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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:32 pm 
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The 2012 list of Thrifty People
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cooldawn = £400 (Spent £180.45) Balance = £219.55
Cuttooth = £200 (Spent £28.82) Balance = £176.18
Dante = £1200 (Spent £608.68) Balance = £591.32
Darksideby182 = £300 (Spent £76.82) Balance = £223.18
Delusibeta = £600 (Spent £370.65) Balance = £229.35
Dig Dug = £100 (Spent £0) Balance = £100
Errkal = £600 (Spent £694.81) Balance = -£94.81
Falsey = £150 (Spent £9.50) Balance = £140.50
Finish.Last = £1000 (Spent £443) Balance = £557
Grinwithoutakat = £100 (Spent £70.50) Balance = £29.50
Harman = £200 (Spent £38.50) Balance = £161.50
Harry Bizzle = £120 (Spent £103.80) Balance = £16.20
HSH28 = £2000 (Spent £1443.87) Balance = £556.13
JChalmers = £372.05 (Spent £7.98) Balance = £364.07
joer131 = £500 (Spent £86.13) Balance = £413.87
marillion Col = £350 (Spent £383.91) Balance = -£83.91
melatonin = £500 (Spent £369) Balance = £131
Mommy = £500 (Spent £0) Balance = £500
Mr.Jeff = £1000.00 (Spent £1303.64) Balance = £-303.64
NBK = £1100 (Spent £334.17) Balance = £765.83
Nook29 = £300 (Spent £0) Balance = £300
Peter C = £800 (Spent £0) Balance = £800
PJ = £1000 (Spent £5.77) Balance = £994.23
Pred = £200 (Spent £179.60) Balance = £20.40
Prototype = £250 (Spent £0) Balance = £250
Rik = £1750 (Spent £352.50) Balance = £1397.50
Rubix = £350.00 (Spent £439.83) Balance = -£89.82
Seven = £2000 (Spent £2271.41) Balance = -£271.41
tomvek = £360 (Spent £20) Balance = £340
White Rabbit = £500 (Spent £206.28) Balance = £293.72
Yoshimi = £??? (Spent £1280.82) Balance = £???.??

Previous years: 2009 | 2010 | 2011


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:43 pm 
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I'll throw my hat in.

Budget of £400

Delusibeta's Rule Set
1) Purchases before 1st January 2011 aren't included (for obvious reasons).
2) Hardware that's explicitly for gaming (e.g. Vita, 3DS) is included, hardware that isn't (e.g. hard drives, iPods) is excluded.
3) Any games put in the Steam inventory will be included at cost (so if I pay £5 for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and manage to trade up to Skyrim, I'd still only put down that I paid £5 for S.T.A.L.K.E.R).
4) Gifts are free (well, duh).
5) Subscriptions are included (but then again my Xbox Gold currently expires February 2013, so no really panic there).

I'll also be trying to beat more games than I buy this year. I'll probably fail miserably, however: I do love a good pay what you want indie bundle.

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Delusibeta = £400 (Spent £0) Balance = £400

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Delusibeta = £400 [color=#FF0000](Spent £0)[/color] [color=#008000]Balance = £400[/color]


Purchases
Thing £cost
Total £costtotal
Balance £400-costtotal

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:08 pm 
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Yep, count me in please. I think £800 will give me breathing space this year as I plan to rent most games with the big spending being on new hardware.

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Peter C = £800 [color=#FF0000](Spent £0)[/color] [color=#008000]Balance = £800[/color]


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:14 am 
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I'll be in it to win it this year

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Dante = £1200 [color=#FF0000](Spent £0)[/color] [color=#008000]Balance = £2000[/color]


I'm cutting down on hours at work starting in Jan, so won't be earning anywhere near the past few years so plan on focusing on unplayed and half played games

I will be including rentals and any game subscriptions as well

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:30 am 
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Harman = £200 [color=#FF0000](Spent £0)[/color] [color=#008000]Balance = £200[/color]

Being a student, I can't really afford a lot of games anymore. The majority of big titles will most probably be traded in later on to save money on other releases.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:02 am 
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tomvek = £360 [color=#FF0000](Spent £0)[/color] [color=#008000]Balance = £360[/color]

Should hopefully be enough to cover my years purchases.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:12 am 
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In the last month I've met quite a few other thrifty people using coupons. One woman I've seen on 2 different occasions and spoke to her once. Very nice person.
This morning at Wags the woman in front of me had coupons and was getting the tape but she got the wrong tape so the register wouldn't scan the coupon. I helped by showing which tape was the right one (I had some in my cart too) so she ran back and got it. She was very apologetic for holding up the line. I told her I was in no hurry.
Then as I pull out my coupons the sweet little lady behind me says, "you shop like I do- buy it when it's on sale and buy lots! Those coupons help too." I noticed she had a handful of coupons also. She gave quite a bit of advice to me & I thanked her.

