Finding Quality: Products Worth Your Extra Cents

With the advent of high production with low costs, quality is a concept lost on many manufacturers. While consumers have the option of purchasing products at various quality levels, there are some products that are worth the extra cents, just to get the better quality item. Quality may be subjective to some consumers but there are products that make sense to pay a little extra.

Cameras

While the quality of inexpensive cameras has dramatically increased, the quality of a higher end model is worth the extra money. There is a wide price range in cameras and camera equipment, but in mid to high range prices, the camera shake is reduced and the mega pixel count is much higher, which all generates a higher quality photo, compared to low range cameras. Memories are better captured on a mid to high range camera, rather than on a cheap version.

Tools

The quality of tools varies with price, and with tools, it is often the case where the cheaper, the worse the tool. For instance, cheap screwdrivers are quickly stripped because of the soft metal from which they are made. Inexpensive power tools have shorter life spans than their high end counterparts, and battery packs hold charges longer in the more expensive versions of cordless power tools.

Kitchen Utensils and Equipment

Cheap knives are dull and do not cut or chop food smoothly. Opt for the more expensive versions to make food preparation quick and painless. Fork and spoon sets are available in a variety of prices ranges, but the lower priced ones tend to bend easier, and rust and wear faster because of the thin metal plating. When it comes to food, use utensils that are reliable and easy to upkeep. The same reasoning goes for any kitchen equipment. For instance, higher grade mixers will get the job done faster and more efficiently than low grade options, as well as have a longer life.

Beauty Products

It is not necessary to purchase beauty products at specialty counters at the department store, but steer clear from low end or generic brands from bargain stores. Higher end make-up will last longer and wear better than cheaper versions. The low quality can also lead to skin rashes and breakouts, making it worth every cent to buy a name brand beauty product.

Batteries

A cheap battery will be replaced far more often than a name brand version, making it more expensive in the long run to use low end batteries. They do not last as long and they create an inconvenience by constantly needing replacement. Use high quality batteries and avoid the nuisance of continually changing batteries.

Treadmills

Treadmills are available with a variety of options, but the most important part to learn about is the motor. Less expensive models have a weak motor, which means that heavy weights make it more difficult for the motor to move the platform, leading to early wear and tear on the machine. A more expensive version will have a high quality motor that will keep the treadmill running for many miles.

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