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#1 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:39 PM

I just paid $8.50 for a ham & cheese croissant and a cafe. I was starving and still had shopping to do. The cafe was close by and not too long to wait but wow! I was flabbergasted!  ohmy.gif


What about you?

Edited by ~THE~MAGICIAN~, 18 December 2012 - 01:39 PM.


#2 GamerMum

Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:45 PM

I just paid $40 for a potted plant that I know would be about $15 if I was anywhere near the city. I saw the same plants in Bunnings last week.

I did it because it's a new local business, I've known the owner forever, and I really wanted the plant. I told him it was stupidly expensive though.

#3 Caitlin Happymeal

Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:45 PM

I nearly just paid close to $100 for two sets of sylvanian families on amazon, just to get them delivered by Christmas, but then my common sense kicked in, and I thought, my 3 year olds don't quite get Christmas yet anyway, what does it matter if I get them a week late?

Ended up paying $40, which is slightly less than the actual cost of them anyway. And who knows, maybe they will get here in time anyway.

#4 ♥~Bodhichitta~♥

Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:44 PM

I paid $15 to get a taxi to my XDP's place a few weeks back.  It's not a lot of money I know, but considering he only lives a few streets away I was shocked!

#5 PrincessPeach

Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

DH & I paid $35 each for a steak for lunch.

It wouldn't have been so bad, except it was overcooked & increadibly salty...wont be going back to that restaurant any time soon.

#6 HerringToMarmalade

Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:06 PM

QUOTE (~THE~MAGICIAN~ @ 18/12/2012, 02:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just paid $8.50 for a ham & cheese croissant and a cafe. I was starving and still had shopping to do. The cafe was close by and not too long to wait but wow! I was flabbergasted!  ohmy.gif


I've had to do that many times.

Today I nearly paid $70 for a speciality book thinking it would be easier and cheaper to get it from Australia than to pay for postage from the UK, but it was only $35 including postage from the actual company.

#7 strawberry blondes

Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:11 PM

My mum bless her heart wanted to get my girls a furby for christmas, she got them all their own favourite colour only down side was she had to pay $105 each for them  sad.gif

#8 Ally'smum

Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:19 PM

$8.50 is about normal for a ham and cheese croissant where I work, a sandwich costs $10 and a coffee is $4.

For lunch today I had a measly salad that was $10 and then had to hit the vending machine an hour later because I was starving. In the new year I am going to get organised and take my lunch in again, will save a fortune.

Oh and all day parking is $18, hardly worth working...


#9 katieface84

Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:19 PM

$22.50 for 2 medium cokes and a popcorn at the movies. Reminded me why I only go about once a year!

#10 au*lit

Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:24 PM

I paid $595 for a building inspection on a property I knew was going to go over the estimated price, and well over our budget. The price wasn't ridiculously expensive, but it was stupid spending the money since I was pretty sure we weren't going to be in the running to buy anyway.

#11 Angelina Ballerina

Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:34 PM

340 dollars for a trip to the vet.

#12 Tyfle Hour

Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

I recently paid $550 for some new glasses, which I wear for about half an hour each day (I wear contacts).

#13 Maple Leaf

Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

$50 deposit for my xmas turkey. I don't even know the actual price of it yet but if that's the deposit -I'm expecting it to be ridiculous!

sad.gif


#14 Tigerdog

Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:43 PM

$20 for a bunny from an acquaintance in the local area from whom I've gotten a rabbit before.  I was a bit annoyed that after I bought it my Mum saw her ad on allclassifieds going at $5 each!  That'll teach me to be the one to start off the bidding!

Edited by Tigerdog, 18 December 2012 - 05:44 PM.


#15 Three Of Hearts

Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:46 PM

$55 for 4 drinks at the casino!
My sister called a gift shop and paid $85 to send a bottle of champagne to a friend in another state. The friend sent a picture... It was a $7.99 bottle of Omni!

#16 Unatheowl

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:00 PM

I visited that little town in France ( not Monaco the other one).  I sat down at a small cafe for lunch and had a coke and a spaghetti Bolognese.  It cost over $ USD60.  I nearly choked.

#17 Paddlepop

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:03 PM

$1.53 for a bus fare instead of $15 for a taxi fare.

Catching the bus home resulted in me falling down the bus steps (while holding my toddler) and injuring both ankles, including a hairline fracture in one. So the cost of the bus now includes $35 for one month's crutches hire (plus $35 refundable deposit), a GP consult, an x-ray, $17 elastic ankle support, $73 ankle brace, $20 tube of Voltaren cream, $20 tube of Hirudoid cream, and $70 for one month's wheelchair hire (plus $70 refundable deposit).

Should have gotten the taxi.

ETA Toddler was fine apart from a bruised/grazed elbow and some shock.

Edited by Paddlepop, 18 December 2012 - 06:05 PM.


#18 ♥~Bodhichitta~♥

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:05 PM

QUOTE (Maple Leaf @ 18/12/2012, 05:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
$50 deposit for my xmas turkey.


ohmy.gif

I think you might win this one  happy.gif

#19 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:11 PM

QUOTE (Angelina Ballerina @ 18/12/2012, 06:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
340 dollars for a trip to the vet.


We paid $700 to get Ellys paw sewn up and it split open again the next day even though we restricted her movement.

Then about a month later it happened again and we swapped vets and they recommended just dipping it in salty water daily for a week, which we did and we've not had another issue.

#20 *melrose*

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:12 PM

the trip to the vet i would not say it was not a wast of money.... i would spend $$$$$$ on my little dog.

Edited by *melrose*, 18 December 2012 - 06:12 PM.


#21 Guest_Maybelle_*

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

QUOTE (Paddlepop @ 18/12/2012, 04:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
$1.53 for a bus fare instead of $15 for a taxi fare.

Catching the bus home resulted in me falling down the bus steps (while holding my toddler) and injuring both ankles, including a hairline fracture in one. So the cost of the bus now includes $35 for one month's crutches hire (plus $35 refundable deposit), a GP consult, an x-ray, $17 elastic ankle support, $73 ankle brace, $20 tube of Voltaren cream, $20 tube of Hirudoid cream, and $70 for one month's wheelchair hire (plus $70 refundable deposit).

Should have gotten the taxi.

ETA Toddler was fine apart from a bruised/grazed elbow and some shock.


Oh my gosh; you poor thing!

#22 Hands Up

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

A beautiful birthday card for $10. It was handmade and I bought it from a local market where the lady who made them was just lovely. She had quit her corporate job to try her hand at making cards and they were so beautiful. I really admire people that follow their dreams and wish I had the guts to do the same (also the card suited my friend perfectly!!)

#23 Paddlepop

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:25 PM

QUOTE (Maybelle @ 18/12/2012, 06:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh my gosh; you poor thing!

It was very painful. Especially the block and a half walk home from the bus stop. Thankfully a lovely lady who had just gotten off the bus with her 3 children heard me fall and took DD from me so I could sort out where my feet were, and then helped me to limp home. I'm slowly healing two weeks later. I can mostly hobble around at home without crutches as long as my fractured ankle is bandaged/supported. I can't walk much though so have to use a wheelchair when we are out at the shops. DD has decided it is quite fun to sit on Mummy's lap and be pushed around by Daddy.

#24 babatjie

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:33 PM

$86 for a second hand size 2-3 Oobi girl's skirt, it's difficult to find!!

#25 Inigo Montoya

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:41 PM

When I was a child one of my favourite books was called "Lamont the lonely monster". We can't find our copy and it is out of print, so my mum paid $75 for a used copy to come from America!




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