Originally Posted by Muppetgirl
It's one thing to be smart with your money and take advantage of sales when they're on, it's also ok to ask for the 'best' price on big ticket items, especially things like cars and such, anything is negotiable - however going without milk for two weeks because you're waiting for the big sale at the supermarket to get a discount of twenty cents a jug is just ridiculous!!
And the funniest thing I saw someone do was drive to 5 or 6 different supermarkets to buy 5 or 6 different items - they failed to realize that the extra 10-12 km's they drove to save a few bucks actually defeated the whole purpose of their money saving mission!!!
Gah!!!! Years of trying to break my other half of that and wasn't successful. Took that big spike in gas prices to get her to finally realize she was burning more money in gas than she was saving.
I think it's the entitlement society we've been growing that's led to this type of behavior. You don't need it and they do so it's OK to take what ever they think they need.
Quick story on that. My parents neighbors bought a house just down the road from them. They are farmers and wanted the piece for the land, planned on fixing up the house and using it as a rental. The house was broken into and all the appliances stolen. Couple days later the police find 3 families squatting in a house whose owners were on a 3 month European vacation. They found stolen goods (including those appliances) in the garage, I would guess to sell them on Craigslist but don't know for sure. This was the excuse police were given when asked why they broke into the house to live and took those appliances.
"No one was using the house or that stuff and we needed it. If they didn't want us to have it they would of been using it themselves."
First time I ran into this attitude was senior year in HS. Guy I know stole something from a teacher and his excuse was if the teacher wanted it he would of locked it up. Since it wasn't locked up he didn't want it.