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If you find something you like that's a bargain, why not buy two? I got some inexpensive dollar sunglasses I liked a while ago and bought two pairs. Now one is shot, and I am working on the second one. (And I just found another style I liked and bought another two pairs, for $2.)

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By pamphyila from Los Angeles

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February 15, 20070 found this helpful

Good idea except for one thing: cheap sunglasses do not protect against UVA and UVB rays. Very important for strong sunlight such as in California--in fact, anywhere, summer or winter.

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February 15, 20070 found this helpful

Note re the rays - Don't think that's always true - I get bargain sunglasses that state they are UVB protective, etc. They are just last year's make or model....And then I get very light tinted ones for varying conditions.

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Thanks for reminding us, though.

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February 16, 20070 found this helpful

This is a good tip I don't always remember and then am sorry when I can't find the item again. I don't think it has to be something that's real cheap either....just something you really like....like a certain kind of shoes perhaps.

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By Lynda (Guest Post)
February 16, 20070 found this helpful

Why spend two dollars when you have only one?
Also, when on such a tight budget, we cannot afford the first one, most of the time, and are thrilled to find ANYTHING extra that we can. For example, we

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had to wait until the very last minute sales for school and relative valentines, which were 90% off. If I had bought two of anything, I could have only had them and not the little single special silver heart for my grandson's mom. I also happened to find wooden cross keychains for .10 each ! Pennies make dollars, remember. Storing things is a really big problem here, since I have to store materials I find curbside in hopes of remodeling my old run down home one day soon in the early Spring.

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February 16, 20070 found this helpful

I suppose buying 2 at one time goes back to the theory of stockpiling - that is, if you can afford it - stocking up when you see a bargain - so you don't have to go back to buy it at full price. Of course, if the $ is really tight, you just get what you CAN afford at the moment - it's all a matter of where you are financially.

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I have a tendency to spend more when I am slightly flush and then have stores to fall back on when money is tight...and since I have always had a fluctuating income, this strategy has worked for me over the years. I am still wearing the 2 pairs of jeans I got on sale for $6 each at a Kohl's sale 2 years ago!

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