Many things have been said about price vs cost. Sure everybody is touting having the cheapest prices these days and it would seem that cheap is on everyone's list of frugal behaviors. But I submit to you that an initial price may; and often does, cost one way more than that initial price. It takes no large sum of discipline to notice an average casual cheap enthusiast walking or driving by. Sure everybody wants to save money or at least be wise with what they have.
Frugality without wisdom is a dish with no bottom or handle. I am a believer in you get what you pay for. Yes, I too once preferred and took the cheapest deals. My college days are littered with days of quick fixes and frugal survival tactics. But I can count on one hand the number of times that cheap panned out. I have often wondered about our pursuit of cheap. Would you want the cheapest heart surgeon, lasik surgeon, financial planner or mortician? (yes, I see some of you shaking your heads up and down) Have at it. I've noticed over the years that I dont really care what the price is if its worth it.
Though cheap is often associated with dirty; which is not necessarily true or a bad thing — and thats another completely different blog) why even take the chance. Well I heard is said once that smart people are bored and stupid people have lots of stories. I can see the truth in that wisdom. Their stories all start with "you won't believe this or watch this." Meanwhile being cheap should not be confused with repurposing. Now thats extended life to a whole lot of junk. We are surrounded by things that can easily be "repurposed."
Meanwhile, the debate is best settled with real wisdom so true you have to laugh.