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Free Gas Jason December 14/09/29(Mon)23:24 No. 2358 ID: 39ed48 [Reply]
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Warning this is illegal but you can easily pull this off if you keep your mouth shut.

Go to a dollar store, they usually have a prepaid card you can put up to like 500 and the card is like a dollar. You buy one and put about 10 or 15. you take the card to a gas station and make sure its busy. Use the card as credit. Fill up your tank pass the amount you put in there. Leave the gas station and cut the card.

Enjoy

From Jason December


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Modern Mom 17/05/05(Fri)12:22 No. 3008 ID: 21de63

>>2358
Fuck OP you're retarded.


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that shit don't work! Modern Mom 18/11/18(Sun)06:29 No. 3241 ID: 6d522b

gas stations don't accept prepaid credit


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Diploma Mill Certificates 18/12/28(Fri)19:07 No. 3253 ID: 3afb63

That cert is pretty fucking useless if you are jockeying a register.




Modern Mom 13/09/17(Tue)11:27 No. 1625 ID: 751651 [Reply]
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Tired of spending money for pay TV?
A good old roof antenna will give you high definition broadcasts, up to 100 channels in some markets. A converter box can be used for older TV compatibility, $25-40

tvfool.com, antennaweb.org, rabbitears.info



There is also free satellite TV available, mostly international broadcasting but there's some cool stuff out there too.
Search for "FTA Satellite". A low cost fixed dish can run you $200-300 if you install it yourself. Ku-band (small dish) has a lot, C-band (large dish) has even more.

No monthly fees at all, for the price of 2 months of Direct or Dish you can get the equipment for free TV for life.


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tv is for retards Modern Mom 18/11/18(Sun)06:44 No. 3244 ID: 6d522b

TV is supposed to be free: You're watching advertisements. You're paying for electricity. You're wasting time being programmed. It's possible to receive TV for free, legally.

The biggest retards are cable and satellite subscribers paying for clearer reception, advertisements.

Tim Cook from Apple, regarding "free services"
'You're Not the Customer. You're the Product.'


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Modern Mom 18/11/18(Sun)06:49 No. 3245 ID: 6d522b

>>1625
TV reception looks like a decent hobby.

also there's ATSC...almost 30 channels here some say


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Modern Mom 18/12/13(Thu)15:30 No. 3252 ID: d5398f

all i can find in my area are the local network affiliates i already knew about.
bummer




Dumpster Thread That Guy 15/05/22(Fri)20:59 No. 2593 ID: 25fc56 [Reply]
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I've done it, Anons. I quit my job which I hate. Although my family and friends are in a panic because I don't have another crappy minimum-wage income waiting for me, I am entirely comfortable with this. I need a month off to write a particular book, anyway.

One way to supplement my savings while I am not working is salvage. By "salvage", I mean a polite term for dumpster diving. It's not a consistent form of income, but I am more than willing to give it a try.

The pictured book is the Art and Science of Dumpster Diving by John Hoffman. He also wrote Dumpster Diving: The Advanced Course. These books are out of print and getting harder to find. I had to order the former twice through Amazon before I finally got my grubby mits on a copy, but there is an ebook form of it available. I give both a huge recommendation and can go into detail if anyone is interested in reviews.

I have been a scavenger since college when my allowance wasn't quite enough to cover both bills and food. I have never before attempted to sell nor trade anything I have recovered. Turning forty this year, I decided to rent a small storage unit and return to this hobby.

I will begin giving a summaries of what I am finding in following posts. Hey, I don't like seeing a wall of text in an OP either. Summary: I am having way more fun diving than I ever did at any job.


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Modern Mom 17/02/21(Tue)10:51 No. 2965 ID: aa90ac

why would you spend $50 month to sell a used scuffed up door no one wants. i love dumpster diving , but damn watch those storage prices.

used vacuums? good luck selling those. i bought a dyson for $50 and fixed it up , nice ass vacuum.

heres a better tip. grab every usable item out of dumpsters, house flips , etc. clean it up a little, document it, and donate it to charity. taking the donations off your taxes.

i second the guy talking about working as a house cleaner. the guy they hire when they want an entire house worth of crap gone. i did it once , just one old guy who died. he had 300 $30 shirts. i guess he just wore one after the other each day of the year. fuck laundry!

filled up an entire van full of household items. kept the good, donated the rest.

only problem now is that i found out im a hoarder. so now every week i try to get rid of 10 boxes of shit.


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Modern Mom 18/11/18(Sun)06:56 No. 3246 ID: 6d522b
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>>2593
once found a bunch of pentium pro CPUS being tossed...the holy grail of scrap gold.


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Modern Mom 18/11/29(Thu)09:37 No. 3250 ID: 9ffa1f

>>2965
OP here! My housemate just started a job as a house cleaner this week. Thanks for this tip. I will speak with her about this angle.




Modern Mom 17/05/23(Tue)02:21 No. 3024 ID: a6056e [Reply]
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What's the last thing you saved money doing?


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Modern Mom 18/09/18(Tue)09:21 No. 3224 ID: 718082

>>3110
can I port my cell#? I have business connections and half the population here is homeless with a new # every other week, so it's also sort of a "trashy" avoidant matter of pride.


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Modern Mom 18/11/02(Fri)22:17 No. 3238 ID: ca78f3
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pirated as much manga as i could get my hands on, fellow /jew/. [pic related]


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Modern Mom 18/11/29(Thu)09:33 No. 3249 ID: 9ffa1f

I paid for a trial month pass of Sinemia. The theater where my wife likes to go for movies is not in their network, but I was still able to make it work. By network, I mean that Sinemua is set up to work with Movie Tickets dot com by default, but this theater only sells tickets online through its own proprietary website. These subscription services bank on you not having time to use them, so if I only attend one movie for month, I am coming out ahead.




Modern Mom 14/08/10(Sun)21:34 No. 2250 ID: 56d89d [Reply]
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Ok, I have a bit of an unusual problem.

My grandmother died a year ago and left behind a fuckload of shitty furniture. I want to help my parents sell it because they effectively became poorfags sponsoring my education.

Now, this would usually be no problem except the fact that they live in a shitty 2nd world Eastern European country, and in a small(15k residents) town no less. A garage sale, or a Craigslist ad or really anything of the sort is not an option here.

So what the fuck do I do? I doubt that anyone here has experience with this kind of issue, so maybe just help me brainstrom one up? I really want to help my old folks, but can't do so financially because of being stuck in the post-bachelors limbo.


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Modern Mom 17/05/14(Sun)14:45 No. 3023 ID: e9c9be

>>3014
Clean it, take lots of good pictures, and sell it to some wealthy Americans with more money than common sense on eBay. Even with international shipping they'll fucking pay through the nose if you include all the buzzwords they're looking for.


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Modern Mom 18/11/26(Mon)04:37 No. 3247 ID: dc96c6

>>3023
That's a good idea. If by "shitty," OP means "old" and/or "rustic" and/or "hand-crafted" he should sell them on e-bay as such. Clean em up, take some flattering picks, and list them for more than he thinks they're worth. Should keep in mind that many people subconsciously associate a higher price with higher quality/value. Could also market to wealthy Western Europeans, not just Americans


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Modern Mom 18/11/27(Tue)05:11 No. 3248 ID: b2d62b

>>3023
Clean it yes, absolutely. But if it needs refinshing-do NOT do it yourslef, let the final buyer do it. Refinishing furniture kills value.




Modern Mom 17/08/01(Tue)17:50 No. 3055 ID: 7ce7a4 [Reply]
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Hey /Jews/ I've been trying to live the frugal lifestyle. Recently moved into an apartment in Southern California where I'm paying 840 a month for a studio. I don't really have close friends that are financially stable enough to room with. My question is though, (got off topic)
While living a frugal lifestyle, what do you guys do for fun? When I loved with my parents I had disposable income and didn't really care about saving. I could go out with my mates and get drinks or another hobby of ours was shooting but all of that is so expensive. I guess gaming but that gets old too.

TL;DR what do you do for fun that's frugal?


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Modern Mom 18/10/16(Tue)03:16 No. 3231 ID: 304dfd

>>3055
OP here.

Thinking about getting into RPG's. Little bit of a varg tard so myfarog maybe.


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Modern Mom 18/10/30(Tue)18:27 No. 3236 ID: f626bd

> When I loved with my parents I had disposable income and didn't really care about saving.

Just start making love with your parents again.


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Modern Mom 18/11/18(Sun)06:32 No. 3242 ID: 83c9fa

>>3055
Stop feeding (((them))) shekels, and live in the woods. Cheapest lifestyle available.




Modern Mom 18/05/01(Tue)09:01 No. 3176 ID: 602cb1 [Reply]
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Am I the only one on this board who’s thrifty because he wants to become financially independent? Can we have a financial independence thread?


