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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #600 on: August 30, 2017, 07:37:11 AM »
I haven't spent money since my Saturday morning groceries. Hoping to go the rest of the month without spending, but I'm running out of staples!
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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #601 on: August 30, 2017, 07:53:13 AM »
Lunch. No leftovers from dinner last night and we've been stretching our grocery shops so my work pantry is pretty barren. I grabbed a potato from the frisge this morning and will have a "baked" potato for lunch with butter and cheese we keep at work. Saves me the $5-10 lunch at our on campus eatery would have cost.

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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #602 on: August 30, 2017, 10:19:33 AM »
We borrowed a friend's car instead of paying an exorbitant car rental fee for a rare father/son day trip outside of the city (NYC).

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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #603 on: September 07, 2017, 08:40:05 PM »
Lunch at work. $6 at farmer's market + 99 cent can of chick peas = 3 days of chard, tomato, and sweet potato salad in a box.

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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #604 on: September 08, 2017, 09:12:29 AM »
Yesterday, I did NOT buy a Samsung Gear S2 or S3 watch. I'll use phone apps instead, and that will take care of 90% of what I wanted. Can live without the rest.

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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #605 on: November 03, 2017, 02:37:53 PM »
I did not buy a new phone. Instead I paid $60 to get the battery in my iPhone 5s replaced yesterday.

I’m so happy about this :)


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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #606 on: November 03, 2017, 05:09:03 PM »
I did not buy a new phone. Instead I paid $60 to get the battery in my iPhone 5s replaced yesterday.

Iím so happy about this :)


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I'm going on ~10 months now using a mildly broken phone (charging circuitry broke so I have to turn off the phone and physically remove the battery to charge it). It's somewhat inconvenient, but it will make me feel that much less guilty when I do go get a new phone.
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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #607 on: November 03, 2017, 05:39:36 PM »
Coffee at this bistro where I work.

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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #608 on: November 03, 2017, 07:46:13 PM »
I did not buy a new phone. Instead I paid $60 to get the battery in my iPhone 5s replaced yesterday.

I’m so happy about this :)


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I'm going on ~10 months now using a mildly broken phone (charging circuitry broke so I have to turn off the phone and physically remove the battery to charge it). It's somewhat inconvenient, but it will make me feel that much less guilty when I do go get a new phone.
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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #609 on: November 06, 2017, 07:10:59 AM »
I'm going on ~10 months now using a mildly broken phone (charging circuitry broke so I have to turn off the phone and physically remove the battery to charge it). It's somewhat inconvenient, but it will make me feel that much less guilty when I do go get a new phone.

Good job Buffalo!!! I spent almost 3 years with a broken phone. Volume button was stuck on UP and when I restarted my phone I had to basically hack into it so it didn't go to the manual programming mode. Then my screen broke (but still usable). Then the wifi/gps stopped working. It became a point of pride that I didn't get a new phone. I enjoy testing my tolerance levels :D.

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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #610 on: November 06, 2017, 06:18:50 PM »
Groceries here. Did not buy this weekend or today, which means no fresh fruit or veggies, which is bad, but may not be bad enough to drive me to a store tomorrow, either. I hate grocery shopping. Wonder if I could make it until the coffee runs out?

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« Reply #611 on: November 06, 2017, 10:56:53 PM »
Never left the house, for the no-spending win!
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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #612 on: November 06, 2017, 11:46:32 PM »
 A drink. We had work drinks for Melbourne Cup, once the work tab run out at 4pm others started buying their own drinks, I stopped drinking.


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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #613 on: November 07, 2017, 10:42:33 PM »
A drink. We had work drinks for Melbourne Cup, once the work tab run out at 4pm others started buying their own drinks, I stopped drinking.


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« Reply #614 on: November 17, 2017, 12:40:47 PM »
Have a rip in my jeans, scouted out options online. Went home & reviewed my closet again & determined that a pair I thought was too cropped for winter can be unrolled, ironed & replace the ripped jeans.

