When is it worth it to pay more?

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  1. MelissaW

    MelissaW Well-Known Member

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    Over the years we've found that sometimes it's OK to cut corners, but sometimes it's just better to pay more for a quality item that will work better and last. Tools and shoes are two such items. What do you think is worth paying more for?
     
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    Good quality paint, definitely.
     

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    Better to buy butter than margerine...things just taste better and when your cooking or baking I think it is worth the extra money for butter.
     
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    hmmm I think when it well be something that's you'll use alot and you need the quility to be there.
     
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    safety is always worth the money!!!!! for my family.

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  11. buddyboat

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    My rule is this, when it comes to shopping for food-buy cheap. On MANY other items, buy the best cause you will always be happy with it.
    Think about this, it's true.
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  12. Yvonne's hubby

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    I figure thats like borrowing something, if you will use more than once, buy one for yourself, and buy a good one. If there is no one handy to borrow from and you figure a cheapie will get you through the project at hand, then buy the throw away.
     
  13. HermitJohn

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    Greater purchase price may or may not mean significantly greater longevity, safety, or quality. It all just depends... Sort of just have to develope a sixth sense whether particular items are a true bargain or not. Even then its a gamble. High price or 'brand new' dont mean trouble free. Just means you may have to spend bunch time money to get company to stand behind their product. For example, spend tens of thousands on a new vehicle which turns out to be a perpetual lemon, then hello lawyers and court and lot of your time. Spend few hundred on old car that turns out a lemon, just move on to another vehicle or sometimes you can just make lemonade by swapping in a good used engine or something.
     
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    ya really cant say...
    inspect the item before you pay for it, some cheapo items are better, and sometimes, the name brand one is better...

    Ive eaten really disgusting cheap canned food, and some off cheap brands that were full packed and delicious...
    some name brand foods that are revolting some cheap stuff is revolting.

    its one of those things you have to experiment with.
     
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    Only if the quality is consistent with the cost.
    Furniture I only want to buy it once in my life.
    Grocery staples Your end product depends on the quality of the basic ingredients.
    Livestock I prefer to buy registered stock because I have a good chance of knowing what I'm getting and the offspring have higher sale value.
     
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    Things I ALWAYS buy the cheapest kind available: shoes (Payless shoes always seem to hold out the longest for me), unmentionables, dishsoap, most kinds of food, and clothes.
     
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