General Question

Chikipi's avatar

What was something you bought really cheap, but it turned out to be a best buy in the long run?

Asked by Chikipi (1843points) January 6th, 2010 from iPhone

About four years ago I was sick and wanted to watch DVDs, but my DVD player broke. I went up to my local store and bought a Magnavox DVD player for $25 or $30. I thought to myself it might fail quickly, but it will get me through the time while I was sick or maybe a couple of months. Yesterday, this DVD player finally broke, but instead of being upset I was amazed at how long it actually lasted.

My question to you is what was something you bought really cheap, but it turned out to be a best buy in the long run? What was the brand and how much did it cost?

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

12 Answers

CupcakesandTea's avatar

I bought some really cheap make up brushes and they turned out to be really awesome. I thought that they would fall apart after the first couple of uses but they really have lasted awhile.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

It’s been hard with money lately so for New Year’s this year, I bought everyone a pair of colorful fuzzy socks (they’re warm and soft and feel amazing on the feet) – the deal was buy 1 get 1 free so I got 4 pairs, spent $6 and now everyone that wears them (grandma, aunt, mom and my husband) swears by them.

JustAnother's avatar

Relatively speaking, some car for about $800 that lasted over two years. I never spent over $2,000 for a car, and even that’s too much.

Chikipi's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir -fuzzy socks are the greatest!

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@Chikipi I am planning to buy some more asap

frdelrosario's avatar

Shares in Apple.

Jacob23's avatar

my psp I bough it for $50 an its still working 2 years later knock on wood :)

wonderingwhy's avatar

maybe 10 years ago I bought a pair of lodge cast iron pans at a moving sale, I probably use them 3–5 times a month to this day; over the years I also got a fantastic classic irish cook book and a edna lewis cook book, the first from the dollar bin of a bookstore the latter from a yard sale for about the same, I’ve just about broken the spine on the irish book and have made a ton of recipes from Mrs. Lewis’s none of which have ever turned out less than good.

Silhouette's avatar

I bought a painting at a yard sale for $15.00 turns out it’s worth between $18,000 – $22,000

TexasDude's avatar

I bought an antique book for $40. The exact same book is currently selling one Abe books for over 2 grand.

john65pennington's avatar

Wife bought a toaster oven made by Quisinart for $3.99 and it was the buy of the century. this is no normal toaster oven. the bells and whistles have bells and whistles. it was brand new and still had the instruction manual with it. it came from Goodwill.

Also bought HP printer, copier, fax machine for $6.00 from Goodwill. it contained two new ink cartridges and was practically brand new. the cartridges alone was good enough to buy the printer. it still works like brand new and i love it.

MooCows's avatar

My marriage license!

Answer this question




to answer.

This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.

Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther