Things I Never Cheap Out On

I saw this on Amy Mahon’s blog and thought it should become a meme.

  • Bread
  • Computer, photography, other tech equipment
  • Software and services
  • Camping equipment
  • Auto repairs
  • Musical instruments and accessories
  • Framing
  • Toilet Paper
  • Scotch
  • Christmas

Extending things a bit…

Things I DO Cheap Out On

That I feel guilty about:

  • Flights / Travel
  • Groceries
  • Anything that goes in my bathroom other than toilet paper
  • Pens
  • Clothes

That I do on purpose:

  • Furniture


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10 responses to “Things I Never Cheap Out On”

  1. I see toilet paper on both lists. While I do have my standards (2-ply with some degree of softness), my current value choice is the 500-sheet*36 rolls from Costco.

  2. […] by posts on Chris Coyier and Amy Mahon‘s blogs, I thought this was a bit of a worthwhile meme to help […]

  3. Dean says:

    I gave this a go. I had trouble thinking of more than a few things for the list that I do cheap out on.

    One point of difference is that I never feel guilty about cheaping out on anything. Money is a scarce resource.

  4. Pat says:

    Scotch, always a good thing not to cheap out on.

  5. Albert Filice says:

    Scotch tastes like I’m drinking dust, but then again I’ve never had good scotch.

    I tend to cheap out on things that can perform just as well when cheaper but not on something where price noticeably effects quality.

  6. […] saw this Meme on Chris Coyier’s Blog who in-turn saw it on Amy Mahon’s blog and wanted to do my […]

  7. Laura says:

    Yes. Never cheap out on toliet paper!

    The one thing I will never cheap out on is soda. Always have to have the name brand, Coke or Mt. Dew.

  8. Keith Smith says:

    I used to say I NEVER cheap out on Beer. I am a Guinness man, always have been and always will be. After my second daughter was orn, sigh, I now drink Coors Light…just cause its cheaper…dangit!

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