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25 hilarious times people took frugality way too far just to save a few bucks

25 times people, in their pursuit of saving money for the future, ended up getting involved in hilarious mishaps.

25 hilarious times people took frugality way too far just to save a few bucks
Cover Image Source: (L) Reddit | u/macbubs; (R) Reddit | u/DerangedBeaver

Saving is the one big goal in many people's mind in this economy. As per Forbes, over 305,000 employees were let go from their jobs in the US as part of the major layoffs that happened last year. To be prepared for the future, many are trying to cut costs in some way or another, and desperately looking for ways to efficiently save and grow their money. Some are engaging in popular practices like loud budgeting, selling used items and DIYs. And others…migth be taking things a bit too far. 

Representative Image Source: Pexels | maitree rimthong
Representative Image Source: Pexels | maitree rimthong

Reddit is a veritable treasure trove of stories about individuals who, in their pursuit of being cost-effective, end up in the most hilarious scenarios. From DIYs-gone-wrong to staying at the weirdest hotels, these mishaps might not save anyone any money but will definitely be the cheapest laughter therapy the readers can imagine. Here are 25 instances where humans, in their aim to save money, made the funniest goof-ups, causing everyone, including themselves, to laugh out loud.

1. He bought the wrong size because it was cheaper

Image Source: Reddit/u/dangernoodlefloodle
Image Source: Reddit/u/dangernoodlefloodle

2. Got a puzzle at a thrift store

"Got this puzzle at a thrift store because I’ve always wanted a puzzle of the earth. Took me six months to finish it because of work and life getting in the way. When I finally finished it I find out that I’m missing a piece. Went to the manufacturers website and it says they can’t give you replacement pieces " -  u/blazyin32
Image Source: Reddit/u/blazyin32
Image Source: Reddit/u/blazyin32

3. Quality pallet -1: Cheap hammer -0

Image Source: Reddit/u/A2326P
Image Source: Reddit/u/A2326P

4.  This is what I get for buying cheap bacon :(

Image Source: Reddit/u/main_motors
Image Source: Reddit/u/main_motors

5. Happy Neh Year! From the discount store

Image Source: Reddit/u/alexesparza
Image Source: Reddit/u/alexesparza

6. Lesson of the day: Don’t buy cheap s**t on eBay from China

Image Source: Reddit/u/benz-friend
Image Source: Reddit/u/benz-friend

7. Bought some coasters from Amazon

"Before you make fun of me, I am admittedly young and naive. This was me trying to save money on my first apartment. whoops!" - u/uglylizardboy
Image Source: Reddit/u/uglylizardboy
Image Source: Reddit/u/uglylizardboy

8. This $4 swan pool float from the dollar store

Image Source: Reddit/u/salutishi
Image Source: Reddit/u/salutishi

9. Rhode Island is removing trash cans from public parks and beaches to save money. No way this could go wrong...

Image Source: Reddit/u/arch_llama
Image Source: Reddit/u/arch_llama

10. When the boss at your dive bar is too cheap to get the ceiling leak fixed

Image Source: Reddit/u/Metallicatica
Image Source: Reddit/u/Metallicatica

11. My cheap tape measure is missing the 40-inch marker

Image Source: Reddit/u/dushisellers
Image Source: Reddit/u/dushisellers

12. I have officially learned my lesson about buying cheap furniture from Amazon (have had all those plants/pots for years)

Image Source: Reddit/u/GooniesN3v3rsaydie
Image Source: Reddit/u/GooniesN3v3rsaydie

13. My company found cheaper gloves. These came out of the same box

Image Source: Reddit/u/Mr_Blonde15
Image Source: Reddit/u/Mr_Blonde15

14. Frugal engineering

Image Source: Reddit/u/mikeleus
Image Source: Reddit/u/mikeleus

15. Me and my business partner decided to share a hotel room in order to save some money. We weren't expecting this.

Image Source: Reddit/u/HAZMA7
Image Source: Reddit/u/HAZMA7

16. My boyfriend's mom decided to save some money and trim the dog's hair herself.. mind you he's a Pomeranian. 

Image Source: Reddit/u/naaron127
Image Source: Reddit/u/naaron127

17. My (frugal) friend's old glasses at the eye doctor. Yes, that's a twig.

Image Source: Reddit/u/MagicalUnibeefs
Image Source: Reddit/u/MagicalUnibeefs

18. Ever thought about hiring a cheap barber from Craigslist? Think again.

Image Source: Reddit/u/Maklo_Never_Forget
Image Source: Reddit/u/Maklo_Never_Forget

19. I guess these are the cheap seats

Image Source: Reddit/u/Scaulbylausis
Image Source: Reddit/u/Scaulbylausis

20. I installed my own microwave today and saved $150 in install fees!

Image source: Reddit/u/zingusdingus
Image source: Reddit/u/zingusdingus

21. I guess that's what I get for buying pooreos

Image Source: Reddit/u/DerangedBeaver
Image Source: Reddit/u/DerangedBeaver

22. Bought a $20 smartwatch from Wish.com. I guess I deserve this for being cheap

Image Source: Reddit/u/CommanderTazaur
Image Source: Reddit/u/CommanderTazaur

23. Buying cheap educational toys is a bad idea.

Image Source: Reddit/u/nodnodwinkwink
Image Source: Reddit/u/nodnodwinkwink

24. My frames broke, so I forced my lenses into some cheap sunglasses frames. I look ridiculous but I can see at work.

Image Source: Reddit/u/macbubs
Image Source: Reddit/u/macbubs

25. Booked a cheap hotel in Lisbon with a friend.

Image Source: Reddit/u/Th3_Accountant
Image Source: Reddit/u/Th3_Accountant

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