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  • cycleguy2300

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    While the US Public Health Service is one of the seven Uniformed Services of the United States, like NOAA it NOT a military department or armed service/branch of the military.

    The seven services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Space Cadets, Coast Guard, NOAA, and USPHS.
    Subtle, but I like it

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    Maverick44

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    While I will pay for quality in an item up to a point, for me there are limits. I could buy a number of suitcases for far less than $2k, throw them away if they ever break and still come out better than buying a $2k suitcase.

    There's a saying that pretty well covers this. "I'm too poor to afford cheap things".

    Cheap stuff breaks, and while you may save money upfront by buying it, in the long run you will spend more. Let's use Ben's Mother's purse as an example. It lasted 20 years of use and likely could have lasted many more. It was $1500, so that works out to $75 per year.

    The average woman buys two purses per year, and I can promise you that they're spending more than $40 on each one. One survey says they spend as much as $160 on average on a purse. Over 20 years, that works out to 40 purses and $6400.

    Suddenly, that $1500 purse doesn't look so outrageously expensive, does it? Even if you half the numbers above, they're more than double the price of that purse.

    This doesn't apply to everything for everyone, but for some things, it's absolutely worth paying those kind of prices. It just depends on how much you're going to use it, and how often you would have to replace a cheap version of it.

    I don't travel enough to justify spending that much on luggage. Some people do. To them, it's worth it. From my boot thread, I know some of you have paid pretty darn high prices for boots, and some of those boots are probably older than I am.

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    seeker_two

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    That place east of Waco....
    There's a saying that pretty well covers this. "I'm too poor to afford cheap things".

    Cheap stuff breaks, and while you may save money upfront by buying it, in the long run you will spend more. Let's use Ben's Mother's purse as an example. It lasted 20 years of use and likely could have lasted many more. It was $1500, so that works out to $75 per year.

    The average woman buys two purses per year, and I can promise you that they're spending more than $40 on each one. One survey says they spend as much as $160 on average on a purse. Over 20 years, that works out to 40 purses and $6400.

    Suddenly, that $1500 purse doesn't look so outrageously expensive, does it? Even if you half the numbers above, they're more than double the price of that purse.

    This doesn't apply to everything for everyone, but for some things, it's absolutely worth paying those kind of prices. It just depends on how much you're going to use it, and how often you would have to replace a cheap version of it.

    I don't travel enough to justify spending that much on luggage. Some people do. To them, it's worth it. From my boot thread, I know some of you have paid pretty darn high prices for boots, and some of those boots are probably older than I am.

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    That's the difference between spending money and investing money. Quality may not be the highest price, but it's rarely the cheapest price....
     

    oldag

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    Except nice things often work way nicer than the cheap "equivalent"

    Spend the right amount and you are operating at a 9-10 vs 5-6 and not having to deal with getting a replacement over and over as well...

    Its like comparing a $75 Tasco to a Vortex Razor or Nightforce...

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    Sometimes they do. Sometimes they don't. If you will read my original post, I said that I will pay for quality up to a point.

    But I won't pay $2k for a suitcase. It will not work "way nicer than the cheap "equivalent" ".

    My $40 American Tourister suitcase lasted for over 40 years. Worked great. I have inexpensive Nocona boots that have lasted for decades (just half soles and heel caps, which any boot - no matter how expensive - will need). And they work just fine.

    But I don't buy "Saturday night specials" in guns. I don't buy the cheapest auto parts, but neither do I pay exorbitant prices for certain brands.
     

    TheDan

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    I'm on both sides of the fence on this one. I do enjoy well crafted things made from good materials and style, and you do have to pay a premium to get all of the above.

    I also find it very satisfying to get the job done with the absolute cheapest option available.

    I guess the middle road is the only boring one.
     

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