I feel very fortunate to live in an area where the other couponers are courteous, friendly and helpful.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:19 am 
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Mommy = £500 (Spent £0) Balance = £500

Spent over a grand on stuff in the last month so after the steam sale it's belt tightening ahoy!*




*My 40th in March so I may relapse.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:50 am 
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In again next year and dropping the bar again to £350

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Rubix = £350.00 [color=#FF0000](Spent £000.00)[/color] [color=#008000]Balance = £350.00[/color]


Rubix Rules

1) Gaming Hardware is included
2) Gifts and Competition Win's are free and therefore have no cost
3) Xbox Live Subscription is included
4) Any Gaming Point's are included (wii, 3DS, PSN & Xbox Live)
5) Anything game related sold is added back onto my budget


Hope to keep up being in the + at the end of the year.

2012 Budget: £350.00
2012 Balance: -£187.82
2011 Budget: £400.00
2011 Balance: £157.59c
2010 Budget: £500.00
2010 Balance: £165.56c

2012 PURCHASE HISTORY

2012 Budget: £350.00
2012 Balance: -£187.82

JAN Super Mario Land [3DS] £22.99, Tales of the Abyss [3DS] £34.99, Final Fantasy VI [PSN] £3.99 Sold Gears of War 2 [360] £8.99, Gears of War Limited Ed [360] - £13.50, Call of Duty: Black Ops [360] £12.49 Battlefield 3 LE [360] £31.00
FEB Final Fantasy XIII-2 [PS3] £39.99 + Guide £11.48, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection [PS3] - £28.00, The Last Story Lt Ed Box Set [Wii] - £34.99
MAR PSP Go - £49.99, Demon Souls [PS3] - £0.00 Sold Shaun White Snowboarding [Xbox 360] - £5.22
APR Pandora's Tower [WII] - £35.99, Journey [PSN] - £9.99
MAY Catherine [PS3] - £23.99
JUN Halo: Combat Evolved - Anniversary [Xbox 360] - £13.85, Mass Effect 3 [Xbox 360] - £14.99
JUL Theatrhythm Final Fantasy [3DS] - £22.99, Oni [PS2] - £1.99, Rayman Origins [X360] - £12.00, Portal 2 [X360] - £7.00
AUG Tales of Graces f [PS3] - £37.99
SEP Fifa13 [X360] - £19.99
OCT Dark Souls: Prepare to Die [PS3] - £20.00
NOV Halo 4 [X360] - £35.00
DEC ZOE HD Collection [PS3] - £22.85, New Playstation 3 - £198.00 Sold Old PS3 & Games = £100.00

2011 PURCHASE HISTORY

2011 Budget: £400.00
2011 Balance: £159.58c

JAN Dragon Quest IX [DS] £18.28 Sold: Killzone 2 LE [PS3] £10.50
FEB Minecraft £13.10 [PC] Street Fighter VI (iPhone) 59p Game D Story (iPhone) 59p Little Big Planet 2 [PS3] £34.32
MAR Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood [PS3] £20.57, Sonic The Hedgehog (iPhone) £1.19 , Dissidia 012 [PSP] £24.98
APR 3DS Console £FREE, Street Fighter IV [3DS] £4.99, 3DS Case £7.99
MAY Final Fantasy IV CC [PSP] £9.99
June Zelda: OOT [3DS] £27.99
AUG Xenoblade [Wii] £26.87
OCT ICO/SOTC [PS3] £30, PSN £5, Batman AC Steel Tin Edition [PS3] - £34.70, Battlefield 3 [Xbox360] - £31.99 Sold Epic Micky [Wii] £10.30, Nintendo DS With Case £59.99
NOV Skyrim [PS3] £7.50, Take That Singstar [PS3] - £5.00, Trauma Centre New Blood [Wii] - £3.99
DEC Assassins Creed Revelations SE [PS3] £24.98, Uncharted 3 [PS3], Zelda Skyword Sword [Wii], Wii Remote Plus - White £26.97

