Five Things You Should Never Buy Through Bargain Websites

We all enjoy getting good bargains wherever we can, and with the success of Groupon, Living Social, and all the countless other online deal sites, they're not too hard to find.

Where we eat, shop, and even vacation is becoming increasingly dictated by what we find on coupon sites. But has our deal-hunting gone too far?

It seems these sites have coupons for almost anything now; and while being budget savvy is never a bad thing, there are certain times when you just have to put your frugal foot down. Here are five of them.

5. Tattoos

True art is something that should never be compromised- especially when it's going to be permanently engraved on your body. So when you see an online deal offering 75% off tattoo services, think twice about it.

Quantity over quality is generally not something you want to associate with your body art; except maybe in prison, and even then it's a fine line between a dagger and a penis on your neck.

4. Colon Hydrotherapy

Two things that should never be in the same sentence together: "coupon" and "colon." Getting special treatments done to your "bad-touch" areas is all the rave these days (especially in Scottsdale). But if you don't have the cash to splurge on turning your colon into an indoor water park, don't look for a "backdoor" option, so to speak. As a general rule, you really shouldn't cut corners when it comes to strangers sticking instruments up your anus.

3. Liposuction

In the realm of discounted cosmetic procedures, stick to the things that will ultimately grow back: hair, nails, and exfoliated dead skin cells. The moment anesthesia, lasers, or serious surgical equipment is involved, you'll want to forgo any suspiciously low prices. It's better to have a temporary dent in your wallet than a permanent one in your thigh.

2. Strippers

The only thing less classy than going to stripper college, is going to cheap stripper college.

1. Daycare

It's hard to imagine discount daycare without picturing some toddler-sized version of Lord of the Flies. We all know better than to criticize the parenting skills of others; but if you're going to send you child to cheap-o day care, you might as well continue your ride on the penny pinching train - filling used water bottles with formula, buying chew toys for the baby and the dog to share... Hell, how hard could it be to turn a potato sack into a onsie?

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