We have a choice when purchasing most anything. Our choice is what we are willing to pay. Often the low price wins. But are we really saving anything if it doesn’t work or doesn’t as long as it should because of cheap parts or materials.
This is the best quote from I have ever seen to support the concept that over the long term “expensive” may not cost any more than “cheap”.
“When you buy something cheap and bad, the best you are going to feel about it is when you buy it. When you buy something expensive and good, the worst you’re going to feel about it is when you buy it”.
Susan Aickin, VP Engineering, Redfin