Anyway they shower with their clothes on so they can do laundry and the same time, one paid a 92 dollar restaurant bill will pennies he has saved up, crazy stuff like that. And I noticed one thing, one guy didn't want to buy a couch but he had a new tv, he didn't want ot buy desks but still had new computers and another guy lives rent free but his 2 roommates doesn't know about that so they pay his rent and think they are all splitting the rent. But even though this guy is a cheapskate he somehow didn't feel its was a waste of money fixing his car and turn it into a low rider for 3500 bucks.
This is so weird to me but it got me wonder maybe there is different types of cheap, which type are you?
- No I'm not cheap at all
- I'm cheap when it comes to others but spend a lot of money on myself
- Yes I am cheap
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I'll admit it- compared to a lot of my peers, I'm cheap. For me, it's not about spending as little money as possible, refusing to spend any money on others, or going to crazy extremes for a deal. Instead, for me it's more about spending wisely and not spending money on things I don't need. For isntance- most of the people in my program buy lunch EVERY day just because there's a ton of places on campus to eat and they never quite get organized enough to pack a lunch. I think I've bought lunch once in the two months we've been in the program- and we have class 5 days a week. Personally, I don't see this as being cheap in a bad way- it just means I'm bringing food from home and saving money instead of wasting it on the same things I can make at home, only better.
Also- when it comes to needing something new (like the new laptop I just had to buy when mine died without warning), I'll spend the money for quality. I don't care about brands or the latest "thing", all I really want is something that fits my needs, is quality, and isn't more expensive than it's worth.
I think where the difference comes is that I don't tend to buy new things just for the heck of it, I don't see the need to buy something just because it's the latest model if the one I have still works fine and meets my needs. Like cell phones- I have had exactly 2 phones over the last 7 years and have no plans to buy a new phone until the one I have quits working (I've had it for about 3-4 years). I hear all the time about how great Iphones, Blackberries, and Samsungs are, but I know when I do buy a phone, it's NOT going to be a $400 one. That's ridiculous- it's a damn phone, not a kitchen appliance! And it's only going to work for maybe 2 years then die or be rendered unusable because the technology has outstripped it (on purpose of course). I'll buy a phone like I have now- it has talk, text, and data on it if I want it (which I don't, I rarely use it). I'm like that when it comes to a lot of things- particularly purchases for myself.
But, it's not like I ever refuse to spend money on other people- birthdays and holidays, I always do something for my friends and family, and if it's something I know they'll love I have no problem spending a little extra. The way I see it, you have to weigh the actual value of the item against the cost and decide if it's worth it...That's kind of what makes me cheap I guess lol.