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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #615 on: November 17, 2017, 02:20:13 PM »
A drink. We had work drinks for Melbourne Cup, once the work tab run out at 4pm others started buying their own drinks, I stopped drinking.


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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #616 on: November 17, 2017, 02:36:40 PM »
Peroxyl mouthwash.  Dentist recommended it to help treat canker sores.  A small bottle cost $9 and the only active ingredient was hydrogen peroxide.  I left it on the shelf and opted to used some H202 I already had at home.

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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #617 on: November 18, 2017, 07:38:43 PM »
Lunch out. My wife and I were doing a bunch of errands today and only had some snacks on us during lunch time. Instead we just made leftover food when we got back home. A little later of a lunch, but just as delicious!
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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #618 on: November 19, 2017, 11:29:25 AM »
Yesterday, DH and I made a foray to the mega outlet mall, because it's near a place we had to be that's off our beaten path. It was horrific. Literally zero parking. We had to lurk until someone left. If we weren't already in the area, we would have hightailed it outta there.

Our shopping list consisted of shoes for DH at the New Balance Store, because he's an 11 EEEE. He found three(!) pair of comfortable shoes in his size. Poor baby, not even all NB 4E's are wide enough...

Our other destination was the Jockey Store, because we both needed new undies.

We went to those two stores and nowhere else. We had a list. I had coupons. Our focus was laser-sharp. We still managed to spend $450.

But that was yesterday. Today, we will spend nothing. Nothing, I tell you! We were too traumatized by that mega outlet mall experience. It was our first trip there and might well be our last. Ugh.
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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #619 on: January 21, 2018, 01:27:08 AM »
Hankies. Thanks to advice from other mustachians on my journal, I will be sewing my own from worn out sheets.

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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #620 on: January 21, 2018, 02:34:12 PM »
@Dicey But you bought good quality shoes that will last and more importantly great for your back/feet/body.

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« Reply #621 on: January 21, 2018, 03:36:07 PM »
@Dicey But you bought good quality shoes that will last and more importantly great for your back/feet/body.
Ha! There's a bit more to the story. A couple of days later, a woman offered two new pair of NB shoes in DH's size for $40 each. Seems her husband had passed away and she found two boxes of unworn shoes in his closet. Only one pair fit, so we bought it and now DH is set for a good, long time.
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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #622 on: January 25, 2018, 08:49:38 PM »
I had a real hankerin' for chocolate today, but I did not buy it...
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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #623 on: January 25, 2018, 08:58:58 PM »
I didn't buy blazer from Banana Republic's sale with an additional 60% off, although I got as far as the online checkout with it. 
It would have been under $30, and I could have absolutely defended the purchase of a black blazer, but I just... didn't. I haven't purchased anything clothing related for myself for a couple of months, and I think I just want to continue the feeling of just being happy with what I have.  I've actually been feeling incredibly grateful recently. So I think my not buying anything was a way to express that gratitude in a round-a-bout way.

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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #624 on: January 26, 2018, 07:24:03 AM »
I have spent 0$ the last two days
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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #625 on: February 23, 2018, 09:19:52 PM »
Yesterday was the Costco Run, which we do about every 10 days to two weeks for eggs, greek yogurt, bananas, nuts and... yeah. That's it.

Nothing else all week long. Menu planned tonight and DH will pick up the five items we need from TJs tomorrow, and we'll be set for another week, at least.

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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #626 on: February 24, 2018, 05:51:05 AM »
New boots. One of the soles started peeling off. I super-glued it back on. So far it doesnít seem to be leaking.

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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #627 on: February 24, 2018, 07:11:08 AM »
1. Batteries. Instead of buying new ones to replace the ones that died in a clock, i scrounged up a handful from some unused devices stored in the basement.
2. Door knob. The knob on the side door that we mostly use wasn't working quite right. Swapped it with a knob from a rear door that we hardly ever use.

