Don't buy anything new in 2009!

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Re: Don't buy anything new in 2009!

Post: #140080 matowakan
Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:22 pm

I am prepared to give this a go! already fairly good with using other peoples un wanted items found in charity shops etc but sure I can do better!
After all one person's trash is anothers treasure! :lol:

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Re: Don't buy anything new in 2009!

Post: #140153 Wombat
Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:42 am

I have been talking this one over with Mrs Wombat and it is difficult for us at this point, we are kind of setting up for the wage restriction when I finally get out of my current job. Hence we are making a number of large purchases such as the grid connected solar system due in early march and replacing the guttering to protect our investment in the house. Eventually yes, but sadly not in 2009. :cry:

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Re: Don't buy anything new in 2009!

Post: #141004 Flo
Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:32 am

Failed this week on bedding for the daughter - see the thread on lack of stock in charity shops.

I'm going to have to restart this aren't I? As well as having a rethink about my shopping habits.

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Re: Don't buy anything new in 2009!

Post: #146726 Flo
Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:08 pm

Cough splutter. OK so I bought a selection of cake tins. Enables this poor vegan (! :mrgreen: :wink: ) to have cakes sometimes. Keeps her out of the shops and supermarkets and makes her that bit more self sufficient.

But I bought something new. Surprisingly that and the daughter's bedding is all the shopping that I have done aside from food requirements this year - haven't bought from charity shops either.

I just wish I knew where the tins that I did have about four house moves ago have disappeared to ....

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Re: Don't buy anything new in 2009!

Post: #146793 invisiblepiper
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:17 am

I need socks! :(
Two roads diverged in a wood
And I took the one less travelled by
And that has made all the difference.
(Robert Frost)

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Re: Don't buy anything new in 2009!

Post: #157827 Flo
Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:41 am

New yard broom for cleaning up front yard - I challenge anyone to tell me where to get a usable stiff yard broom second hand. :mrgreen:

Also new and very expensive clock for the daughter's new kitchen but special case as she knew which clock she wanted and the family won't be getting anything else till Christmas 2010.

May well have to chip towards for a new kitchen for myself as the landlord seems to think that there are more important places with worse kitchens that need replacing first. Ah the pleasures of social housing.

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Re: Don't buy anything new in 2009!

Post: #181875 Islaskye
Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:52 pm

dont know how far I can commit to this but will definatley give it a go!!
I have already made a commitment to only buy whoops! / yellow dicounted labled food at the supermarket.....the stuff that is bashed / reaching sell by dates / veg deemed too ugly for sale and have set a £3 budget for what ever I cant get on whoopsies (ie milk, the occasional bar of chocolate!!!!)
a lot of stuff the supermarkets reduce can be frozen or made into soups or sauces.


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