One of my old co-workers Val had a great Russian saying that was translated as: “the poor man buys twice”. It means that when you buy something cheap, it will not last as long as the more expensive option and often times costs you more in the long run (since you have to buy it twice). We live in a society where so many things are now throw-away items. I am finding more often than not that cheaper options are generally more expensive in the long run for all kinds of things.
Here is an example of this old saying proving true for me this weekend. Below is a photo that shows my rusty old shower caddy $19.99 and my new simplehuman shower caddy $103.99 after coupon.