I have been telling my son that you regularly get what you pay for, even though I don’t assume he entirely gets what I’m saying.
I have had to learn that kind of thing the difficult way the past few years myself & now I want him to learn it too.
I used to typically prefer buying the cheapest things I could. For instance, I would buy the cheapest air filters on the market for our heating & a/c appliance when I should have been purchasing HEPA filters or at least some high quality allergen reducing air filters instead. We should have known that with those incredibly cheap air filters, every one of us would not be getting the most superb air quality in our dwelling. I never entirely put two & two together, though. I kept right on going for the cheap stuff up until the time that our a/c appliance stopped working on me. It was the beginning of the warm season, & every one of us were supposed to be getting a warm one that year… The weather was heating up & the a/c appliance easily stopped working. That’s when I made the choice that I was going to save all of this money by hiring a Heating & A/C appliance supplier that was cheaper than all of the other ones. Well, they came out & did the a/c appliance service for me, & pretty soon the dwelling was cooling down quite nicely. However, in just a couple of days, the air conditioning stopped working again. When I called to complain about the fact that they had just fixed it, they charged me to fix it all once again!