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Old 04-25-05, 09:51 PM   #1
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spending the extra dollar

I was looking around the local bike shop today when some things caught my eye and I was like "well it's already outrageous, what's 30 bucks gonna harm?" So I got to thinking...how many of you will spend the extra 10 20 30 50...bucks to get "the next level up" Do you guys settle for what you NEED or step up to what you want?
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If it's only like, $10 I usually just say "What the heck is $10 next to the $60 this thing already costs?" and get the next step up. I do have limits though...
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Sometimes i go the next level. LIke forum*rider says, if the next level up is cheap i figure why not. For example with the handlebars i just ordered, the Pro version was something like 3 dollars more than the Comp. So for that price i say why not? BUt you look at the SRAM stuff, the x.0 is double the price of the x.9 so in that case i say screw it you marketeers
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If it costs me more than 2 hours of my salary on a product that's below half my weekly salary after taxes, I'll move up.
On a product that costs a week's salary, I give half a day.
On something that's a month's salary, I give half a week.
Half a year's salary, I give a month.
A year's salary, I give 2 months.
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I would spend the extra dollar. If I was going to get the fox 40, I would get the RC2. Its already like 1200, why not a couple more to get the feature you will be wishing you had gotten.

Then again, I can get that fork for wholsale ...
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Then again, I can get that fork for wholsale ...
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Often buying the cheaper item is false economy. If the next step up is more durable it may last a lot longer for not a lot more price.

In that case you actually save money in the long term by buying the more expensive item.
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Often buying the cheaper item is false economy. If the next step up is more durable it may last a lot longer for not a lot more price.

In that case you actually save money in the long term by buying the more expensive item.
True to a point. (e.g. why I won't buy XTR and X.0 but I will certainly buy XT and X.9)
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Old 04-26-05, 08:28 AM   #9
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Often buying the cheaper item is false economy. If the next step up is more durable it may last a lot longer for not a lot more price.

In that case you actually save money in the long term by buying the more expensive item.
True. But there's a point at which the opposite is true, at least with road gear; eventually you're paying for low weight and often decreased durability. Is it *still* worth stepping up, knowing you're going to be buying again sooner if you do? Not to me! This is why, for example, I don't buy Shimano's high-end chains; I'm never going to notice those couple of ounces, and I sure am going to notice the faster wear.
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I always get what I need and don't worry about the price. You can skimp on the stuff you don't need so that when you do really want something, you don't have to worry about not having enough money.

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I always get what I need and don't worry about the price. You can skimp on the stuff you don't need so that when you do really want something, you don't have to worry about not having enough money.

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thats what i try to do. I cut corners here and there, find any way to save so that I can afford better stuff where it matters.
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