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Cheap, tightwad, skinflint, cheapskate, Scrooge, #7379767
10/15/21 12:49 PM
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Mark K Offline OP
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Do you refuse to spend money to get good stuff, and use old broken down stuff instead?
Do you get a dust cloud on the rare occasions you open your wallet?
If your total at the store is $1.99 and you hand the cashier $2, do you wait for the penny?

If so you might might be cheap.

Let me tell you a story about when I used to be cheap.

Quite a few years back, I used to put a 1 oz bottle of lure in a quart of fish oil. It worked much better than plain fish oil by a long shot. One day my friend Ryan noticed that mt fish oil looked mighty clean. When he found out that I was putting 1 oz of lure in the bottle, he was aghast. How could I be so cheap? What in the heck was wrong with me? * He told me that I needed to put 4 oz in each quart. Now I was aghast. Lure is expensive. I can't afford to be peeing away money like that! He then beat me about the head and body with logic.

"How much does it cost to make a bottle of fish oil with 4 oz?"

"Oh, about $15."

"And how much do you get per coon?"

"About 10 - 15 I suppose."

"And how many sets do you make with a qt of oil?"

Oh, about 50, 60, maybe 75, depending on how much I waste by accident."

"And how many extra coon do you think you are going to get if you do it right?"

I was cured because he was right.







*I was cheap.

Re: Cheap, tightwad, skinflint, cheapskate, Scrooge, [Re: Mark K] #7379779
10/15/21 01:01 PM
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No cheap would be just use the fish oil no lure.

Re: Cheap, tightwad, skinflint, cheapskate, Scrooge, [Re: Mark K] #7379781
10/15/21 01:05 PM
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I'm Cheap that way

Auctioner, Garage Sale, junk yard salvager cheap!

Proud of it...but Never with trapping lure grin


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Re: Cheap, tightwad, skinflint, cheapskate, Scrooge, [Re: 330-Trapper] #7379792
10/15/21 01:16 PM
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Real cheap would be using your own bait and lure mixes and nix the fish oil as well. I would not call using minimal inputs if one gets good results.

Bryce

Re: Cheap, tightwad, skinflint, cheapskate, Scrooge, [Re: Mark K] #7379800
10/15/21 01:41 PM
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Cheap is best! but free is better...

Why I shop at Harbor Freight... lol

Re: Cheap, tightwad, skinflint, cheapskate, Scrooge, [Re: Mark K] #7379808
10/15/21 02:01 PM
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I make my own coon lure and bait, but I do buy the additives from lure dealers LOL

Still a gallon of lure might cost me $35 and that means I can be very liberal with its applications, leave scent trails to my sets etc


Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure

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Re: Cheap, tightwad, skinflint, cheapskate, Scrooge, [Re: Mark K] #7379809
10/15/21 02:04 PM
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Watch the Penny's and the Dollars will take care of themselves!


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Beware! Jill Pudlewski, Ron Oates and Keven Begesse are liars and thiefs!
Re: Cheap, tightwad, skinflint, cheapskate, Scrooge, [Re: Mark K] #7379814
10/15/21 02:09 PM
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I have learned to spend the extra money to buy high quality stuff the first time around rather than have to replace it. I guess that makes me cheap. I prefer to think of it as being frugal.

Re: Cheap, tightwad, skinflint, cheapskate, Scrooge, [Re: Mark K] #7379815
10/15/21 02:11 PM
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Just because one is good, that doesn't make 4 better! One ounce of lure in a quart of fish oil is more than enough. I go beyond that...I cut my fish oil with corn oil and that works good. Does that make me extra cheap?

Re: Cheap, tightwad, skinflint, cheapskate, Scrooge, [Re: Mark K] #7379830
10/15/21 02:31 PM
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I knew a guy so cheap he could squeeze a nickel so hard the Buffalo would fart


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Re: Cheap, tightwad, skinflint, cheapskate, Scrooge, [Re: Mark K] #7379839
10/15/21 02:54 PM
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Does rinsing off paper plates make me cheap?

Re: Cheap, tightwad, skinflint, cheapskate, Scrooge, [Re: Mark K] #7379840
10/15/21 02:54 PM
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lol I didnt even realize your supposed to put lure in the fish oil! wasn't even on my radar.

Re: Cheap, tightwad, skinflint, cheapskate, Scrooge, [Re: Mark K] #7379893
10/15/21 05:37 PM
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My brother and I were fighting over a penny and invented copper wire.

Re: Cheap, tightwad, skinflint, cheapskate, Scrooge, [Re: Mark K] #7379927
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Had a boss one time, if it cost a nickel to crap, he would have to throw up!


your only allowed so many sunrises... I aim to see every one of them!
Re: Cheap, tightwad, skinflint, cheapskate, Scrooge, [Re: Mark K] #7379962
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This is a trappers site, everybody on here is cheap. There are threads talking about how to remove disposable stakes.

Re: Cheap, tightwad, skinflint, cheapskate, Scrooge, [Re: walleye101] #7379969
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Originally Posted by walleye101
This is a trappers site, everybody on here is cheap. There are threads talking about how to remove disposable stakes.

Lol

Re: Cheap, tightwad, skinflint, cheapskate, Scrooge, [Re: Mark K] #7380018
10/15/21 08:37 PM
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Does washing out zip loc bags to reuse make me cheap?

Re: Cheap, tightwad, skinflint, cheapskate, Scrooge, [Re: Mark K] #7380078
10/15/21 10:28 PM
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It made me laugh that the the OP though using 1oz of lure to a quart of fishoil is.........cheap.

I find it quite extravagant!

Re: Cheap, tightwad, skinflint, cheapskate, Scrooge, [Re: Mark K] #7380081
10/15/21 10:33 PM
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The catch rate went up after my epiphany.

Re: Cheap, tightwad, skinflint, cheapskate, Scrooge, [Re: Mark K] #7380108
10/15/21 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Mark K
The catch rate went up after my epiphany.



By how much? 75 out of 32oz of fish oil is pretty good. What were your final results?

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