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frenchyd PowerDork
6/3/20 6:25 p.m.

Opened a bottle of windshield washer fluid. Here in Minnesota we tend to buy it by the case due to sloppy melting roads in the spring. 
We bought that in December. 
 When I put on the summer tires both cars had used less than 2/32'nds  of the winter tread. 
Normal is closer to 5-6. 

mtn (Forum Supporter)
mtn (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/3/20 6:28 p.m.

Fast food. 

Patientzero HalfDork
6/3/20 6:31 p.m.

Autocross entrance fees :(

Appleseed MegaDork
6/3/20 6:34 p.m.

Meat. A $25 clod heart cryo-vac is now $80.

Mndsm MegaDork
6/3/20 6:37 p.m.

Food in general. I'm not eating as much. 

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/3/20 6:38 p.m.

movie tickets

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/3/20 6:40 p.m.

I'm eating MORE fast food.

It's safer for curbside pickup- they've always known how to do drive through.

Soon, I guess I will be buying less of the pants size I used to wear. surprise

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/3/20 6:45 p.m.


Snowdoggie Reader
6/3/20 6:45 p.m.

Less money eating out but more on take out. I still hate to cook. 

Less money on clothes. With nobody in the building and no clients, dress is casual. 

Less money in bookstores. They have been closed. If I really want a book there is Amazon but it's not like hanging out at a bookstore and making impulse buys. 

Less money on impulse buys at the grocery store. I use pick up services instead. 

No money at all on haircuts. Mrs. Snowdoggie figured out how to cut my hair. It works. 

No money on going to movie theaters. They are all closed. More money on streaming because the movie theatres are closed. 

No money on dog groomers. They are all closed. The Malamute HATES getting washed with a hose. The Aussie would bathe in a drainage ditch and not complain. 

No money on autocross this year. There was one event on Memorial Day. It was limited and sold out quick. 


Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/3/20 7:29 p.m.

Have not paid a restaurant for food since march 12.  Filled the truck on march 17.  

Grizz UberDork
6/3/20 7:31 p.m.

I'm still buying the same amount of gas as usual.

John Welsh (Moderate Supporter)
John Welsh (Moderate Supporter) Mod Squad
6/3/20 7:31 p.m.

Yes, the dress shoe business must be dead.

No wearing to office, no wearing to church, no wearing to restaurants. 

einy (Forum Supporter)
einy (Forum Supporter) Dork
6/3/20 7:47 p.m.

Cruise ship tickets.

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
6/3/20 8:17 p.m.

Gas will go back up for me, since I'm working again. Looking forward to getting paychecks.

Certainly, restaurants. Got our first carryout since March last night.

And, while we're starting to get some autocross events again, my tires didn't get any wear/heat cycles for months. Probably won't need any until next year, even if we don't have another shut down (which I consider inevitable).

I need to put money into my cars, but not working for a couple of months is delaying that. The GMT 400 needs an AC compressor (neccessity in Florida, not just to stay cool, but also to be able to see in the rain). I wish I could get one to last more than 2-3 years.

The WRX wagon is not even registered yet ($250-300 just for that, I've already paid the sales tax), plus it needs a timing belt along with everything that goes with that, a pair of front axles, and who knows what else.


APEowner Dork
6/3/20 8:19 p.m.

Tires.  I've got a brand new set for the Spec. Miata that I bought in January.  I'd normally have gone through at least three sets by now.

Pocket knives.  I generally give a couple a year to the TSA but I haven't been on an airplane since January.

Airline tickets.

This not racing or instructing thing is saving me a ton of money.

codrus (Forum Supporter)
codrus (Forum Supporter) UberDork
6/3/20 8:21 p.m.

Track days.  Doing my best to fix that, though, now that the tracks are open again I've got three events in June. :)


MazdaFace (Forum Supporter)
MazdaFace (Forum Supporter) Dork
6/3/20 8:36 p.m.

Electricity. Our power bill for our 3/2 1400 sq ft brick house is roughly half what it was for our leaky, thin walled 750 sq ft apartment. Blows my mind 

slowbird SuperDork
6/3/20 8:40 p.m.

Sheetz turkey subs, mostly.

In exchange I'm buying a lot more model cars. More than I can reasonably build. It's a sickness.

neverdone New Reader
6/3/20 8:53 p.m.

We're buying less of everything except booze and energy.. working at home with the heat up all day ( instead of cut back for an empty house) has almost doubled the electric bill.

Trent (Generally supportive dude)
Trent (Generally supportive dude) PowerDork
6/3/20 9:09 p.m.



I inadvertently stopped drinking. The missus was laid off right away so I went into a financial lockdown and stopped spending on anything not essential, a few weeks later when it turned out the unemployment benefits were far more generous than we could have hoped I bought a six pack and somehow I had lost my taste for my favorite thing ever.


ProDarwin UltimaDork
6/3/20 9:30 p.m.

I can't think of a single thing I am buying more of except possibly electricity, and that is a very small amount.

So in terms of the original question, pretty much everything.

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/3/20 9:59 p.m.

Tolls. I was averaging $100 per month in tolls, either commuting to the regular office or to work in NH. Granted, the tolls going to NH were reimbursed.

Alcohol in general. I don't pass by beer or wine stores like I used to and while many grocery stores in PA sell it now, I have enough in stock. Plus, I don't drink as much. 

On the plus side, I have been riding a fair bit more and combined with drinking less it seems I've lost weight.

Apexcarver UltimaDork
6/3/20 10:11 p.m.

Non-home food and beverage. Office is in DC and over an hour each way.


Daycare. It closed and isn't charging.




Weekend child fun activities. 


Gym membership at the office. 



wvumtnbkr UberDork
6/3/20 10:14 p.m.

Let's see.


More food, but less restaurants,  so probably overall food.




Buying more yard stuff.


Bought a shed (3k yeesh).


Bought E36 M3 ton of racecar parts.


So, I guess food and gas.  But it's minimal.

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
6/3/20 11:37 p.m.



I don't know that I ever want to go back to ever having to wear them again either. 

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