false economy!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by trixipaws, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. trixipaws

    trixipaws Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Messages:
    13,599
    Likes Received:
    0
    hav u ever tried 2 save money by buying a cheaper product than usual, but ultimately only wasted the entire price of the cheap product because its so effing useless its not worth a penny?

    i did that 2day i usually use gilette agilite 3-blade razors, they cost almost £5. so in bodycare i found some cheapo 3-blade razors, they were even pink as well like the gilette ones, but they were only £1.79, i thought ill save myself £3.21

    tried them they SUCK!!! so i didnt save £3.21, i just wasted £1.79! :evil:

    how frustrating. gosh im in a grumbley mood 2day arent i this is my 2nd rant here 2day (see my dog poo thread) hehe

    maybe im gonna get my first period in 17 months now im only BFing 4 times a day :(

    oh well somethin else 2 complain about :lol:
     
  2. leckershell

    leckershell Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2006
    Messages:
    6,947
    Likes Received:
    0
    god yeah stuff like that really annoys me. although the bodycare bio oil is alright actually :)

    but yeah i'm usually terrible for doing things like that, so I look at the price difference and think well in the grand scheme of things 70p is worth the convenience of knowing I'm getting something decent lol.

    i'm always trying to save money and only rarely does it work out alright!!
     
  3. libs

    libs Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    Messages:
    4,502
    Likes Received:
    0
    never buy cheap razors, washing up liquid, fabric softener, toilet roll, spray cleaner, toothpaste, coffee or foundation

    always buy cheap (own brand) furniture polish, bleach, hairspray, kitchen roll (unless you clean your hob with it..who does that??? :think: ) and hpts :wink:
     
  4. Emmylou

    Emmylou Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2006
    Messages:
    7,644
    Likes Received:
    0
    Loads of times!!
    Things like cheap bin bags (not worth it, I end up using 2 cos the first one splits)
    Cheap woolens go bobbly really quickly & lose their shape.

    Although, some things have been bargains, our kettle was £12.97 from ASDA, it has lasted so much longer than the one we had before that cost us £39.99 and the toaster, that was £8.97 from ASDA, we bought it when our £49.99 one broke after 13 months (just outside the warranty!! :roll: ) and we've had it for nearlly 3 years :shock:
     
  5. Linda

    Linda Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2007
    Messages:
    475
    Likes Received:
    0
    all the time.....

    hubby is a skinflint so if i shop with him it's a nightmare :roll:

    somethings i have to have branded like fabric conditioner and washing up liquid, but somethings i will try but if i dont like it i tell him not too get it again...
     
  6. Urchin

    Urchin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2005
    Messages:
    16,834
    Likes Received:
    0
    I hate cheap washing up liquid, you need so much of it it's just not worth it, Fairy or Persil for me!
     
  7. Lou

    Lou Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2005
    Messages:
    6,774
    Likes Received:
    0
    I agree that there are some things you can buy cheap and some things you can't however places like the pound shop and wilko's are wicked for buying your normal brand stuff but cheaper. Thats if you can stand to queue up with a bunch of chavs for half an hour waiting to be served :roll:

    I'm not a snob, honest :angel:
     
  8. clairescunny55

    clairescunny55 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2007
    Messages:
    3,649
    Likes Received:
    0
    i can only use fairy washing up liquid otherwise my hands are soo dry. i buy cheap bleach, kitchen roll, loo roll (not the cheapest stuff like at school :puke: )
     
  9. mummykay

    mummykay Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2006
    Messages:
    10,259
    Likes Received:
    0
    i buy cheap kitchen roll and bleach, everything else is branded cos iv had enough of wastin money havin to buy more bin bags etc

    and OH wouldnt even hear of usin any loo roll other than Charmin lol :roll: :lol:
     
  10. charlie84

    charlie84 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    Messages:
    2,622
    Likes Received:
    0
    When it comes to razors i tend to buy the mens razors as you seem to get more for your money than womens razors and they just as good.

    I must admit i buy cheap kitchen roll, bleach, and loo roll, some of the branded products are so expensive.
    I buy branded washing up liquid (fairy-huge bottle) that lasts for ages, and washing powder/conditioner.

    What is it with men and there toilet roll. I was forced to buy a branded pack the other day from the shop and OH stashed a roll away for when i buy the cheap stuff again :roll: Its not like i buy the tracing paper type, i buy tesco own.

    And when baby comes along i will be trying tescos own brand nappies to see if they are any good as they are much cheaper.
     
  11. leckershell

    leckershell Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2006
    Messages:
    6,947
    Likes Received:
    0
    tesco's own nappies are alright :)

    and yeah I bought a mach3 razor - they are uber cheap now that the fusion has come out, and much better than girl razors.
     
  12. charlie84

    charlie84 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    Messages:
    2,622
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have got packs of pampers and huggies to start with as i had money off/point vouchers for these, but the price difference is quite a bit so i would rather save money and spend it on other things for baby.

    As for the razors i have to agree the mens ones are better than the girls and i find they last a bit longer. Well worth it i think :D
     
  13. clairescunny55

    clairescunny55 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2007
    Messages:
    3,649
    Likes Received:
    0
    tesco nappies are great, also tried morrisons they're good too, but asdas leaked all over with millie and ryan :puke:
     
  14. PinkPunch

    PinkPunch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2007
    Messages:
    2,847
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah I agree Trixi!

    I try to buy all nice Andrex toilet rolls and fairy washing up liquid in Tescos when they are on offer - Every little helps!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice