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Old Mar 3rd 2004, 10:21 pm   #16
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Does it still wash well???? I remember washing $10 in the back pocket of my jeans and it came out sparkling!!
The テつ」100 in fivers I washed last week however came out a right mess and only 4 notes could be saved!!!!!!!

*mental note - check jeans pockets before washing*

OK, i'm suspicious, テつ」100 in used fivers? sounds dodgy to me
Today i have to pay vacation care bill $365, electric bill $240 and home insurance $570, there goes the wages
Oh and a school trip $10. The phone is hanging together and will have to do. Oh and the PS2 is broken, will take it in for a quote today, oh and my new water pump needs picking up $650 and my driving test $23:scared:

OK i'm living in OLD KENT ROAD, or i need to earn some money in Kings cross!!
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OK, i'm suspicious, テつ」100 in used fivers? sounds dodgy to me

kids birthday money and the bit I put in their piggy banks every month!!!!!!
honest guv.........
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well. i'm going to buck the trend here. i don't think i spend any quicker here than when i was in england. i used to go out for a night out and easily spend テつ」50 without batting an eyelid. here i reckon i spend probably $60/70 and i'm, out a lot longer (since the pubs don't shut until 5am).

ok so i guess it's not all about beer, but i spend around $50 a week at coles/woolies compared to maybe テつ」20/25 a week at tesco/asda/etc.
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Guess you dont buy that much lettuce then Nick?
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Old Mar 3rd 2004, 11:58 pm   #20
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or milk, or bread.........

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Old Mar 4th 2004, 9:23 am   #21
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Thank God! I was thinking it was just me ... all I seem to do is dish out large bundles of money, it just feels like it is running between my fingers like water, I end up feeling quite angry about it. I noticed in the supermarkets we were the odd ones out cos we had a full trolley
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well. i'm going to buck the trend here. i don't think i spend any quicker here than when i was in england. i used to go out for a night out and easily spend テつ」50 without batting an eyelid. here i reckon i spend probably $60/70 and i'm, out a lot longer (since the pubs don't shut until 5am).

ok so i guess it's not all about beer, but i spend around $50 a week at coles/woolies compared to maybe テつ」20/25 a week at tesco/asda/etc.

You dont have children Im guessing, We did a big shop Wednes and by Fri there was nothing decent left to eat
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I've become a reluctant fan of the homebrands - thank god all the supermarkets have increased their range in the last year and are now competing on them and the constant serious "news" stories comparing prices on the likes of "A Current Affair" along with arrival of Aldi seems to be helping a bit. Four people to feed on plastic money isn't easy
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yep, no ankle-biters for me. and not likely to have anytime soon.

and i'll probably never own a house either! $350K average price on brisbane wages. you've got to be having a laugh!

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well. i'm going to buck the trend here. i don't think i spend any quicker here than when i was in england. i used to go out for a night out and easily spend テつ」50 without batting an eyelid. here i reckon i spend probably $60/70 and i'm, out a lot longer (since the pubs don't shut until 5am).

ok so i guess it's not all about beer, but i spend around $50 a week at coles/woolies compared to maybe テつ」20/25 a week at tesco/asda/etc.
I totally agree with you I reckon I spend $60 on groceries, which is $10 more than last year mainly because meat has gone up in price. I ONLY buy branded goods as I don't trust the other stuff. (when ALDNI turns up it won't be any good for me as it's all home brand stuff).
As for teabags would prefer PG but not sold here (good reason to return to NZ ) so make do with Tetleys.
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If Aldi is the same as it was in the UK I won't be going anywhere near it. The stuff is cheap for a reason.
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We will also not use Aldi, although never entered their stores in the UK. Have heard they do not scan the product and cashiers memorise prices?

At least it appears to be putting some pressure on Woolworths & Coles.
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We will also not use Aldi, although never entered their stores in the UK. Have heard they do not scan the product and cashiers memorise prices?

At least it appears to be putting some pressure on Woolworths & Coles.
Aldi are a full scanning environment now. The stores over here do seem to be a better quality than in UK.

The pressure is definitley being put on them though. I suspect that Coles will do battle with them by using BiLO as this is there discount equivalent.

I was speaking to a guy who used to work for Bilo and he told me that when they took over another supermarket they would rip out the till areas and put really cheap ones in. They would also take up floor tiles to give it a generally "scabby" appearance. This was all to fool the shopper into thinking that BiLo must be cheap as they weren't spending money on the stores.
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