buy cheap, buy twice


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buy cheap, buy twice

If something is inexpensive, it is probably poorly made or will wear out quickly (and one will have to purchase it again). A: "I need to save some money, so I think I'm just going to buy this cheap cell phone." B: "I'd be wary if I were you. You'll probably end up spending more money—buy cheap, buy twice, and all that."
See also: buy, twice
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* The old saying 'buy cheap, buy twice' immediately comes to mind.
Take the position of outside-half and the phrase "buy cheap, buy twice" comes to mind.
It's a tad on the expensive side but I hold tight to that old-fashioned maxim, 'Buy cheap, buy twice'.