Extreme Cheapskates

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  1. arista
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    arista First time caller long time listener

    I saw this show the other night on the TLC channel. Oh my!! I would say these people have taking savings to an abnormal extreme. The one lady was planning her daughter's wedding and she even borrowed the display cake ( which was not real) so that she could serve a box mix cake. They went shopping for the wedding dress at a pawn shop. They got a discount because a rat had peed on the dress. IT was too much!
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    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    I've known people who bought wedding rings at a pawn shop. And wedding dress at a yard sale.

    Didn't think it was worth making a show about.
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    WOW.I like deals but somethings you just can't go with the bargins. I really understand if you have no money. Been in that situation a couple times and had to save to do my job as a parent. Like Prom and school events. #3 girls dresses can get exspensive.
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    jacobtlong Your Resident Anime Fiend

    Huh. Sounds like they are from around my area. :tounge:
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    Cowboy Lesser-Known Member

    Isn't there a saying about weddings....something old, something blue, a bit of rat pee? Something like that, I may have it a little wrong.
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    :lol:
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  7. arista
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    arista First time caller long time listener

    Did I mention that they held the wedding in the high school- she knew someone who worked at the school and it was free. The ceiling tiles were falling down. However, she was assured that they would hold up for the wedding.
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  8. fushingfeef
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    fushingfeef Uber-in-waiting

    It didn't take many years for TLC to turn into a freakshow.
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  9. SharonC
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    SharonC Well-Known Member

    I have to agree somewhat about some of the new shows on TLC. I watched a couple of shows of Extreme Cheapskates. These people are totally unbelievable! I don't think I'll be watching this one again.

    I love sales and bargains as much as the next person but how their families can put up with this behaviour just defies belief!
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  10. MadamMack
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    MadamMack M e m b e r

    Did any of you see the episode of the couple that kept a tab on toilet flushes? They had a post-it on the toilet tank to keep the 'scores'!
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    MadamMack M e m b e r

    TLC has become The Loser Channel!
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...."Reality" TV....who's reality???, dumbazzes and sluts?...it sure ain't mine....rat pee not withstanding...
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  13. arista
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    arista First time caller long time listener

    Oh I saw another episode last night. This one made me throw up a little in my mouth. All four people take a bath in the same cold water and have about a thimble full of shampoo to "ration". They also do not use toilet paper-but take crumpled up newspaper for paperwork and then burn the bag. Oh my goodness.
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  14. Winter
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    Awww, were they English? My partner is and yes, its a stereotype...but boy do they love a discount! Although generally followed by such violence provoking comments as "honey 50% off, still means 50% on!"...anyways just wondered...:D
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  15. SharonC
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    SharonC Well-Known Member

    It's kind of like an accident scene - you just have to slow down to look. But, no way can people actually live like that! I just think it's highly exaggerated and silly.
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