For example, you want to buy a new coffee machine. There is a wide range of choices, from $15 and up. We had bought one of the cheaper machines, and you know what, we got a good couple of years out of it. But then we decided that because this was an item we used almost daily, we would spend a bit more and get a better machine.
There are all kinds of coffee machines, they come with timers and grinders and other bells and whistles that most people don’t use. You need to do your research to see how much you are willing to spend and what you really need the item for. I do suggest for those items you use daily (Toaster, TV, DVD, Computer or Coffee maker) that you put a little more into the quality of the item. In the long run the item will last longer and lets be honest, buying 3 $20 coffee machines in 10 years or buying 1 $50 machine, you end up saving in the long run….