Go Cheap or Pay More for Quality?
Have you ever regretted buying something on the cheap? Who hasn't? Here's one of my many shopping regrets: I bought bamboo shades for two windows in my bedroom about a year ago at Target, paying about $30 a piece. They looked great and I felt pretty good as friends and family marveled at the deal I got. My happy dance ended though a few months later when I gently pulled the cord to open the shade and it snapped. I tried to fix it but soon realized that sometimes you really do get what you pay for.
Shoppers are constantly faced with the decision to buy the cheapest item possible whether it be window shades or groceries, or to spend more for what may be higher quality. Sometimes the lower-priced item turns out ok. And other times it just doesn't cut it as in the case of my window shades. Now I have to spend even more money for another set of shades. I have learned over the years to not cheap out on certain things: diapers, trash bags and certain electronics. I now add window shades to that list. I buy certain brands of these items, even though they may be a little more money. But I have no problem buying the absolute cheapest paper towels or generic over-the-counter medication.
What in your life is worth the extra money because the cheaper brand just doesn't cut it? What are your favorite cheap or generic items?
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