cheap ones,or good expensive ones?

@gxnfly (1147)
China
April 11, 2008 5:10am CST
Some people always buy the cheapest things they can find.They do shop windows all day long till they find the cheapest stuff they want.They think they are smart ,they feel happy that they bought a pair shoes which is the cheapest in the world.They are really good buyers! But not me! I buy good, a little expensive stuffs,they save me money over the long haul because they last twice as long as cheap ones.They might not the cheapest,but they are worth the price.Good quality stuff save me time,cause with the durable quality they last long,then I don't have to buy stuff frequently.And also I don't think it's worth it to waste your whole day for just look for the cheapest stuff. What's your opinion?
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@rlc456 (415)
• United States
11 Apr 08
I agree, I don't buy the most expensive shoes or whatever I'm shopping for but I try to make sure it is of good quality. I sure don't want to spend all day shopping.
@kiwibee (240)
• New Zealand
14 Apr 08
Yeah, I bought $15 slippers a few months ago, when I really wanted the $30 ones. Now I wish I'd gotten the more expensive ones because the sole is coming off one of them. What a bummer. I thought they would last me the winter but the cold weather is only just beginning and now I've got to buy more slippers! (I live in New Zealand.)
@MichaelJay (1100)
11 Apr 08
I think you are right, good quality tells in the end. There is a saying 'you get what you pay for'. I think this trend goes right through life whether you're deciding which soap poweder to buy or if it's a government deciding how much to spend on a new hospital. It's always the cost factor that decides things and never considerations like quality or service. It makes me so annoyed that the whole world is on an economy drive and in the end all you get is poor services or products. Nobody seems to care. Rich countries like UK can afford the best but they choose to go for cheap rubbish all the time.
• India
11 Apr 08
it depends a lot on what i'm going to buy!i invest money in expensive watches.this is something i will never buy cheap or settle for something which is not branded because it lasts me a lifetime.next is a pair of jeans i go for nice, well fitted branded pair of denims only cos being a casual person this is what i wear the most.then comes the perfumes again i go for expensive and branded ones and the same with the cosmetics too since i have a sensitive skin and i dont want to end up spending m ore by visiting a dermatologist.but when it comes to flip flops or teh roadside hobos i go in for them depending if i like them,i even buy earrings and anklets from there since they give a very chunky look and if i dont like them i always have a choice of disposing them.
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
11 Apr 08
in this respect i am totally like you i guess. i buy a little expensive things. i believe in good quality and they also last long. i have seen many friends who say buy lots ogf pairs of cheap shoes. i may buy one pair but of good quality as they lasts long.
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@ruby222 (4848)
5 Aug 08
I must admit that Its false economy to buy shoes that are only going to last a few weeks,and I would rather buy a pair of good walking shoes that are going to last me some time,that a cheap pair that are going to be in bits in no time,I like leather shoes,as the leather can breathe and it is much kinder to your feet,as well as being a lot softer then most man made materials
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
4 Aug 08
I think it is a waste of time to run around to try to find the cheaspest product also. Some of those things do not last very long. I like to buy good products and I do search for the best deals online. That is the best way to go for me since I live 15 miles from stores anyway.
• China
28 Jun 08
Yes, I also do the same life way as yours! However, I don't think the one who buy the cheap thing is not wrong, everyone have their considation and have their own lifeway! They also get their happy from the shopping of their way!
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
28 Jun 08
I say that people buy what they can afford. If, for example, a person is only making enough money to pay rent and bills and food and there is little left over for other things, then they should and do, buy cheap. But if you can afford to buy more expensive stuff, good for you. I think most people can't afford to. I certainly know I can't afford to buy expensive stuff, but even if I could I know I wouldn't because to me it is a waste of money, if I can get it cheaper. I shop at the discount stores and second hand stores and that is good for me.
