[–] WORF_MOTORBOATS_TROI 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

If the numbers work out I will sometimes buy the cheap item first and then figure out what I like and dislike about it so that I'm better educated about what to focus on when I'm replacing it. Plus it gives me something to tide me over until I find a quality item on sale.

[–] Dean_Wilhelm_Hawkins 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Buy once, cry once.

My philosophy on guns

[–] Empress [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Nothing worse than a crappy pistol. I'll never forget the Taurus .22 my dad gave me for my 10th or 11th birthday. I absolutely hated shooting that pistol and ended up shooting my dad's 1911 instead. Thinking now, guess that's what made me love 1911s so much.

[–] beefartist 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You are the shit. That being said I have almost a dozen 22's that cost be less than $700 bucks (and most way less than that)...they can find one they like that doesn't cost me so much per round :P I am pretty sure my brother is going to buy/give my son his namesake rifle at some point :)

[–] caoimhin 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Also referred to as "Buy once, Cry once" - and I wholeheartedly recommend it. Well made things can often be repaired if they break, while cheaply made things are more or less meant to be replaced.

[–] beefartist 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

When it comes to guns you don't even have to cry. I have a 22 marlin that was less than $400 USD with a really nice scope, strap, and bipod. Old 22's are like old tractors and most used ones are insanely low prices and very accurate at <100yds

[–] StanTheTRex 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

This is becoming increasingly harder to do unfortunately.

[–] Soyboy69 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Came here to say that. Usually your choices are poor quality items made in china, poor quality made in china then shipped to the US for the final stages of assembly and a much higher price tag to come with the "made in the USA" sticker, or a chinese knockoff. Given that it's all made in china and engineered to fail you're probably best off going for the knockoff and hoping you get something that works.

[–] Tistime 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That's if you can find something well made. Mostly it's all Chinese crap made to a price. It's probably far more frugal to take a step back and ask whether you need something at all. Cleared daughter number 2's bedroom out yesterday, must have thrown out a couple hundred dollars worth of stuff she's never used. Consumer culture wastes so much of our time, when there are far more important things within arms reach, or within hugging distance to put it another way.

[–] Waffle_ninja 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I buy quality outerwear at the end of the season. I still will end up spending $75-$150 on a pair of snow boots, pants or jacket, but I only have to do it once every 4-5 years.

Another good reason to keep a stable figure. If your weight isn’t fluctuating up and down, it’s easier to hold onto quality pieces that last longer.

[–] Empress [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Another good reason to keep a stable figure. If your weight isn’t fluctuating up and down, it’s easier to hold onto quality pieces that last longer.

So very wise.

[–] Hippie_Housewife 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

So true!! We've learned this the hard way over the years more than once. It is especially true of appliances...you will always, always get what you pay for. If you go cheap you'll just be replacing it in a little while and you'll be annoyed.

[–] haveanupgoat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Does this remain true if you have children that are destructo-bots?