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    Things you wouldn't buy a cheap version of?

    I will start with

    Soda - hate the cheap stuff

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    Shoes, followed by toilet paper

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    Shoes, toilet paper, spices, make-up, jeans and bras. The quality is significantly worse and the savings minimal when you buy cheaper & lower quality versions of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Drummer View Post
    I will start with

    Soda - hate the cheap stuff
    All of it is cheep stuff.

    For me it's undergarments/outdoor gear.
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    Helmet. I bought an expensive helmet, my friend bought a cheap helmet and then criticized me for wasting hundreds of dollars more than I had to. Clearly he doesn't think his helmet is protecting anything valuable. (Hehe)
    Quote Originally Posted by Sorensen View Post
    For me it's undergarments/outdoor gear.
    Yeah that was the first thing that popped into my head.
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    Sex. If you are going to go for it save up and get quality!

    Shoes would be #2 because they save my toes from being chopped off at work
    Buh Byeeeeeeeeeeee !!

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    Toothpaste, toothbrush, sunglasses ( if you don't have proper ones you can do more harm then good)

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    Never buy a cheap ladder.

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    Mesh shirts... cheap enough fabric and you lose a nipple...
    Folly and fakery have always been with us... but it has never before been as dangerous as it is now, never in history have we been able to afford it less. - Isaac Asimov
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    Shoes..boots in my case.

    I find myself reminded of that "secondhand underwear" thread for some reason.

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    Basically everything. To hell with poverty! Have to keep prestige!

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    Computer parts. Really surprised on all the shoes answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnusthegreat View Post
    Computer parts. Really surprised on all the shoes answers.
    Feet...important. Shoes are an investment.
    If I don't get a wide size, little piggies get painful blisters. Boots I wear last a few years.

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    I try to skip cheap meat. Frozen meat too. It's cheap for a reason.

    I have also been burned by cheap shoes. I moved my hike distance up from 10 to 15km last year and your feet get annihilated with bad shoes.
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    basically, most things if I can afford it.

    top of the list: boots, knives, cookware, really tools of any variety you're planning to use more than once in your life(for all other tools, there is harbor freight.)
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    Condoms unless you want some kid to track you down 18 years later.....

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    Trying to cut out Cheap food
    It’s either tastes horrible or it’s unhealthy for you.

    Cheap tools. I’m more likely to misplace/break tools I got for cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowferal View Post
    Feet...important. Shoes are an investment.
    If I don't get a wide size, little piggies get painful blisters. Boots I wear last a few years.
    Idk - lots of shoe brands just prove that people just love capitalism for the sake of spending money. It's all about the return on your investment. I'd rather have $20 shoes that last a year than a $60 shoe that lasts two. Price of shoes is not correlated with comfort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnusthegreat View Post
    Idk - lots of shoe brands just prove that people just love capitalism for the sake of spending money. It's all about the return on your investment. I'd rather have $20 shoes that last a year than a $60 shoe that lasts two. Price of shoes is not correlated with comfort.
    But those are cheep vs super cheep shoes. Idk if I'd spend less than $100 on shoes.
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