The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum

Go Back   >
Search


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-11-2017, 09:15 AM   #1
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: SC
Posts: 5,853
Default Most Cheap Ass Thing I have Witnessed In My LIfe

My in-laws, bless them, are great people.....but damn they are complete cheapskates. Very generous people, just cheap as hell on the most menial of things. Sad thing is neither of them grew up dirt poor or anything. Not rich, and their parents were/are frugal, but from what I can tell they figured out the cheapskate thing mostly on their own.

In an effort to save money, my FIL will make a full pot of coffee in the morning, when he only wants about 1/2 a pot. He will then let the coffee sit in the pot all day, and reheat it in the microwave. If he doesn't finish it that day, he will reheat it the next morning. Justification.....to not waste coffee filters. I'm pretty sure the power to run the microwave cost more, but hey, he goes through less filters that way.

autobaun70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 09:21 AM   #2
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Oregon
Posts: 821
Default

My dad is similar. That's why he was able to retire at 50. I wish I was more like him.
twollman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 09:25 AM   #3
Admirals Club
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Central AL/Port St Joe, FL
Posts: 1,249
Default

My Dad is the same way. Is retiring next month, a millionaire, so maybe he's onto something. Notice lots of older folks (my dad is 74) are kinda that way. My dad grew up dirt poor, and is a self-made man. I guess the older I get, (I'm 49) gotta learn from that. Trying, but hard to break my not so good habits....like buying boating, fishing stuff, tackle, etc, I don't even need. Its an addiction...
Fatherof4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 09:28 AM   #4
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: orlando madbeach, fl
Posts: 7,478
Default

You will never change his ways! They grew up in a different era and that's what they were taught.

I have an uncle that's like a father to me. He has plenty of dough, is 73yrs. old and spends like it's his last nickle. His ''cheapness'' is to the point that it is all consuming to him. He looks at everything with a price tag in his mind. If it's not worth it in his head he won't go there!.

He visits us in Fla 3-4 times a year for weeks at a time. The stuff I see him scrimp on drives me nuts!

His last visit he had to rent a car, he rents the cheapest thing available. A nissan nothing! This little $hitbox didn't have power windows or locks! Only had one key hole to open the car.

Best part was he had to take a shuttle 15 minutes off airport property then wait in line for 30 minutes (behind all of the other cheapos) to get the roller skate!

I ask him what he is saving his money for, nothing in particular, just don't want to spend it.

He usually flies to Jamaica with his other retired cheap friend (millionaire with a $120k yr pension) and spends a week or two to get out the cold Jersey winter. Not this year, the resort raised the rates $400 a week so they are staying home

I don't get it but he's happy.
signmansez is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 09:31 AM   #5
Admirals Club
 
Jason75979's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 7,626
Default

I run a Keurig cup through on 12oz. About halfway done with that cup, I re-run the same k-cup on the 6oz setting.
Jason75979 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 09:33 AM   #6
Admirals Club
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Key West
Posts: 1,206
Default

My neighbor pulls his cars out from under the house when it rains so he can wash them with free water.
lasik1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 09:35 AM   #7
Admirals Club
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 1,023
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason75979 View Post
I run a Keurig cup through on 12oz. About halfway done with that cup, I re-run the same k-cup on the 6oz setting.
Tight azz
Kenner 23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 09:37 AM   #8
Admirals Club
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,719
Default

i will bend over and pick up a penny. then go fill my boat up and drop $600.00. go figure.
fireisland1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 09:37 AM   #9
Admirals Club
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 736
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason75979 View Post
I run a Keurig cup through on 12oz. About halfway done with that cup, I re-run the same k-cup on the 6oz setting.
Same here
amofgreenville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 09:38 AM   #10
Admirals Club
 
Jason75979's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 7,626
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenner 23 View Post
Tight azz
I unspooled braid and respool backwards too!
Jason75979 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 09:38 AM   #11
Admirals Club
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NW NJ & Ft Pierce
Posts: 489
Default

I want to die the day after I spend my last cent.

Sounds like perfect timing.
Nautibouys II is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 09:39 AM   #12
Admirals Club
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NW NJ & Ft Pierce
Posts: 489
Default

Cant take it with you.
Nautibouys II is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 09:41 AM   #13
Admirals Club
THT sponsor
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Maple Shade, New Jersey
Posts: 1,411
Default

I make full pots of coffee too in the morning, then after 3 cups I am done. My wife yells at me everyday about this. So now I drink my hot coffee in the morning, Then put the remaining coffee in the fridge, and drink iced coffee thru out the day instead of soda.
Coverguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 09:42 AM   #14
Admirals Club
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: North Central Florida
Posts: 10,481
Default

Have an uncle that washes and reuses zip-lock bags.
BlueRudy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 09:44 AM   #15
Admirals Club
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Nashville, 'Merica!
Posts: 1,137
Default

My goal is to stiff the undertaker. I'm right on track.
Marlin308 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 09:46 AM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 45
Default

not a personal story, but I was just telling it to some people over the holidays because it is so funny

there was some show I was watching about how cheap people can be and one of them was this crazy 55yo or so ding bat that used bubble wrap for a yoga mat

the best part is she would go over to the local park where there was a yoga class and wait until just after they started and sneak up about 10 yards away and follow along then just before they were ending she would pick up her bubble wrap and scurry off

they interviewed the guy that was the "yogie" and he said "well the class is free it is put on by the parks department all she has to do is call up or go online and sign up for not cost at all

as I told my relatives people like that would probably be disappointed to hear that because for them it is more about scamming something for free than it is about being frugal
Insider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 09:48 AM   #17
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 45
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueRudy View Post
Have an uncle that washes and reuses zip-lock bags.
my brother was going to save some shake and bake one time.....AFTER shaking the pork chops in it.....I had to yell at him to get him to throw it out
Insider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 09:52 AM   #18
Admirals Club
 
Jason75979's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 7,626
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Insider View Post
my brother was going to save some shake and bake one time.....AFTER shaking the pork chops in it.....I had to yell at him to get him to throw it out
We do that with fish fry. Put it in the freezer immediately after using.
Jason75979 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 09:53 AM   #19
Admirals Club
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Hubert, NC
Posts: 397
Default

I do the same thing, brew a pot in the morning. Make my cup and put the rest in the fridge. When I get home about midday will make another cup and if still more then will use it later or the following day. Then again I buy a decently priced coffee ground. Got rid of the Kuerig due to the waste and yes I reuse plastic ziploc bags and other items that are easily reused.
olsaltydog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 10:01 AM   #20
Admirals Club
 
bogue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Newport, NC
Posts: 4,313
Default

Everything has a price; your time, your actual money, perceived value etc.
I try to teach my children that this "chuck it away" mentality can be broken, some things are worth trying to fix, you do not always have to buy the top dollar item, and take care of your stuff that you (or I ) have paid for so it lasts. I like to see it as a difference between cheapskate and frugal
bogue is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:25 PM.


©2009 TheHullTruth.com

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.9.3.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.