I am curious to know whether I am the only person who feels just a tiny bit embarrassed about the fact that I am an avid ozbargainer, and a huge tightass. Some people just don't get it, not even friends and family. Sometimes its even more frustrating when your partner/other half doesn't get it.
Question is, how do you disclose to others than you are an ozbargainer, i.e., a tightass? Particularly to a potential future partner, do you spill the beans and risk scaring them away? Also, how do you deal with a partner/other half who just doesn't get what you do, for e.g. refreshing your screen every 5 minutes during ebay's big sunday sales, or checking ozbargain impulsively every hour or so?
I've looked through everyone's comments and I think Dollarsandsense's comment struck a cord.
"The problems with being an avid oz bargainer:
-You go to make conversation with a friend and all you can think to talk about is this or that deal.
-You cringe to buy anything that isn't a bargain.
-All dinners out are booked based on discounts in the entertainment book, starting with the buy one get one frees
I feel like I am getting more tight every day. Lucky for me my other half is just as bad.
I would have to change this behaviour if I was chasing a free spirited spender.
I would rather not be an oz bargainer and just be happy with what I've got. The best part of my life was when all of my possessions were in a backpack.
Unfortunately I am hooked!"