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Do You Rationalize Purchases by Calculating Cost-Per-Use?

The other day GiggleSugar told me that when she's considering purchasing something that's on the pricey side, she thinks about how much wear or use she'll get out of it versus a cheaper version. If a more expensive item is significantly better in quality, the cost-per-use can be more economical in the long term.

I definitely use that rationale when I'm deciding whether or not an item will make it up to the register with me. I'm sure those calculations are sometimes inaccurately skewed if my heart is set on an item, but in general I think keeping this in mind can be helpful and especially when selecting classic or trendy items.


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