Quality versus Low Cost
You can always depend on quality tools and materials. (Plus, quality products means less trash = good for our environment). My preference is to pay more for as many of the following that I can:
- quality products with great reviews
- local-made/locally grown
- eco-friendly/green products
- Made in the USA or artisan made
- if supporting a corporation, supporting one that gives back and treats their employees fair and supports the environment.
Not all purchases can be made with this much scrutiny or else we’d all run our of time. But for purchases over $50, it’s easy to do some quick research online to find which product may last longer than the cheap crap sold in the big box stores that are only intended for single-use (and yes, I’ve even seen children’s bikes that get thrown out when the tire pops!).
What is your preference?