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carolinap

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"This is why i'm broke" the useless things on the internet
« on: January 24, 2018, 03:21:10 AM »
https://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/

I would say the problem is not the purchases, but the mindset that tells you that buying a "Revolutionary Scent-flavored Cup That Enhances the Taste of Regular Water - so you save money on sugary drinks" is a good idea.


carolinap

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Re: "This is why i'm broke" the useless things on the internet
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 03:26:17 AM »
I'm still kinda horrified by the possibility of buying a box of 4,500 live ladybugs. Humans are true evil.

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Re: "This is why i'm broke" the useless things on the internet
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 04:35:31 AM »
There are some days where I'd love to have a few of those Zero Fucks Coins.

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Re: "This is why i'm broke" the useless things on the internet
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2018, 06:05:48 AM »
I'm still kinda horrified by the possibility of buying a box of 4,500 live ladybugs. Humans are true evil.

Meh I order lady bugs, and praying mantis egg casings every spring, they are GREAT for organic gardening.  17 for 4500 is actually dirt cheap.

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Re: "This is why i'm broke" the useless things on the internet
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2018, 10:06:19 AM »
Don't worry, if you don't want to waste your money, just buy nothing*!
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0186DL71S/?tag=097-ca-20&ascsubtag=default
*for 20 bucks + shipping

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Re: "This is why i'm broke" the useless things on the internet
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2018, 11:30:11 AM »
To be fair the first product I saw on the site was a pre-fabricated shipping container home, which could be a money saving / minimalist home. But I have no idea if 36k is a good price for a 320 square feet home.

Edit: Ugh, I should have checked the other products before posting...
« Last Edit: January 24, 2018, 11:33:48 AM by Barbaebigode »

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Re: "This is why i'm broke" the useless things on the internet
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2018, 12:04:58 PM »
To be fair the first product I saw on the site was a pre-fabricated shipping container home, which could be a money saving / minimalist home. But I have no idea if 36k is a good price for a 320 square feet home.

That's actually not a bad price if the insulation is halfway decent. Look at the Q&A though. It'd be hard to buy and plop down in most towns (though some progressive cities allow cargo container homes).

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Re: "This is why i'm broke" the useless things on the internet
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2018, 12:51:13 PM »
I know this is face punch worthy but I need to remember this site for Christmas.  As wasteful as it is, my family, immediate and extended expect presents still.  Some of that stuff actually looks fun.  I guess not having bad feelings from my family would be worth it.

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Re: "This is why i'm broke" the useless things on the internet
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2018, 01:24:52 PM »
Anyone notice the 55 gallons of Lube targeted towards getting intimate?

That goes around reddit every now and again. One wonders about the mind of a person that comes up with something like that.

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Re: "This is why i'm broke" the useless things on the internet
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2018, 01:36:32 PM »
To be fair the first product I saw on the site was a pre-fabricated shipping container home, which could be a money saving / minimalist home. But I have no idea if 36k is a good price for a 320 square feet home.

That's actually not a bad price if the insulation is halfway decent. Look at the Q&A though. It'd be hard to buy and plop down in most towns (though some progressive cities allow cargo container homes).

I also noticed in the product description that they use a brand new shipping container. Doesn't that defeat the whole purpose of using a shipping container?

I think they're lying, or at least I hope so.

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Re: "This is why i'm broke" the useless things on the internet
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2018, 02:24:06 PM »
Some things on that site looks really useful.



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Re: "This is why i'm broke" the useless things on the internet
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2018, 05:59:34 PM »
To be fair the first product I saw on the site was a pre-fabricated shipping container home, which could be a money saving / minimalist home. But I have no idea if 36k is a good price for a 320 square feet home.

That's actually not a bad price if the insulation is halfway decent. Look at the Q&A though. It'd be hard to buy and plop down in most towns (though some progressive cities allow cargo container homes).

I also noticed in the product description that they use a brand new shipping container. Doesn't that defeat the whole purpose of using a shipping container?

I think they're lying, or at least I hope so.

That depends. What is the whole purpose of using a shipping container?

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Re: "This is why i'm broke" the useless things on the internet
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2018, 09:07:28 AM »
Hah, you can buy the world's hottest tortilla chip.   Only 87.99.   For 1 chip...

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Re: "This is why i'm broke" the useless things on the internet
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2018, 11:11:25 AM »
A device that conceals your license plate or shows a fake license plate on demand?  Using the product as designed is illegal, how is the product legal?

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Re: "This is why i'm broke" the useless things on the internet
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2018, 12:25:59 PM »
This site actually has some cool stuff. A worthy replacement to the Sky Mall

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Re: "This is why i'm broke" the useless things on the internet
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2018, 12:31:56 PM »
Not sure who is buying all the hidden weapons....

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Re: "This is why i'm broke" the useless things on the internet
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2018, 12:21:47 PM »
Some things on that site looks really useful.




Hope it comes with stick on bulletproofing for the glass b/c someone's gonna lose their mind and do something stupid when you flip them off...

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Re: "This is why i'm broke" the useless things on the internet
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2018, 01:38:53 PM »
Some things on that site looks really useful.




Hope it comes with stick on bulletproofing for the glass b/c someone's gonna lose their mind and do something stupid when you flip them off...

No worries, im not going to spend $79.99 to be rude.

The dream is free though.

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Re: "This is why i'm broke" the useless things on the internet
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2018, 05:46:15 AM »
Not sure who is buying all the hidden weapons....

Probably the folks in my family...especially my stereotypical far right wing nut job FIL that lives with us.  Man brought 5 dozen guns with him when he came to live with us, never shot a single one.  You want tacticool hidden credit card knives he had a dozen, same goes for concealed lock pick sets (and he has NO clue how to pick locks) and BOXES of random survival gear.

With what DH does for a living we actually have the skills in all of the above, and still don't own as much shit as he brought with him.

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Re: "This is why i'm broke" the useless things on the internet
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2018, 07:07:48 AM »
To be fair the first product I saw on the site was a pre-fabricated shipping container home, which could be a money saving / minimalist home. But I have no idea if 36k is a good price for a 320 square feet home.

That's actually not a bad price if the insulation is halfway decent. Look at the Q&A though. It'd be hard to buy and plop down in most towns (though some progressive cities allow cargo container homes).

I also noticed in the product description that they use a brand new shipping container. Doesn't that defeat the whole purpose of using a shipping container?

I think they're lying, or at least I hope so.

That depends. What is the whole purpose of using a shipping container?

Well I guess it's not the "whole" purpose, that would be having a place to live :)

I meant that shipping container projects are typically viable only because the used containers cost too much to ship empty and we have more imports than exports. If I were going to build a modular house unit I would think it would make more sense to design something as a house rather than take a product meant for something else, buy it new, and then alter it.

I suppose the price could work out due to economy of scale that exist in shipping container manufacturing but not in modular homes but even so, why not use used containers?

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Re: "This is why i'm broke" the useless things on the internet
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2018, 10:52:01 AM »
Are these things real? Seriously?

Reminds me a bit of "Items from Our Catalog." Anyone remember that LL Bean parody from the early 1980s?