Its not stingy. The PET bottles I mostly use work fine for me, I dont want to move to all glass. And why should I feel quesy about using them? They are clean and sanitised when I get to re-use them. When they get a bit bashed up I chuck em out and they get replaced.Can't believe how stingy some people are on bottling. Most people seem to spend decent money on ingredients, be it grains, hops, yeast or a good kit and are happy to splash the cash on equipment but are dead against decent bottles. You can get 50 new glass bottles and caps for under £30. The idea of using someone else's second hand bottles or using plastic bottles makes me feel queasy. Why would put all that effort into a home brew and stick it in a plastic bottle?
I would be more concerrned about drinking my beer from a dirty glass for which I take great care to avoid. What are your beer glasses like?