Things you should never cheap out on

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  1. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Senior member

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    The one thing I really don't cheap out on is food, mostly the staples. It's damm expensive but I'll make the effort to buy locally, organic if necessary and non-processed as much as possible.

    This is a good point. Cheap staples sometimes jam up the stapler. The higher quality brands can also go through 2 or 3x the number of sheets of paper as the generics. Not to mention the easier unstapling (more generous malleability) if the need arises.
     


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    1) A lot of clothing in general -- suits, sport coats, pants, shoes, etc.

    2) Alcohol -- not saying you have to go crazy with the 25-year, but the difference between a $35 liquor and a $15 is really stunning (and I say this as a recent college grad who's had his share of the $15 stuff).
     


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    Cosmetic surgery.

    Engagement rings.

    The number-two boss who guards the final path to you, whom the good guys have to fight before they reach you (Note: this only applies if you're a video game villain).
     


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    cmpter kybrds
     


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    - anything health-related
    - family
    - sunglasses
    - anything to do with your safety
    - weapons
    - clothing
    - education
     


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    - anything health-related
    - family
    - sunglasses
    - anything to do with your safety
    - weapons
    - clothing
    - education


    Is this one of those which one doesn't belong kind of things?
     


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    Is this one of those which one doesn't belong kind of things?

    If it is, sunglasses was the wrong choice, my man.
     


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    If it is, sunglasses was the wrong choice, my man.

    [​IMG]
     


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    underwear... I don't mind buying new clothes- but somehow I don't find pleasure in purchasing underwear so if I do I make sure the the band won't turn into soggy bacon nor the ass part gets droopy after several washes.

    also- burgers.
     


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    The number-two boss who guards the final path to you, whom the good guys have to fight before they reach you (Note: this only applies if you're a video game villain).

    Not cheaping out on Lasik for your henchmen is probably cheaper.
     


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    Face and skin products, like aftershave balm
     


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    Is this one of those which one doesn't belong kind of things?

    [​IMG] Seriously though I don't think it's worth it to cheap out on a good pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes. In my experience you get what you pay for but only up to a certain price point - I think $450 tops is all you need. Anything above that isn't really worth it if we're talking about value. For example I have 3 pairs of Tom Ford sunglasses that go for about $600 to $800 and they're not nearly as nice as my Oliver Peoples or Persols which are half that when considering clarity et al.


    If it is, sunglasses was the wrong choice, my man.

    Okay then, one of these things is not like the other; one of these things just doesn't belong. Can you tell me which thing is not like the other, by the time I finish this song. [​IMG] (something like that)
     


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    I'd say a watch. I know a guy with like 7 Invicta watches, when for the same money he could buy one decent watch.
    He's probably thinking "I know a guy with like 1 expensive watch, when for the same money he could have brought like 7 Invicta's." All watches tell time the same, except for automatics which are actually worse than cheapo quartz.
    A tailor......Inexpensive does not equal cheap...
    +100. A cheap tailor ruining expensive clothing will cost you dearly.
    shoes suits jeans haircuts ties watches cars booze toilet paper writing instruments shaving paraphernalia
    Pretty much this whole list is ridiculous, except for the shoes bit.
     


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