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Posted: 12/13/2003 6:24:51 AM EDT
A recent couple of purchases had me thinking of this. I am VERY deal-oriented, and tend to shop ONLY sale items, and generic at that. But over time, and as income now affords, I have found that there have become a few items that I am no longer willing to scrimp on. Here's my list, what's yours? Just asking.

*Hot dogs. Good, all beef dogs cannot be substituted for.

*Toilet paper. 'Nuff said.

*Electronics. There IS a difference.

*Firearms. You gonna trust a Lorcin?

*Kingsford charcoal. Yup, there's a difference.

*Butterball chickens. Worth whatever they're askin'.

*Mobil 1 for all my cars. An investment in the future.
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 6:32:48 AM EDT
hookers and beer
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 6:49:01 AM EDT
"The best is the enemy of the good enough.",(old Russian saying). I think that about sums it up for me. As long as something is "good enough" I'm happy with it. I tried a bottle of Makers Mark the other day, suppose to be the "best" bourbon you can buy. On a 1 to 10 I'd give it a 6. No taste, a little stronger then I like(90 proof)and cost too much to boot. Now if ya' want a very good bourbon give Rebel Yell a try. It's about 25% cheaper then Makers and has a very good flavor/taste. On a 1-10 I'd give it a 9. So you see, sometimes spending more doesn't really get you something that's better, you just think it does because it cost more.
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 9:32:14 AM EDT
Furniture. Foods. Tools. Building supplies. Doctors. This should be at the top of the list but I aint typing all this again.
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 9:44:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 9:45:22 AM EDT
In addition to some items listed.... Paper Towels Soap Kitchen Garbage Bags
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 9:50:04 AM EDT
PMS meds for the wife!
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 10:13:01 AM EDT
-Rubbers -Ketchup (gotta be Heinz) -Firearms -Scotch
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 10:15:21 AM EDT
Prescription glasses: if it's not Zeiss, it's Scheiss!
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 10:17:16 AM EDT
Coca - cola. Other colas just don't come close.
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 10:20:09 AM EDT
Only the rich can afford "cheep" products. You only but quality once.
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 10:21:11 AM EDT
Boots Gun safes Guns
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 10:28:03 AM EDT
Popcorn.
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 10:29:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer: hookers and beer
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Don't pay top dollar for hookers, you'll drive the prices up.[rolleyes]
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 10:30:39 AM EDT
A faithful, beautiful, compatible, non-PMSing girlfriend/wife.
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 10:36:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 10:38:27 AM EDT
Lube
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 10:46:07 AM EDT
bullshit!!!!!!!!!!! makers mark is the most wonderfully evil thing i've ever had for breakfast.................... for me its guns though, i may be a poor bastard, but when im ready to buy a gun i buy the best, even if it means waiting (unless its a C&R, which are more impulse buys than anything!)
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 10:52:58 AM EDT
I will pay top $$$ for QUALITY. If it's not quality I don't want it.
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 11:11:13 AM EDT
Pre-Ban and FAL's
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 11:20:09 AM EDT
Guns,boots,optics,North Face gear,condoms,Oreo cookies.
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 11:25:24 AM EDT
I've always liked that cheap Evan Williams "Green Lable" for breakfast. I'm not awake enough to really taste it anyway,LOL. Real though, give Rebel Yell a taste, I'll bet you'll like it just as much as Makers Mark.
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 11:41:29 AM EDT
True quaility. Period. Fake quality is never a value, nor is it ever worth paying extra for. Also, just about anything that saves me time. As time is the most valuable thing I can control, I am quite miserly with it.
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 11:45:00 AM EDT
My divorce lawyer..... [:(]
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 12:04:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 12:08:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kar98: Prescription glasses: if it's not Zeiss, it's Scheiss!
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You should definitely email that to Zeiss' PR/marketing department!
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 12:09:41 PM EDT
Orange Juice. The most fresh possible...absolutely nothing from concentrate.
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 12:48:16 PM EDT
Charcoal, the cheaper stuff doesn't light nearly as well as Kingsford.
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 12:54:12 PM EDT
Virtually everything I buy. I've learned through the years that the permanent sorrow of poor quality far outlasts the temporary pain of high prices. It's been a struggle to train my wife through the years that you can either buy quality once or a cheap price many times.
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 12:57:33 PM EDT
-Optics -Tires -Knives -Boots -Raingear -Broadheads for archery
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 2:53:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1: Rifle scopes--I usually pay roughly the same for a Leupold scope as I do the rifle. Well worth it, IMO.
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Paying good money for scopes is a great idea, but I haven't liked Leupolds lately. I think their QC is letting out some inferior product right now.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 10:23:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 10:25:54 AM EDT
Women [:P]
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