Originally Posted by Dom Heffner
I like to get nice things at discounted prices. You can get great things used on eBay or on sale. I try not to pay full price for anything, and experience has taught me that it pays to spend more for some items.
And I'd echo the statement that there are a TON of brands where you're just paying for the label. Uncountable in fact.
I actually think it's crazy to pay thousands more for many mid- to economy-level foreign cars, like the Yaris, when something like a Focus is essentially the same car. Yeah, you get what you pay for with cars like the Accord, but I think the "foreign" label gets people to commit to paying 17 grand for a Yaris, when you can get a Focus for 9500. I guess the Yaris will last a little longer, but the driving experience is the same (uncomfortable with poor pickup--in other words, something you won't want to drive around in for more than a few years). To me, that's just being suckered by the foreign "benefits."