blows up, conserve on driving and gas as much as possible and have not taken a vacation in 2 years, because I’m still paying off the last one. lol Yes, reversal of fortune in this economy the last few years.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

I don’t call it spending a lot but there are things I believe are worth paying a premium for:
Firearms- I buy the best of what I want, no want of an upgrade later.
Handbags- the quality I buy lasts decades with care.
Particular brands of clothes- I’ll pay more for what’s proven consistent quality and fit.

Cheap, I’m not cheap but I am frugal for most everything else.

ScurvyChamp's avatar

Last year 90% of my income went on train tickets, concer tickets and books.

I don’t anticipate this changing!

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