posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 12:35 PM
I have tried to explain this to people all the time, except from a different angle. Sometimes I will have problems locating something locally and I
will start asking around but that is usually an exercise in futility because everyone seems say, "did you check walmart".
I once tried the cheaper route and paid dearly. Being mechanically inclined, I bought me a great deal on some Taiwan made tools, knowing better the
whole time. Growing up, my dad taught me there are only three good brands of tools, anything else was junk. Well, I was struggling with a somewhat
stuck bolt and the socket busted and I ended up with two broken fingers and a severely bruised elbow. From that day on I learned my lesson from buying
Removing the financial cost of the broken fingers from the economic equation I learned that I lost money buying cheap. For one, the set cost me 20
dollars. After the part failure I had an incomplete set and did not do me any good. I had to replace the set. I looked and I found an equivalent set
for 30 dollars that was made in USA, or I could go get the same cheap set again for 20 dollars. I already had spent money on the cheap set, as my
throbbing fingers reminded me of the dangers. I could buy the 20 dollar set twice or I could buy the 30 dollar set once.
edit on 26-12-2011 by Skewed because: (no reason given)