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Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 12 10:17 am    Post subject: Frugal shopping  Reply with quote    

We've no doubt all done it - stood in a newsagents thumbing through a magazine, deciding whether it it worth the time and money to sit and read it. Well one chap was being ticked off by the manager of WH Smith yesterday after picking it up off the shelf, taking it into Costa Coffee and sitting down to read it before paying. He then finished his coffee, took the magazine back and placed it on the shelf again. The manager sounded rather put out, as it was one of those magazines with a plastic cover on!

Mithril



Joined: 22 Jul 2011
Posts: 1755
Location: wessex
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 12 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oh, that is cheeky!

I admit to standing in shops skim reading a cover story or two before deciding if a mag. is worth buying.

12Bore



Joined: 15 Jun 2008
Posts: 9088
Location: Paddling in the Mersey
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 12 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cheeky b*gger, probably test drives cars when he has to do a "big shop".

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 12 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

12Bore wrote:
Cheeky b*gger, probably test drives cars when he has to do a "big shop".


I felt like giving him a slap - the manager was very calm & reserved, I thought.

oldish chris



Joined: 14 Jun 2006
Posts: 4148
Location: Comfortably Wet Southport
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 12 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I justify the cost of broadband by pointing out that I no longer need to buy a newspaper.

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 12 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

oldish chris wrote:
I justify the cost of broadband by pointing out that I no longer need to buy a newspaper.


That's the nice thing about not having internet at home, and some of the best bits are in small columns that aren't published online. At up to 5 for a magazine I tend to stick to newspapers for a cheap read.

troyannick



Joined: 24 Dec 2011
Posts: 605

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 12 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

same subject different story we used to have scooters so would hang about the petrol station where a friend worked and when a car filled up you could actually get the petrol that was left in the pipe between the pump and the nozzle, and thats how we filled up, frugal

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