To ask what you think is worth spending a bit extra on?
ethelfleda · 24/11/2019 22:50
And what you think isn’t?
Can be anything - food, clothes, holidays etc etc?
For example, I’ve just bought some socks that are a cashmere blend and wonder how I could now ever go back to boring old cotton.
Likewise, I usually spend a bit more on coffee for good quality. But some food items such as tinned pulses - I don’t think it matters buying cheap.
What items do you spend a little more on because you think they’re worth it? And which do you buy the cheapest of because you can’t notice any difference?
Thanks for taking part in a mundane thread
TheoriginalLEM · 24/11/2019 23:00
Shoes and boots. I spend hardly anything on clothes but WHEN I buy shoes or boots I want them to be comfortable and last. I paid £70 for a pair of birkies 6 years ago and they bit the dust this summer, replaced with a new pair for the bargainous price of £50.
Got Dr Martin boots last year £125 look like new and I wear them ALOT, they will last at least another year.
Actually bought a pair for dd for school, shoes £115 But her feet have stopped growing and they are actually going to last the year, not just a half term!
Gin, i only drink expensive gin
Everything else is charity shop, Primark etc.
Serenity45 · 24/11/2019 23:01
Never buy cheap kitchen roll or bin bags definitely false economy! Same with shoes and boots though I have a mix of cheap and expensive clothes.
Make up - decent tinted moisturiser or foundation and mascara but have tried cheaper eyeshadow which are fine.
I didn't really notice a difference switching from Redken to Aussie shampoo and cinditioner but I haven't found a decent replacement for Kerastase elixir ultime (yet)
Happy to shop in Aldi for most groceries th as think quality is decent.
Graphista · 24/11/2019 23:09
I have certain groceries I prefer but they're non perishable so I stock up whenever they're on offer.
I can't afford to splurge on tech but I won't buy second hand, I tried several times years ago and it was always disastrous, with new you've far more comeback if there are problems so I can't afford top spec but what I do get does the job
Not getting out and about at the moment but when I do I get the best most comfortable shoes/boots I can afford. I've had problems with my feet at times and also have a disability which affects mobility and with aging too I'm just far more interested these days in having comfy, warm, dry feet than super fashionable ones.
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