Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten
We have all had the experience of buying something that seemed cheap at the time, only to find that after minimal use it broke down.
It may have cost little but it was worth nothing. The money spent was completely wasted.
My father used to say that a Mercedes Benz was the cheapest car in the world to run. I don’t know if that is still true, but the point he was making is still valid. A quality vehicle may cost more initially but far less is spent on repairs and its resale value remains high compared to a cheaper model.
The key is to identify true quality and to weigh up whether the premium paid will be offset in the long run by the savings in efficiency, functionality and durability.
The mistake is to accept the word of marketers that their particular product represents quality. It’s easy to claim the highest standards. Delivery is what counts.
Your most basic research, before committing to a purchase, should be to read every unbiased consumer report that you can get your hands on. The internet is a great resource for this. Seek out the websites of consumer protection agencies and user blogs. The effort is worthwhile and may save you plenty.