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I could do with a few tips for scrimping on the price of tobacco. Fark me - what a hike! All the chubby chicks at the tobacco counters agree, the government is a bunch of thieves.

And, No - I'm not chucking it in.

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I could do with a few tips for scrimping on the price of tobacco. Fark me - what a hike! All the chubby chicks at the tobacco counters agree, the government is a bunch of thieves.

And, No - I'm not chucking it in.

You're telling me. I was waiting at a counter the other day and spotted a tobacco called bayside (or something like that) - it was almost half the price of my usual golden virginia. 'How bad can it be' thought I so bought a pouch. Man, it was BAD - like they'd used all the sweeping from the golden virginia factory floor - I'd rather give up than have to smoke that sh1t regularly. Another trip to the continent beckons...

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Family with two kids... joint income of 108k and they are overspending by 2800 per month :o

Yeah...the man of the house isn't too happy of the prospect of giving up his blobby Volvo 4x4 for a Fiesta because of his own self image. :rolleyes:

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I could do with a few tips for scrimping on the price of tobacco. Fark me - what a hike! All the chubby chicks at the tobacco counters agree, the government is a bunch of thieves.

And, No - I'm not chucking it in.

It was fking painful , I did not hear anything about fags going up and thought they had left them alone this time ( they have been going up and up anyway without the budget ) then I see 50p and some shops had them up in price the next day.

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I could do with a few tips for scrimping on the price of tobacco. Fark me - what a hike! All the chubby chicks at the tobacco counters agree, the government is a bunch of thieves.

And, No - I'm not chucking it in.

Grow your own, it is legal.

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I could do with a few tips for scrimping on the price of tobacco. Fark me - what a hike! All the chubby chicks at the tobacco counters agree, the government is a bunch of thieves.

And, No - I'm not chucking it in.

I partake in the occasional nicotine stick but will go weeks without them but they are nice with a pint from time to time, the Government really are missing a trick on fags -blindly putting up the duty may seem like the moral thing to do but surely we are now at the point where the tax take is reducing as people switch to bootleg varieties/cut back and we need the tax.

Does the Government really want us all living longer? We are living long enough so if folk want to smoke they should be allowed to - so long as they are prepared to accept the concequences (and not blame anyone when they get lung cancer). after all we do not tax people for going mountainbiking/ice climbing/ skiing or parachuting and the chances of injury/death are high.

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I'm baffled the guy lives in Birmingham buts he's commuting Devon. What a muppet!

Plus they're probably paid over the odds for their new build townhouse slavebox.

There place can't of cost more than around 350k absolute tops, so quite how they are spending £8,000 per month is beyond me.

I would say mortgage would be absolute tops £2,400, car leasing or HPI £600, food £1,000 including their takeaways. That doesn't even take them halfway... really, where does it go ??

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There place can't of cost more than around 350k absolute tops, so quite how they are spending £8,000 per month is beyond me.

I would say mortgage would be absolute tops £2,400, car leasing or HPI £600, food £1,000 including their takeaways. That doesn't even take them halfway... really, where does it go ??

Epic porn habit?

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Family with two kids... joint income of 108k and they are overspending by 2800 per month :o

£108k my backside........!?!?!? What jobs?

These figures are unreal. Am I a pauper living amongst the rich!?

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if folk want to smoke they should be allowed to - so long as they are prepared to accept the concequences (and not blame anyone when they get lung cancer).

That's the problem, no one accepts any responsibility nowadays. Even for obvious own faults.

after all we do not tax people for going mountainbiking/ice climbing/ skiing or parachuting and the chances of injury/death are high.

And we damn should - sending a RAF helicopter to evacuate leisure climbers from mountain tops isn't cheap by any means. If someone wants to risk own life that's fine with me as long as appropriate insurance policy including helicopter evacuation if need be is purchased in advance.

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£108k my backside........!?!?!? What jobs?

These figures are unreal. Am I a pauper living amongst the rich!?

I am watching on Channel 4+1 it is a shame that the so called money savers are so far coming across as eccentric oddballs who either dye their old pants lilac or forage for nettles - there are plenty of us who are frugal who live perfectly normal lives.

This asian family are unbelievable - combined salary of £108L and an overspend of £2800 a month - that is some serious spending. And commmuting to Devon in a stupid 4x4 is the height of idiocy.

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That's the problem, no one accepts any responsibility nowadays. Even for obvious own faults.

And we damn should - sending a RAF helicopter to evacuate leisure climbers from mountain tops isn't cheap by any means. If someone wants to risk own life that's fine with me as long as appropriate insurance policy including helicopter evacuation if need be is purchased in advance.

that's fair enough...but by sitting on your **** playing xbox and eating burgers you'll cost the state more than someone who mountainbikes 5 times a week

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He was a consultant pyscho-something and she a senior nurse iirc.

So two intelligent people, and yet were sat mouths agog when told they could save money by switching their credit card balance.

Other pearls of wisdom that hadn't occurred to them - throw out the old clothes you never wear, and get rid of your gas guzzling car...

Serious face palm.

On the plus side, I do like the change of tactic the media seems to be employing, where thriftyness is suddenly becoming trendy for the middle classes. Won't be long before this change of attitude extends to the housing shows (or at least to the publics mentality towards houses).

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That's the problem, no one accepts any responsibility nowadays. Even for obvious own faults.

And we damn should - sending a RAF helicopter to evacuate leisure climbers from mountain tops isn't cheap by any means. If someone wants to risk own life that's fine with me as long as appropriate insurance policy including helicopter evacuation if need be is purchased in advance.

My family live in Cumbria right on the edge of the Lakes and one of the local Mountain Rescue leaders lives in the the same village.

He and his collegues have no issue with going to rescue people who have made all the correct preparations and for whatever reason (slipping/injury etc. need assistance) but increasingly they are being called out to morons who are woefully illprepared and do not have enough experience to be taking on the routes that they are are attempting.

But as a former boss of mine said "the beauty of hill walking is that it does not matter what the weather does" no one suggests taxing these retards but they should do. It is strange how killing yourself climbing a mountain is viewed with far more positivity that someone who smokes for 40 years - yet it is the smoker who contributes more to the economy...

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So two intelligent people, and yet were sat mouths agog when told they could save money by switching their credit card balance.

Other pearls of wisdom that hadn't occurred to them - throw out the old clothes you never wear, and get rid of your gas guzzling car...

Serious face palm.

On the plus side, I do like the change of tactic the media seems to be employing, where thriftyness is suddenly becoming trendy for the middle classes. Won't be long before this change of attitude extends to the housing shows (or at least to the publics mentality towards houses).

Well Krusty and Phil have obviously given up on the property porn - their new show is now all about holidays "Vacation Vacation Vacation" that says just about everything we need to know. The property game is over and even though I am sure they will not admit it Krusty and Phil know it just like the rest of us do.

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Plus they're probably paid over the odds for their new build townhouse slavebox.

I was surprised to see a couple on £108k living on such a diabolical new build estate

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I have not paid a penny in UK tobacco tax since 1995, always brought it abroad.

Must be an enormous number of people like me.

I should think that halving the tobacco tax would bring in more revenue.

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I was surprised to see a couple on £108k living on such a diabolical new build estate

He also had a long commute from Manchester to Devon in a 4x4. He seemed to be totally clueless to how much anything actually cost . I hope his medical knowledge and application was better!

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