@mamakat (321)
• United States
29 Apr 08
What a great question! I really dislike doing this, but can I play the wishy-washy card on this one? I know it's awful, but I can't answer that I just do one or the other. I grew up in a household where we weren't rolling in money. So it was basically a given that if we got something, it was going to be the cheapest option available. That went for food (all hail the days of black and white label un-brands! lol), paper products, clothing. . . You name it, we couldn't afford to spend a lot on it. For quite some time after I was out on my own, I was still of the mindset that cheapest was the only way to go. As time has passed though, I have come to realize that the quality of the products I purchase is much more important than getting the most dirt cheap price possible. That being said, I will do what I can to make sure I pay the lowest price I can find for something, but won't sacrifice quality for getting a good price. It sort of started out as a joke, but I told people there were some things I wouldn't go cheap on: toilet paper, and diaper wipes. If the nose and the bottom aren't happy, nobody's happy! lol I will skimp though, when it comes to food costs. I have a tough time justifying paying $4 for a name brand version of a cereal when you can get a knock off for $1.89 that tastes exactly the same. For clothing, shoes, and even household products, I'm very willing to pay a bit more to get a quality product. I guess this is my theory. Yes, you can pay $9.99 and get a really cheap pair of shoes. But how long will they last you? More than likely, they won't even last a season. Then what do you need to do? Go out and replace them. Why not get a more expensive, better made pair of shoes and end up getting several good years of wear out of them? Totally just my take on things, of course. *hugs*
@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
26 Apr 08
I mix both of them. Depend on what I bought. If it was good bargain, I buy the cheap ones.Like detergent or mops etc. But for electronic stuff like TV, AC, oven,microwave and stuff, usually I bought the good ones. cause usually the most expensive do not mean the good ones. They are just expensives cause they already had famous brand. Of course the good ones not cheap but sometimes not too expensive either. :)
@whiteheron (4223)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Well, I never have purchased the most expensive stuff as either I did not have the money to do so or did not value the stuff enough to do so. I though have, of necessity, purchased the cheapest stuff as long as that was not a major sacrifice in quality. I go to Biglots sometimes to see what they have and am happy for the discounts there.
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
26 Apr 08
i'm one of those people who window shop first before deciding on what to buy. i usually select the cheapest and the one i like the most. :p i only window shop if i have enough free time but if i don't, i would buy the first stuff the i have liked on first sight. no matter what the price is. but i'm usually indecisive and its a problem when i like two stuffs but i could only buy one stuff. that's where the price factor comes in. i would choose the cheaper one. i do buy expensive, good quality stuffs sometimes. only when i really need it.
• United States
19 Apr 08
I'm like you. I don't want to absolute cheapest product. I'll spend a little more for a quality product. Especially when it comes to shoes for myself. I don't go to payless unless I want specific shoes for a specific outfit that I'm only going to wear once or a handfull of times. I spent $55 on a pair of Columbia sandals and I believe I've had them for three years now. They are showing a little wear, but i know they'll last me another year or two. And I love them, I wear them year round. I hope I can find them again when I need another pair. So that 's my two cents.
@Elixiress (3893)
19 Apr 08
It depends. I ruin shoes quickly, so I buy cheap ones. I also go through tops quickly, because I stop liking them quickly, so I buy cheap ones of them. However, jeans and bags, I spend quite a bit on, because I expect them to last a long time. So I do both, cheapness and quality.
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
I just want quality goods worthy of the money i spent
@moondan (714)
• China
19 Apr 08
I think the quality is the most important factor when we buy somethings no mater it is cheap or expensive. long before,my younger sister and me have the contrary opinion of that.I prefer to buy cheap goods as clothes,shoes......the design is good but the quality is really not very good.I think with the same money i could buy more.but my younger sister tend to buy good quality ones.she think the better one can last long and looks better.My mother don't like me to buy the cheap one without quality.With growing,i agree with that quality value the money.I will not but the expensive one but with not very good quality.i want to buy the good quality one with the same money. I think everyone if they have enough money,most of them want to buy good ones,prefer to buy expensive one.Now i am only a student,i have not so much money for me to buy goods.and i don't want to use so many money from parents.so now i only buy thing with little to buy the best quality.After i earn money,i will buy better one.
• United States
17 Apr 08
I must say that 90% of the time I go cheap
@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
16 Apr 08
My shopping habits can go either way. It all depends on what I'm buying whether I want to buy a cheaper item with not as much quality. I buy expensive shoes because I want them to last a long time, especially if I like the style. My clothes I can get very cheap because I wear a small size and can find it on clearance quite often. It's good quality clothes that will still last for a long time. Things I wear and use more often I will buy a more expensive brand and type of it so it'll last much longer. You're right. It definitely does save a lot of money in the long run to buy an expensive but good-quality item that will last its money's worth several years later. When it comes to cars, I buy pre-owned used vehicles to save money while I still know it's a good brand and reliable vehicle. It hasn't let me down yet! So...I guess for me it all depends on what I'm buying. I really do look for good quality. Sometimes you can find well-made items for a nice price. Great discussion.
@bradhart (659)
• United States
16 Apr 08
Neither price and quality nor name brand and quality usually have nothing to do with each other on most consumer goods.
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Apr 08
i agree i prefer to but the expensive one. we always discuss this matter with my dad, he want me to buy the cheaper one because i can bu double but i reason out to him that although it's expensive and i can only buy one but the life span of it will be double. i don't go shopping always.