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How Do You Sneak New Purchases Past Your Spouse/Folks? ;-)

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Posted 06/11/2008   12:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add amitvyas03 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
How do you sneak frequent/expensive stamp purchases past your spouse/folks?

Creative ideas, please
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Posted 06/11/2008   12:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gussyboy1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sneak them in hidden between pages of books!? ha I dunno, I was trying to think like a man!

Gussyboy1

Actually, my stamps are scattered everywhere in the guest bedroom (who could miss them?) That way we never can have guests!
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Posted 06/11/2008   12:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I usually get home before my wife does. I run grab my stuff out of the mailbox before she sees it! Once the new stuff is in my pile she can't tell the difference.
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Posted 06/11/2008   4:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cimarron_Warrior to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I avoid the whole sneaking thing all together I tell her before it shows up that I have bought that way I don't get into trouble for buying and then sneaking it in. It goes back to the old addage, is better to tell the truth then to have to come up with a passel of lies to cover ones butt......LOL
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Posted 06/11/2008   5:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sfgoda to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Being divorced......I just have to sneak mine past my checkbook.
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Posted 06/11/2008   6:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modern_who to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As long as she keeps smoking...
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Posted 06/11/2008   6:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great ideas guys...heres mine..my wife is not going to outlive her money....take a look at the Paypal purchases..they are almost all hers..
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Posted 06/11/2008   8:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nr-notrare to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Guess I'm the lucky one again......no sneaking....no hassles.
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Posted 06/11/2008   10:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dianne Earl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My husband has an antique Jaguar. I don't think I'll ever match his eBay or any other purchases. So I guess I'm safe.

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Posted 06/11/2008   11:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My wife tells me she has so many different pairs of black shoes because there are different colors of black. Go figure!

In truth, she has her shoe collection and I have my stamp collection. We're both happy.
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Posted 06/12/2008   07:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Triggersmob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
As long as she keeps smoking...


I'm with you. She has no room to complain as long as she spends $17 every couple of days on a packet of fags.

Steve
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Posted 06/12/2008   11:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add amitvyas03 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
From Henry Cecil's No Bail for the Judge:

"It is astonishing to those who do not collect stamps that so much money can be sent by intelligent* people on buying small pieces of paper of no intrinsic and often no artistic value whatever."

*Boldface added for emphasis

PS: I hate e-Bay sellers who bundle detailed invoices along with my stamps
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Posted 06/12/2008   11:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add amitvyas03 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Once the new stuff is in my pile she can't tell the difference.

Yep, few non-collectors can
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Donning the devious Male hat

Mail them to yourself, and when they arrive
You make sure wifey is in earshot

"Oh No! Bob has sent me some MORE stamps, tch!"
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Posted 12/16/2011   6:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One of the dealers I buy from changed their merchant category code so that purchases at their store look like there are purchases at a grocery store.
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Posted 12/16/2011   7:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Wife to Smauggie....
"Darling, it's nice to see you eating more vegetables these days,
good for you"


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