15 People Share the Product or Service That They Think You Should Never Cheap Out On
The saying goes that you get what you pay for, and while this isn’t always true, there are definitely times when it is. Reddit user Kill_Dr_Phil asked, “What’s a product or service you should NEVER cheap out on?” The Reddit community shared a wide range of products and services where it is always better to go with the most costly option.
Sometimes spending more actually saves you money. Don’t believe us? Scroll down to read 15 examples of times when you really should choose the higher quality/more expensive option.
Reddit user Seiche wrote:
As I just had to find out – (white) wall paint. The cheap stuff is gray and translucent.
Tattoos! I don’t really care how good of a deal you got on your new monstrosity.
I went to the same dentist my entire life. He was my grandparents dentist, my mothers, all my aunts, uncles and cousins. We have all had countless fillings, crowns, cleanings and minor surgeries with him with no issue.When I was out of state for college I cracked a tooth and picked the cheapest, quickest dentist to get it fixed. It hurt during the whole procedure and ached for a week later. The filling crumbled out of my mouth in under six months and when my dentist went in to fix it he said the guy had drilled my tooth so poorly he had actually made the crack bigger and now I needed a full crown.
Running shoes, I’m suffering from years of cheap runners
Anything You Want to Keep a Long Time
Written by MightBeAJellyfish:
Anything that you don’t want to dispose of right away, basically. Buying very cheap products might lead to having to replace them more often, making the entire duration of you owning the product more expensive than if you were to buy something that costs a bit more.This is a real issue poor people have to face: not only do they have to buy the cheapest products because they can’t afford more expensive stuff, in the long run it will cost them even more money too. This is one of the reasons why it’s so hard to escape poverty.
Since I have a large hurricane coming directly at me right now. As a homeowner….insurance.
Paying more for good tires is also probably the cheapest way to give your car a huge performance boost. Horsepower isn’t everything!
Lasik.They are supposed to do tests beforehand to screen for people who are susceptible to catastrophic complications (like a corneal tear). If you are going someplace that is suspiciously cheap (less than $1000 per eye in 2005), they’re probably skipping those tests.
If you are a size D or up, please don’t go cheap on the bras! You comfort level will go from a 1 to a 10 if you just spend the 50 bucks for a nice bra. Also, they last way longer. I’ve had the same bras for up to 8 years.
Anything meant to protect you. Helmets, work boots, sporting equipment, ect. If the purpose of the item is to reduce or prevent injury, then don’t cheap out on it.
Mattress, a good nights sleep is worth it every penny of it.
Written by FallenTenshi12:
Modems/routers. A lot of times the cheap ones can’t keep up with your internet speed, so you lose so much
Trash bags. They’re one of those items where you can really tell the quality difference. Trust me, you don’t want the regret of lugging a bag full of rotten produce and cat litter to the dumpster, trying to swing it over the edge and feel it tear apart in your hands on the upswing. It’s a horror you will never forget. Buy better trash bags.
Feminine Hygiene Products
Shared by Trilliann2345:
Tampons or other feminine hygiene products.You can really tell the difference in those things.
A set of tools or powertools. If you buy a great set once, you’ll have them for a long time and they will (almost) never fail you. Plus, using a quality tool is so much better than a cheap alternative.