It's good to scrimp and save, but it's also beneficial to spend a little more in certain situations. Business Insider shares what's worth spending your precious bucks on.
Everyone likes to save a buck. But sometimes in life, being cheap will cost you.
Why put up with an inferior product when you could invest in something high-quality that is much less likely to disappoint?
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We culled the responses in a Reddit thread asking consumers to list pricey items that they never regret buying. Here are the best of the bunch.
- A TempurPedic mattress: "My girlfriend at the time had chronic back pain. Spent $3,000 on a mattress. I can never go back."
- Shoes: "Rule of thumb: don't skimp on anything that separates you from the ground."
- High-speed internet: "Once you have it you can NEVER go back."
- Tools: "Bad craftsmen blame their tools. Good craftsmen buy good tools."
- Bread: "Can't possibly buy a loaf of average white bread when it's only $1 more for the WAY better stuff."
- Ballpoint pen: "Spent $4 on a kickass ballpoint pen. Ridiculously smooth and comfortable. My handwriting speed and neatness improved dramatically. Never going back to the $2 for a pack of 10 again."
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- Cutlery: "Can't beat a sharp knife when chopping up food."
- Bed sheets: "I slept on 180 thread count for 23 years of my life. Then, a girl I was going out with had 1,000 thread count sheets on her bed. Holy crap. What a difference.
- Sushi: "Never, ever, ever, ever eat discount sushi. Ever."
- Bras: "After getting myself a properly fitted $70 bra, I look 10 pounds slimmer, my back doesn't hurt anymore, and my clothes fit better. There's no going back from here."
- Farm fresh vegetables: "I have been getting most of my vegetables at the farmer's market lately and I don't think I can go back to my supermarket. I love to eat my tomatoes raw. They taste different. Sweet, almost spicy."
- Jeans: "I may buy the rest of my clothes at Target and Kohl's, but I have never found a cheap pair of jeans that fit me just right."
- Tattoos: "You get exactly what you pay for."
- Headphones: "I don't understand why anyone uses the stock phones that come with their phone, iPod, whatever."
- Whiskey/bourbon: "I always drank Maker's Mark in the past. I recently got a bottle of 9-year Knob Creek. I'd be afraid that trying anything better would force me to spend another $10 a bottle going forward, but I also got a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue, which tastes like floor cleaner, so I should be safe."
- Backpack: "A good quality backpack, decently large size with comfortable straps, non-flimsy load distribution clasps, good number of pockets and utility pockets, and (most of all) high quality zippers is easily worth the money."
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