2010 PURCHASE HISTORY

2010 Budget: £500.00
2010 Balance: £165.56c

JAN PSW £10, Vagrant Story™ (PSW), Bayonetta [X360] £FREE, Mass Effect 2 [X360]£29.99 Sold: Grand Theft Auto (GTA) Vice City Stories [PSP] £9.00, Wipeout Pure [PSP] £8.50, Gran Turismo 5: Prologue [PS3] £10.50
FEB Broken Sword [iPhone] £3.99, Final Fantasy VIII £7.99 (PSW), Heavy Rain [PS3] £27.99, Marval Vs Capcon (800 Points), Miles Edgeworth Ace Attorney [DS] £15.99
MAR Angry Birds [iPhone] £0.59, Final Fantasy XIII [PS3] £34.95, PSW £5, Singstar £5.48 (PSW), God of War Collection [PS3] £23.46, God of War III [PS3] £FREE, PSW £10, Final Fantasy [iPhone] £5.49 Sold: Zoo Keeper [DS] £6.70
APR Final Fantasy II [iPhone] £5.49, Dragon Age [X360] £13.93, PSW £10.00 Sold: Halo ODST [X360] £9.53, Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars [DS] £9.53, Lost Odyssey [X360] £5.20
MAY 13 month xbox Live £31.99, Red Dead Redemption [X360] (£39.99 -£25.00 Game Voucher, - £7.50 Game points) £7.49, Final Fantasy IX (PSW) £7.99 Sold: GT [PSP] £12.46, 42 All-Time Classics [DS] £7.70, The Orange Box [X360] £9.00, Resident Evil 5 [X360] £10.52
JUN Super Mario Galaxy 2 [Wii] £29.99 WEP pack 3 - Lego Batman, Pure and Wireless Controller [Xbox 360] £16.99
JUL Bioshock 2 [Xbox 360] £7.99 Alan Wake - Collectors Ed. [Xbox 360] £19.99
AUG Starcraft 2 [PC] £FREE 500 "Xbox Live Points £4.95 1,200 Used Limbo" 2100 Xbox Live Points £16.99, Used 1200 on Lara Croft
SEP Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep [PSP] £16.14, Halo Reach [X360] £27
OCT Fifa 11 [PS3] £10 Sold: Fifa 10 [Xbox360] & Far Cry 2 [Xbox360] £12
NOV Gran Turismo 5 - £33[/color]
DEC Mario Collection - £15.25, Epic Mickey (Wii) - £17.99, Free Wii Points: 500 [1000 Used for Zelda: Majora's Mask] Sold: Project Gotham Racing 4 (Xbox 360) - £4.20, A Boy And His Blob for the Nintendo Wii - £20.50, BioShock 2 (Xbox 360) - £8.01

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:54 am 
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Why not.

Errkal = £600(Spent £0) Balance = £600

don't know how much of it will use but seems like fun :D


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:40 am 
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Now I have a young child (4 months old) I really must try harder next year.

I may still buy a Vita if I can be bothered working some overtime, but I'm not including it in my budget. I'm going to set myself £350 purely for software and also try and limit myself to a maximum of £30 per game.

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marillion Col = £350 [color=#FF0000](Spent £0)[/color] [color=#008000]Balance = £350[/color]

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:26 pm 
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2012 is going to seem quiet compared to 2011 so I'll be downgrading my thrifty balance to £400

UPDATE

Bought:

Traded:

POT: £0
SPENT: £0

BALANCE: £400
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cooldawn = £400 [color=#FF0000](Spent £0)[/color] [color=#008000]Balance = £400[/color]

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:30 pm 
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I'm in for this again, cheers!

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Finish.Last = £1000 [color=#FF0000](Spent £0)[/color] [color=#008000]Balance = £1000[/color]

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:15 am 
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Updated my post and lowered my spend to £350 Despite the fact I have the following games on pre order

Final Fantasy XIII-2
Last Story
MGS HD Collection
Tomb Raider
Tales of the Abyss
Mass Effect 3

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:54 am 
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Brendan21 wrote:
In the last month I've met quite a few other thrifty people using coupons. One woman I've seen on 2 different occasions and spoke to her once. Very nice person.
This morning at Wags the woman in front of me had coupons and was getting the tape but she got the wrong tape so the register wouldn't scan the coupon. I helped by showing which tape was the right one (I had some in my cart too) so she ran back and got it. She was very apologetic for holding up the line. I told her I was in no hurry.
Then as I pull out my coupons the sweet little lady behind me says, "you shop like I do- buy it when it's on sale and buy lots! Those coupons help too." I noticed she had a handful of coupons also. She gave quite a bit of advice to me & I thanked her.

I feel very fortunate to live in an area where the other couponers are courteous, friendly and helpful.


Yeah, but how much are you spending on games in 2012?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:37 am 
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Give me a shout if you need this as a sticky, Seven.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:50 pm 
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Give me a shout if you need this as a sticky, Seven.


Will do. I'll ask via PM on 31st as that'll be when I'll add everyone who's interested to take part on the list :)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:41 pm 
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Didn't do this last year but I'll take part this time. Can't see myself spending too much as I already have too many games to play, but there's a good chance I'll buy hardware in 2012 so it could be an expensive year anyway.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:56 pm 
I'm not sure on budget but I aim to buy a max of two games full price this year and get everything else rented or later when dirt cheap (like Infamous 2 for a fiver today.. it just takes some patience). Going to be a tough year so have to be sensible.

Also commited to never being mug enough to spend launch prices again (will i keep to it though? :lol: ). No consoles this year.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:01 pm 
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Count me in will try and remember to keep it up to date this year.


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Darksideby182 = £300 [color=#FF0000](Spent £0)[/color] [color=#008000]Balance = £300[/color]

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