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AskReaders: What do insanely poor people buy, that ordinary people know nothing about?

Comments (4)
  1. ivan says:

    You think insanely poor people ARE THOSE EXAMPLES?????

    (Facepalm)

  2. Drew says:

    I moved out when I was 17 while my family moved to Florida I stayed behind because I was a senior in high school and didn’t want to leave. It was a stupid decision seeming as I was working in a fast food restaurant and sleeping in the back of my jeep. I would wake up and go to anytime fitness workout and shower there then go to school go to work and I would park my car and sleep in the Walmart parking lot until I saved enough money to put a down payment on a apartment.

  3. Chris.P.Bacon says:

    Wow, a lot of these are terrible and miss the point of the question completely. It’s not a contest of poverty of or sad story time.

    Here’s just a few of the things poor people buy, that ordinary people probably don’t know about:

    1.) Flavor-Aid, think of it as Kool-Aid’s second cousin, minus all of the flavor. It was only 10 cents cheaper than Kool-Aid, but when your broke every little bit counts.
    2.) Powdered milk, we got it as kids from the food boxes that the government gave us. But trust me, it wasn’t remotely reminiscent of milk.
    3.) Clothing Dye. You can buy this stuff for like a buck, so when your black slacks are fading this will make them look brand new. It’s pretty awesome, you can fix up at least 10 pairs with single bottle.

  4. Jacob says:

    Spam and rice.
    Not spam, cooked, and rice, cooked.
    But a cup of rice, out of the six you have left, cooked in the same rice cooker, as one quarter of the two cans of spam you have left.
    Manna from heaven.

    Also Arroz Caldo. Which is rice stewed with whatever leftovers you have and everything in your seasoning selection.
    Sometimes amazing, sometimes sad.

    I have always been too proud to ask for money.
    My parents, though wealthy, don’t know this about me.

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