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regardless of if they're minted or not
- Phones and phone bills
- Cars and car payments
Now you go
quite a few couples I know spend £150-£200 a week on food shopping!
Mainly because I spend basically £0 on them and still never have any fucking money and people I know who blow shit-tonnes on both of them still seem to have enough.
I've spent about £400 on flights for myself this year :P
I'm just a very savvy traveller
council vs super duper swish health club
which I'd accept someone giving me shit for, but people do spend way more. as happening on twitter right now, virgin is £120
But my work pay for it all
know some people going once a week. massive waste of time and money
EIGHT QUID! Great value.
I had to take my jumper off over here.
once every couple of months
this should have been in the OP, damn.
I pay a stupid amount of money to watch not very much football compared to basically everywhere else on the planet.
is it not like £90 a month or something fucking stupid to get full fat sky?
It's fucking stupid. Even moreso when you go abroad and can watch literally every single Premier League match in full in glorious HD for about a tenner a month.
which is 90 a month and bt sport on top.
Cash saved from not having to go to the pub to watch jeff stelling go puce when huddersfield balls up every Saturday- LOTS.
Full sky package is fucking very expensive
and all the channels/content that the BBC provide.
Or maybe I mean more freeware vs. the real thing, and I'm a fan of the BBC. But they have a load of content that does that job but isn't what everyone talks about or wants to watch generally.
"But they have a load of content that does that job but isn't what everyone talks about or wants to watch generally."
have you SEEN 99.99% of sky/virgin tv content?
but the 1% is what everyone talks about: Everything HBO or equally big US drama and the premier sports events.
amount of content I actually give a toss about
in the last year
sky: GoT, Hannibal
bbc: orphan black, masterchef
sports don't count as they're an extra on top again
which is only on Virgin/Sky.
Dunno, I am speaking generally, that stuff like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, etc. is all content that Sky owned, at least once they'd become popular, so it's not about how shit it is otherwise, it's about what it has that people want.
my point is that both the bbc/free have a few tentpole things and then a tsunami of dross.
be interesting to see if HBO GO can go international, that'll take Sky's lunch something rotten
or else they'd have done that already. They are quick to pull their content when they get a network deal, AFAIK, as I think until Foxtel grabbed GoT it was on iTunes to purchase in Australia as soon as it was broadcast.
Aussie Masterchef used to get run by Really about 18-24 months after the Sky showing, but 4th series did so badly they moved it to 11am weekdays halfway through. I don't think they bothered after that.
I just don't see what other driver they could have except huge amounts of cashola.
Bear in mind that if they have it as their own offering they are weighing the amount Sky give them against the amount they expect to make off people who don't just download it illegally. Sky are completely fucked if they lose the HBO thing right now.
Although it feels like all the good shows are dying off now so the point may be moot.
sky / virgin's own content is the absolute dregs of entertainment.
the only thing they do well is hoover up the rights to anything popular.
if everyone collectively decided that sky was a shaft and stopped paying for it, the quality of television overall wouldn't be affected. the best programmes would still be made and they would be available to watch for far more people.
all of the sky shit above was HBO, wasn't it?
you can now get HBO GO, which seems to have allowed a ton of people to "cut the cord", as they call it. I'd do the same tbh.
football fans are mugs though. they could double it and people would still pay it.
don't want to pay that much? fine, guess you're not a *real* fan
the £60-odd me and my GF spend between us per month to be able to watch more interesting stuff on nights in, because we can't afford to go out very often, is definitely worth it
Now TV is the properly dogshit one.
by letting you get to all the content from a show from any particular episode.
But you're right that it is fucking shit. Luckily with Now TV you only go on there to specifically watch a few particular programmes so you can find them.
With Netflix you don't really know what they have that you might want to watch.
I could practically feel my blood pressure rising when using the old Now TV interface. I'm actually getting a bit angry just remembering it.
I'm going for a walk.
or whatever it is makes netflix look fucking spectacular tbh
just got Now TV and the apps are so shite. they crash all the fucking time.
and there's advert breaks during programmes. the fuck is that about?
But the best bit are those advert breaks that advertise nothing apart from Sky Atlantic, via a skit that doesn't really tell you anything. I don't understand, is it just to annoy you into paying for a full Sky package?
buy more sky! just imagine, you could be watching this with even more adverts!
and sky atlantic.
pay a total of £65 per month between 2 of us for sky with sports, phone, BB, line rental & Netflix, which isn't THAT bad really
Since you can get Sky Atlantic for a fiver a month on Now TV.
which is what I'd spend on booze watching one game at the pub. so still worth it
as I thought Now was only SD? (I don't give a shit about HD hence it's no biggie for me.)
Mostly female ones
Like 90% of the bands that cost more than twenty quid to see are shite anyway
Do you pick up the bottle and look underneath?
Anything more than £2 a day seems deranged to me.
Clothes. Cannot fathom anyone spending more money on clothes than is absolutely necessary.
Weddings. It is so, so easy to keep the costs down when doing your wedding. So easy. No idea why people think that £15k is an acceptable average.
I've spent a couple of months trying to do lunch for a tenner a week, buying stuff for sandwiches, multipacks of crisps, chocolate bars, fruit, and could just about do it, but I'm slipping back into £3 Sainso's £3 meal deal territory for the sake of ease. Do that a few days a week, clever use of leftovers a couple of days, should all work out the same.
Bag of apples @ £1 from grocer
but JFC how is that keeping you going all day?
Doesn't actually work.
you need to fuck those apples off
I'd actually top myself. I only have 1 a day!
I KNEW it.
Like, loads of people spend a lot on these every month.
But also things like daily coffees and lunches and alcohol - the idea of spending fifty quid a week on those, let alone a hundred, or even two hundred, boggles my mind.
Not so much yer Fabrics and whatnot, more your provincial standard Liquid/Infernos job where people pay five quid to get into somewhere that closes at about 2. Someone I used to work with routinely spent £20 on getting a booth im a nightclub in Cheltenham...
Every time I go in (sorry, past) Games Workshop or Forbidden Planet and see the price of even basic stuff it strikes me that it's like a drug habit.
Although my understanding is that Games Workshop is way, way more expensive than other companies. There are smaller and cheaper game systems that aren't nearly so eye-watering.
(Despite joking posts I make, they're not really my cup of tea)
About £200, ticket excluded?
I know loads of people who go to a few a year, all hovering around the £200 mark. When you factor in travel, food, booze etc. it gets eye-wateringly expensive.
state of this website
was quite proud of that too =(
going to cry quietly over in the corner now
How bad your hair is that these two are making fun of it.
Though I've cut down on my haircut costs tbh tbf
do you have any smaller pictures?
a pal spent a while justifying the purchase of a new macbook recently given that it was for purely lightweight use. I didn't begrudge him it at all, but assumed they were like 600-700 quid. Looked up the actual price last night, christ on a bike