Originally Posted by DocHolliday
I consider myself fairly frugal, but others might disagree. I'm aggressively analytical when it comes to quality. I'll research extensively, determine what I believe represents the best quality-for-price, then bargain hunt for the best deal I can find. This applies to everything from clothes to kitchen knives to umbrellas. I often end up spending more on a single item than do many folks, but I do so to obtain something that will give me many years of service. (A sentiment I'm sure most SFers understand.)
I do the same. Then, I'll try to take care of an item so I can use it forever.
Clothing is really my only expensive hobby. I rarely eat out and my "vacations" center around professional travel, though I may start saving for some real vacations.