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Re: An idea I had the other day.....

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:46 pm
by Megamixer
I'll be alright. I'm hoping to be on the road later this year so petrol and insurance will ensure that I don't have tons of money to waste on ebay :lol:

Re: An idea I had the other day.....

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:50 pm
by Mr Vengeance
I don't have tonnes of money to spend on eBay either - doesn't stop me though :?

Re: An idea I had the other day.....

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:02 pm
by speedlolita
Yup.

I'm looking at a upscaler for PlayStation which was officially endorsed by SCEI.

It's like £80, but I want it to play PS2 on my monitor via VGA. :lol:

Re: An idea I had the other day.....

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:44 am
by Rinoa
As long as I have the available balance (I don't do overdrafts/debt, etc) I will spend on whatever I like, when I like.

I do save money every month but that's towards my Japan holiday fund :)

Re: An idea I had the other day.....

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:01 am
by lanky316
Used to do this sort of thing when I was big on miniature wargames setting a side a minis budget every month. Me and a few friends turned it into a bit of a challenge in the end which was good fun. As far as gaming goes though I very rarely scour ebay for my gaming fix so would be pretty moot to really try and do something like this. Mind you most of what I'm interested in is rebuilding my old collections plus a few I always wished I had.

Will be interesting to see what deals y'all pick up though!

Re: An idea I had the other day.....

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:55 am
by speedlolita
Rinoa wrote:As long as I have the available balance (I don't do overdrafts/debt, etc) I will spend on whatever I like, when I like.

I do save money every month but that's towards my Japan holiday fund :)
Ah yeah, I don't have an overdraft. I'm glad I don't either. :)

Re: An idea I had the other day.....

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:59 am
by Simon14
Every time i have Change i just throw it into a jar, Then i have the money if i want stuff, i rarely buy small things, from shops, so when i do but stuff its normally off my Card or on the Net.

I went throught a stage of picking up Coins off the floor, its amazing how much money you can find if you look for it.

Re: An idea I had the other day (warchest).....

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:27 pm
by Mr Vengeance
I'm limiting what I put into it to fivers or tenners max. I'm not going to put change into it though cause there could come a day that I have no change for the bus and I'd open it up :roll:

Re: An idea I had the other day.....

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:16 pm
by Megamixer
Mr Vengeance wrote:I don't have tonnes of money to spend on eBay either - doesn't stop me though :?
How does that work then? Myself, I'm staying well away from overdrafts and credit cards so that I CAN'T cause any major damage :lol:

Re: An idea I had the other day.....

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:23 pm
by Mr Vengeance
Megamixer wrote:
Mr Vengeance wrote:I don't have tonnes of money to spend on eBay either - doesn't stop me though :?
How does that work then? Myself, I'm staying well away from overdrafts and credit cards so that I CAN'T cause any major damage :lol:
Perhaps I should say I have the money, and its not overdrafts or credit cards, but it would be better spent elsewhere really. I'm capping the spending on eBay now for the next while....or so the plan goes.

Re: An idea I had the other day.....

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:27 pm
by Megamixer
Mr Vengeance wrote:
Megamixer wrote:
Mr Vengeance wrote:I don't have tonnes of money to spend on eBay either - doesn't stop me though :?
How does that work then? Myself, I'm staying well away from overdrafts and credit cards so that I CAN'T cause any major damage :lol:
Perhaps I should say I have the money, and its not overdrafts or credit cards, but it would be better spent elsewhere really. I'm capping the spending on eBay now for the next while....or so the plan goes.
That's pretty much the same as me tbh. Although my plan to give spending a bit of a rest fell apart when my latest purchases from weeks ago (see the photos thread) arrived and I had to pay a hefty import tax that I wasn't expecting :(

Re: An idea I had the other day (warchest).....

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:43 pm
by Nienna
I do that with change only. Had about £80 quid in coppers once, can't remember what I used it on tho and the bank staff were not amused. I never dig into it because its all change . If there was notes in there I would have no chance. I can not save money and I don't have a bank account (just use the boyfriends one). We would never have a credit card because I would just run into debt with it the first day I had.

Re: An idea I had the other day.....

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:02 am
by witchfinder
Rinoa wrote:As long as I have the available balance (I don't do overdrafts/debt, etc) I will spend on whatever I like, when I like.

I do save money every month but that's towards my Japan holiday fund :)
Same here, except my holiday fund is for our trip to Funspot and Alaska in June! :D

It's a nice idea but surely that 'throwaway money' would be better put in a bank account where it will at least earn a bit of interest... Also it would be more difficult to get at it that way so less tempting to just dip in.

Re: An idea I had the other day.....

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:31 pm
by Mr Vengeance
witchfinder wrote:
Rinoa wrote:As long as I have the available balance (I don't do overdrafts/debt, etc) I will spend on whatever I like, when I like.

I do save money every month but that's towards my Japan holiday fund :)
Same here, except my holiday fund is for our trip to Funspot and Alaska in June! :D

It's a nice idea but surely that 'throwaway money' would be better put in a bank account where it will at least earn a bit of interest... Also it would be more difficult to get at it that way so less tempting to just dip in.

I have half a roll of Sellotape around the lid to prevent me touching the cash within!

I'm a pretty determined chap me though, I'll not open it till August :)