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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #628 on: February 24, 2018, 09:46:20 AM »
Car washes x2. Pollen is really bad and my car was really dirty from the 500 miles I put on it yesterday. So this morning I washed my car and SO’s too. $20 saved?


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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #629 on: February 26, 2018, 09:55:25 AM »
New boots. This year's salt finally ruined my Uggs (the only warm winter boots that a) I can wear due to foot surgery and b) don't fall apart in 2-3 months). I wanted to replace them. I did not. Not because I wanted to save money, but because I simply could not find an adequate replacement that was within budget. Still trying to figure out what I will be wearing to work until it warms up enough for other shoes--the old Uggs are fine for roaming around, but not nice enough looking for work. Footwear is the devil.
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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #630 on: February 28, 2018, 12:11:43 PM »
A passion fruit tea at Starbuck's.



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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #631 on: February 28, 2018, 02:58:25 PM »
I didn't use a coupon to go get fast food at lunch..even though I was driving right by. Instead I ate my healthy homemade lunch BEFORE I went out on my lunch break to run some errands. Ugh good choices :P.

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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #632 on: March 01, 2018, 05:14:26 PM »
I did not buy a $10 glass of wine from the hotel has me staying in for business.  Instead I bought a $6 bottle of wine from Aldi's.

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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #633 on: March 02, 2018, 02:37:31 PM »
I put back the $6.29 container of H-D ice cream at CVS where I went to fill a ridiculously expensive prescription today.  Yay me.
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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #634 on: March 02, 2018, 09:56:04 PM »
Didn't run in to the mini mart to get a soda.  I left my water bottle at home and was rather thirsty after several hours, but NBD.

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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #635 on: March 02, 2018, 10:38:36 PM »
Chocolate.
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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #636 on: March 06, 2018, 11:13:59 AM »
I was in nearby Big City and visited the Homegoods store. I didn't buy a side table and chose a 5x7 rug instead of the 8x10 size recommended by every stinking home decor blog on the planet. Saved $100 on the rug and $40 on the table. I also bought the cheaper chair at IKEA instead of the $229 one. $110 saved.

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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #637 on: March 06, 2018, 11:16:29 AM »
Resisted visiting the to go grocery store in the morning at work.

Went to the supermarket and only bought the 2 things I really really needed. Nothing extra, not even useful extras.

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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #638 on: March 06, 2018, 05:19:33 PM »
I didn't stop at the grocery store and buy stuff.  Because there were only two things on the list and I would have left the store with a couple of bags of stuff that we didn't need.
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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #639 on: March 18, 2018, 09:18:58 PM »
I didn't buy any alcohol, or anything else, today. I just drank some wine that had been lingering in the fridge since my birthday. Wished I had some cheese, crackers, and salami to go with it, but I only had cheese on hand, so made do with that. :)

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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #640 on: March 19, 2018, 12:18:27 AM »
No houses purchased today. We walked to four open houses, and didn't buy a single one. We did touch base with a realtor we like. It's good to have several who know what you're looking for. We didn't buy anything else today, either.

Yesterday, DH bought three(!) tubs of Mint Chip Moose Tracks ice cream. It was our turn to host our dice group. All the party goods were leftover from another group I do hospitality for. The hosts only do dessert and coffee. I made a chocolate cake with green icing from stuff in my pantry and the spendy coffee came from the freezer, left over from another event.

