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    ♥'s RM Jess's Avatar
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    Question Does anyone know someone like this???

    OK, someone I know...who is very close to me...thinks I am like crazy to spend more than $10.00 on anything!! (Well, $10 was an exageration, lol!) But, we were looking at shoes online...she was looking at cheaper priced shoes - on JCPenny's site...and I was on piperlime.com. She looked at my computer and said "Why are you even looking at that site??". Come on now, Piperlime has ALL price ranges!! Plus, I was just looking...

    One time, I told her I got this eyeshadow primer at Sephora and she said "I don't have money for that - they're expensive.". But yet, she spends little amounts for make-up that doesn't last (like NYC brand). I don't wanna sound like a brat, because I usually buy "drug store" make-up....but I splurge once in great while.



    I don't spend hundreds of dollars on things...and I am not rich. But one thing I am NOT - is cheap! I have a job, but she doesn't...but she does get money from her parents on more occasions than I do. It just upsets me because...I can pay for whatever I want...it is MY choice how much I spend.


    LOL....sorry! Just had to vent!

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    Default Re: Does anyone know someone like this???

    Don't worry about it. I am willing to spend more money on things if that means they are better quality and will last a long time. It's like an investment, ya know? I completely understand where you're coming from. It's your money, so spend it however you like.

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    i know what you mean, it's your choice where you spend and what you buy with your own money, especially that you worked for it. you also deserve some rewards from your hard-earned money. don't mind her too much jess, that's what i would do, life is too short to be cheap all the time

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    I don't know why she's so cheap though, LMAO!! She thinks spending $18 on a tee shirt is alot!

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    If she is truly a friend I would just laugh it off the next time she starts in.
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    Default Re: Does anyone know someone like this???

    I buy stuff/obtain stuff because I like it and want it... not to please others... Just like you get/buy your own stuff too... So don't even worry about it. She really shouldn't try to make you feel bad either by bringing up expenses... idk, that's what I think.

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    I used to know a colleague at work who was cheap but she didn't try to influence me. But it sure made shopping with her booring. And she kept all her receipts in a huge shopping bag, lol. She wasn't poor either and bought alot of little things at discount shops almost everyday. She just didn't believe in saving to buy a few expensive items, just alot of junk.

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    Awe Jess don't be upset or even worry about it. I mean if my friend said something like that to me (I agree with maevey), I would just laugh it off. But if she were lecturing or being rude about it, I would tell her don't worry about it, it's your money and you can do whatever you want with it

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    OMG thank you for posting this! My best friend and everyone in my family (besides my mom) are like this! They contradict me on everything I buy, and when my boyfriend buys me something expensive they pick on him for it and make him feel stupid!!! I hate it! Im not rich either, this is what I want to spend MY money on! It is sooooo annoying because you are close to these people and you don't want them to think lower of you, but they just don't get it! I totally know what you are saying. I've been trying to just tell myself that, you know what I don't have to defend myself and my purchases to other people. I work hard for my money and this is what I enjoy spending it on. If you don't then fine...! Okay I guess I had to vent a little too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JessLR View Post
    I don't know why she's so cheap though, LMAO!! She thinks spending $18 on a tee shirt is alot!
    hahah
    some people are like that but unfortunately, she's one of them lol!

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    It's all relative.....I think spending a lot of money on bags is o.k. but I won't spend a lot of money on Jewelry, and I don't understand why people do. My husband thinks spending thousands to make the car go faster is worth it, to me it just means more speeding tickets!!!!! I am cheap when it comes to some things.....socks, t-shirts, sweatshirts....but I have to have Joe's jeans,LOL!!!! Just find her weak spot, the thing she WILL spend a lot on (there's bound to be something!), and make sure to point it out!!

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    Don't take her seriously. I have friends like that even the ones who make more money than I do. They think I'm wasting money. But I don't buy expensive stuff all the time. I mix and match cheaper and more expensive clothing. But what I found is that the more expensive stuff lasts several seasons. So you're actually being smarter in the long run.

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    I have friends like this too, they absolutely love Primark and I wouldnt dare shop there. Its awful, sweatshop, cheap and chatty. Yet I would never say this to them as it may hurt their feelings, but its quite acceptable for them to criticise my spending. I think in some ways it may be jealousy. I think with some people they could not bring themselves to pay a large amount and feel the need to criticise because you have nicer things than them. Like KANMP said, it is all relative.. My friends spend a lot on drinking and going out, whereas I feel its a waste of money. I dont drink and I dont see what the point is on spending 50 on a night out, just to wake up in the morning with a headache. Everyone has different values, but I think sometimes it is frustrating when people dont respect your own values.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andromeda-rose View Post
    She just didn't believe in saving to buy a few expensive items, just alot of junk.
    • ^I have a friend that does this; lots of cheap things. I think she learned it from her mom, though. Her mom's always bought cheap junk.
    • I have a friend that thinks I'm a nut for spending over $100 on a bag, but she doesn't chastise me for it. She spent that amount at a strip club, recently for one of her friends, though.. I guess everyone will spend it someplace. lolol
    • I have one friend who's one big splurge (maybe ever?) was on a pilates machine. She just feels bad spending money on herself, though. Then I feel bad that I spend money like I do.. for a little while.

    Don't let her make you feel bad, Jess! Friends shouldn't do that to each other.

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    I'm surrounded by people like this, I've sort of learned to just don't give a sh*t, its our money and what we want to do with it is our business... don't worry about her,...

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