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Modern Mom 18/07/05(Thu)14:58 No. 3211 ID: 9ae23f

>>3199
Sounds good anon. Right now I’m able to stash about 63%, but I’m about to close on a house after renting for quit some time. I hope to be out of college loan debt by the end of 2020.


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Modern Mom 18/11/02(Fri)22:25 No. 3239 ID: ca78f3
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literally an absolute mood. im just trying to afford an apartment but in this economy it's a fuckin nightmare.


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Modern Mom 18/11/12(Mon)08:23 No. 3240 ID: 8e7778

>>3239
>tfw the housing sector here is completely on its ass because my country is running out of space to build things and will officially stop building new buildings in the near future




Small-scale farming and potential self-sufficiency project Morpho 18/06/30(Sat)19:35 No. 3209 ID: 2d9c71 [Reply]
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I started planting two potato plants from cuttings and a bunch of tomato seeds. Thinking of either selling them to a farmer's market or use it to provide for myself and enjoy a good salad. In the future I'll also try planting lettuce and otger greens. Maybe I can also extend this to grain crops, but would they work with a makeshift hydroponics apparatus?


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Modern Mom 18/09/18(Tue)09:29 No. 3225 ID: 718082

>>3209
Any irrigation tips? I only have inside tap (no hose), SO is asleep when I get home and faucet is loud, so I don't water and then fall asleep. Or I forget. Can I rig up a milk jug somehow?


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Modern Mom 18/09/18(Tue)09:29 No. 3226 ID: 718082

>>3209
Any irrigation tips? I only have inside tap (no hose), SO is asleep when I get home and faucet is loud, so I don't water and then fall asleep. Or I forget. Can I rig up a milk jug somehow?


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Modern Mom 18/09/18(Tue)13:44 No. 3227 ID: 39b2ea

>>3225 "olla" method might work for plastic bottles and such. Filling up each one and putting the cap back on should last almost a week without watering.

https://www.treehugger.com/green-food/unglazed-clay-pots-create-efficient-drip-irrigation-video.html

Dedicate a patch for compost or worms as that's like steroids for the crops. Post back OP and tell us how you go!




Modern Mom 18/03/25(Sun)04:17 No. 3146 ID: b896cb [Reply]
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Hello everyone,

Recently, I've re-stumbled upon some great pieces of literature made by anarchists in the late 1960s.
Over half of it is about how to make explosives and drugs, but there a good few other pieces by them on how to live is a free "yippie".

This one is called "Fuck The System" and details on how to live completely free in New York City by finding free food, getting phone calls with those fake coin tricks, etc. However, this is all completely outdated.
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Fuck_the_System

Could we make our own, modern, version?


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Modern Mom 18/07/10(Tue)09:43 No. 3214 ID: d36894
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Over the years, people made modifications and additions to the Anarchist's Cookbook, mainly on BBS' and (some still running) Gophers. The end result is a much more accurate, much more up-to-date version of the book.

>>3148 whilethat may be the case, there is still quite a bit of valuable information in there. For example, there is information on how to pick locks, rip off vending and change machines, and a lot of phreaking (including getting payphones to give YOU money). If there is any gram of useful knowledge that can be gleaned from it, it is far from worthless as a resource


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Modern Mom 18/07/10(Tue)09:47 No. 3215 ID: d36894
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>>3214
Oh, and all of this is for educational purposes


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Are you trying to get people killed? Modern Mom 18/07/18(Wed)03:36 No. 3219 ID: 8b2a4d

Sounds like a lot of useless information nowadays, cities are very different, and all of the 'recipes' are gonna be the altered ones. If there are armored cars rolling in, a guy with a makeshift grenade launcher isn't going to do much. I'll stick with my baseball bat and pray for death, thanks though




Modern Mom 18/04/09(Mon)07:23 No. 3162 ID: 1e52d0 [Reply]
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Could someone direct me to some quality VoIP services? I've had my cell phone turned off for over two months now. I don't plan on wasting $30 a month on calling and texting local numbers as well as family. Preferably looking for free services. I'm about to try to order a cheap headset with a mic as I don't have a microphone besides a Rockband mic that pretty much has stopped working.


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Modern Mom 18/07/07(Sat)02:16 No. 3212 ID: d36894

A bit late, but look into running your own FreePBX box (free) and just paying for a SIP service like Flowroute (~1 cent/min). If you portforward, you can get phone calls wherever you can get internet


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Modern Mom 18/07/13(Fri)05:06 No. 3216 ID: aa4b9d

>>3212
Can you translate that to normal English?




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