What Should You Never Buy on the Cheap? People Shared Their Thoughts.

The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve realized that there are certain things you just can’t buy on the cheap.

Sure, when I was young and dumb I’d buy the cheap version of pretty much everything.

But now that I’m older (and still pretty dumb), I splurge more for things that are higher quality.

What should you never buy on the cheap?

AskReddit users shared their thoughts.

1. Smart man.

“As my dad used to say, “good tires are cheap insurance.”

I miss him.”

2. Definitely.

“Desk chair if you are at the computer a lot.

Shoes, mattress, tires, brakes.

Anything between you and the ground.”

3. Good advice.

“Tools. Buy cheap tools once. If you use it enough to wear it out or break it, buy the nicest version of that tool you can afford.”

4. Yes!

“Maintainance on your car.

Even your 200 dollar rustbucket will drive you around for years when its being looked after.”

5. That feels good…


Honestly, put a dollar aside each week and save for some great underwear that’ll last and feels great.

I have some of bamboo, and they are the best I’ve bought myself.”

6. No generics.

“Batteries. Duracell or Energizer ONLY. ALL generic batteries are completely worthless trash.

The ONLY exception to this rule is if you buy something that comes with a remote and they give you batteries for the remote, those batteries will last almost forever in THAT remote, but only in that remote.”

7. Cruisin’.


The good ones are pricey for a reason.”

8. Making music.

“Musical instruments.

There’s a world of difference between a professional grade instrument and a student/knockoff one, and everybody listening to you can tell.”

9. Always.

“Safety equipment.

Doesn’t matter what you are dealing with, buy the best quality.”

10. Just in case.

“A good dash cam.

Someone may have said this already, but, a good dash cam could be the difference between insurance actually doing what it was designed to do, or leaving you with the charges from a car accident.”

11. Keep that in mind.

“Body modification.

If you can’t afford a piercing, don’t get a piercing. If you do it with a safety pin then something’s going to go wrong.

Same with plastic surgery – don’t get it off the black market, people have d**d.”

12. Ladies…


Plenty of women are wearing the wrong size bra, often because they don’t know it’s the wrong size or because bras of larger sizes are harder to find and are more expensive.

If you’re wearing the wrong size, you may very well be wearing out bras more quickly than if you had properly sized bras. In the long run, it just costs less to buy properly fitting bras.

I’ve been guilty of this in the past, and I shudder to think of how much money I’ve wasted on lousy bras. Now, I keep an eye out for sales and deals to get the best bang for my buck on ones that are actually worth wearing.”

What do you think you should never buy the cheap version of?

Talk to us in the comments and let us know.

Thanks a lot!