Oh yeah, DH bought three(!) tubs of ice cream because it was on sale, and I only specified type, not quantity. I wanted a green mint chip ice cream, so he went to the big, full service grocery store, where we never shop. He came home amazed that the store had an entire aisle of ice cream. Poor guy doesn't get out much.
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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #641 on: March 19, 2018, 07:39:41 AM »
Based on the limited hours of the library yesterday (and because we have company visiting at our house), the best place I could find to study was a fast-casual restaurant. But I didn't buy a meal; I only bought a soda (cheapest menu item + free refills!) and was able to get ~4 hours of distraction-free studying in.
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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #642 on: March 19, 2018, 12:39:34 PM »
I didn't buy a $20k car. I want this one particular car so bad but I cannot justify it. The car is $20k used or $30k new, premium fuel, and pemium insurance ($120/month). Our current car runs fine with under 90k miles but boy do I want to spend some money and drive this car around 25 miles 5 days per week.
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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #643 on: March 19, 2018, 02:49:20 PM »
Visited London this weekend and I didn't buy the entire Harry Potter shop (at King's Cross) empty. In fact, I walked out of the store empty-handed. Not bad for a big fan like me! One of my friends bought loads, another just a few things. It felt really, really good to hold up items and just get that 'happy buying chemical' in your brain, then say: "This thing is just awesome, I really wish I needed it though!" and then put it back.

At the Primark at Oxford Street, which has an entire HP department, I did buy fantastic Hufflepuff pj's and a sign to hang above the loo which says "Ministry of Magic - this way" with an arrow pointing down. The pj's I needed, the sign was a splurge. All together it was 10 pounds (14 USD).

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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #644 on: March 19, 2018, 03:08:20 PM »
Nederstash - I might take your advice if we visit London with our kids.  My older child is a HUGE HP fan. 

I wanted to buy some Euro 8 shampoo today but I resisted.  We have tons of cheap shampoo already at home.

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« Reply #645 on: March 19, 2018, 11:56:13 PM »
I wanted to buy some Euro 8 shampoo today but I resisted.  We have tons of cheap shampoo already at home.

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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #646 on: March 20, 2018, 03:50:06 AM »
I cancelled a trip to Dubai for my birthday. We figured for the price of a plane flight and a hotel we can just get a hotel here at home in Bahrain instead for basically the same experience at half the cost.

I am now thinking I should just cancel the hotel room and just get a day pass to use the hotel's pools and whatnot to halve that cost too. Before you know it I might just cancel my birthday altogether.

Of note I am stationed with the military in Bahrain, and we travel locally now and again to keep my family sane. I understand that desire, I dragged them out here and the country is quite drab and boring so I won't deny them a bit of escapism (and we are saving a lot of money out here, even with the trips). The hotels here are little oasis in an otherwise bleak place. But since this trip is for MY birthday, I feel I can trim it without guilt!

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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #647 on: March 20, 2018, 09:22:49 PM »
No food out. I had a lunch that was included in a yearly membership, then had a 1.5 hour drive to another city for a (n ultimately pointless) late afternoon meeting. Our boss took us out for drinks to a pub, and I was tempted to grab food there on my own dime for dinner.

But I remembered the cleaned out jam jar I'd filled with smoked almonds from a bulk pack and tossed in my bag this morning. Yay morning me for anticipating evening me's hunger! I ate my almonds and drank from my refillable water bottle on the 1.5 hour drive home. Then I ate groceries instead of grabbing fast food.

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Re: what did you NOT buy today?
« Reply #648 on: March 21, 2018, 08:49:04 AM »
A new or refurbished watch. 

I'm a watch guy in the making.  I have 3, but my daily wearer is gaining 1-3 minutes per day.  It's an automatic movement which requires servicing about every 5-8 years for about $300.  I've never serviced it and was debating replacing it with a nice quartz watch with sapphire crystal that can survive on a battery for 20 years (new battery every year or so for $10). 

Anyway, for now I'm just turning back my clock every day and dealing with this first world problem =). 

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« Reply #649 on: March 21, 2018, 09:15:38 AM »
I did not buy more face soap when my current bottle got low.  I remembered I had a bottle in the linen closet.  Iím not vain in the slightest but I must have foaming face wash.  I also have a giant stash of Colgate Total I was reminded of.  Keeping this stuff at eye level in the linen closet helps.
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