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JM^3
02-06-2006, 19:05:33
So I got arround to something I had been meaning to do for a long time last night: I spent a while putting receipts on to my scanner and scanning them into my computers harddrive.

Most of these receipts were from last fall, for things like a meal, or some juice, or occasionally some peice of electronics or software.

Then I got tired of it. It was boring to do, but I was really looking forward to being able to destroy those receipts.

Later my mom called, I told her what I had been doing and that I had a lot more to do since I had kept practically all my receipts for over 4 years.

Than I realised I was insane.

Hopefully I will be able to throw them out when I return home. I have many many file folders full of them, and similiar tihngs...

Jon Miller
(I was born to play Computer/Video RPGs)

Gary
02-06-2006, 19:24:13
That's good. The first step is admitting to the problem.

Frozen Frog
02-06-2006, 19:41:25
Go towards the light Jon.

JM^3
02-06-2006, 19:44:06
The thing is that they are all crinkled, and mixed up, and losing their ink.

So it isn't even as if they could be gone over ever again, even if it was useful for me to know what I ordered at Chipotle in September 2002.

JM

devilmunchkin
02-06-2006, 19:51:02
<<throws hers out after they sit in her purse for a few years

Cruddy
02-06-2006, 20:09:05
Hmm... I save major expenditure (computer parts mostly) and utility bills but nothing else.

The rest gets recycled as paper mache sculpture. Unconventional but more productive than just dumping paper.

JM^3
02-06-2006, 20:13:34
Originally posted by devilmunchkin
<<throws hers out after they sit in her purse for a few years

How big of purse do you have?

I told the coffee shop just now that I didn't need a receipt.

JM

Greg W
02-06-2006, 23:08:02
You keep receipts for a meal or a juice? Um... Why? As in, what made you start keeping them all?

JM^3
03-06-2006, 02:18:29
I always have..

JM
(I actually have folders from much earlier than 2002)

Greg W
03-06-2006, 02:29:58
I always have is a reason to continue something. It's not a reason to start. So, why did you start collecting them?

JM^3
03-06-2006, 02:35:15
I have always intended to go over all my bank statements and credit card statements (which I have also kept) and compare them...

JM

notyoueither
03-06-2006, 02:47:45
Than I realised I was insane.

:lol:

devilmunchkin
03-06-2006, 05:30:54
i have a pretty big purse, unfortunately. it was a christmas present one year and I just use it because i'm too lazy and cheap to go get one for myself that would be a better size.

mr_G
03-06-2006, 08:45:15
another great episode.
JM and the receipts.

Vincent
03-06-2006, 11:57:41
Exciting story indeed. Love the idea of scanning them

JM^3
03-06-2006, 18:42:40
I figure it is very German.

I threw out a whole box of receipts last night, only looked through them, didn't scan them. Also threw out some over 4 years old Reader's Digests.

Jon Miller

Vincent
03-06-2006, 18:44:24
No, German would be writing them down by hand or maybe xeroxing. We don't like the fancy hi-tech stuff like "scanning"

JM^3
03-06-2006, 18:57:34
Scanning is just like Xeroxing, but easier. A scanner is cheaper than a Xeroxer.

JM

Vincent
03-06-2006, 18:59:34
It's not a matter of doing things cheap. It's a matter of doing things the proper way

JM^3
03-06-2006, 19:15:28
:( I thought being 1/4 german would be enough..

JM

Vincent
04-06-2006, 01:24:35
being 120% german is just enough

Darkstar
05-06-2006, 22:30:37
Scanning receipts? Thats very inefficent. You need to be entering them into an Excel spreadsheet or something. Scanning faded receipts just means you've got a bitmap of a faded receipt eating up storage space. It wont' do you any good if you actually needed it, an transcribing it to text would be much more space efficent, and allow for easy collation into something like Excel or some money tracking program.

Hard to believe you've kept all those receipts (kicks boxes of bank statements and credit card statements back under the bed).