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Extreme Cheapskates Returning

capt.steel
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I don't remember why, but discussion of this show caused a lot of controversy here on the board.

 

Some of this "reality" show was exposed as "fake" (such as people featured going from one reality show to another trying to become a "reality TV star"), yet the show has been renewed for a 2nd season.

 

I personally despise most "reality" TV, but I'm interested in things that show people living "off the grid", people being self sustaining, lowering their impact on the environment, saving money, voluntarily exiting the world of commercialism & consumerism, simplifying life, re-purposing & recycling, or in some way living on the fringe.  Just wish there were some serious shows that focused on these things.

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in reply to Oct 16, 2013 8:15:54 PM

Capt, when I was a kid I use to like Candid Camera....that was until I realized nobody could be so silly as those people on that show. I didn't take long before I knew it was fake and stopped watching.

 

 

You know I could be in a reality show about people living........'off the grid self sustaining, lowering their impact on the environment, saving money, voluntarily exiting the world of commercialism & consumerism, simplifying life, re-purposing & recycling, or in some way living on the fringe'.......That pretty much describes me to a tee. Got a producer?

I started at the top and worked my way down...Orson Welles
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rulowinfovoter
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I find extreme cheapskates interesting.  Any shows about this topic are fascinating to me.  The only problem I have with them is when they start showing some of the eating habits that can be gross and then I can't watch.  



"If it is once again one against forty-eight, then I am very sorry for the forty-eight." Margaret Thatcher
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pdbposting
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Just because it's in the dumpster doesn't mean it hit the floor

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rulowinfovoter
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Well, it might as well have as far as I'm concerned.  I lose my appetite easily if I see some things or hear some things about food.



"If it is once again one against forty-eight, then I am very sorry for the forty-eight." Margaret Thatcher
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capt.steel
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rules, I have seen shows like that from time to time, but they're rare.  Sometimes they'd be documentaries on PBS. 

 

I remember one, don't know where I saw it, all about self-sustaining dwellings = extremely interesting.  They did things like have their dish & shower water go from the sink drains to be reused in the toilet.  They had hydroponic gardens, ran on solar power & collected rain water, and the places were designed to do most of this work automatically. 

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capt.steel
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There was another documentary all about roof top gardens in the city (don't remember which city, probably New York).  Kind of related. It was all about the fact that there's this entire roof top farming community & people growing their own food in urban environments!   

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tinisyns
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I loved that show. Glad it's returning. Fake or not it was definitely interesting.
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capt.steel
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tinisyns wrote:
I loved that show. Glad it's returning. Fake or not it was definitely interesting.

Welcome to the Soapbox tinisyns.  Are you new here?

Either way, I think Extreme Cheapskates is supposed to premier on TLC on Wed., Oct. 30, 2013.

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tinisyns
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I'm not new. I just have not chat much on here. I been on eBay since 2002 and sign up for the community in 2010 but for some reason I thought the community section was not working. I will be chatting on here more now.

Thanks for the heads up on the premier date. Can't wait.
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capt.steel
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New episodes air tonight.

Unfortunately, it's on the same time as a new American Pickers.  I'll take Pickers over Cheapskates any day.

 

(Guess I'll have to look for Reruns)

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rulowinfovoter
Rockstar

I love the Cheapskates show, fascinating.  heart



"If it is once again one against forty-eight, then I am very sorry for the forty-eight." Margaret Thatcher
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capt.steel wrote:

New episodes air tonight.

Unfortunately, it's on the same time as a new American Pickers.  I'll take Pickers over Cheapskates any day.

 

(Guess I'll have to look for Reruns)


I want to hurl every time I see their commercial with the couple sharing dental floss.  I doubt I want to see cheapness like that.





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dwvalley
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I like the show. I'm not going dumpster diving for food but I do like some of their ideas. I would love to be off the grid.

 

Did ya'll know that if you have partial solar energy the power company charges you a fee? At least that is true here. I have a friend in Dauphin Island that wanted his restaurant to have solar power. He installed it but still had to keep electric for some things because of state health laws. They charged him a fee that was equal to what he was paying anyway. However his home is completely off the grid so there is no fee from that. But yes, partial solar doesn't save you a dime. They are going to get their money one way or another.

*~~* Valley *~~*
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I guess i'm a cheapskate, because i refuse to pay extra to get all those extra  channels.

Think and Wonder, Wonder and Think ~ Dr. Seuss
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earthlypursuits
Thrill-Seeker

There is a PBS series “Frontier House” about modern day people going to live like the pioneers in 1883.

 

It is interesting. They are allowed nothing out of the time period.

 

There are other PBS related-themed series.

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capt.steel
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earthlypursuits wrote:

There is a PBS series “Frontier House” about modern day people going to live like the pioneers in 1883.

 

It is interesting. They are allowed nothing out of the time period.

 

There are other PBS related-themed series.


I remember that show! Loved it. 

Actual survival - much better than those contest-based survival shows!

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dwvalley
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Frontier House is a good show.

*~~* Valley *~~*
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Earthly, PBS series “Frontier House” is that the same show PBS did some years ago or a new version?

 

I watched the original and loved it! Very fascinating and a learning expierence. Only PBS could make a reality show, both real and educational.

I started at the top and worked my way down...Orson Welles
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valleyspirit*dvn wrote:

I like the show. I'm not going dumpster diving for food but I do like some of their ideas. I would love to be off the grid.

 

Did ya'll know that if you have partial solar energy the power company charges you a fee? At least that is true here. I have a friend in Dauphin Island that wanted his restaurant to have solar power. He installed it but still had to keep electric for some things because of state health laws. They charged him a fee that was equal to what he was paying anyway. However his home is completely off the grid so there is no fee from that. But yes, partial solar doesn't save you a dime. They are going to get their money one way or another.


It depends where you live, and what your electric bill is.  If you live where it sunny all year round, and electricity is expensive

solar panels can help you save money, however if you don't your just wasting good money.  

 

my husband has a apartment in Illinois, and his electric bill runs 50.00 a month. The cold winters would ruin the solar panels,

plus the cost of electricity is so cheap.  You would have to be crazy to get solar panels. 

 

I live in a desert, i've had  partial solar panel for 7 years now.  Two years ago we had a freeze, which ruined my solar panels.  My insurance company paid for me to replace the solar panels. I was thinking of pocketing the money, until my first electric bill arrived without  solar and it was close to  600.00   That woke me up.  I had almost forgotten why i had gotten solar in the first place.  my bill last month was 325.00 this month it's around 250.00  Having solar saves me money. It's the smart thing to do in a desert.   

 

 

 

 

Think and Wonder, Wonder and Think ~ Dr. Seuss
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